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Fleurf. Career after MBA. Luxembourg. Work-life balance. Inspirational stories.
By: Yana
Life is about enjoying yourself while looking fabulous. I was born in the North-West of Russia and used to dream of becoming a literary critic to be paid for reading books and writing about them. But I am a 100% pragmatist, hence - ended up getting an economic degree from Helsinki University, completing all 4 CPA exams at once, and moving to Germany in 2005. I love everything structured, so Germany was practically perfect in every way. However, the grass in always greener somewhere else, so in 2008 I moved to Luxembourg to work for one of the most amazing and complicated companies in the world – ArcelorMittal. I saw it at its best – after the merger, when steel prices were skyrocketing and everyone expected China to grow forever. Then I saw it after the crisis hit – closing down factories, laying off people and struggling to keep the spirit up. I got an executive MBA from Rotterdam School of Management, traveling for 2 years between Rotterdam and Luxembourg every second weekend, keeping a full time job and… carrying a baby Diana along the way. 2012 was spectacular: I joined Amazon European Headquarters in Luxembourg, our son Pavel got into the school of his dreams, Sciences Po, Anna, our eldest daughter finished her primary school and was...
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