Dear fellow Nordic Chamber members,
First of all Happy New Year to all of you, I hope it has started well for you. New Year often brings new challenges, this time for me it brings a big change. After five years as CEO of ABB Czech Republic I was offered a new position in ABB Zurich that I could not decline. In my new job starting already January 2016 I will be responsible for the overall implementation of Global Business Services for ABB Group. Though I am excited with the new possibilities and challenges awaiting for me, it is not easy to say good bye to all of you.
These five years in Czech Republic have been fantastic both business and personal wise. ABB Czech Republic has grown from 10 billion Czech Koruna in 2010 to 15 billion Koruna end of 2015.
However even more than the business success, I have enjoyed the personal connections inside and outside the work. People ask me quite a lot if I liked being in the Czech Republic. The answer is – in a very straight forward Nordic way - of course! Otherwise I would not have stayed here so long.
I would like to thank all of you for the great friendship you have given. Thank you also for the trust you have given me to act as Nordic Chamber Board member. This has been a great privilege and a chance to contribute to my little part to the Nordic values in life.
I wish you all the best for the New Year 2016 and hope that we still have a chance to stay in touch.