Thursday, 24 January 2019 // from Xenia Stepanow

Get to know our friendly colleague who joined SELLBYTEL, INVIRES' mothercompany, in September 2017 as an Operations Manager. After nine months in the project, Thomas Soria-Galvarro the Managing Director of INVIRES approached him with a proposal to become his Program Director..."It has been exciting since the very first day!" - Alkan Bal

"Together we can achieve more!"

You have been with INVIRES since the very beginning, can you tell us how the start was and what the journey has been like?

Yes, it has been exciting since the very first day! The start was very tough as our client changed their plans on short notice. This called for our quick reaction and an efficient plan to set up everything. It was – no, it still is – an extremely busy time with a lot of work to do as we continue growing. We are an amazing team and we work very hard to be successful! So far, I can proudly say that everyone, from our service specialists, the overheads to our Managing Director, are doing an awesome job.

What is your current position all about?

Since May, I am the Program Director for our client, a multinational e-commerce marketplace. I have the overall responsibility of the project when it comes to the staff, finance & performance.

What do you love most about your role?

I love the fact that it never gets boring. Something new comes up every day. There are always new opportunities to take, lessons to learn or challenges to overcome. 

How do you overcome challenging situations in your professional life?

Easy! I always focus on finding a solution and never waste time with dead ends. There is always a way and I think history has proved that many times (laughs). Everyone has their own special talent, so the most important thing is to build a strong team around you with different types of characters so as to use each of their strengths in the right area. 

In your opinion, what makes INVIRES a special employer? 

INVIRES in my eyes is a unique employer who is open to new feedback and ideas. Based on trust and integrity, success isn’t far-fetched for us. Every employee has a voice and a chance to be heard. I am really convinced that INVIRES will tremendously grow to be the number one employer when it comes to offering premium Home Office solutions. 

And finally, how do you like to spend your free time?

To make up for my absence abroad, I try to spend a lot of time with my family and friends. I also like listening to music and watching movies. Travelling and sight-seeing is another hobby I enjoy doing. And because I like staying fit and working out, I spend a lot of time at the gym. Not forgetting my love for football! Since I was a child, football has always been my favorite sport in which I have actively played for about 20 years (smiles). 

Thanks a lot Alkan for the interview and all the best for your future INVIRES career.

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