We have a new leader, Tatiana in Graphic Concrete. She has been nominated as Vice President and Head of Architectural & Design Consultant Team. She started on Monday 18th. November. We are very excited to introduce her and share about her stories.
Tatiana originally comes from Nancy in France. She studied architecture at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nancy architecture school and also spent 2 years studying at the Fachhochschule and working in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, with the Erasmus programme. She has diverse work experience, not only in architecture but also in sales, project management and product development. Before coming to Finland, she worked as an architect in France and Austria. In Finland, she worked for two Finnish construction material manufacturers: First in Inwido, which is Europe's largest windows group and later on in Koskisen, which manufactures wooden products. She worked in their birch plywood and chipboard panel industry, where she was in charge of Decorative Projects Management and Technical Customer Support Management for Decorative Products for 4 years. She likes to implement her architectural knowledge and expertise into real production and industry. She also enjoys working with people and is always eager to learn new things.
You could not believe her story about how she started with concrete. Her grandfather, who had his own company as a house builder was the one who introduced her to concrete. When she was young, she used to help him mix the concrete to build her parents house. Also, she always liked using concrete as a building material and it shows in her architectural work.
So far, she has been in Finland for 6 years. What she mostly likes about being in Finland is the good work-life balance. In France, people will work until very late and stick with a traditional two hours lunch break. She prefers the more effective working style like Finns have. She loves outdoor activities, so there is no doubt that Finland is a perfect place for her being outside with her family. However, there is no surprise that she misses food from France, the ¨French cuisine¨. Especially a bit hard to find good bakeries here in Finland, not like in France where you can find one in every corner! But still, she enjoys living here and even learned how to downhill ski to take the most out of the long winters!
Now that she started at Graphic concrete, step-by-step, initially, she would like to understand the concept and the concrete industry in general. She believes that the company and GC products have huge potential. With our GC team, she would like to make growth for both the company and herself! We cannot wait for her active and positive vibe in our team. Welcome, Tatiana!