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"Never go for second best" advises MD at Kaspersky

April 2019
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How this executive transitioned from speed skating to management

In this Stanton Chase Women & Leadership video we hear from Ilijana Vavan, Managing Director Europe at Kaspersky Lab. Ilijana speaks with Dr. Karin von Bismarck, Partner, Stanton Chase Düsseldorf, about her experience in transitioning from her life as an elite athlete to an executive leader. Ilijana explains the four qualities she gained as an athlete and describes how these skills have served her well in management. Ilijana’s position at Kaspersky involves a significant amount of travel to the eleven offices in Europe operating under her purview. She explains how she balances this workload with her personal life. Finally, she offers advice for other women who seek to take similar steps in their careers. Listen to the whole interview now.

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