I was born in Voronezh, Russia and was lucky enough to move to Australia at a young age with my family. Jumping forward a decade and a half, I studied at University of Melbourne where I completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics & Finance).
I really embraced University life, living on campus and participating in a wide range of different clubs and societies. During my course, I also completed an internship subject in Bangkok and studied abroad in India. These experiences sparked a love for travel and intrigue for South East Asia as an emerging economic hub. This is also where I discovered my love for statistics & econometrics and that wherever my career took me, I wanted to tell stories through data. I am so grateful that I can do just that in my current role at Asahi Beverages.
Outside of work, I love being able to pursue my passions including yoga, figure skating and hiking.
The culture. Asahi Beverages offers flexibility around ways of working; it’s all about finding balance and discovering what works best for you. I also love how my colleagues have become my friends, and the feeling of support that I receive in the office. This is made better by the personal and professional support I receive from my managers.
I never stop learning! Every day is an exploration of a new topic, whether that be a new math function or working with a new department in the business, I love seeing how an algorithm comes together to solve real business problems.
There is a real sense in the company that mistakes and failures are learning experiences and are an opportunity to grow. I really like this about Asahi Beverages, as it encourages me to go a little outside the box and try something a bit different, knowing I won’t be punished for a little ambition in my work.
Before you start applying for grad jobs or anything else, just embrace student life and try to get involved! You’ll never have an opportunity like this again, so make the most of it. Keep stepping outside of your comfort zone and just have fun.
Don’t be afraid to be passionate about what motivates you; be confident but humble; and most importantly, just be yourself!