Intro by 1-StopAsia:
The first thing one notices about Rosen is the smile, which shows off his gentleman nature along with his readiness to always help and support his colleagues.
These qualities alone won’t do him any justice if we miss mentioning the meticulous way he handles his work and a great understanding of our clients’ work.
After all this talk, which isn’t nearly enough, check out the number of surprising things he has to say about himself. Surely some of them will surprise you, too 🙂
How many languages do you speak? Please write them in a list. Which is your mother tongue?
My mother tongue not surprisingly is Bulgarian, as I’ve been born and raised in Bulgaria. My second language, like most of my colleagues, is English.
What is your favorite sport or hobby in your free time? Why is it so? Any interesting stories on it?
I regard sport as yet another chance to form a team. For me, sport is not only about individual success and skills but more about team play and camaraderie. So along with jogging in the morning to keep up in shape, my favorite one is playing football and we tend to practice it quite regularly.
Top 3 things we don’t know about you? Might be something funny, quirky or strange 🙂
- Not sure if you’ll find it surprising but I love cooking. To be honest, my wife loves it, too.
- I have a huge tattoo on my back.
- Meditation – I do that for a couple of hours every week. It is my way to find that wonderful spot of peacefulness we all need from time to time.
What was the most surprising thing you learned about Asia while working here?
The truth is I knew Asia is big and diverse but you can’t really grasp this until you start working in a sphere related to it. I was shocked (and this is the right word, believe me) by the number of Asian languages that exist.
Favorite book or a book that changed your mindset and why it did?
The book that made an impact on me is “The Power of Positive thinking” by Dr. Norman Vicent Peale. It is a book that completely matches its title. Makes you aim your focus on the positive factors in your life and therefore make them more significant rather than the negative energy around you, which won’t do you any good.
Your most extreme experience so far in your life/biggest challenge in your life?
When I was in my first year at university, I nearly dropped out of it. The reason: I was too engrossed in living the student life, fun, and parties at the time. Right before our final exams, my girlfriend at the time broke up with me. But that wasn’t nearly as bad as the moment my father called me 3 days later to tell me that my mom was hospitalized for an emergency. It is quite hard to feel you stand alone against the world at that age. There, on that very day, I made myself a promise to never get myself intentionally into the same situation again.
Your top 3 goals in professional life for the next 10 years
10 years is quite a long shot but as I do have my ambitions for a career, all three are related to my current work.
- I want to be the person who made the largest deal for the company in the next few years.
- Optimization and efficiency are truly important for me, so I’d like to be able to work alongside our management and enhance and improve our existing workflows and ways of working.
- It might sound a bit of a cliche but bringing new clients into the company is one of my goals for the near future, as I always love a good challenge.