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Mar 25, 2021

For the latest episode of the EMEA Recruitment podcast, we were joined by Tatiana Egorova, the VP Finance at Oriflame in Switzerland.

“People need to be prepared to work a bit harder than normal if they would like to achieve something.”

Tatiana speaks to Paul Toms, our Founder, about her 30-year career in Finance. She discusses the different positions and countries that she’s worked in, explaining that the only thing that hasn’t changed during her career is that she’s still in Finance! 

Tatiana talks through her move from analytical roles, to management positions, to the business development-focussed projects she now works on. With a great team around her, Tatiana believes that she can manage any challenge that the business is faced with, including the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We explore the culture of Oriflame, which is one of the main reasons that she’s stayed with the company for over 20 years. Tatiana also offers the question that you should ask yourself if you’re wondering whether to stay in your current company or move somewhere else.

Paul finds out how Tatiana manages to stay on top of her routine, while also allocating time to implement new ideas and strategies. She also believes that successful people may not have a good work-life balance, but explains why hard work is inevitable.

We delve into the ways that Artificial Intelligence (AI), Business Intelligence (BI) and Data are impacting Finance roles, and Tatiana reveals the one task that she wishes AI could do on her behalf.

We finish the episode by highlighting the great leadership skills that have enabled Tatiana to build a great team around her. She has some wise words on how to develop people and bring them into the team. 

Tatiana learned some important skills from her past leaders, as well as from the books she reads on how to lead a team while developing the business. 

We also found out which two guests Tatiana would love to interview on her own podcast – one is slightly more unusual than the other! Be sure to listen until the end of the episode to find out who they are…

Finally, Tatiana leaves us with some inspirational advice on how to still be ourselves, while learning how to develop from successful people. 

If you’d like to find a particular part of the episode that’s most interesting to you, please use the timestamps below:

01:54: What Tatiana has learned during 30 years in Finance
04:55: What Tatiana would do if she wasn’t in Finance
05:58: Does Tatiana recommend spending 20 years at one company?
08:40: Tatiana’s advice for finding time in your work day
11:14: Why you should be prepared to work hard
14:15: The importance of sleeping well
15:29: How Finance should use data – and the task Tatiana wishes AI could do for her
17:37: Developing people to create a great team
20:13: Tatiana’s learning curve as a manager
23:59: The people who’ve inspired Tatiana
27:50: Tatiana’s dream podcast guests
31:12: How to reach out to Tatiana

If you’d like to connect with Tatiana, visit her LinkedIn profile here


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