We prepared some questions for Mr Boyan Neytchev, Managing Director Bel Central Europe.
You can meet him on conference Equal Pay Day 2017.
How did you manage to be successful in foreign country? Do you think that there is some formula for it?
Having an open mind, intense listening to the people and embracing their differences rather than judging is important. Look to understand before being understood has been always very useful.
Do you find language barrier as a burden?
Not really, the open mindset is more important.
What do you like and dislike about Czech business women in comparison with your homeland, Austria and France?
There is nothing I dislike and I do not have any right to judge. Very personally and subjectively, I think that taking 3 years of maternity leave for a child, the way it is practiced in both Czech and in Austria is a bit extreme. Likewise, a four-month maternity leave like mostly done in France is also extreme in my opinion. I personally find the balance somewhere in the middle, with part-time approach after 4 or 6 months and gradually getting up to full-time when the child is 2 years old. But again, this is very personal, and each individual and society should strive for their own approach.
You are father of 2 daughters. How would you like to raise them to be successful and satisfied? Do you have any recommendation?
This is an intimidating topic on which I am looking forward to learning rather than give advices. Raising my daughters is my biggest “leadership” challenge, and I cannot get enough help and advice. I can give recommendations in a decade or two if things work out well ☺
What is your favorite sports?
Currently, I mostly run and mountain-bike and during our holidays we love to kitesurf with my wife
Thank you for your time.