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Hard work and constant education, but also networking, were highlighted as major factors of success as former participants of the AmCham programme Young Professionals shared their career experience at an event hosted by the US-Slovenian chamber of commerce on Tuesday.


“Success is working with those you want to work with, not those you must work with,” said Peter Merc, founder and director of law firm Lemur Legal, who struck it out on his own after spending several years in the banking industry. He said it was essential to learn all the time. Lemur Legal specialises in blockchain technology, which is why it is necessary to always think about the future and what the market will need in two years. “How can you do something that your competition will not even consider until you are already at the top?” he said about his method of work.


A different take on success was provided by Uroš Žust, risk assurances director for Southeast Europe at PwC Slovenia. He said success was realising what you are good at and what you want. “Get to know yourselves deeply enough so that you realise what defines you as persons,” he said. He is convinced that a balance must be struck between business and hobby.

Similarly, Raul Intriago Lombeida, a board member at pharma company Lek, said everyone needed to find their cause. He has found a cause in his family and in creating medicines.

Vita Godec, business development manager at Lenis Farmacevtika, said it was necessary to find what you are good at and then try your best, in private life and in business. “If you do what you’re really good at for a long time, everyone wins,” she said.


As participants of previous AmCham Young Professionals programme, all speakers also highlighted the importance of networking events.


Source: STA