Interview Georgi Nikolov

Corona affects us all at thyssenkrupp and Materials Services. In interviews we show you how our colleagues in the many different geographical and business corners of MX are dealing with the situation in a personal way. #strongertogether

This time with us... Georgi Nikolov, CEO thyssenkrupp Materials Bulgaria.

1. What concerns you most right now?

To protect the people and the company in the best possible way.

2. What makes you most optimistic right now?

The engagement of my colleagues to overcome and get out of this situation. Especially the team in Plovdiv is remarkable.

3. How do you maintain contact with your people?

Like usual, talking via telephone, emails, with currently very limited personal meetings from a distance.

4. How do you keep in touch with your customers?

Like usual, talking via telephone, emails, but without personal meetings.

5. What do you currently miss most?

Personally, just to walk around without a mask and have a beer. Professionally, the personal meetings with my colleagues and our customers.

6. What are you looking forward to most when the shutdown is over?

To celebrate with the team in Bulgaria, how they have gone beyond their limits and mastered the SAP implementation. It was only 2 months ago, not so far from the current situation.

7. How do you distract yourself?

Thinking. For example about, how fragile our human world is.

8. What are you doing now that is different from before Corona? And do you want to keep it that way?

Enjoy the small, simple things.

9. People say that in every crisis there is an opportunity. Right or wrong? And why is that?

I absolutely agree. You cannot hide from a massive crisis like this with words, you are brutally pushed out of the comfort zone and must take fact actions.

10. During these extraordinary weeks, have you had experiences that you would like to share? What have you perhaps discovered anew?

How beautiful life was before corona, but we did not realize it.

11. What message do you want to send to the 20,000 employees of MX?

Take care and hope that it’s going to get better soon.