Matej Lesjak, Union Hotels
Matej Lesjak, Union Hotels

Career path
I believe that I chose my career as an Event Organizer back in Krško, my hometown, where I was helping to organize a very important Speedway Race, World championship series Grand Prix every year. Even if I was just a volunteer, organizing this event was a big challenge that rewarded a lot of satisfaction, and that is how I realized what my profession should be. Later on, I got my first real employment at Union Hotels where I had the opportunity to give my career a head start by experiencing different job positions within the four hotels. During these years I was developing skills and knowledge that are needed to be successful in this particular position.

Q: What is your favorite meetings brand?  
Besides the fact that Union Hotels provided me with the starting point of my career, I always keep in mind that Union Hotels is indeed the biggest hotel brand in Ljubljana which prides itself with four hotels, offering several meeting and accommodation possibilities in the heart of the city. Union Hotels definitely give a lot of valuable importance to this sector, and that makes it my favorite meetings brand.

Q: What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done?
I could say many things. Everything I have done in my life had to be a brave move, since it brought me where I am today. A person who does not risk can end up regretting many things, and therefore, I make sure to grab each opportunity that comes my way and face it bravely.

Q: What’s your alternative career fantasy?
If I could choose I see myself as a part of a big Speedway crew. Since I also like to travel, discovering the unknown, this would mean combining my two favorite things – well, perhaps in the next life!

Q: What are you obsessed with at the moment?
My family is the most important thing in my life. I have a one-year old daughter who brings a lot of joy and surprises to my life.

Q: Your goals before 50?
Career wise, I would like to keep on developing myself in order to exploit my potential and to reach as high as I can. Otherwise, I would love to go on a trip to Russia with my family, climb Mont Blanc and to keep being involved in Speedway.

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