Name: Vladimir Forgac
Job Title: NAD Leader SR
Tell us about your biggest ambition (Think Bucket List – things to do before you kick it). What do you have a burning desire to do or achieve? Where would you most like to do? Perhaps there’s a person you’d love to meet. Whatever you choose, please explain why it is important to you?
My biggest ambition is to live each day to the fullest. To me that means having fun and facing challenges, so I can look back and say “That was a great day”. There´s nothing more important than to live in the present. I really believe you should enjoy every moment like it´s your last.
Who was your childhood hero and why did you look up to them?
I never had a childhood hero but I’ve always admired people striving to make the world better by fighting injustice.
If I wasn’t working at Procter and Gamble, I would be… Complete the sentence with your dream job/business idea/how you’d be fulfilling your potential. Don’t forget to aim high and tell us why? (Tip: probably best not to say ‘working for Unilever’)
I’ve been working at P&G for the past nine years and in that time I have never thought about doing anything else. I still feel like there’s a lot I can learn, a lot I can teach and a lot I can do within the company.
What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud – and why?
My four-year-old son asked me what we would be putting on top of our Christmas tree. I said there would either be a star or an angel. He looked at me with surprise and said, “So, you’ll be putting me up on the tree?”
What is the most inspiring book you’ve ever read or play, film or work of art you’ve encountered? Please explain why.
My favourite film is ‘12 Angry Men’ because the whole point of it is about how important it is to listen, to think and not jump to conclusions. And more importantly it’s also about remembering that you always carry responsibility for your own decisions.
What has, to date, been your most embarrassing moment?
I don´t have anything worth sharing with you. I try to live and act in such a way that won’t lead to embarrassing moments.
What is your most treasured possession and why? (You are allowed to choose something you no longer own but please also explain what the loss of it means to you).
An open mind and a keen listening skill. I think I treasure these most of all because they enable me to understand different opinions and be more humble.
What is the most memorable experience of your life to date?
Coming home every day is a memorable experience thanks to my sons. Seeing how sincerely happy they are to see me warms my heart every time.
Who would be your four ideal dinner party guests and why? Please choose famous people and avoid friends and family members.
Frankly, I don’t pay any attention to celebrities even when I see one in real life. I would rather have my friends and family with me.
What is your most dominant characteristic? (It may help to think about what your friends or family have suggested this might be).
I would say that I am a pacifist because I prefer compromise to arguing.
You cast adrift on a desert island. To lift your spirits, you may choose one song, one luxury item and one food that you could not live without.
Objects and possessions are just that – things. I would have someone with whom I would be able to share my experiences, joys and sorrows. That’s the only thing truly worth having on a desert island.
What motto do you live your life by?
“Change before you have to.” – Jack Welch