Olga Dormidoshko



Name: Olga Dormidoshko
Job Title: Marketing manager
Company: Bureaucrat
What were your childhood ambitions? I wanted to be an astronaut or at least an astronomer.
What was your first full-time job? It seems unbelievable now, but I was a translator in a small building company.
What was your first vehicle/car? My first vehicle was a go-cart.
Who was your pin-up as a teenager? Madonna.
What bad habits do you have? Posing like a supermodel when anybody points a  camera at me.
How do you like to relax? I can put it into three words: height, speed and  risk. The choice is mountain skiing and fast driving, but my big dream is to aviate.
What is your favourite book, and why? Master and Margarita by Michael Bulgacov, because this book gives the answers to all our questions.
What was the first record you bought? Whitney Houston. I don’t remember the name of the CD, but it includes that song from the movie The Bodyguard.
What is your ideal night out? Night club with good music – jazz or blues – and with good company.
If you could invite two people for dinner, who would they be, and why would you invite them? The actress Uma Thurman – I am sure that she is very interesting and a strong person – and her former husband – to understand how he could leave such a wonderful woman.
What is your favourite movie, and why? Gone With The Wind – the movie of all time and for all nations.
What sports teams do you support? I don’t really have any favourite teams, but I always support all Russian sportspeople.
What is your favourite food and drink? Italian food and Italian wine.
What is your favourite holiday destination? The country is not so important, but there should be the sea or mountains or better yet, both sea and mountains.
If you could build your house anywhere, where would it be? In some mountains near the sea.
What do you begrudge spending money on? Can’t imagine that I begrudge spending money on anything.
Have you ever broken the law? I do it every day when I drive too fast.
What makes you happy? Movement – the higher the speed, the happier I am.
What makes you angry? I would have to say I really don’t like it when people don’t fulfil their promises.
What pets do you have? Unfortunately, none.
If you could be a superhero, what superpower would you choose to have and why? Understanding what other people actually want, because if I knew that my life would be so much easier.
What was your biggest mistake in life? I don’t remember the biggest one.
What was your luckiest break? To come to work for Bureaucrat.
What is your best piece of advice? Don’t regret what you have done, regret what you haven’t done.
Which industry figure do you most admire? Our general manager Alexey Popov. It is not because I hope he will read this article – I really haven’t ever met such a talented business man.
If you weren’t doing your present job, what job would you be doing?
I would be a journalist.
If you could be God for the day, what miracle would you perform? Stop all the hatred and envy between people.
Can money buy happiness? Money can’t buy happiness, happiness is inside, money is outside.
What has been the best moment in your career? I hope the best moment will happen in the future.
What has been the worst moment in your career? It is difficult to choose one, but I always feel bad when projects that took so much time and effort are not successful.
What was your most embarrassing industry-related experience? Sorry, I don’t remember.
What would you like to be doing in five years’ time? Russians don’t like to plan for a long time (five years is a long time in Russia); nevertheless I will try: in five years’ time I would like to have gained more experience and knowledge to learn to aviate.
What is your IQ? I really don’t know – the measuring of IQ is not very popular in Russia.
Describe the OP industry in three words: Perpetual in itself.
Describe yourself in three adjectives: Loyal, creative and (a little) scatty.