Jeļena Gavrilova

CEO, SIA SEB Līzings
MBA Alumna

What are your success habits?

Hard things first, prioritize and delegate — whatever your task is — always do your best, and dream big.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

What are you most proud of?

As an RBS alumna most probably, I should say that my career, but I am most proud of my family and kids.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I have a belt in Tae Kwon Do.

What have you always wanted to try, but have never found the time to actually do it?

I am Polish by nationality and would like to start learning Polish language, but I do not have time

What is your current challenge or goal?

To find a balance between team motivation, KPIs, kids, self-development, business, and clean pans…and to lose 5 Covid kilos.

What are your hobbies or activities to relax?

One may say that it could be a bit boring, but reading is my hobby. I need just two things to have a proper rest – pyjamas and a good book.

How do you push through your worst times?

Will put a quote here: “A strong woman never gives up. She might need an extra coffee, a good cry or a day in bed, but she will always come back stronger”.