Panda Stojanovska, Managing Director, Brainobrain Hungary

  • 31 May 2021 5:44 PM
Panda Stojanovska, Managing Director, Brainobrain Hungary
Business Development and Sales Director, Founder and CEO at the Center for Education BP Kft. Managing Director of Brainobrain Hungary and Clever Kids program

A strong business  leader and entrepreneur with strong insights and clarity of vision. Proven record of taking multiple start-up companies  through rapid and continuous growth with deep expertise in the areas of business development and sales.

Her experience as a teacher and second to none communicational skills have been instrumental in forging  strong partnerships and helping businesses to succeed.

Her management journey started in business development  for a Hungarian medical start up, followed by a role in consulting for a dental software and TV production software and, most recently, as an  Business  Development  Director for a Swiss based IT company.

Being part of a growing company and working with some of the best talent in this sector helps her develop and learn new skills in IT technical consultancy, IT management, sales, business development and sales management relating specifically to IT industry.

Her personal management style is:
- Progressive, innovative, strategic
- Questioning the status quo
- Initiating, embedding and managing change
- Team motivation
- Frank and diplomatic communication
- Startup thinking
- Growth mindset

Panda's greatest motivation is coaching others to perform above and beyond expectations.

One of the reasons she started Brainobrain kids skills development program in Hungary is to help children with in the mainstream education to acquire practical skills improve their concentration, enhance learning ability,  improve problem-solving and logical reasoning abilities, sharpen concentration and listening skills and to help them develop confidence and self-esteem.


1. When did you arrive in Hungary and what brought you here?

I first arrived in  Budapest in March 2008 following my spouse who moved here from Geneva and after joining ELTE University as visiting teacher in September 2008.

2. Have you ever been an expatriate elsewhere?

Yes, I was lucky I could travel and live abroad first as a student in  Russia and  Czech Republic and after  in Eritrea, Sudan and  Switzerland.

3. What surprised you most about Hungary?

Complexity of the language and how beautiful the country is. And I am still exploring the country whenever I have a chance.

4. Friends are in Budapest for a weekend - what must they absolutely see and do? 

Király fürdő definitely, or any other bath, since it is a very unique experience.

5. What is your favourite Hungarian food?

For a person who is not a big meat eater definitely szarvas pörkölt. The best I had so far was in Eger and in Tapolca.

6. What is never missing from your refrigerator?

Cheese  and  yoghurt

7. What is your favourite Hungarian word?

I have a couple of favorites: csúnya, meglepetés.

8. What do you miss most from home? 

My family, friends and Macedonian cheese.

9. What career other than yours would you love to pursue?

I always wanted to be an actress, but sadly I never had a chance to try it out.

10. What's a job you would definitely never want?

Book keeper

11. Where did you spend your last vacation?

I was last in Greece, Italy and Macedonia.

12. Where do you hope to spend your next holiday?

Sea side somewhere

13. Apart of temptation what can't you resist?

Chocolate

14. What was your favourite band, film, or hobby as a teen?

Singer: Lenny Kravitz, band Foo Fighters
Film: American beauty and
Hobby singing, I  first  visited Hungary at the age of 17, for a  singing competition in Debrecen.

15. Red wine or white?

Red

16. Book or movie?

Book

17. Morning person or night person?

Depends on the needs, I could be either.

18. Which social issue do you feel most strongly about?

Healthcare and education available for everyone

19. Buda or Pest side?

Pest

20. What would you say is your personal motto? 

Never stop learning.

 

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