Orlin Vladikov

Orlin Vladikov

Study | Year of graduation: MSc International Management/CEMS, 2009

Employment: Credit Suisse Singapore

Job title: Senior Project Manager, Digital Private Banking


What are the most valuable skills that you took from your education at RSM?
"I came to RSM right after my bachelor degree in the USA. Unlike the educational system there, where the college campus life felt like high school – with homework and regular exams and quizzes – RSM taught me to be much more autonomous and focus on my interests rather than the GPA. I also did an exchange in Prague, an internship in Madrid and found a job in London. Eventually, I ended up working in Asia with Thomson Reuters, Accenture and now Credit Suisse. It has been an incredible journey of multiple cultures, working styles, and incredibly interesting people.

What was the most memorable moment at RSM?
"My graduation – the thesis defense and the subsequent party. I had already signed my job offer so it gave me a great sense of completion and personal satisfaction."

How would your former classmates describe you?
"I hope they say that I am curious and energetic with a good sense of humour and an endless passion to learn and understand why."

Name 3 things that make you smile each day
"A joke, some sunshine, and a chat with a good friend or that special someone. It also feels good when I tick another item my long to-do list or finish a good work out."

What is your greatest passion in life?
"To learn and to immerse myself in new experiences or activities - a new job or task, meeting a new

What is your ‘I WILL’? 
"I WILL be better tomorrow than I am today. That may mean getting that promotion, helping a friend or a stranger, or simply getting up with a smile and staying positive."