Hanna Ushal

Junior Asset Manager, Orbis SA

Success Story

Coming from Belarus I moved to Poland in 2008 to start my studies in Lazarski University in Warsaw. I obtained my master’s degree in Financial Economics in 2013 benefiting from courses provided, out-of-class activities and already gaining my professional experience. Rector’s diploma was received.

During my master studies in 2011 I already started my career in Development and Asset Management Department of Orbis Hotel Group, currently also Eastern Europe perimeter of AccorHotels. Besides day-to-day achievements I was engaged also in transaction between Orbis and AccorHotels which impacted the transformation of the company, for this I received a corporate reward in 2015. Today Orbis Hotel Group is a leader on hospitality market in the region.

I am currently taking the position of Junior Asset Manager in the company. I am passionate about my work as soon as it is very challenging and demanding, there are no the same projects and each requires high level management and is itself a great example of team work with significant impact on company development.

I was selected as the only representative of Orbis - Eastern Europe perimeter AccorHotels for the 1st edition of development program – “Boost Your Potential” by AccorHotels for top talents of the Group in 2015-2016. This program was dedicated to work in the teams on innovative solutions for subjects crucial for the Group. I also benefited from the course by ESSEC Business School through CrossKnowledge.

From 2016 I am part of “WAAG - Women At AccorHotels Generation” community as well as benefiting from mentoring program which helps in my development.

I was also selected as representative of Orbis - Eastern Europe perimeter AccorHotels for participation in “One Young World” Summit, which took place in Bogota, Colombia beginning of October this year. It was a great global event gathering about 1'300 young leaders from 196 countries.

The Summit was covering the most crucial global subjects and hosting the most impactful leaders such as Mr. Kofi Annan, Professor Muhammad Yunus, President Juan Manuel Santos Calderon, Mr. Vinicio Cerezo, Ms. Tawakkol Karman, Mr. Bob Geldof, Cher to name the few, as well as top management representatives of global companies, among others are Facebook, Apple, Accenture, L'Oréal, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, BMW, Audi showing their contribution to the better world.

AccorHotels team was taking part in this event for the first time and was represented by 6 delegates from all over the world, we now have a fascinating social project to work on together.