Vadim Semenov (CEO)
Interview with Calipso Group CEO
I am a happy person because for my entire life I have been doing what I like most, and I am doing it well. I am grateful for having a chance to fulfil myself in life, establish the company I love and feel the joy of working in it every day.
- How did it all start?
I grew up in the Soviet Union times, saw a global change in the national economy in the 90-s. But I was young then and could only observe the world around me. I tried to earn some money, had to work on three jobs at once. And then, when I was working at the customs warehouse all of a sudden, I realised that clients started coming to me for advise. I helped them, and soon they recognised and granted me their trust. I realised then that there were many things I could do myself.
There, I first had an idea of my own company. I realised how I could help people save money and make their lives easier. This is what I have been doing ever since. Calipso survived many economic crises, it saw its rises and falls. However, we have learned a lot from this experience and loved our work even more. We are proud of keeping ahead with the time.
- Why do we succeed as a business?
I am personally involved in the work. I like the process, to keep my finger of the pulse, and control the situation. I travel a lot, but my clients may call me personally any time and I will tell them where their cargo is and what is its status. With this approach, we make no mistakes. Certainly, a great deal of success I own to my team of highly professional specialists. In our office on Kutuzov lane in Moscow, one will always see a working, comfortable, and pleasant environment.
- What are the advantages of your team compared to others?
- Many clients are fast to praise the work Calipso does. What is the key to such a good relationship between clients and Calipso?