Yolanta Gill

CEO, European Electronique

Kelsey Rees
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Yolanta Gill

What has been your personal highlight of 2021?

Finally being able to travel! Visiting Iceland was definitely a highlight. Getting close to an erupting volcano, close enough to touch hot lava was amazing and, in contrast but just as impressive, a trip to the glacier ice caves.

Which tech figurehead has impressed you the most this year, and why?

I think for the second year running I will choose Elon Musk, although Jeff Bezos has certainly made his mark this year. There's certainly never a dull moment where Elon Musk is concerned! Although always controversial and outspoken, I do admire his drive and desire to always push the boundaries.

Which one lockdown habit do you plan to keep going?

Workwise I never quite locked down, attending the office daily while enjoying the freedom of empty roads! I definitely will continue with yoga, which I took up but unfortunately my enthusiasm for home hair cutting is not shared by the wider family!

Which face-to-face industry event are you most excited to return to, and why?

If they do return, then the Aruba/HPE Global Partner Summit and Discover is always a great event to attend. There are always great opportunities to network and explore what is up and coming in the industry.

If you could go back in time and tell your childhood self one thing, what would you say?

Be bold and trust your own judgement.

If you had to sing karaoke, what would be your song of choice?

I am tone deaf so this would be a very painful experience for those having to listen, but if forced I would probably sing Don't Stop Me Now by Queen.

Sum 2021 up in three words.

A definite rollercoaster.

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