Opteven’s Human Resources policy is based on the well-being of our employees and in 2018, the company was pleased to welcome Flavie Bahuaud, a top rowing athlete, to join the team.
Flavie works in the Marketing department, on a specific contract, adapted to the intensive practice of her sport. So that she can accommodate both her professional and sporting life, the company has made arrangements so that Flavie can be as efficient in the office as in her rowing boat!
Opteven has put everything in place so that Flavie can achieve her goals at the Olympic Games.
Let’s hear from Flavie:
I graduated from a Business School in Grenoble in 2017 and I have been a top rowing athlete since 2010. Winning the title of World Sea Rowing Champion in October 2016 in Monaco brought me immense pride and joy and I was honoured to represent my country at the recent European and world championships in 2018 in Bulgaria.
At the moment, I’m training twice a day, or about 35 hours a week, with the goal of competing in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
Flavie’s sports awards include:
15 medals in the French championships
5 French Championship titles
2016 World Sea Rowing Champion
2017 and 2018 World Championships
2018 European Championships: 6th place
8th in the 2018 World Cup
“Competing in a top-level sports events such as the Olympic Games is much more than just a childhood dream, it soon becomes a way of life. I have to train and be motivated every day, but it also teaches me the importance of team spirit as well as driving me towards better performance whilst staying humble as I strive for perfection; all these values are the pillars of healthy progress. My goal is to progress every day to win, at the end of the season, the few milliseconds that will take me from 15th place in the world to a place in the top three.
Personally, I need to balance out work with my sporting performance. When I started at Opteven, I managed, for the first time, to find values similar to those of the world of sport.
Opteven has given me a real opportunity to discover this bold and innovative company, its development is centred around the quality of its products and the company places their employees at the heart of its business.
Thanks to my revised schedule, I can train and take part in competitions, as well as working as a junior marketing product manager. I am proud to be able to both work and compete with the support of such an altruistic company. I take it upon myself to honour this partnership by doing my very best in everything I do with honesty, drive, enthusiasm and cooperation.