Dmitry Kovalev started his professional journey in Atlas Copco as Holding Corporate Communications Manager in Moscow, Russia. He recently took up the position as Social Media Manager in the Group’s Corporate Communications.
Years in Atlas Copco: 2,5 years
Background: 8 years in the telecommunications, starting from customer service and gradually finding the way to communications
Education: Bachelor in Linguistics (graduated in 2010) and World Economy (graduated in 2012)
Current role: Social Media Manager, Atlas Copco Group
Hobby: Used to be movies and TV series, but now it’s really about watching my newborn daughter grow up and try to be a part of it as much as I can.
How did you hear about Atlas Copco?
“Honestly, before January 2018 I never heard about Atlas Copco. It’s strange because my parents-in-law are in the construction business and own one of our products. So, when I told them about the company I’m about to join, they were really hyped about it. I was completely blown away when I started researching the company – the long and rich history, corporate culture, the involvement in so many industries, and of course, the Atlascopcosaurus (dinosaur) story was selling points to me,” Dmitry explains.
Can you tell us about your journey in Atlas Copco?
Dmitry describes that when he started as Holding Corporate Communications Manager in 2018, he moved to Moscow from his hometown, which was located 1 000 km south of the Russian capital: “During these two years, there were so many things, so many new people, so many new challenges. I feel like I’ve grown professionally and that’s all because of the passionate people that were surrounding me in my journey.”
Being responsible for Corporate Communications in two regions, Russia & Central Asia and Central & Eastern Europe, meant he had a lot of activities and many countries to keep track of. After two years in the role he started to look for new challenges: “In March 2020, accidentally right after the COVID-19 pandemic started to really take over the globe, I decided to apply for Social Media Manager position in the Group Corporate Communications team and got the position,” Dmitry adds.
What brings you the most joy to work at Atlas Copco?
“Working with so many incredible people from around the world. Another thing is Atlas Copco’s principle that we are all in charge of our own professional development. This might be a small sentence, but it describes one of the biggest advantages of working here – there is a goal that you see but it’s up to you how to reach it and what road to take to get there,” he says.
What is your main driver? What inspires you?
“Learning. I feel like I learned so much during these past two years and it helped me to grow professionally. With so many new digital tools and learning platforms it would be a crime not to learn new things,” he says.
Dmitry concludes by saying: “If you always dreamed about playing the piano – give it a shot! Learning opens up new possibilities and provides tools to handle upcoming challenges. There is a saying “Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today”, so go ahead and find something new to learn today. It will be worth it.”
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