Get to know your community: 20 questions to Michael Hackenbruch

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Each week, Oil & Gas IQ introduces you to a new member of our rapidly-growing global community. We set out to reveal what makes them tick, and what it is that makes them stand out through their work and life experiences.

This week's respondent is Michael Hackenbruch, Director of Advisory Services at BSR .

Q: Who is your hero and why?

A: My employers, because they tolerate me.

Q: Who do you admire in the business world and why?

A: Investment bankers - few others get away with as much

Q: What has been your greatest achievement?

A: The one ahead of me

Q: What is your greatest regret?

A: Having stopped flying

Q: What is your favorite word?

A: Listen (verb)

Q: What is your least favorite word?

A: Listen! (command)

Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?

A: Attempted many, but always had to come back to this one

Q: What profession other than yours would you not want to attempt?

A: Driving instructor

Q: Can you describe yourself in 3 words?

A: Curious, creative, and…?

Q: If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be and why?

A: Churchill, for some reason I keep reading about him

Q: What is your favourite book?

A: All things history-related

Q: What is your favourite film?

A: The one I remember after I've left the movie theatre

Q: What is your most memorable quotation?

A: I haven’t reached this level of achievement yet!

Q: If your job requires a lot of travelling - what is your favourite journey?

A: The way to the bookshop

Q: What is your favourite dish?

A: Anything with my friends

Q: What food can you not stand?

A: Junk food

Q: What is the quality you most like in a leader?

A: Integrity

Q: What is the quality you most like in an employee?

A: That they're better than me

Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

A: Not having to answer questions, hopefully....

Q: If you could do it all over again, what would you do differently?

A: Get up earlier



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