A senior manager from one of the world’s major sporting brands has told RMIT Vietnam students they should not be afraid to aim high when setting career goals.
Adidas Vietnam’s Hernán De Santis, who heads up material sourcing for the region, said students should just “go for it” when pursuing careers for global companies such as adidas.
Mr De Santis recently shared his career experience with students as part of an industry guest speaker series through RMIT Vietnam’s Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandising Management) program.
Students also heard from experts across fashion brands Uniqlo, Concis, Lam and Taembe.
Originally from Argentina, Mr De Santis spoke about how he began his career as a scientist at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany.
His current role, which is to manage Adidas’ leather business, involves supply chain management as well as to source materials globally.
“There are many different types of careers at global companies as well as different pathways to get there,” he said.
“I often reflect on the achievements as well as the mistakes I’ve made along the way.
“It has been great to share my own experiences with students as a way to evaluate myself in an unbiased way.”
RMIT Vietnam’s guest speaker program, which is coordinated by lecturer Nguyen Ngoc Diep Anh, will see another round of leaders in the fashion industry meet with students in late February.