Growing up I used to take everything apart to figure out how things worked, but not always succeeded in putting them back together. My toys lasted me a day or two before they were in pieces, but my curiosity for how they worked was greater than my desire to play with them. I also had a passion for cars, growing up I knew every car make, model, and year and when I was out with my parents I would entertain myself identifying the different cars I saw on the road. I say this because originally I wanted to be an automotive engineer but in my home country automotive engineering was not an option as we don't produce cars, so my second choice was mechanical engineering. However as life progressed I found my true passion and that was to lead product development teams and I've been doing that for a long time now, but my mechanical engineering degree helped me develop the problem solving skills I use in my job every day, the difference is that I don't just solve engineering problems, now I help solve problems across multiple disciplines of the business and the product development and management cycle.