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Tampere Ambassador: Hrushikesh Pudipeddi

Where are you from?
I am from a city of pearls "The Hyderabad" in India. My city is one of the fastest developing cities in India. Many International companies have established their units into my city. It is a very international city and it was one of the oldest and richest cities in British India. It has a long standing history of about 600 years.

What would you like to tell about yourself?
I am an easily approachable person and very talkative and friendly. I have an addiction yes: addiction for people. You can understand from my words that I am very social person who loves meeting people from different cultures. I have friends from 12 different countries in the world with whom I keep in touch regularly. Many people do have friends on Facebook from 50 different countries, but in my case I keep close relationship with them.

I love to travel and society development is close to my values. And for example I was volunteering in a project in Czech Republic and I would like to do more projects internationally.

Why is Tampere the best place to live?
Combination of Urban + Natural = Tampere. It is place with opportunities for students and it is also a place for the people to do business as it is one of the fastest growing cities in Finland with a great potential of growth and fresh oxygen, which is a rare combination.

Tell about your professional activities?
I am a Bachelor in engineering pursuing second Bachelor's in International Business at Tampere University of Applied Sciences. I have worked in sales department in a British Bank for two years, three years for an Indian company and as an Assistant Project manager in a Czech company before I decided to move to Tampere to study.

What is your involvement in international activities?
I have two international projects with AIESEC in Czech Republic. I've worked as a cultural education teacher and language teacher in University and school.

What is your mission as a Tampere Ambassador?
My mission is to promote this beautiful city with opportunities to the world and also meet interesting people from different cultures.

What potential do you see for Tampere in the future?
There is a huge potential for Tampere to be one of the biggest business hubs in Europe. But it just needs the right people and more effort.

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