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Inspired by the famous Humans of New York blog by Brandon Stanton, we wanted to create a series of written portraits of the people that we work with and the (sometimes unexpected) stories they have to tell.

– Rachel Collins, Head of Inclusion & Diversity & Chair of Network 25

Oscar Blanchaer

I’ve been at Colt for five years, mostly in my home country of Belgium. When the opportunity at Colt Hong Kong came up in 2017, I was really interested. I ...
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Dharmesh Vashi

My parents moved to the UK in the 60s, my mother from Uganda and my father from India. Soon after that,  my uncle came to join us. He was kind ...
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Chee-Hau Man

My parents immigrated from Hong Kong in the 70s for the restaurant business, so I grew up in restaurants. I would sit at a table at the back of the ...
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Javier Benitez

You should always treat people as you’d like to be treated by others, that’s something my parents taught  me and it’s something I always keep in mind. In business, in ...
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Roxana Dobrota

The most important piece of advice I've ever received was from my grandfather - he told me just to be myself, regardless of what anyone else says. We were under ...
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William Fleming

I would say my most precious possession is my passport – I live abroad so without it there’d be a problem.  It’s also my gateway home. Earlier this year, I ...
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Lara Rodriguez

I am from a small town near Bilbao in the Basque Country. At university I won an Erasmus grant to go and  study in Italy for a year – it ...
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Carolina Morales

Music is essential to me. Every day I wake up listening to music, and it's the last thing I do at night. It's a way to express myself and channel ...
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Sophie Morel

I think I was born to be on the move. I love speaking with different people from different ethnic backgrounds and discovering a new way of life or learning a ...
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