We invite Black professionals in various industries around the world to anonymously share their experiences living and working while Black. Even in the same industry, with the same position, even at the same company, every experience is unique. Be motivated and inspired by real people at various stages of their lives and career.

Chief Architect In Luxembourg

What is your gender?

Male

Where do you live? (Country and City)

Luxembourg

What is your job title?

Chief Architect

What industry do you work in?

Banking

What would be the first 2 or 3 sentences in a biography about you?

An IT industry leader, passionate about technology at the benefits of people, architecture, entrepreneurship, and knowledge.

Describe the area where you live.

Open and quiet

What are your standout experiences, living while Black in your neighbourhood?

Not much. The population is diverse and cosmopolitan. I don’t think about being black and I am not reminded that I am black.

What situations in your daily life remind you of your skin colour?

None, except when I hear it on TV or read it on Twitter!

Describe 2 or 3 key events that helped you reach this stage in your career.

No key event, but a continuity:
– Educate yourself, find your path and your value in our civilization
– Discuss/exchange with people that want and create a different world.
– People that have an issue with a color skin have, in reality, a different, deeper
problem.

In what ways does being Black affect your job?

Absolutely no way.

What are your frequent irritations around work and your career?

Not enough time to do everything. Not everybody has the same ‘good start’ in life

What are your key tips to someone Black attempting a similar career?

Focus on building your education, your knowledge, craftmanship, and your visibility. Black is what you are, just a color. Your culture is wealth (and never be a debt) so you can only spend it/or give it.

What are your future goals and ambitions?

Build companies/startups and share the good things I learned to help people that want to succeed in moving further toward their success

What is your personal definition of success?

Meet the life goals that you defined yourself and will make you feel accomplished



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