Céline Nguyen

Céline Nguyen

  • Consul­tant Rela­tions Manager; dedi­cated service to a rugby club for disabled people

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Please tell us about yourself.

I am 36 years old. I am French with Viet­na­mese roots, and was born and grew up near Paris. After studying in Paris, New York City, and Tokyo, I joined the CNCCEF in Paris, a network of French execu­tive mana­gers specia­lised in inter­na­tional busi­ness. After 10 years at this company, it was time for a change, so last year, I moved to Berlin to join my partner and start a new life abroad.

What do you do at COMATCH?

I joined COMATCH as a Consul­tant Rela­tions Manager. I am mainly respon­sible for three things: conduc­ting inter­views with the consul­tants who apply to join our plat­form; working closely with the sales teams, mostly with French and inter­na­tional teams, to match projects with consul­tants; and, last but not least, I support and develop the consul­tant commu­nity, and am a contact person for the consul­tants. Every consul­tant I meet provides me a great oppor­tu­nity to learn, because each person has not only specific exper­tise and expe­ri­ence, but also their own history.

What drives you (apart from your job)?

My younger sister is disabled, with a form of autism. I am strongly involved in her care and educa­tion, and do my best so that her life can be as fulfil­ling as possible. One day, a friend of mine whose brother has Down’s syndrome told me about his invol­ve­ment in a rugby club for disabled people, the “Christo Rugby Adapté”. It is the first rugby league in Île-de-France and its players have mental or psycho­lo­gical disa­bi­li­ties. So I decided to take my sister there and have a look. It turned out to be a really great, altru­istic team. My sister feels great there and is flou­ris­hing. I started to get involved with the team, I help on the ground and behind the scenes. This asso­cia­tion brings happi­ness and fulfilment to young people with various forms of disa­bi­lity, each at their level and indi­vi­dual pace. The main aim is for each person to feel inte­grated through contact with others and doing sport. We can see them develop and open up – it’s a real plea­sure!

What is your moti­va­tion for getting involved in the rugby team?

Well, I’m defi­ni­tely not a rugby player, but just being there and supporting them when they play or running with them is a great expe­ri­ence – it’s so simple and far removed from the little problems in our ever­yday lives. I feel good when I take care of others, when I give my time and listen, but mostly I enjoy seeing them being happy… that is the main thing.

Céline Nguyen

Céline Nguyen

  • Consul­tant Rela­tions Manager; dedi­cated service to a rugby club for disabled people

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