Happy anniversary to us! This year, Remotion is turning 5 and we would like you to join the party! Celebrate with us by getting to know us more through a series of interviews of our partners Per Willebrand, Hannes Bünger and Lena Pierre, focusing on Remotion, its past and future, but also on the humans behind this success story.
Today, we’re excited to share with you our CEO Per Willebrand’s perspective on his job, his dreams and hopes for the future as well as a few more fun facts!
In 5 years, I’ll probably still be wearing too tight Euro-trash jeans and still working on developing our services.
Hi Per! Can you tell us a bit more about yourself?
People would say I’m really too old to wear tight Euro-trash jeans but I’m still loving it! And I try to never comply with a “boring” middle-aged look. I love to work with talented and creative people and I always feel excited when seeing the results of our efforts in our projects! But yeah, I’m also a total nerd regarding statistics…
What do you love about your job?
I’d definitely say to work with other people that are more fun and talented than I am and watching them grow and create amazing results in our projects.
What’s a typical day like for you?
People who know me know that I am always on the phone… So many phone calls on top of digital meetings, talking to clients, suppliers and colleagues… I still think though that the meetings in real life and the phone calls help me so much more in my work than any email, Zoom-meeting or text would ever do.
How do you see yourself in 5 years?
Probably still wearing too tight Euro-trash jeans and still working on developing our services!
What was your first job?
I was a developer at Cap Gemini.
And what was your dream job as a kid?
I had two. When I was really young, I wanted to become a Chef! And then, in my twenties, my plan was to become an architect. But I got into the wrong university program and ended up doing Systems Science because my sister made a mistake when filling in the application when I was abroad!
What is your favorite movie?/Netflix show?
Actually, I mostly watch documentaries – Yes I’m boring to some extent…
What is on your bucket list?
Become the next David Bowie (not likely to happen though…).
If you could invite anyone (from the present or the past) to dinner, who would it be and why?
David Bowie (dressed up as in the seventies) discussing fashion and trends… Sad that he died so young…
What’s your go-to guilty pleasure?
A combination of hard workout, sports massage and a couple of glasses of wine to relax afterwards!
What’s your favourite way to spend a day off?
The above… 🙂