Tanja Gogova-Grant

Qualifications: BA (Hons 1st class) German Language and Literature and Contemporary German Studies, Oxford Brookes University.

Languages spoken: English, German, Macedonian (native).

Sector focus: Packaging, Automotive, HR, Financial Services, Retail, Luxury Goods, Sales & Marketing, Management Consultancy.

Tanja Gogova-Grant

How many countries have you been to and which one is furthest from the UK? I’ve been to 21 countries, most of them in Europe, and the furthest one was Indonesia

What’s the strangest food you’ve ever eaten? A Swedish ‘delicasy’ called Surstromming. It’s a herring fermented with just enough salt used to prevent it from rotting

What was your dream job when you were a child? A painter, an actress or a surgeon. Everything is a far cry from research there

If you could time travel where would you go? I would love to go back in time and meet my ancestors

Which superhero would you be and why? Spider-man, for his great mix of strength, speed and agility

What was the last role for which you found the successful candidate? Managing Director in the Construction sector

What is the innovation you have been waiting for? Plant-derrived cellulose that would replace the toxic plastic packaging

What are your guilty pleasures? Chocolate digestive biscuits

What is the biggest challenge of using LinkedIn as a researcher? Filtering through the dizzying array of choices

What would you do if you had an extra hour in the day? Daydreaming, pilates, cleaning. Anything that doesn’t involve looking at a screen