Name: Jeremy John Remacha
Born: Barbados West Indies
Marital status: Married
Family: Three children, Benjamin - 19 year old, Tomas -16 year old, Siena-Rose - 10 year old
Home: Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
Car: BMW X5 5.0i
School/Education: University of Canterbury Christchurch New Zealand (Bachelor of Engineering (Honours); Cranfield University, Master of Science (Aerospace Vehicle Design); Insead University France Executive Management and Corporate Governance certificates
First job: Engineering Officer Royal New Zealand Air Force
Current job & company: Former CEO of SR Technics, Zurich Switzerland
Favourite pastime: Cooking (particularly fish and seafood)
Favourite book: Ernest Hemmingway – “The Old Man and the Sea”
Favourite film: James Bond (Casino Royale) 2006
Favourite music: All good Kiwi rock bands, Eagles
Favourite gadget: any power tool
Last holiday: Tuscany, Siena and Portofino
Favourite quote: “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change",Charles Darwin
Role models/heroes: Jack Welch, CEO General Electric
Best advice that I have ever received: 1) In everything in life be humble and respectful and considerate, value honesty and integrity; 2) No one is looking after your career so manage your own future.
What does a typical day in your life look like?
I review daily schedule with my executive assistant, I manage meetings and commercial reviews. I make customer calls, meet with staff on the shop floor and allocate some time for strategic thinking.
What business issues keep you up at night?
Keeping on top of customer service, motivating staff and building business growth.
What motivates you to get to the office in the morning?
Mentoring young talents and helping them in the development of their career aspirations, which inspires me to share my experiences.
My favourite location: Mdina
My favourite local food: Any local seafood
My favourite dining experience: Rooftop dining Xara Palace Mdina
My favourite nightspot: Valletta Harbour lights and marina