Deepa Gautam-Nigge

Sr. Director Corporate Development M&A

What dissent of yours was the most important one in your career?

It was in between my job at Microsoft in transition back to SAP. During the two months of garden leave I spent the whole time at a VC firm working myself into this space and extending my skill set in the area of early stage startup financing. The person that asked me the question was very concerned of my intention to fill the spare time again with “work” – the interesting thing is, the same person told me some weeks later: I am so happy you didn´t listen to my advice!