Football legend Andriy Shevchenko was in Dundee yesterday in an event to inspire entrepreneurs.
The 42-year-old joined business leader Mark Madden at Dundee University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship to participate in a Q&A session with students and members of the local business community.
The pair discussed their respective careers, latest business collaboration and participation in this week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship with the University’s Michael Marra.
Brian McNicoll, head of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, said: “It was an honour to welcome Mark and Andrii to campus and to hear of their combined experiences in what many might think are two very different arenas.
“However, there are many parallels between sport and business and to hear what both had to say about leadership, their desire to succeed, and ability to overcome challenges was engrossing.
“Those who were fortunate enough to join us today will undoubtedly have been inspired by what was a fascinating insight as to what it takes for a person to rise to the top of their chosen profession.”
Mr Shevchenko is currently the manager of the Ukraine national football team having played for Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan and Chelsea. He is one of Europe’s most prolific strikers, receiving the Ballon d’Or in 2004.
Mr Madden is the founder and CEO finance firm Peregrine390. He is also an active angel investor in a wide range of Fintechs and start-ups.