Peer Visit and Doing Good

How can a good deed develop into a business story? Hristo Borissov’s answer is sharp and simple – lead by example. Hristo is CEO ARS Bulgaria, Aon Global Network Correspondent and AmCham Bulgaria Board Member.

Last week he visited AES Galabovo TPP and had Olivier Marquette, AES Bulgaria’s President and President of AmCham Bulgaria as personal host for the plant tour. This privilege was a result of his successful bidding for this item at AmCham Thanksgiving Charity Dinner 2022. On this very night Hristo raised his hand and the voucher for the Exclusive Plant Visit for two was in his hand.

“Finally, I have managed to “cash in” my prize and visited the unique EUR 1.3 billion greenfield investment of AES – the largest U.S. investment in the country. Although I visited the site during construction phase when Aon was the risk management and insurance advisor, I was astonished even more now by the already operational facility,” he said after the tour.

He was amazed by the technology and safety standards that combining with great hospitality do matter for a member-to-member visit. “A splendidly managed clean and tidy facility complying with all the modern Environmental and Safety global regulations one of the best in its class in Europe,” he said also.

During his visit he was welcomed by the plant manager Mariana Gerenova and he talked with other senior managers “learning how all the magic happens: from coal delivery to electricity production and waste treatment”.

For AmCham Bulgaria this story is a true example of the capacity and the strength of our business network. It has started back in November 2022 at the most important charity event of the Chamber, continued to the real visit of the AES’ site, combining the energy of this member-to-member visit, and revoking memories from start of a great project such as the power station, and finding its was via LinkedIn and this piece of article. A true inspiration that should motivate others to repeat or excel it.