Speaking of employees coming together to make Amica even better, Sunil sees being able to work as a team player as integral to success at the company. He explained that, to him, teamwork and collaboration means coming into work with an open mind.
“I think you have to be very open-minded and not be fearful of speaking your mind and also, at the same time, be respectful of other opinions. Because most of the time you're working with so many other teams, and people have different personalities. Be positive and have a sense of collaboration.”
Sunil came to the U.S. from Nepal at the age of 18. Many of his family members, including his parents and sister, still live there.
“I did my bachelor undergrad in Minnesota. So, I lived there for four years. And I’ve lived in Illinois and Ohio during my past work as a contractor. I came [to the U.S.] right after I finished high school. It was a wild ride. Going to another country by myself, it was a long and tough journey,” he admitted.
He also talked about being from a South Asian country that’s primarily located in the famed Himalayas mountain range, and revealed that he’s constantly asked if he’s climbed probably the most famous (and tallest) mountain in the world. The answer is “no,” but it is on his bucket list. Sort of.
“A lot of the time, because I’m from Nepal, people ask, ‘Have you climbed Mount Everest?’ No, I have not. But, I do want to get up to the base camp. That's something I really want to do when I have the time. I may not get to the top, but the base camp would be nice.”
Mount Everest aside, Sunil’s work at Amica is helping the company reach new heights.