I am Mario and I am store leader of the store in Vösendorf, near Vienna After 4 years of Decathlon in the Netherlands, I went to Austria for Decathlon.

Here I opened the first store in the summer of 2018 It is a huge challenge to communicate our vision to the people here Austrians are not yet familiar with the Decathlon concept and are very attached to their trusted brands It is an important task for me to put together a team of passionate athletes who want to spread the story of Decathlon because they believe in it themselves I have worked in the stores in Amsterdam, Apeldoorn and Breda, in various positions I was store leader in Breda, just like here in Austria I love to bring colleagues and customers into my passion, to work out together and to talk about it I like to combine sport with being outdoors, which means that I like to do multiple sports: skating, cycling and skiing Sport is much more than a physical effort for me.

It brings back many beautiful memories The common feeling, the international character and the mindset of our company inspire me! You get the space to take initiative, but also the confidence that making mistakes is part of it It can be a way to develop yourself I want to give my team the confidence and opportunity to grow, just as I have had it.