Since 18 March “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” has aired across Asian TV networks featuring 16 candidates, handpicked from around the world to compete in a high-stakes competition involving business and physical challenges, for the top prize of a US$250,000 job offer to work directly under ONE Chairman and CEO, Chatri Sityodtong, for a year as his protege in Singapore.
As fellow candidates were sent home along the way in the search for The One, Russia’s Irina Chadsey proved to be a tough competitor and made it to the Top 4.
Growing up in a low-income household fighting several adversities, Irina used her upbringing as motivation to grow and achieve her goals.
For the past 10 years, she worked for real estate giant Jones Lang LaSalle and eventually worked her way up to the position of Senior Associate, where she handled investment sales activities across Asia.
In addition to building a powerful business career, Irina is very passionate about fitness as a way of self-expression and discipline, as well as mental and physical strength. She dedicates herself to training five to six times a week, further proving there is nothing that women can’t do.
We have a chat with Irina about her journey to the competition, the unique format and the circumstances that were faced during The Apprentice, as well as life after the show: