Fabien is responsable for the design and usability of BBO. He works hard to make sure BBO is easy and fun to use.
He’s got to be one of the fittest members of the team. He never stops moving and regularly gets out for 12 mile runs! He’s also a young dad, managing the fine balance of work and life commitments.
Here we ask Fabien some questions to find out more about what makes him tick.
Can you explain what you do at BBO in simple terms?
My job is to make the BBO experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.
What do you like to play on BBO?
I like to play Bridge Master. It’s a good way to improve your bridge skills.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love spending time with my family and friends. It’s important for me to be surrounded by my loved ones. I try to do as much sport as possible (I run a lot and enjoy to cycle with my son). I was very athletic when I was very young; I played soccer for 15 years (I started at the age of 3) and at the age of 16 I started hip hop dance (breakdance), which I did for 8 years. Something else I love to do is playing with lego – it’s very calming!
Here’s a video of me from my hip hop dancing days
If you could choose a superpower, what power would you like to have?
The superpower that I would like to have is that of being able to stop time! I find that everything goes very fast these days and sometimes we don’t take the time to enjoy important moments.
Who is your role model?
I don’t really have a model, but I take inspiration from people like Phil Knight (creator of Nike), Thierry Marx (famous French chef) as well as athletes like Eliud Kipchoge, Francois Dhaene, Kobe Bryan, and Anthony Joshua.
What is the best advice you ever received?
If you fail, start again.
What would your perfect week look like?
For me the perfect week is a combination of nice weather, playing sport and spending time with my family and friends around a good barbecue in Spring or Summer or a raclette in Fall or Winter.
Do you like travelling?
Yes, I’ve enjoyed travelling around Europe as well as China, Thailand and Indonesia. I also like to travel around my native France, as we have lots of beautiful landscapes.
Are you a music lover and do you play an instrument?
I don’t play an instrument but I do love music! I listen to all kinds of music, but I have a preference for hip hop and jazz.