Introduction of Jean-Marie Cadren
EAI: If you were not an accountant, what other profession do you think you would have liked to do?
Jean-Marie: When I was a child, I dreamed of becoming an explorer, like in black and white movies, with shorts and pith helmet!
A personal charactaristic appeals to you or annoys you the most?
Jean-Marie: Kindness and humor are qualities that I appreciate very much
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Jean-Marie: Trust yourself.
What was your biggest mistake?
Jean-Marie: I don't remember making a big mistake. But if I add up all of my little mistakes that I remember, that's one hell of a big mistake!
Your biggest extravagance?
Jean-Marie: Living with the woman I've loved for 38 years ... and that's just the start!
What’s your dream?
Jean-Marie: Learn one day what could be going on before the Big Bang.
Which well known personality would you most like to dine with?
Jean-Marie: After a year of surviving Covid 19, I'm ready to eat with anyone, as long as it's overlooking the Rialto Bridge in Venice.
Who would you like to be for a day?
Jean-Marie: Myself, because I don't know myself very well yet.
Your best memory?
Jean-Marie: The rise of the Racing Club of LENS in the first division, in June 1973.
In one sentence please sum up yourself
Jean-Marie: I recently read, from a French author, a sentence which could sum up one of my facets: “my great-grandfather is dead, my grandfather is dead, my father is dead… I fear that it is hereditary ".
It evokes a serious and serious subject in a light and humorous tone.
The best place in the world?
Jean-Marie: Venice! I like to walk there, dream there and lose myself there (my explorer side, no doubt).
How would you spend a sabbatical year?
Jean-Marie: I do not know. And until I have the answer to that question, I won't be able to retire!
Is there a talent that you wish you had?
Jean-Marie: Any of them. It would be a good start!