About me, Alex Bogdan
I’m Alex Bogdan. My Twitter bio will tell you that I’m a marketing and communications professional at SAP Silicon Valley (@SAPsv), as well as a traveler, writer, adventure seeker, and beer drinker. I would also add that I’m a passionate, driven millennial looking to make a positive difference in this world, and I’m fortunate to be working for a company who enables me to do so. Like most of you, I’m motivated by new challenges, I live for exploring new places, and I’m inspired by people, the incredible stories they often share, and the opportunity to build lasting connections.
Prior to working at SAP, I studied Public Relations at San Jose State University and lived in Murica, Spain for a semester studying Spanish language, culture, and history. During my time abroad, I backpacked around Europe, fell in love with the Spanish and Italian ways of life, and further cultivated my desire to explore the world. When I’m not working at SAP or traveling, you can “cash me ousside” playing soccer, snowboarding, hiking, or sitting in the park with a cool beverage in hand.
About Sir Robert Swan
Sir Robert Swan (Rob) was awarded the Polar Medal by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, hence the Sir, but is most famously known as the first person to have walked to both North and South Poles, and his 900-mile journey to the South Pole is the longest unassisted march in history. Rob is “Officially Amazing,” according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Rob is the founder of 2041, a TED Speaker, author of Antarctica 2041: My Quest to Save the Earth’s Last Wilderness, and a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Youth. Rob has more than 30 years of sustainable leadership and teamwork experience, and in 2003, he launched the International Antarctic Expedition, a program that engages and inspires the next generation of leaders to take responsibility for climate action and the preservation of Antarctica.
Read the trip itinerary for more information on my expedition.
In November, 2017, Rob and his son, Barney Swan, are preparing to embark on a major expedition. The South Pole Energy Challenge, where they will walk 600 miles to the South Pole on renewable energy supplied by NASA, Shell, ZeroMass, and Siemens, will become a platform for engagement as they hope to work with partners and sponsors to empower companies and communities to create actionable plans around sustainable development.