Ollie | ...on being Austrian, Ugandan and mad about planes!

November 28, 2021 Season 3 Episode 10
Ollie | ...on being Austrian, Ugandan and mad about planes!
Show Notes

In this week's episode, Louisa and the Fantastic Fo speak to Oliver Christopher Kaigwa Haas, a 32 year old designer, engineer and entrepreneur. Ollie moved to Hong Kong 7 years ago from Vienna to take on a dream job with Cathay Pacific after sending a personal letter to their then CTO.

A huge aviation and sustainability advocate, Ollie shares his passion for aviation and technology, how he balances his time in the city with many of the sports that Hong Kong is great for, and the fact that he is probably the only guest we've had that cooks more than eats out in this the restaurant capital of the world.

Of course we also discuss what it has been like being black in Hong Kong,  Ollie's mixed Austrian and Ugandan heritage, and how that has made him much more "buoyant" when travelling around the world.

Another great episode for your Monday morning and definitely check out Ollie's TedTalk here. As always, If you enjoyed this episode be sure to scroll down and leave us a review. Enjoy! 


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Notes and links from this episode:

  • Guest Instagram: @oliverckhaas
  • Guest Recommendations:
    •  Hip Hop Evolution on Netflix 
    • J Dilla's Donuts 
    • Erykah Badu - Soul Train Awards 2018
    • James Brown - It's a Man's World (feat Michael Jackson)"
    • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Becoming by Michelle Obama  "As much as I love Barack, it's Michelle's story that really brought out the human story of the family's journey"
    • The Book of Hope by Jane Goodall
    • Sapiens by Yuval Nohal Harari
    • Will Smith's biography "It drops on Tuesday, but I already know it's going to be good!"