A little bit about me, Miguel Depaz
Hi, I am Miguel Depaz. I’m a British-Peruvian based in London and Shanghai, with a passion for marketing, travel and foreign languages. I am also deeply in Love with my Peruvian roots.
I am curious, daring and an honest guy. More importantly, I am someone who’s taken the plunge and started my own international business.
It wasn’t an easy decision but, looking back, to start my own journey was the right choice.
The start and the life-changing experience
I would like to say something here more personal about myself and why I have set up this company as it really has been a labour of love. For many years, I worked in the international corporate world in South America, Europe and China, but purposefully left this behind in order to create Soluna, an international jewellery brand. I wanted to show the world the real Peru, my home country, and give something back. This is my childhood dream come true.
I grew-up in this unbelievable city, Lima-Peru, the youngest of four children. Our parents worked hard to look after us and I will always be grateful for that. They were both teachers, and one gift they shared with us was a real belief in education. When I was a kid, I was fascinated about the world. I was eager to discover it and share my culture with others.
I knew I had to work hard. I got the grades to go to the best universities in Peru and then France. I started my professional career experience working in France and then seized a chance to move to a marketing role in London. I spent several years there managing successful marketing products and strategies, but again felt a call to do more with myself. I spent all my spare time learning Chinese and moved to Shanghai to learn about their language, culture and the way to conduct business there.