Ã…liÃ¥ and Kai NygÃ¥rd
Finnish born Peter NygÃ¥rd's children; Kai
& Ã…liÃ¥ have decided to follow in their father's footsteps. 'Its not our time to take over anything yet -- it seems that Dad will never retire!', they both say with a wink in their eyes ...
Kai, 18 & Ã…liÃ¥ 20 are both good-looking kids with a good head on their shoulders.
Ã…liÃ¥ & Kai
seem to have a solid & close relationship.
They both admit that out of all the children, they get along the best with each other - they describe themselves as 'a horse & a buggy'. 'Of course we have our arguments, but overall we look at things in much the same way.
As Ã…liÃ¥ is older & perhaps 'wiser' than me, I have to admit that I actually do listen to what she
has to say', confesses Kai
Peter NygÃ¥rd is always busy & his work days are very long. Ã…liÃ¥ & Kai
admit that when they were younger they wished that their father would have had more time for them ...
has attended a 'completely normal public school', & for that he
was young he
never let on to anyone that his
father was a multimillionaire "I was treated like any other boy", he
has just graduated & he
will take one year off before returning back to studying.
will spend this year working for his
father & getting more & more familiar with the company.
would like to spend time in working at various different departments, then in a few years he
will decided as to what area of the company he
can most contribute to -- "when I've made that decision, I will strive to make that department the most successful", he
says with great enthusiasm.
Ã…liÃ¥ NygÃ¥rd has already attended University in Florida & this fall she is moving to New York to continue studying fashion at the Fashion Institute.
In between her
studies Ã…liÃ¥ will help out with office work at her
father's New York office.
Both Ã…liÃ¥ & Kai
are thankful for not only their father's influence in their lives, but also that of their grandmother-Hilkka NygÃ¥rd's.
But - I wear my Finnish Hockey Jersey often, it is from the year when Finland won the world Hockey Championship - in that game I was rooting for Finland!", Kai