I’ve worked at Standard Chartered for over 13 years, after joining as an International Graduate (IG) in London after completing my undergraduate degree with Cass Business School, City University. I moved to Kenya to complete my IG rotation because I wanted to go back to where I grew up. In 2007, I moved to Dubai to join the global commodity derivatives team, and after three years spent developing a pipeline of opportunities between Middle East and Africa, I took on a financial markets (FM) sales role in Kenya.
During this period I was responsible for the local corporates portfolio before taking on the role in structured sales in Kenya. In 2014, I got the opportunity to work in Zambia as part of a short-term assignment; in 2015, I took the role of leading the FM team in Kenya. It has been a very interesting journey to build the business and work to meet client needs. My experience at the Bank has been exciting – I’ve been pushed to move out of my comfort zone. I’ve also learned to truly appreciate cultural diversity, which has resulted in some great friendships.