What drives you?
I am someone who thrives in a dynamic environment. I draw energy from the people around me – be it by talking or listening to them, or simply being able to put a smile on their faces. Importantly, knowing that I’m able to deliver value in the work that I do and make a difference drives me.
How have you grown with the Bank?
Our International Graduates programme gives us the opportunity to rotate across different teams. For me, the exposure across five teams in Wealth Management has helped me discover more about myself, as I hone my stakeholder management skills. I realise the importance of collaboration in ensuring the decisions we make and the solutions we develop are in the best interests of our clients.
What are your favourite moments in the Bank?
I really miss the face-to-face interactions with my colleagues – which makes me appreciate how technology connects us at work even when we are apart! I am also thankful for the opportunities and empowerment I am given, even as a junior in the team, to be able to give my best, up my game, and be recognised for the good work I put in.
How do you balance the different roles in your life?
It is about having a growth mindset and having open conversations. I often ask myself “how can I help today?”, “what can I learn?”, “how can I improve?”. My regular check-ins with my managers and work confidantes help a lot, especially when the going gets tough.
At the end of the day, when I reflect and realise what I am doing is meaningful, I feel fulfilled even as I continue to learn the ropes. But because I truly enjoy both my jobs, I know I’ll be able to find the right balance the I need.
Your advice to people looking to join the banking industry?
Find joy in the process. There are many opportunities you can explore and discover your passion, niche and the support you need to learn and grow!
Describe with three words what it’s been like working in the Bank.
Supportive. Challenging. Rewarding.
Click to read about our other colleagues: John, Joan, Raina, Sentil and Vernon