After having worked for a fintech asset management start up for 18 months, I was looking for a more diverse and dynamic environment that could still offer me the opportunity to combine technology with finance and offer me the opportunity to travel as well. Enter Zanders.
After having spoken to numerous people within the company I felt Zanders would be a good fit and would offer me all the challenges I was looking for.
Currently I am part of the corporates team based in the Netherlands, where we advise multinational organizations on a wide range of treasury topics. For instance, I am currently involved in a treasury transformation project of one of our Japanese clients where we are implementing a new treasury management system. A truly global project with stakeholders from around the globe. And soon I will be moving to Japan to help develop our business in the region from our newly opened office in Tokyo.
Changing and challenging
Treasury is a dynamic and everchanging environment, be it due to regulatory changes and requirements or to technological developments. We are expected to remain on top of these developments to help our clients navigate their way to an optimal solution and move their businesses forward. This dynamic environment and the diverse projects require us to keep developing ourselves and educating each other. Something I enjoy very much. Combine this with the open and entrepreneurial culture within Zanders and you are left with a great and difficult to match working environment.
At Zanders you are exposed to different companies, organisations, stakeholders, processes, systems and individuals. Even as a young graduate you are sometimes expected to take on a daunting task, offering you a very steep learning curve. This can be challenging from time to time, but ultimately is very rewarding. Additionally, there is a great entrepreneurial atmosphere that rewards those that show initiative. There is always room for colleagues from all levels to investigate new business solutions that could drive the business forward.
Study: MSc Economics and Business, University of Uppsala and MSc International Financial Management, University of Groningen
Consultant at Zanders since 2013