What are your full names, your age (if you don’t mind), your current position and what does a day in it look like?
Odipo Otieno, 37.
Head of Insurance Premium Financing – Retail at Momentum Credit Ltd.
My job involves a lot of travelling, however, on a normal day I start my day in the office at 6am.
6 am –7am: Responding to emails, chats and keeping myself abreast on business news.
7am – 8am: Planning my day as I snack.
8am to 1pm: Meetings with My Team Leader, my direct reports and clients. Trainings etc.
2pm to 4pm: Recap of how my day was and coming up with a to do list for the next day.
4:30pm: Leave the office for home.
What 5 words best describe you as a person career wise?
I’ll give two: Coach and Player.
What are you most proud of accomplishing throughout your career?
Being able to raise people who were under me into my position and even beyond. This meant that I also grew into another level. I call it levelling up in the market. As you reach for those under you, they fill your shoes and you have to look for new ones.
What would you do differently in your career if you had a chance?
Focus more on people than processes.
What advice do you have for that young man or woman who wants to venture into a career similar to yours? Where would they start?
Be honest to self and what you can deliver.
In all your dealings both with your internal and external customers, be honest.
Be accountable to someone.
Let your work speak for you.
Start now. Start from where you are at and everything else will fall into place.
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