Tell us something about yourself
I was born and grew up in Rome, and began working very young handling the administration of a shop in franchising. That is where discovered my passion for the numbers world. So I decided to enrol in Business Economics when I was already 25, and kept on working in an accountant’s office while studying. At 30 I had the chance to join an office of the CNA (national confederation of artisanship) to supply financial services to SMEs, getting closer to the banking world. Then I joined Banca Ifis. I already knew the bank because I was a customer of Rendimax and as soon as I had the chance to send in my candidacy for a post in the Rome office, I wasted no time!
In my private life, like in my job, I enjoy cultivating human relationships and am a very curious person interested in novelties. I am at my best working in a team which I believe is the true key to success. I like travelling in my free time. My main passion is sailing, watching land while being rocked by the waves.
Then, about 11 months ago, I became the mother of a splendid little boy, Fernando. He has turned my perfect daily balance upside-down and is my greatest joy. Fernando was who gave me the energy to get back to work soon, with greater motivation and achieving excellent results.
How long have you been working for Banca Ifis?
I have been working in Banca Ifis for 6 and a half years. A first, for two years, I was a member of a customer management team. Now for 4 years I have been a commercial developer for the Rome branch; a role where I can express my interpersonal skills and which really satisfies me.
The first moments spent in the Bank?
The first weeks flanked in the Bank are difficult to forget. I was welcomed really well and met skilled, professional people straight away; they enabled me to fit into the Bank’s world with great ease. From the first few weeks, I learnt what it meant to work for Banca Ifis: a dynamic, serene, informal environment where you put passion into your work. Compared to an ordinary bank, we are all extremely willing and prompt when responding to requests from both customers and colleagues.
Which aspects do you like best about your job?
The most gratifying aspect of my job is definitely the relations with customers and colleagues. I also like achieving the objectives they set me: to achieve my goals, I am pushed to do my best and I let my adrenaline flow. Achieving a target is a success for both me and the customer requesting the loan and managing to obtain it. It’s a great responsibility where I try to do my best thanks to solid experience.
The most important lesson learnt in the Bank?
The most important lesson was when I asked for an obtained to move from the position of manager to that of commercial developer. I really put myself to the test in that step and got the confirmation that I was a flexible person who adapts to situations fast, and knows how to deal with new challenges with a positive attitude, basically to stay concentrated and make your dreams come true.
Lastly, the latest challenge I recently had to deal with and passed satisfactorily in the Bank was returning from maternity leave. i realised that returning to work was not an insuperable hurdle, but a really fluid step. I had really never stopped being in the Bank and being involved in all the commercial projects, like a communication thread that had never broken!