What were your thoughts when you joined Banca Ifis?
I really liked the energy of this bank right from the first day and I found a warm and authentic welcome (people are the cultural element I always notice). I felt at home straightaway, even if I had just arrived in Italy and I had always worked in US multinational companies. I immediately thought “this is a successful company, with nice people and a pace I like”.
What about your personal growth at Banca Ifis?
My arrival in Italy from the US was a mature and positive decision. At Banca Ifis, I’ve been able to apply and change some training/management models used in the UK and the US (and well as improving my Italian). This was a change I found very useful from a professional point of view, as in the words of Anatole France: “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living”.
What brought you most satisfaction at work?
Banca Ifis brought me great satisfaction thanks to the fortune of working with every business unit. I could list various professional activities and talent development and growth is something I really care about. I have to say that training apprentices is a source of great joy and satisfaction. However, the greatest satisfaction was seeing the colleagues with whom I’ve worked over these years grow.
What do you expect from your future, both from a professional and personal point of view?
The future is always a great mystery…the past is history, the future is mystery…
From a personal point of view, I’m planning to build a ‘mini home’ on the Dolomites with my own hands, thanks to the working experience gained while I was studying.
Professionally, I’d like everyone to understand that the future is now and to keep on working at Banca Ifis to see young colleagues take on leading positions within the bank: indeed, I believe they are the driver of future projects.
Anything else you’d like to add?
I’d like to share a saying that guides me and I think it guides the bank as well: “Do not limit your challenges, challenge your limits”.