What excites you about the work you do?
I have always wanted to do something good and valuable for the world, and I inherited this from my parents. Economics shapes everything and gives perspective on value of money, efficiencies, and policy engineering. All these aspects keep society moving, and I want to be part of this story to bring out the perspective of the marginalized based on social justice, equality, and fairness.
What makes BMI unique? What is different about your work experience here?
BMI is unique on so many levels (1) it brings perspectives from the Global South – a very refreshing idea (2) BMI is a tent of diversity – which I believe is a future for global corporations (3) BMI is travelling the untraveled path – I love originality and novelty. Regarding my work experience -I feel a great sense of community and care and want to make a difference here in the global south -unlike in my previous life as a Banker, where money superseded everything.
What is your secret to progress?
Fortitude and kindness and never taking life stressors too seriously. Play hard and work diligently.
What does a typical day for you look like?
There is no typical day. I must be fluid, adaptable, and willing to change gears based on daily needs and demands. However, I always read about daily economic affairs focusing on the World, Africa, and developing countries. I try to learn a new joke every day and take no politician too seriously. It is good for my mental health.
In most instances, I usually begin my day at 16.30hrs by reviewing my previous work schedule list. This way, I can set up my priorities. I review the status of the projects that I am currently working on, and I try to finish any pending assignments if any. This ensures the time value for money of all my projects without any glitches. From time to time, I reward myself dearly after achieving a significant milestone. I call this ‘the Cyprian checkbook for existence’.