Growing up I liked to break things, see what they were made of and put them back. And I got into a lot of trouble doing this. I was always curious to see what made ‘things’ work.
Fast forward to my University days, I needed to complete my mandatory 6 months internship. The hustle began to locate the right place for my career development. I applied to Computer Warehouse Group and got invited for an interview. Guess what? I got the job. I believed in excellence in whatever I did and this did no go unnoticed. I was promoted to Head of Pool and excelled at it. I was entrusted with responsibilities that I never would have encountered as an intern.
If you have interned in many high profile places, you will understand what I am talking about. The intern’s job description is to buy food, run errands, make coffee, make office rounds and everything else but do the actual work. You learn by sight not by action. This wasn’t the case for me. I was entrusted with multinational clients like Addax, Stanbic Bank, Unilever, Barclays Bank and many others, where I supported as an onsite Engineer.
I grew really fast and decided to expand my IT horizon. I dabbled into web dsigning, got trained, tested my skills on startups and became better at it with each passing day. I worked with WTC to improve my skills and again, I was entrusted with Local Government Clients and big shots. As I interacted with Startups and entrepreneurs, something awakened in me. A memory of the time when I printed in school for profit, when I sold things and made a little extra cash. Then it was just for survival but now, I yearned for it, longed for the thrill. My passion for it grew.
I searched for a company that could support my drive without closing their eyes on my IT capabilities. I found Heirs Holdings. I applied and was interviewed several times over a couple of weeks. It took 2 years before I was called back as a staff and I found a new high.
The idea that I was improving lives and transforming Africa through the work Heirs Holdings was doing. This vision has shaped my life, career and future aspirations.