Linda Otoo is a woman of few words. She is calm, approachable, and assertive. Linda leads Nsano Ghana’s operations as Country Manager. This position is no mean feat, yet Linda carries it with modesty. With over 10 years’ experience in risk, compliance, information security, data protection, and quality assurance, Linda ensures that Nsano’s solutions as a financial technology firm meet international security standards.
In this month’s Staff Diaries, we get to know more about her; her motivation, her plans, and some fun facts.
Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: A doctor. I remember pestering my dad for a customized stamp and eventually got one with Dr. Linda Allotey on it. I would stamp every paper I saw and attempt to scribble and sign it as my way of living out my dream.
Q: If you could master one highly valued skill in a day, what would that skill be?
Q: What motivates you?
A: 1. Leading my team to succeed
2. Being a role model for my daughters
Q: What’s your favourite TV show?
A: New Amsterdam. Beyond being a fan of medical practice, this TV series is delightful, mind-opening and has key lessons on teamwork.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A: Still with Nsano, breaking boundaries and achieving bigger successes across Africa.
Q: What is your proudest career achievement?
A: Being Country Manager for Nsano.
Q: What runs through your mind at the end of each working week?
A: Having an issue-free weekend.
Q: What book are you currently reading?
A: The Goal
Q: How do you handle pressure?
A: Being calm and staying positive. I have learnt that reacting under pressure ends up being based on the emotions but once I stay calm, positive thoughts and rational solutions flow naturally.
Q: What’s the most courageous thing you have ever done?
A: Tracking and finding my stolen phone
Q: What are your thoughts on the future of FinTech in Ghana?
A: Exciting, challenging, and competitive times ahead. The growth ahead is enormous.
Q: What do you love most about working at Nsano
A: The people. We are like a family and this makes work exciting.
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