If there’s one thing Nsano believes in as far as our product development is concerned, it is to find the right products for our customers and not customers for our products. We believe in continuously looking for financial technology solutions to the evolving needs of our customers. Akosua Yeboah who heads the products team leads the design, creation, and execution of our exceptional products at Nsano.
In this month’s Staff in Focus, we get to know more about Akosua, her team and her work.
Q: Describe yourself in 3 adjectives.
A: Fastidious, Empathetic, Inquisitive
Q: What is a product you currently use every day? Why do you use it?
A: I have two Apps I use daily; Twitter for daily updates, trends, news etc. and the NBA app for live scores and updates on the games.
Q: Mention 3 things that inspire you
A: Successful athletes, artist(e)s and entrepreneurs inspire me. Their dedication, hard work and discipline inspire me.
Q: Describe a day in your life as a Product Lead?
A: I’d usually start my day by checking my emails and Skype for updates I may have missed from the previous day. I will then meet my key stakeholders: business team, user experience team and engineering team. I document key actions from these meetings and get to work. By evening, I review the day’s work and plan for the next day.
Q: What aspects of Product Management do you find the most exciting?
Q: What has been the proudest moment in your career?
A: I am still looking forward to it. I am not there yet.
Q: Your favourite Nsano-recommended book.
A: Digital Gold. The story of the community around Bitcoin, their work and dedication to the cause and the success that came with it is fascinating.
Q: If you were to travel now to any part of the world, where would you go?
A: I would travel across Africa and learn about the people, culture, and history. I want to immerse myself in their experiences.
Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
A: Jesus Christ telling us not to worry about tomorrow and Paul the Apostle’s advice not to be anxious and take every need to the Lord in prayer.
Q: If you didn’t have to do an 8 to 5 and had all the resources, what would you do with your time?
A: I would travel the world, interact with people, and learn their culture and history.
Q: If you were to write a book, what would be the title?
A: Everyday People
Q: Delete one app forever: Twitter, WhatsApp, Apple Music.
A: Apple Music
Q: If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
A: Peace of mind
Q: What do you love most about working at Nsano?
A: The people that I get to work with every day. Young people taking on challenges and conquering them head-on.
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