This month’s spotlight is on Godson Quaye, our ‘Senior Analytics Guy’. When it comes to the implementation and support of business information systems across the various departments within Nsano, Godson is our ‘go-to guy’.
As our Head of Enterprise and Business Reporting, Godson is in charge of high value partner relationship management, business performance and analytics as well as supporting Nsano’s operational excellence in the fintech space.
Get to know more about his life, work and some fun facts.
Q: How would you describe yourself?
A: Confident, jovial and curious
Q: What is your personal mantra?
A: Don’t stop when you’re tired; stop when it’s done!
Q: What does your current job entail?
A: I’m currently involved with business development for financial institutions, customer success for all our customers and business performance management. It’s a great combination of everything I’m passionate about, professionally, and personally – preempting problems as much as possible and solving them in the most restorative, reassuring ways available.
Q: What runs through your mind at the start of each working week?
A: What opportunities can I take advantage of and how can I help others do same? Others here, I mean anyone who is actually willing and committed to doing better themselves.
Q: If you could master one highly valued skill, what would it be?
A: It’s not a single skill, honestly. But I’ll limit it to wisdom (if that’s a skill). Proverbs 15:24 says “the path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave”. Wisdom improves how we relate with others, how we solve problems and can help me to add credible sustainable value.
Q: What do you love most about the industry you work in?
A: Fintech affects everyone of us and so opportunities are never out of reach. It however means that dedicating a large chunk of effort and time to creating solutions that cut it for the customer and even exceeds their expectations. That’s what keeps us competitive.
Q: What are some similarities you have noticed across African fintech operations?
A: Fintech is about the single fastest growing phenomenon in Africa today and fintech startups are increasingly attracting funding to scale. You will also notice that attempts are being made to explore other areas of finance than just payments. Areas like digital lending (micro credit, asset financing, etc.), digital wealth management (that is savings and investments) and blockchain are emerging strongly. Open banking and open finance are areas that need attention because mobile money provides unique opportunities to deepen financial inclusion much further than is currently the case.
Q: How do you handle pressure?
A: After a long day or week, I love to indulge in my playing the piano. I love to read, listen to an audiobook or a podcast on my walks too.
Q: If you could have another career, what would it be?
A: I’d be a professional musician or choir director.
Q: What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?
A: I make scrumptious, finger-licking chocolate cakes.
Q: What do you love most about working at Nsano
A: Nsano is full of ambitious millennials. The energy and passion for innovation always gives me a kick, and I love engaging our customers too.
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