Priscilla Hazel is Nsano’s Regional Head for West & Central Africa.
Priscilla’s experiences are multi-faceted; from software entrepreneurship to sales, business development, commercial performance, pricing, to name a few. She is fluent in French and English; her switch from one to another when need be is delightful. The calm, deep-thinking Priscilla spots opportunities in the most unlikely of places with several being huge success stories.
She is our personality for this month’s Staff in Focus.
Q: If your friends are asked to describe you, which 3 adjectives will be the most common?
A: Adventurous, persistent, and stubborn
Q: What is your all-time favourite quote and why?
A: You see through your eyes and you see with your mind. It gets you to pay more attention and not take things at face value. I love that it applies to every aspect of one’s life.
Q: If you could meet any personality from the Bible aside Jesus Christ, who would it be and why?
A: Enoch. I am curious about the sort of relationship he had with God because being taken alive from earth to heaven sounds exciting.
Q: What is the most challenging part of your job?
A: Learning to adapt to meet the changing demands of the industry.
Q: If you could take on a volunteering project, what would it be and why?
A: I would love to help the elderly. I believe there is much to learn from their experiences, so finding ways to help and support them, as well as offering a listening ear will be fulfilling.
Q: What’s the one thing you look out for in hiring a team member?
A: A can-do spirit. I also look out for the willingness to learn
Q: You have a 1-day notice to speak at an event on any topic of choice. What topic will it be and why?
A: Decision-making or positive thinking. I’ve come to realize that these two are critical in life and can propel you to great heights.
Q: Which recent fintech trend or development fascinates you the most and why?
A: Open banking. I find it interesting that Open banking provides an avenue for customers to get tailor-made financial solutions using their financial data. The collaboration between financial institutions, fintechs and customers to make Open Banking a success on the continent is one thing I look forward to with excitement.
Q: What are your thoughts on the future of FinTech in Africa?
A: Right now, it seems fintech is synonymous with payments in Africa, although it involves so much more. Finance includes insurance, investment, savings etc. I believe there is just a lot more in store for Fintechs in Africa beyond payments.
Q: What do you love most about working at Nsano?
A: Definitely the food 😊! More importantly, Nsano affords you the opportunity to continuously learn and improve in order to become an expert in your field.
Q: If you could have a career as a chef, hairstylist, photographer and designer, which would be most preferred?
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