Name: Lavinia Thancanamootoo
Role: Assistant Dealer
My job entails: Communicating daily foreign exchange rates to internal and external stakeholders and booking deals for clients.
The qualities to have in the role I play: Going the extra mile for the client.
My highest professional achievement: Being best achiever in my department in recognition of the long hours I put in for client satisfaction.
My greatest personal achievement: Graduating in my Masters in International Business from Curtin University in Mauritius as it was really tough combining work with studies.
The most important lesson I’ve learnt in my career so far: AfrAsia has taught me to persevere and not to give up as you are recognised for your efforts.
My best moment at the Bank: When a client is pleased with my proposed rate. Somewhere along the way, I have learnt that there is no greater joy than putting a smile on the face of my clients.
It is great about working for AfrAsia: Because people accept you for who you are. You always get a helping hand from colleagues in any situation. You also get credit for your efforts.
What I enjoy doing most: I am passionate about Japanese animes, cooking, video games and driving my own car.
What I love most in life: To be in control of my life as a strong independent woman.
The one person who has inspired me: My mum who has taught me to be to resilient and conscientious.
How do I maintain a healthy work/life balance: By hitting the gym first thing in the morning. This energises me, gives me a more positive outlook and loads of energy to meet my daily challenges.