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I spend a lot of time on calls with colleagues across different time zones and continents

At the last count, I had visited 26 HSBC offices across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and North America as part of my job in business risk and control for Commercial Banking. I am a regional senior manager for the Middle East and North Africa and am based in Dubai. It is my job to ensure that there is a robust control framework to assess and reduce risk in six countries across the region.

I have 10 years experience in risk management and am a professional accountant with knowledge of conventional and Islamic banking.

No two days here are ever the same and it is a matter of continually prioritising and reprioritising. One day I can be guiding a country on risk and control matters and the next leading a global review.

I spend a lot of time on calls with colleagues across different time zones and continents. We get to meet and work with people from a range of cultures and backgrounds, which is fascinating.

HSBC is also good at encouraging a good work/life balance – I am a member of the running club which meets weekly at different locations across Dubai. This allows me to get some vital exercise during our usually hectic weeks and provides a great opportunity to socialise and make contacts within the business.

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