I recently joined a fintech startup in Hong Kong as a manager of international trade. Aside from managing the credit function and daily operations of the company, I enjoy working closely with developers to streamline processes. I worked in credit and risk related functions in JP Morgan and HSBC in Hong Kong and then I moved to Velotrade.
Before moving to Hong Kong, I was an analyst at a venture capital financing firm in Vancouver, Canada, which sparked my interest in credit risk management. After graduating from HKU, I was able to secure jobs that were in line with my goal of pursuing a career in credit risk management. Without a doubt, the knowledge and experience I gained from HKU MBA helped jumpstart my career in Hong Kong.
I believe the guidance I received from Career Development and Training during the job hunting process helped me develop the key skills required to succeed and such skills still resonate with me today. For example, during the job hunting process, Career Development and Training offered tips on how to excel at assessment centres and provided one-on-one coaching which strengthened my interview skills. Furthermore, the MBA programme opened doors to a vast network of reputable banking professionals and mentors. As a result of the knowledge I acquired from the MBA programme and the invaluable support I received from Career Development and Training, I definitely gained confidence during the recruitment process and developed the skills required to achieve my long term career goals.
Industry: Financial Services
Job Title: Manager of International Trade