We find many different backgrounds and stories at axefinance, and yet we often hear a common refrain:
WORK HARD / PLAY HARD
In Their Own Words
Ngoc Truong (Ruby), Business Development Manager
I graduated from the University of Paris Pantheon – Assas – with a Master of Projects Management. Since the time I came back to Vietnam in 2015, my cumulative years of experience have allowed me to work through multiple positions in the financial and banking industry, from an RM for a Korean bank to a project leader of a leading bank in Vietnam and now a Business Development Manager for the Fintech market. Before joining axefinance family, I’ve had a chance to experience the French culture and to work with partners from various countries in the world, which makes me comfortable and familiar with axefinance global culture since day one.
On a typical day at axe, my team and I concentrate our efforts on expanding our business in different regions in the world and typically, myself, in Vietnam and in the Asia Pacific. In the same spirit of axe customer centralization, I’m happy to give advice, share our best practices, and help our clients to make better decisions on how to address their credit automation needs through our solutions/services and to grow with them day by day.
My favorite quote is: “ Xoi loi troi cho, so do troi lay “, this applies to all situations in your life, from relationships with family members to relationships with colleagues, bosses, and business partners. Things in life often don’t go your way, luck will find people who are generous. This is also one of the ways to keep a long and lasting relationship with any people in your life, including your family, friends, clients, etc.
Latifa, Ph.D., Integration Engineering
I joined axefinance early 2018, when I performed my joint Ph.D. research (The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal & ISITCom Tunisia) I have several international contributions related to the BPM, Software Engineering and Health Informatics research areas. I’m attracted by both technical and business sides of my role at axefinance, since banking has always been a challenging industry for me.
In a typical day at axefinance, I’m supporting the implementation, improvement & optimization of ACP solution and its integration with third-parties systems. I also, deal with consolidating and deploying the implemented solution in our local environment in order to meet the banks’ expectations.
I am proud of myself as I got my first appreciation certificate from the bank during my first onsite mission at FAB. What I appreciate the most at axefinance is working in an international environment, learning from highly skilled and open-minded managers focusing on client satisfaction. At axefinance, our leitmotiv is “work hard, play hard”: during company meetings and team buildings we share friendly moments and it makes me feel like we are really a family. So proud to grow up within the axefinance family.
I graduated from HEC Montréal – Canada with a Master of Science in Financial Engineering after a Telecommunication Engineering Diploma from Sup’Com. I’m also a certified as an International Professional Risk Manager.
My cumulative years of experience have allowed me to work in various environments but always within the financial industry, namely, asset management, software development, consulting and banking. Furthermore, I’ve been lucky to have the chance to work within different cultures and collaborate with people from all over the world during my time in Canada & Qatar before joining the axefinance family in 2018.
In a typical day at axe, my team and I oversee the pre-sales activity. Our major concern is to understand a customer’s needs both technically and functionally and then work with them to confirm that ACP is the solution that addresses these needs. To successfully achieve this, our main responsibilities are to answer to RFI/RFQ/RFP, conduct onsite and remote Demos, Prepare and present POCs. We also actively provide feedback for the ACP Enhancement Roadmap, keeping our colleagues in the loop about the needs of our market.
axefinance is full of highly skilled and open-minded individuals from who I’m continually learning. I’m very satisfied with my work, and look forward to continuing an international minded and challenging experience in fintech while working in an expanding company focused on delivering quality and client satisfaction.
EYA, Software Engineer R & D Department,
While studying for an IT Management degree from IHEC (Carthage), I joined axefinance as an intern in February 2015. My final project was well received within axefinance and I was lucky enough to be hired immediately after my internship. I’m grateful that while working at axefinance during that time I could finish my master’s degree in IT & E-commerce. It was a challenging period with projects to deliver for both axefinance and my degree. At axefinance, I help in completing projects to improve ACP in order to maximize user efficiency and productivity (look & feel, UX and UI). I also deal with internal delivery processes. It was easy for me to make the choice to join the team after my internship because I was impressed by the work atmosphere and commitment of the R&D team.
4 years in now and more experienced, but I’m still learning and finding new ways to contribute and add value. I especially appreciate two things at axefinance #1transparency, and #2 teams that help one’s personal growth. Many people are eager to join axefinance straight after their internship period for these two reasons. When I joined R&D, not only was the youngest team member but also the only girl. It was fun to see their eyes when I arrived…
Formerly a Manager at EY, I’m specialized in digital transformation initiatives within financial services. After an experience in EY’s audit business, I moved to their fast-growing Advisory practice where I led various transformation programmes ranging from banking solution implementation to digital strategy execution for leading banks in the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Tunisia. I joined axefinance in September 2017 to drive its European growth from the Netherlands. By starting this thrilling new journey, I look forward to supporting axefinance’s European growth strategy, building on my advisory experience, I will strive to go the extra mile in helping my clients achieve their digitalisation agenda by offering a cutting edge solutions that lay the groundwork for a data driven lending business model!
With a master’s degree from SKEMA Business School (IS & Business Consulting), I worked at SAP LAB and IDEE before joining the axefinance family in 2012. In a typical day at axe, I contribute with my team to deliver world-class Loan Origination solutions, find sustainable answers for our customers and enhance PS’s delivery process and best practices. I joined axe to work in an international environment and embrace challenges like cross-cultural awareness, and mastering international lending and risk policies. What I appreciate most at axe is learning from highly skilled and open-minded managers in credit and risk management. The atmosphere has always been friendly; I remember last year after a Go Live in Luxembourg, we were invited by one of the bank employees to eat couscous prepared by coworkers. It was delicious!
With an Engineering degree from ESPRIT, I joined the axefinance family in 2011. I was a senior developer within the R&D CORE team for 4 years. I had the opportunity to master all technical sides of our products. But within axefinance one should never stagnate, I was attracted by the business side of axefinance and the interaction with our customer. In a typical day at axe, Me and my team, are making sure that our customer portfolio is satisfied by our solution and trying to propose more solutions, processes and best practices to make their life easier.
What I appreciate most at axe is working in an international environment and embracing challenges like cross-cultural awareness. The atmosphere has always been friendly; I remember our last year annual meeting when one of our customer assisted and he enjoyed party vibes.
Sirine Jelassi, Business Development Consultant-North America
From the United States to Canada, following my American High School journey in Washington DC, I dived into the adulthood world & joined the University of Ottawa in Ontario from which I graduated with an Honours Bachelor Degree in Commerce (Finance).
The idea of joining axefinance family was mainly driven by two factors. First, my passion for the Business world specificallythe strategicbanking industry,along with the emerging industry: FinTech. This combination happens to be at the heart of axefinance’s core business. In addition, I’d say my adaptive capacities. In fact, joining such a global company involves dealing with colleagues & clients from across the globe. A skill acquired thanks to the years spent abroad where I developed a certain level of flexibility, cultural adaptation & openness.
I first landed as part of the business development team in one of our offices: in Tunis. My day-to-day responsibilities include but are not limited to identifying deals/territories in order to develop axefinance’s market share,andinteracting with prospects, clients & partners on a regular basis..
As part of axefinance strategic expansion plan along with my intention to relocate back to my second home, we mutually agreed to bring to life the idea of exploring the North American financial market and we took on the challenge.
Thanks to axefinance extensive expertise in the lending digitalization area along with its state-of-the-art solution, I strongly believe that we are well positioned to hit this market who has shown to be quite responsive to our sollicitations. The flexibility of our modular service offering is deemed to be well appreciated and highly needed.
Unsurprisingly, axefinance has proven to be successful in penetrating new markets by partnering with the most reputable financial institutions such as: International Development Desjardins (North America), Societe Generale (Europe), FAB & KSA (Middle East), Bangkok Bank (Asia).
We look forward to exciting new opportunities.