Henna joined the food and drink cluster as a finance analyst, supporting the cluster management team with the analysis and interpretation of complex data trends relating to finance and alternative funding methods.
Henna studied economics, has a background in energy and finance and previously worked at a power station managing the carbon emissions for the portfolio. This former knowledge can now be transferred whilst dealing with international financial and agri-food centres regarding emerging trends especially around sustainable/impact investment.
In one sentence, what do you do at BIC?
Supporting the cluster management team with the analysis and interpretation of complex data trends relating to finance and alternative funding methods.
Is what you do now what you expected yourself to be doing?
NO WAY! i wanted to be an accountant or work in the oil industry, but whilst doing work experience and studying some modules on my Economics degree – I found it super boring, repetitive or the geographical location of the job didn’t suit me. So I opted to work as an analyst instead as I enjoyed researching and creating graphs or commentary board packs.
What is your approach to starting a new project?
Write down the aims and objectives of the project. And then make a list of what needs to be done and tick off as I go along.
Tell us about the main challenges that the financial industry faces now.
Rising costs and nearly every industry trying to keep up with their finances and savings.
What’s your most used emoji?
Laughing face, crying face.
What are your key skills?
Numerical, analytical, presenting