We have a new colleague! Robbert started on May 1 at Orchard Finance as an Analyst. We asked Robbert a few questions to introduce him to you.
Who are you and what is your background?
My name is Robert Hettema. I obtained both my bachelor's degree in “Economics and Business Administration” and my master's degree in “Quantitative Finance” at the University of Amsterdam. After my master's degree I worked at Suitsupply for over a year.
What character traits do you have that you are most proud of?
In addition to my strong analytical skills that I developed during my studies and further strengthened during my first year of employment, I would describe my social skills as very valuable. I think it is in my strength to make sure that everyone listens to, understands and respects each other's points of view.
What part of your job do you find most satisfying?
The diversity of working with different colleagues at different types of clients appeals to me the most. This ensures that you gain many different impressions, the work is dynamic and you learn a lot.
Do you challenge yourself or do you need others for this?
I make sure that I challenge myself by doing many different things. In the short term, I would like to run a half marathon in preparation for a full marathon.
What can make you laugh the hardest?
Self-mockery is important to me in life. A day without laughter is a day wasted!
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