Operations Analyst Yusuf talks about the fun involved in working at a startup and the importance of family.

How did you come to join the mmob?

I graduated this year with a BSc in Accounting and Management from Queen Mary University of London. As I was using my extended summer holiday to prepare for graduate schemes later on in the year, this opportunity was presented to me. I was grateful to join mmob as an Operations Analyst in July 2021. 

What is your favourite thing about working at mmob? 

As mmob is still in its early stages of development, one of my favourite things is being able to play a part in its early successes which is an opportunity not many get to experience. Seeing the company being built from the ground up has allowed me to gain exposure to all aspects of the business – giving me the chance to work on various projects and develop new skills. Another thing I really appreciate about mmob is its workplace culture as the people I work alongside have genuinely made me feel welcome, comfortable and excited to work every day. Regardless of title and position, everyone here is treated as equals and given the voice to make a difference. 

What are you working towards at the moment? 

Currently I am collaborating closely with the Chief of Staff, Amit who is assisting me in restructuring the financial reports. I am also working alongside the technology team for product testing to ensure quality assurance and usability of the services we provide our clients.  

What do you like to do in your spare time? 

I like to spend time doing activities that help minimise screen time such as eating out at restaurants, socialising with friends and travelling to different countries (at least once a year). The pandemic made me realise that spending time at home and interacting with family can also be quite enjoyable – while it can be fun spending time outside of the house it is also important to focus on building your closest relationships. 

What do you think the future of fintech looks like? 

I think the future of fintech will be constantly evolving as companies actively look for innovative ways to disrupt today’s financial services offered to customers. The possibilities of integrating technology into personal and commercial finance are endless. Now, the race is on as to which company can get there first.  

What is the best piece of advice you have received? 

My teacher always preached: 

“Do not let a single day go by where you haven’t learnt or done something new – no matter how small it is, any knowledge gained is better than no knowledge at all.” 

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