Life Highlights: I was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, a small yet international and busy city. I went on studying Economics and Management which led me to an accounting opportunity. Although it was an enriching experience, it unfortunately lacked the warmth of human interaction.
All my following roles allowed me to work more closely to people, even pushing me to relocate to London, thus giving me the chance to broaden my horizons and meet hundreds of fascinating characters.
It motivated me to embrace this new career path in IT recruitment, a role that combines both a fast-paced and challenging environment and fruitful encounters with people from all cultures and ways of thinking.
Outside of work: In my spare time, there’s four things I love to do: going out in London and socialising with friends and new people; reading a book, may it be classical literature or self-development; playing a game or two (or three) of Badminton or Ping-Pong; playing the ukulele (I started not too long ago so don’t bother asking me to play for you yet).
Fun fact: Don’t try to guess my ethnicity or my age, it is not worth the effort!
If I was a famous person: I would like to be Bruce Lee. Why? His physical and mental strength, his wisdom in exploring life philosophy, his creativity in bringing all martial arts he learned into one of his own and his polyvalence in his career (actor, film director, athlete, author and more) are in my opinion to be taken as an example.
All that said, I’m looking forward to hearing more about you and the opportunities you are looking for!
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Our client is an international group of companies, comprising three companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) and private companies, that invests in and operates shipping assets. They provide full technical management and commercially manage a large fleet of vessels from offices across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia. Overview of Role The position is based in the London office, but the work will be worldwide in scope. The Company Secretarial and U.S. Securities Law Team consists of the group Company Secretary and the Company Secretarial Assistant, and sits within the wider Legal Department which currently comprises fifteen lawyers, claims’ analysts, trainee solicitors and support staff, led by the General Counsel. They are looking to recruit a Legal Counsel and Deputy Company Secretary, who would report directly to the group Company Secretary and also assist in managing the Company Secretarial Assistant. The successful candidate will be involved in a broad range of corporate work, ranging from: Public and private transactions, Dealing with the disclosure and filing requirements of the NYSE and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, AGM processes for both public and private companies, General corporate advisory work. You will deal with multi-jurisdictional issues and listed company requirements (involving the three NYSE-listed companies). . There will also be significant management and board exposure as Deputy Company Secretary, involving infrequent international travel to attend quarterly board meetings. As part of the role, you will have the opportunity to work with colleagues from the wider Legal Department (including the General Counsel), finance, accounting, operations, commercial and technical management as well as to interact with service providers, auditors and external legal counsel. Qualification and Experience Ideally 3-5 years’ PQE years’ in the corporate department of a well-regarded law firm, as well as a strong appetite to develop company secretarial skills. A UK qualified lawyer. Capital markets / M&A experience. Experience in-house would be advantageous but not a prerequisite. Salary £90 - £100K Please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
***All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK*** Responsibilities You will create, manage and develop new business client opportunities, from cold-calling to close of business, working alongside an experienced team. Specifically, you will: Generate Leads Through cold approaches, develop a database of leads/prospective clients segmented by industry sector and by foreign exchange turnover, as well as trade finance perspective. Win Business And Create Opportunities Manage the relationship with the key account management team to speed up the conversion from sign up to first trade (engage with client and manage the handover to the account manager). Business Developers will have opportunities to move to more senior sales positions, from Industry Sector Specialist to Head of Desk, managing your own team, or progress to a dealing/account management role. Manage Your Performance Your performance as a Business Developer will be measured in terms of new business generation, activity and quality performance targets. The revenue generated from the accounts you bring on for the company will gauge your performance. Skills * Fluent Cantonese speaker * Excellent communication skills and articulation over the phone * Demonstrable commercial experience, particularly in telesales * Interest in and basic knowledge of finance * Research ability a plus * Commercial acumen, ambition Education * Degree level education * We welcome school leaver applicants who can demonstrate an interest in the financial services and sales.