Courage and Selflessness

FMI employee, Ashika Ramsoonder is a true reflection of FMI’s values. With courage and selflessness, she takes on her role as a business analyst by day, student by night, single mother and active member of her community. “I make the most of what life throws at me as life is only as good as one’s mindset.” We chatted to Ashika about her life and role at FMI. Here’s what she had to say.

1. Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a single mom of a 17-year-old daughter. Being a single mom has made me twice as patient as I was before. It has also taught me resilience and a tremendous amount of selflessness. It is this selflessness that has motivated me to get involved in community outreach programmes.

My love for the outdoors and the natural environment has encouraged me to be physically healthy. I am also studying towards a BCom degree, majoring in Business Management. Although it has been challenging being a full-time employee, single mother, fitness fanatic, adventure seeker and community helper, I make the most of what life throws at me as life is only as good as one’s mindset.

2. When did you start working at FMI?

I started working for FMI in November 2016. It’s been an exciting journey – I started out as a business support consultant within the sales environment. Eight months later, an opportunity arose for me to join the Strategic Implementations team as a business analyst, and I have been there since.

3. Tell us a little about what your job involves.

As a business analyst, I am responsible for developing new business and improving existing business processes and reporting structures, testing system enhancements and rolling out training for system developments. So, in essence, I find ways to help other departments in the business to work smarter!

4. What do you love most about your job?

I love the fact that I am learning about all facets of the business and the role that each department plays in supporting the rest of the business. I also enjoy interacting with people from all levels of the organisation.

5. What do you love about working at FMI?

It would definitely be the people. I have never experienced such humility before – from the canteen staff, all the way up to CEO. The office always has such an amazing atmosphere – relaxed yet vibey. As you walk around, there is always laughter and smiles on the staff members’ faces.

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