I managed to find some time to interview one of our busy team. Today I’m interviewing our HR manager Katrina.
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First thing first. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.
My full name is Katrina Julia Aquino Lazaro. I’m from Philippine and I just came to Bangkok last Feburary.I studied mass communication back in my country and majored broadcasting which inclined to public speaking.
My previous work after I graduated from college was in call center for 9 to 10 years. I was an agent as a customer service representative and five years of my working experience was quality insurance which was listening to other call of agents and checking if they were following a set guide line.I was also in charge of trying human capital such as enhancing communication skill.
Q1) What do you do for D8ii Limited?
Originally I was going to be a HR manager but currently I’m involved in training the skills of our staffs in order to enhance their English and communication skills to deliver better customer services. I’m also creating a training agenda for Rabadaba CSR here in Thailand that would be launched in October… Hopefully.
Q2) Why did you want to work in Bangkok?
I was in love with Bangkok. I have already visited several times visiting my friends. What attracted me the most about Bangkok is the cost of living. Basically I can live with 1,000 bahts a week which is about 30 US dollars. I cannot do that in my country.
The business in Thailand is not yet structured enough. At least not as much as where I’m from. There’s a lot of opportunities not only for people who wants to start a business or people who want to start their career.
That’s why I chose Bangkok as my new beginning of adventure.
Q3) Pitch D8ii Limited to me as if I were buying your service.
I’d say that D8ii limited is a company that is always able to adjust to whatever the clients needs. We make sure to meet or exceed clients expectation. What I mean by this is that, people behind the scene of software that we develop or services we provide, we put enormous amount of effort. Not only 100%. That’s why our clients get 200%.
Q4) Why do you think so many startups fail in your opinion? and Why do you like to work for startups?
First of all, If a leader doesn’t know how to work on or how to achieve goal that he or she set themselves, of course, it will be a failure. You cannot go anywhere if your leader doesn’t know where he is heading.
Second of all, getting right people in the right moment is essential. At the end of the day, you cannot do everything by yourself. That’s why we need others help. And to do so, we need right people.
Lastly, you need to be flexible. You maybe expert of something. However in the startup scene everyone needs to work on so many different tasks.
I’m hired as a HR manager but now I’m working on a training program for our staff and helping media team to create content as well.
I love to work for a startup because it is somewhere you can leave your legacy on. Unlike big companies, you are building something that you know you are in part of something big. Therefore, I make sure I do my best to leave KATRINA element.
Q5) What do you think about our CEO Jayson Ho?
I was intimidated a bit at first. Since I was not fully sure about what I was going to do. But now that we work more closely, he is a type of person that shares knowledge and he is not afraid to share with everyone. I think that attitude makes him a strong man.
He is a natural teacher if you are into entrepreneurship.
Q6) If you could do a skype call with any living person who would it be and why?
That is a hard one. I always had a interest in talking to president Obama. Because some of the things he did was ok. You cannot judge from their appearances or background. And I think he is the living proof that embodies.
I would like to ask him what was the hardest thing for him so far.
Q7) Lastly, What is your favorite quote?
“Don’t do unto others what you don’t want others to do unto you” by Confucius.
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