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SPEEDA Singapore Consulting Service Team

Joined 2017

Shafarudin Sariman

Shafarudin Sariman previously worked as a Senior Analyst at Converging Knowledge Singapore, a boutique research company serving the corporate finance industry mostly in Southeast Asia. He helped to produce research report that were used by regional banks, capital investment companies, consultancy firms, multi-national corporations, and government agencies. Shafarudin is currently a member of the SPEEDA consultancy services team.

My Challenge

My Goal Is to Develop a Consulting Service Team that Is Well-Respected for Our Deep Knowledge Across All Levels

2018.05.30

My Challenge

My Goal Is to Develop a Consulting Service Team that Is Well-Respected for Our Deep Knowledge Across All Levels

2018.05.30
I was from a boutique research consultancy company that caters to corporate and financial advisory clients in Southeast Asia. I joined UZABASE because of the young startup culture that cultivates innovation and independent thinking. Also, I like to work in a multicultural environment and learn from the perspectives of people from across many types background.

I am currently a member of the Consulting Services Team, and I work with analysts from Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka, to advise clients and provide them with research solutions. As a team, we namely provide customised research report to clients so that they can then make more informed decisions.

One of the biggest challenges at the start is to manage a multitude of different tasks at the same time. For example, our clients come to us with research requests, or they tell us their issues, and this can come at any time; AND we need to communicate effectively and manage clients’ expectations in a timely fashion. I also need to have background knowledge or be able to pick up key industry information to advise the client. On the other hand, you could also be working on reports and coordinating with the analyst team.

So, the situation is that you can be working deep in thought on specific data or information, and all of a sudden, you have to switch track because a client reached out to you on something that is of entirely different nature. This is one of the interesting and challenging parts of our job, and luckily, we managed to streamline the process so that we can achieve both at the same time.

As I have built up my career at UZABASE, and I am attracted to so many things about this company. For starters, it has innovative culture that encourages you to experiment and explore your ideas freely, and also allows flexibility to manage your own time and objectives.

We have a low hierarchal structure, so you can have an open discussion with your bosses about your ideas and ask for suggestions. Colleagues are always there to help you in your times of need, and we always support each other.

As one of my goals, I’d like to help developing a Consulting Service Team that is well respected for our deep knowledge, across all levels, from those who execute tasks to C-level decision makers. Personally, I’d like to explore the forefront of technology as a tool to achieve this.

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