How did you hear about the ModelOff competition? What made you want to get involved?
Through an ex-colleague from Operis. I like problem solving and modelling so this sounded like it might be fun.
Tell us a bit about your experiences in Round 1 and 2. Did you think you would make it to the World Finals?
I found round 1 relatively straightforward except I misunderstood one of the tasks which is easy to do under the pressure. This cost me a bit of time before I realised my mistake.
For round 2, I had to miss the start of a friend’s wedding which I had travelled to San Francisco to attend. Luckily I was able to find a quiet corner to complete the competition with the laptop on my lap and was only about 30 minutes late to the wedding. Not ideal circumstances but at least I made it to the next round.
I was told I was within top 16 after round 1 so I thought I had a decent chance to make it to finals but at the end of the day you can never be certain of the outcome.
What is/are your greatest achievement(s) – either personally or professionally?
Recently I am proud to have to collected an IJGlobal award for Project Kingpin which was the world’s largest sterling-denominated bond for renewable energy. The fact that Kingpin has the word Kin in is no coincidence.
Tell us a bit about your life away from work.
I travel around a lot mainly to visit family in Hong Kong, New York and San Francisco.
Favorite Excel Shortcut(s):
Ctrl-Z, it is so handy I wish I had one for real life.
What do you hope comes out of being a ModelOff Finalist?
I actually don’t have any expectations; I am just excited to be part of the finals.