For the third instalment of our DPO Spotlight series, we spoke to Aisha Luyima, Country Sales Manager in Uganda and her sales Team.
The Ugandan Team is hardworking, motivated, and passionate about finding tailored solutions for your business. The Team focuses on business development and strategically growing the business through sales generation. The three primary industries of focus in Uganda are:
We spoke to Aisha Luyima, Country Sales Manager in Uganda:
Describe your role within the Team.
My key role is to provide the leadership my Team needs across the region to enable them to achieve their deliverables in line with the company’s ambitious strategy and deliver on my own goals.
How does your Team contribute to the larger company?
By offering the most suitable solutions bundle to our merchants that speak to their unique business needs while ensuring they build long-lasting business relationships, the Team contributes to the company’s bigger picture.
What keeps you motivated, and how do you motivate your Team?
My motivation presents itself in three aspects – purpose, experience and impact. I find meaning in what I do – addressing the digital payment need of merchants in my market. My experience in the financial space allows me to drive my goals and inspire young African women to take an interest in this field. I have a strong desire to help young women dream big. In motivating my Team, I am always open with positive intent, communication being the backbone of any relationship. I communicate and support my Team at every step and challenge them to soar higher. “It’s a great Team”.
Who would you select as a mentor if you could choose anybody, and why?
If I were to choose another / additional mentor, I would gladly choose Dr James Mwangi of Equity Bank. It takes an influential individual to pursue and serve his purpose, which he has relentlessly done. He inherited a technically insolvent building society leaving a prestigious job with the Central Bank. He has not only transformed the building society into one of the continent’s most prominent banks but has also driven the change of banking dynamics.
Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know.
I can’t distinguish between my right and left hands until I cross-check with a birthmark on my right thumb.
If you had one piece of advice, what would it be?
“When we are connected to each other, we become better people – collaborate” from Professor Randy Pauch’s book “The Last Lecture.”
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