As we’re heads down building the future of KYC compliance, we wanted to take a moment to introduce you to the people who are hard at work turning the Kyckr vision into a reality.
For the first interview of our Meet the Team Series, please meet Kyckr’s Business Development Director, Annabella Deku.
What do you do at Kyckr?
I am a Business Development Director leading efforts to establish and retain business growth opportunities. I have over 8 years’ of software sales experience within the KYC and AML landscape, serving clients within Financial Services, Legal and Accounting.
What did you want to grow up to be when you were a kid?
I was very athletic at school, so I wanted to be a sprinter, an 100m hurdle runner to be exact.
What’s the most exciting part of your day to day work?
Interacting with people. I love speaking to leading institutions from across the world and helping them solve their business problems.
What do you feel makes Kyckr different from other companies you’ve worked at?
Kyckr’s ability to adapt quickly makes it a very different place to work. We are a very dynamic group of people, all working together towards a common vision.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love to travel. But if I’m in the country, you will find me working my way through the restaurants in London with friends and family.
Who inspires you the most? Why?
My husband inspires me. He’s the only person I know who works harder than me (don’t tell him I said this).
What’s your favourite movie of all time?
Any Eddie Murphy classic.
If you could visit any city in the world, where would it be? Why?
New York. I still can’t believe that I have not been to NYC yet. Just like London, it’s one of the world’s leading metropolitan cities for food, fashion, theatre and art, all of my favourites.
If you could have lunch with any person, who would it be? Why?
It would be a tough call between Sheryl Sandberg, Lisa Nichols and Oprah. Lunch with any of these successful women would be great. I would order my favourite cocktail and listen to their stories of how they became one of the most successful people in their field.