Ceyda Sipahi

I work in a department where everyone is passionate about their sector and it’s all about knowledge. That’s very inspiring.

Background

After my Master’s at Nyenrode, I looked for a challenging place to work. I found it at ABN AMRO. I began with a traineeship and then started work as a Sector Analyst at Sector Advisory, where I’ve now been working for over a year. I specialise in three sectors: Construction, Transport & Logistics, and Industry. It’s a fascinating department, where I can develop both my specialist and my business knowledge.

Career

Extremely varied! I did a whole range of projects during my traineeship, from Private Banking in Curaçao to Commodities in Amsterdam. I was able to develop across a range of areas and got to know the bank well. Each project was different from the last: I set off on a new adventure every two or three months and met lots of great people. It was a huge challenge.

My passion

I’m a big Formula 1 fan. I’ve been following the championship for a few years now. My favourite team is Lotus, and my favourite driver is Kimi Räikkönen. The races are particularly exciting this year, as there are so many title contenders.

My week

I spend most of my time preparing meetings and doing strategic market analyses for our customers. Before we visit a customer to discuss the sector, we try to learn as much about them as possible and to understand their business. We then produce a tailored analysis in the form of a presentation or pitch book. I work for three different sectors, so I deal with all kinds of companies. They’re all different, and it’s precisely those differences that teach you so much. We can then use that knowledge to help our customers. I work in a department where everyone is passionate about their sector and it’s all about knowledge. That’s very inspiring.

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