James loves the environment. We spoke to James, who leads our natural value strategy, about what he’s doing at work and at home.
Name: Vanessa Tocatjian
Your role: Consultant, Product Management – Everyday Banking
Region: Docklands, Victoria
What’s your story?
I was born in Texas in the US and was raised by an Australian mother and Lebanese father in a small town called Sherman. Being a new immigrant to the US, I was inspired by my father’s commitment and perseverance when he built his business from scratch. This instilled determination, compassion and a can-do attitude in me. I would describe myself as a problem solver who takes on any challenges with enthusiasm.
I spent my entire childhood travelling to Australia to visit family and I just knew that I would live in Australia one day. My journey with NAB began over four years ago when I moved to Melbourne to start my career as a customer advisor in a bustling NAB branch in the CBD.
How have you made a difference?
My experience working in a branch has made me passionate about delivering for our customers and has influenced my decision making in my role every day. Improving our products, processes and strengthening relationships with our customers, drives me in my role at NAB.
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and getting out into nature as much as I possibly can. When I’m not at NAB, you will find me rock climbing in the gym during the week or in the Grampians National Park on the weekends.