Not all heroes wear capes…they sometimes dress in monogrammed slippers and a Bondora hoodie 😄 Introducing Maria Trapeznikova – BackOffice Specialist and our 14th Bondora Superstar. She valiantly works to protect your investments and keep your account safe. This series highlights Bondorians’ passion for what they do, why they love working at Bondora and other cool things you didn’t know about them. Let’s swoop right in!
Bondora Superstars #14 — Maria Trapeznikova
👩 Bondorian since: 2020
🖥️ Role: BackOffice Specialist
📊 Team: Compliance – Anti-Money Laundering
Maria joined Bondora in March 2020, when the Compliance – Anti-Money Laundering team was first created. During this time she’s learned a lot about AML rules and how to implement processes according to the law. She works alongside her supportive team lead, Karin and their team has recently grown as they’ve taken on additional tasks.
A typical day for Maria:
Some mornings start with a message from my team lead that she’s running a bit late 😁 Then the usual routine begins: we investigate and match incoming payments with the correct investor accounts, review pending ID documents, and thoroughly screen background checks and KYC Questionnaires. Our overall goal is to ensure that the money moving through Bondora is protected.
What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
To know that investors are satisfied with our service.
What’s your favorite Bondora value?
I strive to provide the best customer experience, so my favorite Bondora value is “Never be satisfied”!
If you could study anything again, what would you choose?
I would like to start playing the piano again. I haven’t been practicing for ages, and it’s a current goal of mine.
Maria’s must-read book:
Yuval Noah Harari “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind”
Now, let’s get personal!
What’s your spirit animal?
A horse 🐎 The most graceful animal in the world.
Pineapple on pizza?
No way! Pizza shouldn’t be sweet 😁
What’s your favorite TV show?
Game of Thrones
What’s your favorite food?
Italian cuisine is my favorite; mainly pasta and pizza (but not with pineapple).
And what food do you refuse to eat?
Aspic 🤢 Who invented it!??!
What’s something you want to do but scares you?
Vipassana meditation taught by S.N. Goenka.
What are some of your hobbies?
I love to do active sports such as snowboarding and riding a bike in my spare time. I also like to travel and explore new places. In July, my husband and I spent 4 days exploring the South of Estonia by bike. Going off of the beaten track is always an exciting adventure!
And there you have it! Maria’s another example of how Bondorians are passionate about many things, including making Bondora the best online investment company in Europe. Join us again next month as we get to know our 15th Bondora Superstar ⭐️
The views and opinions expressed in this article are that of the individual and not Bondora’s official view.