Jean-Pierre Michalowski, Senior Country Officer for Singapore at Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, tells us his guiding beliefs as a leader and what drives him at work.

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“What makes going to work exciting for me is that there is no typical day.”

1. I have an open-door policy, which means that all my staff are free to come to me about anything. I encourage them to bring not only opportunities they see, but also issues they may be facing, and I try my best to help them through wherever I can.

2. Every day, I am driven by the challenge that as Senior Country Officer, I have to define the path we want to take to grow our business and not get distracted by the details. This means ensuring that we all share the same business mission and vision, so that we can work together as a cohesive team to execute strategies and roll out plans quickly.

3. I strongly believe in our group’s guiding philosophy of “working every day in the interest of our customers and society”. We believe in taking the time to understand our clients’ needs to provide them with quality services, while ensuring that we have a positive impact on society.

4. We are committed to making the world just a little bit greener, so we have participated in initiatives like Livelihoods, a carbonoffset investment fund that gives back to rural communities around the world. I believe we should grow into the future not only profitably, but also sustainably, and initiatives like this make me proud to be part of the Crédit Agricole Group.

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