Karina, Processing Specialist
I am Karina, the Anti Money Laundering & Sanctions Processing Specialist, and on a side GPTW Ambassador. Fun fact, little humans (kids) refer to me as the money police. I kind of like it! 😀 Originally, I am from the heart of Tallinn, but fickle soul like I am in travelling-wise, I have lived in 4 different countries (Estonia, Finland, Spain, Sweden) and yet the Nordic winds have brought me back to Estonia. On the weekends I am usually lost in the woods or bogs, and to be frank, we have many of those in Estonia. Oh, and on the weekdays (after work) I am just Jamie Olivering! Food loves me and I love food, especially when accompanied by dear friends.
I had just moved back to Estonia to get my law-degree to secure my future opportunities (thinking like a lawyer). I felt like working in the financial-banking sector would open some doors and came to Nordea Estonia. Also, it was important to me to uphold my Finnish language, so I started working in a Finnish team.
To be honest, I continue to realize every day, that I made the right decision by joining Nordea Estonia. I have grown a lot in the past 4 years and have had 3 different positions. This has shown me that a multicultural work environment can be a truly enriching experience, which I dare to recommend to everyone. My best days are our team’s cake days, which happen almost every other day in our team! Or at least it was before a global situation decided to distance us from the office and put us on a diet.
I am proud of our team’s good atmosphere, infinite humour, outstanding productivity, ambitions, support, and creative contribution to all kinds of social events. With them, it is so simple to enjoy every day. My team is a bunch of awesome people, full of fascinating ideas, versatile knowledge due to different backgrounds, and co-operation.