The Fusemachines puzzle piece we are bringing to light today in our “Know Our Employees Series” is Arpita Shahi. Arpita is the Account Manager with the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) department. Her responsibilities include assigning teams, performing market research and helping the team bring in more clientele. She also operates as a liaison between the Account Managers in our New York and Kathmandu offices. Along with this, Arpita contributes to the team by finding solutions to account-related problems and monitors progress in the accounts division.
She has her MBA in Marketing from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok, where she attended an exchange program to the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord (EDHEC) in France for a semester. She joined Fusemachines near the end of 2014 and has been with us for a little over 2 years now.
Having experience as a Marketing Executive Officer in her former workspace, Arpita has a firm grasp of the inner workings of the Account division at Fusemachines. She also has the knowledge of the marketing strategies at Fusemachines, which has made her an integral part of the company. She puts her heart into her work and is modest when it comes to her achievements. However, during the early years of her tenure here, she had trouble fitting in but with time, has become very comfortable and thrives in the presence of her colleagues. She is learning, growing as an employee and bettering herself each day. Her charming nature and radiant personality aids in the ambiance maintenance in Kathmandu.
A huge fan of the Harry Potter series and an avid explorer, Arpita loves traveling and has already crossed the boundaries of 13 different countries. She also likes reading books and watching movies and series but her love for traveling likely surpasses those indulgences. She likes being adventurous when she’s on the go documenting them via photographs. Her love for food has almost always compelled her into trying out local cuisines anywhere she went. According to her, traveling has made her more confident as she’s had to step out of her comfort-zone in order to adapt to completely new environments. It has also made her culturally more sensitive and accustomed to diversity, she says. Even during the weekends, she’d much rather travel to somewhere in the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley like Nagarkot and enjoy the scenery. Her best traveling experience, she says, is when she got the chance to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter located in the Universal Studios in Orlando and equally enjoyed her backpacking trip to Budapest.
She says that if she weren’t working in Fusemachines and had an alternative she’d be in Egypt researching its historic culture. Naturally, her plans in the future are to travel the whole world and indulge in more adventures for which she has been saving for some time now. Her commitment to the work she does in Fusemachines will likely generate enough experience and capital for her to travel anywhere she wants in the future.