Our team profiled – who’s Nishat

While everyone is a key member of the team at EmpireOne, we think it’s sometimes good to highlight individuals and see all they have contributed.

Today we have a look at our very first staff profile, a fun and very colourful one.

She is pretty much one of the longest serving members of the team. Besides for Atif and myself, who once were writing code in our bedrooms, Nishat joined us as soon as EmpireOne was generating enough work for a 3rd person to join.

Nishat was born and raised in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, where she also attended the Daffodil Institute of IT (DIIT). It then only took a few months for her to discover more of the world before she landed in Germany, to complete her Masters of Science at the Hochschule Esslingen University of Applied Sciences.

But none of this is why we hired her in the first place.

I remember the day where Atif, Nishat and myself first sat in a meeting room to discuss her abilities, skills and desires to join our team. She got the job in the end. This was back in 2008 at Fairfax Media and our little trio has been going ever since then.

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Nishat, seen here featuring what has been labelled as her “Rock star sunnies”.

Nishat may sometimes be a little clumsy. She often puts her foot in her mouth but just because it made sense when she initially thought of it but things always end up in a laugh! It should be noted that has a mild concentration disorder and will randomly wish it was Friday, on a Monday at 11:15..!

She is an avid reader and while English is her 3rd (or 4th?!) language, she will undoubtedly slip in a very clever word with over 26 characters at least once a month! Everyone should know also that she has no apprehension in breaking a piece of code before asking someone else to fix it. Usually Atif. But with the patience of an angel, she will also fix things she didn’t break in the first place!

While she may not always loudly stand up for what she believes, she will always uncomfortably turn down what goes against her core values. In social events, she can be seen picking the most uncomfortable person in the group, and make sure they are included too. Her bubbly and colourful personality is second only to her great emotional intelligence.

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Managing Director of EmpireOne Group in Sydney, Sebastien has made a life of understanding both sides of the fence. Born in Canada and educated as a self-started business software engineer, not a single day passes without finding Seb tweaking a process, system or piece of code.