Employee Spotlight: Bryan Li, Business Development and Account Manager
March 10, 2023
June 7, 2023
“The most efficient way to learn is by doing it. You shouldn’t be too hard on yourself when you make a mistake. It is normal to make mistakes as a human being. What’s important is to learn from it and take it as an opportunity to grow.” – Bryan Li
Meet Bryan Li, Business Development and Account Manager at Janio China, who appreciates the company’s straightforward and transparent culture. Bryan gives importance to communication and judgement, which reflects Janio’s core values. He believes that decisions should be based on data and insights. Armed with the correct information and a good sense of judgement, it enables him to communicate the right things to the appropriate people. He also enjoys interacting with the diversity of people at Janio. He is always eager to meet and work with individuals from different backgrounds.
Although Bryan was new to the logistics industry when he joined Janio, he was eager to learn and with guidance from his manager and team, he took every opportunity to acquire knowledge and improve himself. He acknowledges that making mistakes is part of the learning process and that it is crucial to learn from them and use them as an opportunity to grow. He is passionate about learning and focuses on self-improvement. During his spare time, Bryan enjoys playing soccer with his friends and reading books.
Getting to know Bryan:
Q. What is your favourite thing about working at Janio? A: It is a simple and transparent environment with smart people. Janio’s employees are very diverse. It is interesting and exciting to know people from different walks of life.
Q. What are the two values that keep you going? A: Communication and judgement. As an Account Manager, I am constantly talking to people across different departments and clients. Without proper communication skills, I wouldn’t understand the potential challenges and opportunities. At the same time, I won’t be able to deliver and propose the ideal solution to them.
Here at Janio, we are encouraged to deep dive into our clients’ needs before taking any necessary steps. In daily business, risks are inevitable so it is crucial to base our decisions on data and insights.
Q. If you could learn a new skill, what would it be? A: Data analysis is something I am keen on learning. There are tons of data in our system that I can generate. To analyse past and upcoming trends that I can leverage to share with our clients and to recommend solutions as well.
Q. What is your favourite memory with the Janio China team? A: When the COVID-19 restrictions were relaxed in China, I was able to travel to our Shenzhen office. Together with our CEO and the Head of GCN (Greater China), we were able to meet our colleagues there. We even took a group photo with our beautiful and neat office. That’s the best team bonding, I think, and it gives me a feeling of reunion.
Q. How has your career grown since starting at the company? A: This is a good question. I was very new to this industry when I joined Janio but I was eager to learn. There is always guidance from the team—management, my teammates, colleagues in other departments and countries, clients, partners, and even competitors. I took every opportunity to acquire knowledge and improve myself.
The most efficient way to learn is by doing it. Back when I was new, I was able to bring in clients because my team in Janio supported me as long as I had the courage to do it. Lastly, you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself when you make a mistake. It is normal to make mistakes as a human being. What is important is to learn from it and take it as an opportunity to grow.
So I am pretty much enjoying the growth so far and really looking forward to the future.
Q. How would your family and friends describe you in three words? A: Trust-worthy, self-driven, inquisitive
Q. What are your hobbies or activities that you look forward to doing on the weekends or after work? A: Soccer. I play almost every week with my friends, whether it’s 5/7/11-a-side. I also love to read and be in deep thought. I go to a quiet area to read books and think about the contents—kind of connecting with the writers.
Q. If you could have one superpower, what would it be? A: Always be 18 years old.
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