1. Who are you, what country do you come from and what is your job title?
Nicholas Sharaf, Pakistan Product Manager
2. What do you like most about your job?
The constant challenges in an ever changing space. Things move incredibly fast in our industry that always keeps us on our toes.
3. What is the hardest part of your job?
Aside from waking up in the morning, we are in an industry changing at a rapid space and, while this is what I love about it, it also presents significant management challenges.
4. What is the best thing about working in Nord Pool?
The impact our solutions will have on the transition of the Energy industry to renewables! Nord Pool will significantly help the world in achieving its Climate Change combat goals.
The open acceptance in the company that we have to change and how that runs through the spine of the company.
The flexibility offered as I am an ardent traveler and love to be out and about.
5. What is the most exciting challenge you have had during your time at Nord Pool?
I am helping the company productize its data offering. Its an area that is seeing massive growth in relevance as pretty much everything in the business ecosystem takes our data as an input. To build a service from ground up is very rewarding.
6. What motivates you?
A challenge. I like taking challenges head on and there’s plenty of that at Nord Pool!
7. What do you think about working in the energy sector?
The energy sector does not enjoy the most progressive of reputations and its primarily because of how historically energy has been produced. Right now the whole sector is in flux so I am very happy about my decision to become part of it in 2017. If someone wants to have an impact on what will define the solution to the greatest problem facing our planet right now then now is the time to join!
8. How would you describe your co-workers?
Coffee addicts. Haha.
They’re great people. We have many nationalities who all have come together to pave a really nice future for the industry!
9. Do you have any advice for people thinking of applying to work for Nord Pool?
Like I said earlier, if you really want to have an impact on the biggest problem facing our planet then Nord Pool is the company to be at. Our platforms and services will dictate how electricity is produced and consumed for many years to come!