The opportunity has opened up. I found my passion here.
eftax Overseas Business Division Manager｜Fristy Tania
As a manager of eftax’s overseas business division, I manage and operate projects. At Jobwher Co., Ltd., which was established from eftax, I have assumed the role of a Chief Operating Officer (COO). It is my role to carry out all operations to realize the company’s mission and vision.
Actually, my background is not related to IT at all. I came across eftax when I had left my area of expertise, and I was thinking, “there may be something else I’m more passionate about.”
I was a Civil Engineer, and I majored in Transportation Engineering during my undergraduate studies at the university. Thus, I am quite familiar with management transportation.
After graduating from university, I worked at Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD), a national construction company in Jakarta, which has the largest share in Indonesia.
In 2015, I joined a JICA Expert Team Project on National Water Supply Project in Indonesia. During this time, I had the opportunity to work with many Japanese.
After the project, I got married to my Japanese husband and moved to Japan with him. During that time, I realized that Civil Engineering was not my passion, and I thought I needed to look for new opportunities.
I participated in a “Design Thinking Seminar” hosted by eftax in Osaka, where I met Mr. Nakai, CEO of eftax, at a networking session. During our conversation, he told me that many of his developers are Indonesian, and he was looking for new developers to work with. So I suggested that I could find some developers from my network. He was happy to accept the offer and offered me a job as a Manager of the eftax Overseas Expansion Division.
There are two points that interest me.
The first is that there was a place for young Indonesians to play an active role that I didn’t know about. I had the impression that many Indonesians working in Japan had blue-collar jobs, but not in eftax. I was surprised that there is an environment where skills such as programming, design, and project management can be utilized globally.
Secondly, I was interested in innovation. eftax has the opportunity to create and provide new value, such as products and services. I felt the significance and potential of doing it.
The first thing I worked on after joining was planning a business trip to Indonesia for the eftax team. Using the network I formed while working in Indonesia, I coordinated with necessary startups, incubators, universities, and engineers. The business trip was a success, we were able to take steps toward new business development.
This is the remote working platform, “Jobwher”. I learned a lot from this project, including UI/UX, digital marketing, business intelligence and analysis, and product management.
Through these experiences, I realized that the world of startups is much more interesting to me than Civil Engineering. That is why I will continue working with eftax, because I found my passion here.