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From Auckland to Mumbai, and everywhere in between

Lena Aseeva, Deloitte Toronto

I’m an Organisation Design Consultant in Human Capital. I started my career with Deloitte Auckland, working in a small but mighty Human Capital team of 15. I then got the opportunity to get some international work experience and transferred to the Canadian practice just after my 2nd year of work.

Where are you? What are doing?
I’m based in Toronto, Canada. I am continuing to specialize in Organization Design, having I’ve been lucky enough to do some travel with work during my time here so far – both cross-country to Vancouver and to Chicago.

Why did you choose to go there?
I wanted international experience, especially in a wide variety of industries. I had friends in Toronto already, and as the hub for large banking, consumer goods, and public sector clients, it was the right choice for me.

What’s your favourite part about living and working overseas?
The work is really wide-ranging (industries and project challenges). I’ve worked with a luxury goods retailer, law firms, banks, and an alcohol and gaming regulator. Some very interesting and diverse learning experiences!

Life in North America is exciting. Toronto is a melting-pot of different cultures and is close to other major hubs. New York is on our doorstep; Europe is just a 7 hour flight.

What’s the most challenging part of working abroad?
Being really far from friends and family is definitely the most challenging – you can’t get in the car and go and visit someone when you miss them. Skype/FaceTime helps, but the time difference is sometimes tough to manage too.

What advice would you give to someone considering working overseas with Deloitte?
Have conversations with your team back home, and with your ‘new’ team. Get people involved as soon as possible – they will all want to help. By connecting with the ‘new’ team early, you’ll be able to get an understanding of the type of work they do (and figure out if this matches your focus), and the direction the practice is taking.

As a global business, joining Deloitte means opportunities to work around the world

From Deloitte New Zealand, many of our team have enjoyed Deloitte secondments to Australia, North America or Europe. For those a little more adventurous, the world is your oyster—New Zealand staff have transferred as far abroad as China and the Middle East.

If you want to be immersed in an environment of culture, diversity and endless development, then Deloitte is the right fit for you and you are the right fit for Deloitte.

Alex Crawshaw, Assurance and Advisory, University of Otago.

Anthony Wood, Deloitte China

I started my career at Deloitte Auckland in the Technology team, after completing a BSc/BCom Conjoint. I worked Deloitte New Zealand for 3 years.

I’m in Shanghai working for Deloitte Consulting, in the Tech, Strategy and Architecture team. My current project is PMO for a Supply Chain Implementation Project for a leading global sports manufacturer.

Why did you choose to go there?
To be 100% honest, China was never my first choice of country to live or work in, and never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would end up here. The opportunity arose when my fiancé got offered a transfer with her company to their Shanghai office. This sounded like a pretty exciting and different experience, and would help me develop not only professionally, but personally as well (not to mention learning a new language).

What’s your favourite part about living and working overseas?
The connection to the rest of Asia is amazing. I have been able to take weekend trips to Japan and Korea, as well as other major cities in China such as Guangzhou and Beijing. We have Thailand, Laos, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Vietnam in the pipeline as well.

 

I love the scale of projects I have been on. I helped develop a strategy for a global FMCG company to enter into the Chinese marketplace with a 100% digital presence, and have been working on transforming the supply chain of one of the world’s largest sportswear manufacturers. These types of projects and clients/industries are very rare in an economy like NZ, and being a part of this is thrilling and exciting.

What’s the most challenging part of working abroad?
Some of the challenges include a new work culture and new management styles. The separation from family and friends can be quite challenging, making it crucial to build an entirely new support network.

What advice would you give to someone considering working overseas with Deloitte?
Do something truly outside your comfort zone and learn a different culture, language. I think timing is incredibly important, not just where you are in your career, but also in terms of your family life. If I was at a different stage in my personal life, my decision to move overseas could have been quite different.

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