Karolina Potter

Head of European Pricing and Structuring (London)

I think the measure of success is the recognition of your ability to add value.

Karolina’s EDFT career story has been one of great success. After starting as a Risk Business Analyst in 2009 she has since progressed to Head of European Pricing & Structuring.

What attracted you to EDFT?

I never had a set criteria for career choices. I was always more interested in diversity of exposure and the broadening of my expertise. 

What advice would you give to anyone looking to progress?

Everyone perceives progress differently. My personal advice would be to adapt. Never be too fixed on your expectations. Be honest with yourself about your abilities within the business landscape. Try to be flexible in order to add the most value. Not many of us can truly choose our career. There are many influential factors such as people, economic cycle and sometimes just luck. You also need to be persistent, because it doesn’t always happen quickly.

My sense of career has always been to expand and to change. My only strategy has been delivery.

What are your future career goals?

To keep reinventing myself and how the team does things. Whenever I face a new challenge I doubt if I can do it, but the point is, you can make yourself good enough to do anything.

Could you tell us something your colleagues don’t know about you?

It’s a question I struggle to answer. In the age of social media, everyone seems to know everything about everybody and everything. Since I don’t use social media, there’s a lot my colleagues don’t know about me. It’s a fun situation because instead they have to make an effort to get to know me personally.