Don’t follow your dreams, chase them

Anton Mushongo tells Careers about his new appointment at Bank Windhoek as a market research analyst.

12 November 2021 | Banking

“Right now is the best opportunity to do your best” - Anton Mushongo

Desiree Gases

In 2006, Anton Mushongo was admitted to pursue a Bachelor of Technology degree in agricultural management at the then Polytechnic of Namibia. Halfway into the course, he realised that his interests had shifted. He then got readmitted at the same institution, in an economics programme which he then completed in 2012. In 2016, Mushongo had banked another Bachelor of Commerce degree (Honours) from the University of Science and Technology (Nust). He is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in economics at the University of Namibia (Unam).

As a newly appointed market research analyst at Bank Windhoek, Mushongo role’s will focus on gathering and assimilating data and interpreting it to help business units within the bank to identify changes and forecast trends.

“I am looking forward to unlocking potentials for our customers. I believe that research helps every business understand their valued customers. Personalised offering and relationship are on the basis of understanding individual needs,” Mushongo says.

“Being in this position has come with a lot of learning, especially the purpose, beliefs, values and norms that are reflected in individual employees.”

Mushongo’s daily workload usually includes reviewing timelines on different research projects, research briefings, feedback for the day/week, progress status and updates with line manager and different stakeholders, survey development and catching up on emails and attending to new research proposals. A lot goes into research planning, execution and data analysis. Finally, communication of the results, findings and recommendation. A lot of writing also goes into his day-to-day work load.

Mushongo plans on making positive contributions to economic literature in Namibia. He also wants to raise awareness on data driven decisions.

When asked what advice he would give to aspiring market research analysts, Mushongo said: “Where you are right now in life is exactly where you should be. Until then, you will give nothing, but the best to what you have right now. Be it a situation or a job. We should not wait for the best situation to appear before we can give it our all. Right now is the best opportunity to do your best.”

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