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Meet our May ‘Go the Extra Mile’ winner: Kemi Adebayo, Payroll & Benefits Manager

A few months ago, we had the chance to meet with Kemi Adebayo, Payroll & Benefits Manager. In our video interview, she told us about her role and career with the Cloud Communications division of NTT.

Now, Kemi is again under our spotlight, thanks to shining very brightly in May and being selected as our ‘Go the Extra Mile’ winner for her great achievements in her work.

As Payroll & Benefits Manager, one of Kemi’s important projects was the completion of the bonus process. And if you listen to her colleagues – she handled it perfectly. They praised the instrumental role Kemi played in getting this project completed: building a strategy, working with stakeholders, and gaining approval ahead of deadlines ‘with the most effervescent smile on her face.’

With her colleagues’ thoughts in mind, we took a few minutes with Kemi to discuss her ‘Go the Extra Mile’ win and discover how she felt about it.

Q. What does it mean for you to work at the Cloud Communications division of NTT?

It has been an amazing experience so far. Working for NTT has shown me what true collaborative spirit is. Not only do I work with a great HR team, but I also work regularly with amazing people from other departments. We all work together towards the same goal: supporting the business efficiently and diligently. By working well together, we achieve greater success.

Q. You always work with an ‘effervescent smile’ on your face. What’s the secret to your positive attitude?

I always ensure I give my very best in whatever I do. I believe in hard work and dedication, with a positive attitude. Accomplishing a goal or project is always rewarding and that just keeps me going. When you are positive on the inside, it radiates on the outside as well.

Q. You now work in HR as a Payroll and Benefits manager. But what did you want to do when you were a child?

Like most children, I wanted to be so many different things at different points in my life. One time I wanted to be a doctor. Then at another time, I wanted to be an actress, then a dentist, a vet, a dancer, and a solicitor. Needless to say, I never ventured into any of those fields!

About the author

Margot Legars joined the Cloud Communications division of NTT Ltd. at the end of 2019 as Junior Internal & Employer Community Manager. After finishing a degree in communications and product management at Paul Valéry University (Montpellier, France) she spent six months in Dublin (Ireland) to expand her professional experience beyond France. She currently works in the Internal Communications team, led by Magali Dos Santos, which creates, organizes and runs international programs and communications, and develops the employer brand.

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