Team Spotlight: Meet Zegal’s Singing Sales Executive
24/06/2020 — by AL Walker
Zegal’s team are a talented bunch and it’s highlighted no better than with Pratik Puri and his dulcet tones that are put to use both in the office and in his off hours to the delight of friends and family.
Pratik takes us through some of his life experiences, working at Zegal, and tells of us one hair-raising team building activity that’s now became a favourite memory.
Junior Sales Executive, Nepal
What’s your position at Zegal?
My position in the company is Junior Sales Executive. However, I am involved in both the Sales and Customer Success teams. Getting involved in both of these has made the job
more exciting. With the amazing team that I have, I get to learn many new informative things and improve everyday. I started in early Feb, 2020. It is proving to be a wonderful journey.
What are some of the biggest challenges of your job at Zegal?
The challenges that we have to face are, firstly getting a reply in the live chat. Usually when someone visits our site, we try to engage with them through the live chat by sending
some messages but most of the time it’s hard to get a response. And since I am in the Sales team, convincing someone to go for our product is also a challenging task.
What has been a really satisfying moment in your job that brought you happiness?
19 March, 2020 was the day when I got my first sale. On that day, Mr.Hung Chou [Hung Chou Tai, CEO] tagged me on Linked In and wrote a very beautiful and motivational post for me. So, this has to be one of the most satisfying moments that brought me happiness.
What did you do before you worked for Zegal?
Before I knew anything about Zegal, I was involved in some projects and was doing some part-time teaching as well. I love music so I was also learning about different theories and aspects
What’s it like where you grew up?
I was born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. It has always been a delightful place to live. You can see the hills around and the climate is also very pleasant. With stunning places
to visit like the Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Basantapur Durbar Square etc, it is indeed a wonderful place to grow up.
What do you like to do for fun outside of the office?
Usually when I am not working, I like to spend my time playing around with music. I’m also a big football fan and play lots of football. I even love to cook and also spend my time
learning and cooking new and different varieties of food and then eating them.
What’s the best thing about the Zegal office and team?
Firstly, the atmosphere is pretty amazing to work in and we have people from different countries working together which makes it even more exhilarating. It’s just like one big family, you can just reach out to anyone.
Do you have any fun stories to share about your time so far at Zegal?
I’ve always been scared of rivers and large water bodies, and so is my friend Ashim. So, a few months back, Mr.Daniel [Daniel Walker, Founder] came to the Nepal office and along with our colleagues decided to go rafting for the weekend. The next day my friend Ashim said ‘If we die, then we die together :)’ and convinced me to go rafting. I felt very nervous seeing the river during the beginning but as the journey went through, I started enjoying it and even gathered all my guts to jump into the river –but holding onto the boat of course :). It was exciting as well as scary and has become one great memory.
Do you like to sing in public?
I’ve never sung in a public place . I used to sing in front of my singing class when I was learning to sing way back. Currently, I only sing in front of my friends and family but when I do get a chance to sing, I always take it :)
Here’s a video of Pratik sharing his lovely singing voice: