William King

Deputy Manager FDM Ex Forces Programme, Scotland, FDM Group

IFSDG:  How long have you worked in FDM Group?

William:  Just over 2 years

IFSDG:  How many people work at FDM Group?

William:  Over 3000

IFSDG:  What is the vision for FDM Group in Glasgow?

William:  To launch the careers of over 230 graduates, ex forces and returners to work this year. 

IFSDG:  What's a typical day for you?

William:  There is no typical day at FDM.  The one constant is that my plan will change.  I will develop a plan the night before of what I think I will be doing.  When I get to my desk that following morning, the plan has been amended.  

IFSDG:  Why did FDM Group choose to locate in the IFSD in Glasgow?

William:  Glasgow has a rich vein of talent well suited to Fintech roles.  By recruiting these intelligent and energetic people we are able to help our clients grow their talent pool.

IFSDG:  Three good things about working in Glasgow?

William:  The banter, the patter and the food.  

IFSDG:  What is your biggest business achievement to date?

William:  Being part of the team that has successfully helped over 100 ex forces personnel transition into the commercial world and launch successful careers in IT

IFSDG:  What is the best investment you ever made?

William:  A down jacket in 1997.  When I was a young soldier on the island of South Georgia, 800 miles South East of the Falkland Islands.  The jacket kept me warm many a night on the cold glaciers.

IFSDG:  Which businessperson or company do you most admire and why?

William:  Tesla, I love how they are harnessing natural resources to fuel interesting and eye-catching cars.

IFSDG:  What did you want to be when you were a child?

William:  I always wanted to be a soldier. 

IFSDG:  What do you do to relax away from the office?

William:  We have quite a busy home life, between homework for the kids and my OU studies there is not much relaxing time.  When we do, I will be planning trips into the Scottish Munros

IFSDG:  I-Phone or Android?

William:  I phone

IFSDG:  Favourite band?

William:  The Prodigy

IFSDG:  Favourite sport?

William:  Boxing

IFSDG:  Favourite movie?

William:  The Kite Runner

IFSDG:  Sunshine or snow?

William:  Snow, preferably when the sun is shining. 

IFSDG:  and finally, what three words sum you up?

William:  Experienced, loyal, honest

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