Lion in The Limelight: Priyanka Nikam

Posted by Ashleigh Chretien

Lion in The Limelight provides readers with a peek behind the curtain to discover the diverse group of people who make up Lionbridge onDemand team

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Current City: Mumbai

Hometown:  Mumbai

School: Neville Wadia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Pune University.

Major: Marketing and Finance

Minor: Psychology

Top Team (Sport): Indian Cricket Team

Pickup Line: So let’s go..

How to de-stress:  Painting and Long Drive

Favorite Quote: We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are – Oprah Winfrey

Ashleigh: Tell us about your role and position at Lionbridge onDemand?

Priyanka: As a Sr. Online Sales Representative with Lionbridge onDemand, it’s really exciting to capture potential opportunities from the international zones like Australia, New Zealand and Philippines. And learning from my clients about their industries based requirements, motivates me more to take on the challenge.

Ashleigh: What about Lionbridge onDemand made you want to work here in the first place?

Wide international presence grabbed my attention towards Lionbridge onDemand which matched my interest in international sales and marketing. It was a good step to learn and enhance my sales communication and coordination skills and grow more with an experienced team with extremely talented mentors.

Ashleigh: What is your proudest/ favorite memory at Lionbridge onDemand?

Priyanka: I was declared as the top performer for the Quarter Q3, the first one to be amongst my team. This was indeed a real surprise and recognition to my dedication for getting my first big deal in! This makes me motivated to add more and more proud moments for future.

Ashleigh: Tell us about your first sale?

Priyanka: Though it was a small one but still one of the greatest ONE for me. I could convince my client on the first call itself on agreeing to register online our onDemand portal on the same day and also motivate him to try our service and experience the quality to see how we could get into an agreement to become their dedicated translation partners for all their future projects. With due hard word and follow up my client agreed to partner one of their existing project with us. However the coordination continued for a week and finally I succeeded to close my first deal with enthusiasm.  All the appreciations from Aaron and the whole onDemand team, made by efforts more fruitful!

Ashleigh: Before working at Lionbridge, what other jobs did you have?

Priyanka: Before Lionbridge, I worked with Dessault Systems and as a Team Lead, Inside Sales and Business Development for 3 years. I am glad Dessault hired me as a Business Development Executive, as this job really helped me explore my potentials into international sales and marketing as a career which I was unaware about.

And talking about my first job, I started my career with Etihad Airways as Reservation Executive at the Mumbai International Airport. This was a ladder for me to hop on International.

Ashleigh: What are your long-term career goals and aspirations?

Priyanka: I aspire a growing role with management responsibility and sales leadership.

Ashleigh: What’s your claim to fame? 

Priyanka: Adventure and travelling is my claim. My favorite is a vacation/holiday out with friends. Goa being my favorite visited destination, but I am yet to explore Kashmir and Leh as my desired ones.

Animal: I had a German Shephard – Ben

Condiment: lemon pickle with chilly

Favorite place to eat: Dome Intercontinental, Marine Drives

Adult beverage: Vodka or Rum

Movie: 3 idiots

Celebrity Crush: Shahrukh Khan

Food: Fish Masala and Fish Fry

Music: Lead Guitar

Color: White and Black