In this edition of our spotlight series, we asked Monica Martin Blanco, FCI's SCF Consultant, to answer a few questions so you can get to know her a little better.
What got you started in the industry?
I entered Santander Bank to cover maternity leave whilst finishing my Law degree. When I learned about the product that allowed creativity and very technical challenges, it got me.
Do you feel enough is being done to get youth involved in this industry?
After the supply chain challenges of the past years more and more young people are choosing Supply Chain Management as a degree. That will have a very positive impact on the industry as they will have very deep knowledge that will merge with traditional experience, which will make a big difference.
What has been your biggest highlight in your career?
The design and start-up of FCIreverse. Taking all the knowledge from 25+ years of experience into a relevant worldwide solution is everyone’s dream.
What are your thoughts on Supply Chain Finance becoming so trendy?
I believe that we all have learned that Supply Chains are essential and that we should have a holistic view. I am thrilled about the upcoming changes that will reshape the industry and the world in a multipolar decision centre.
You have a table of 5 for dinner, who would you invite, passed or living?
I would invite one person per time period and discuss what is really important for humankind: Socrates, Ziryab, Moctezuma, Rosa Parks, and Nelson Mandela.
What was your first car?
An old Fiat Uno, it was sturdy, reliant and took me all over Europe with almost no gas.
What song best sums you up?
The Waterboys’ The Whole of the Moon too. The idea of a human’s amazing ability to perceive the grand scheme of things and consequently aspire to lofty goals is my driving force.
We want to thank Monica for letting us get to know her a little more. Next week we will interview more of our Administration staff, so stay tuned!