Employee Spotlight: Robin Aanhane, Financial Administrator
Get to know the faces and spaces that make up Usabilla in our Spotlight series. Next up is Robin – the guy with all the numbers.
Name: Robin Aanhane
Role at Usabilla: Financial Administrator
Office location: Amsterdam
Song you’re currently listening to?
257ers – Früher war besser. I am not fluent in German, but I like the sound and the pace.
Name one thing that’s on your bucket list.
Taking the Trans-Siberian Express from Moscow to Vladivostok. I am really into travelling to remote places in the former Soviet Union. There is something about the brutalism in that region that I like a lot. The statues of Lenin in the breakaway country of Transnistria and the ghost town Pripyat that was evacuated after the Chernobyl disaster were an extraordinary sight to see.
Do you have a favorite quote from a movie?
‘Don’t you hate that?’ (…) ‘Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it’s necessary to yak about bullshit in order to be comfortable?’ (…) ‘That’s when you know you’ve found somebody special. When you can just shut the f*ck up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence.’
What are you known for? (Inside and/or outside Usabilla)
I am mostly known for the fact I am the youngest employee within Usabilla. People have a moment of ‘What?!’ when I say I was born in 1995.
Which song best describes your role at Usabilla?
Pink Floyd – Money
What’s the weirdest thing we’d find in your desk drawers?
That must be the collection of fake invoices with controversial payment instructions for sketchy European business registrations.
Do you have a good celebrity encounter story?
I once ran into DJ Jean at night on Leidseplein. From what he said to me I can conclude he is not very fond of tourists.
What do you value most at Usabilla?
How everyone is determined to make Usabilla an even bigger success in every aspect. The teamwork throughout the whole company is amazing and it creates a great atmosphere. It is a fantastic place to work.