In the hot seat: Estelle Johannes, CompTIA

CompTIA’s director of UK member communities Estelle Johannes talks about her pet hates, guilty pleasures and where she sees herself in the
next five years

What are your hobbies?

Running after my two-year-old son and around the park twice a week.

What are your tipples of choice?

At work we drink lots of tea and flat whites. I’m South African, so outside of work I appreciate a good red or white wine. Just not rose – never rose!

How competitive are you (inside and outside of work)? 

Fiercely competitive.

Do you have any pet hates? 

Someone tapping on their desk, clicking a pen or saying goodbye five times on the phone before they hang up.

What’s your dream car? 

A FIAT 500.

What are your guilty pleasures? 

Watching Orange Is the New Black.

Where do you see yourself in the next five years? 

We are looking to expand our reach into EMEA so hopefully I can be a remote worker in sunny Spain.

What’s going to be the next big thing in tech? 

A reliable source said holograms and also harnessing the opportunities that will arise from the Internet of Things.

Would you like to nominate anyone for a future ‘In the hot seat’? 

Kris Nagamootoo, senior manager, Membership, CompTIA.

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