Hanane Kekana

Deciding on a career path and role can be difficult. So, we thought we’d make it slightly easier by giving you an insight into what it’s really like to work at SAS. But don’t just take it from us, we’ll let our lovely employees fill in the important info… but we can’t promise they won’t be biased. Curiosity is at the core of our company so if you have any questions keep reading to find out what #SASlife is all about.

SAS is the type of place where you feel like a human and not a number

Meet Hanane Kekana! Hanane works in our Enterprise Commercial Sales team, with a particular focus on CPG accounts in UKI. After 10 years working at IBM, Hanane felt it was time for a change and joined SAS to progress her career - working in an environment which encourages growth and development.

Of our core values, Hanane aligns herself with authenticity, “I try to live my life in general by bringing my best and truest self to the table in any circumstance”. Hanane’s favourite part of working at SAS is the people. “Everyone is eager to help, advise and support when needed”. Outside of work you’ll find her dancing Kizomba, setting herself physical challenges (like training and fighting in a white-collar fight and spartan sprint!) Or on the hunt for her next challenge – all with a new puppy in tow.

SAS culture means being yourself and having a work life balance while progressing in your career. Hanane described the culture to a T, “You can learn, grow have a life and be supported by your team and SAS along the way”.

D&I is so important to us and Hanane sums this up,“I have just enquired about joining the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, I’d like to be a part of creating a SAS workforce that reflects society today. I think coming from an immigrant family and growing up in a diverse culture enables me to relate to wide range of people regardless of their background.”

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