Senior Office Manager

Quick Questions

PC or console


Go-to karaoke song

Sådan Nogen som os – Poul Krebs. I mastered one verse in this song before I could speak fluent Danish. I would sing this one verse, loud and clear with pride and confidence, just to shock everyone. This made me feel “pæredansk” in the 90’s.  

Favorite Hitman map and why

I have not decided yet.

Meal that reminds you of childhood

Steamed matooke (Plantain) It is green bananas, carefully peeled, and then cooked and often mashed or pounded into a meal. It is especially eaten with a sauce meat or pounded pea nut sauce. It is eaten in Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania. I love it because it is a Buganda traditional dish and the traditional way of preparing it brings a lot of childhood memories. We used to eat it with our fingers because not everyone could get a fork.

Your secret superpower

Vacuuming. When I am planning, happy, excited, nervous, thinking great ideas, upset or need to relax, I vacuum. 

Most and least favorite items on your desk

Most favorite: My huge screen that IT gave me recently. I feel like a real gamer! 

Least favorite: Tools. I carry around a doorbell, so I can hear if we have guests when I am not at my desk. The ringtone sometime creeps up in my dreams. Ha Ha! I am at IOI even in my sleep. 

Something you wish you knew more about

Programming. I consider programming a mystery that requires one to be a genius.

Recommend three books, games or movies

Three books: 
1. Act like a lady, think like a man – Steve Harvey
2. Roots – Alex Haley 
3. Malcolm X – Alex Haley 

Deeper Questions

What do you do at IOI?

Senior Office Manager. I started working at IOI in July 2015.I ensure the smooth running of the IOI office on a day-to-day basis, support staff.  I organize the office layout and buy furniture. I am responsible for maintaining the office condition and arranging necessary repairs. Liaise with facility management vendors, including cleaning, cafeteria and security services. I make sure that Ionians have a good space to be creative and make the best games. 

 “I can fix everything, but not the game.”

Can you tell us more about yourself?

I was born in Uganda, Kampala. I like to think that Uganda shaped me. I am short and I like to believe it is not because of my genes, but because I did fetch a lot of water, carrying it on my head. This contributed to my shortness. I have 2 sisters and 2 brothers. I have lived in Denmark since June 1991. It took me 2 years to learn Danish. I was in a hurry. My education from Uganda was not accepted in Denmark, so I had to start from scratch (10th grade, HH and more). I enjoy exploring Danmark in my free time. Me and my man love to just get in the car and drive away. I write down each town I have been to. I also take photos in each town we pass through as documentation. 

What's your daily source of inspiration?

My family.

Why are you passionate about what you do?

I like seeing the results of my work. Every day is different and that enables me to have fun and be challenged. I believe in creating my own excitement in my job. 

What projects do you work on outside of work?

I Like to make my own art for my home. It is fun to add onto my paintings each year. Sometimes my paintings get so heavy, they fall off the wall. It happened one night, and I woke up in shock, thinking that someone had broken into my apartment. I tried to get under the bed, but I could not fit!

What's your most memorable IOI moment?

1.We had this “Julefrokost”. Most of us ended up on the pixel stairs dancing and partying. We had received a Christmas present basket with goodies and wine. The gift basket had some confetti in it. Some Ionians decided to throw it around. The whole place looked like a chicken farm after that Christmas party. I love IOI parties. 

2. We had water disaster in our server room and some Ionians came down with towels and buckets to help. They were busy with making the game but came to help for as long as needed.  

What's the best bit of advice you've ever been given?

I do what you don’t want to do, that you know that you’ve got to do to be where you want to be.” I read this somewhere and this is how I get through most challenges in my life. 

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