Meet Elisa M. Neptuno, she started her journey at Neptel in 1999 as an Accountant and now as the VP of Administrative and Finance. Taking her interest in the construction and design industry, she has provided timely, accurate advice, presenting complex and technical
information to manage the finances and investments of Neptel for more than a decade. In this #InternationalWomensDay post, Elisa shares about her Neptel journey, her leadership style, and the vision she has for the company.
What pushed you to join Neptel?
It was planned from the beginning that I’ll be assigned to the accounting and admin department, ever since the company has started. At that time, I didn’t know what to expect since it was a start-up. However, all I know is that we had a vision, we had goals. And I knew that I wanted to help Neptel succeed that’s why I agreed to join Neptel.
What steps did you take to develop yourself as the VP of Administrative and Finance?
Since it was my first admin job, I attended training and seminars, then applied for it afterward. I learned from people and experiences. I listen to the people around me, to other employees. That’s one of the biggest factors for my growth. Until now, I’m trying to learn more about how I can develop myself and my leadership skills. I am a work in progress.
What is your leadership philosophy? Or how would you describe your leadership style?
My leadership style is leading by example. I push myself every day to become better and to achieve the goals that we’ve set. In that way, I can motivate my team to do the same. I’m not one to just dictate what they have to do, how they should do it, or push them to become excellent in what they do. Instead, I do it myself and actively exhibit excellence.
What innovations have you fostered at your current company?
In admin and finance, the presence of innovation is minimal. However, there are things that I have done to improve our system. An example would be our accounting systems and monitoring systems. Without constant changes and improvement, these systems wouldn’t last especially with the company’s consistent growth. I still believe that there’s room for improvement and innovation.
What major opportunities do you foresee for Neptel, and how do you see yourself creating that change?
In two years, the company will double in size, or even greater than that (in terms of employees, sales, etc) - based on the trend that’s happening in the company right now. I can contribute to this growth by managing finances well so that unnecessary losses won’t be incurred. I’ll have to make sure that the company’s expenditures will be managed well. When it comes to handling people, especially from the administration department, I have to ensure that everyone is aligned with the company’s goals and assist them to reach the growth that we want.
Elisa is among many women who have brought a change in the construction industry. She sets a strong example by staying true to herself and being supportive of her team’s well-being and career development.
To all the women looking to change the future of mobility, we are cheering you on!