Women in banking – Bhakti Mehta

Bhakti Mehta

Private Banker, ANZ New Zealand

A willingness to embrace change, combined with a positive attitude, has seen Bhakti Mehta build a new life – and a new career – in New Zealand.

India-born Bhakti moved to New Zealand with her husband in 2001 and worked in the natural health industry until the recession hit in 2009.

Passion for Service

“The Bank gave me an opportunity in the call centre, which I am very grateful for. I didn’t know much about banking – but I did have a genuine passion to help customers.”

That passion saw Bhakti quickly promoted. A desire to learn about other parts of the bank saw her move to the Private Banking team, where she also excelled.

In her current role as a Private Banker, Bhakti looks after banking and mortgages for the top 3% of the Bank’s high value customers.

“I have been lucky to have a lot of support along the way,” says Bhakti.

“ANZ has been fantastic – particularly when I was studying for my Authorised Financial Adviser qualification.

Family Support

“The support of my husband and son, over more than a year of combining full time work and study, has also made it all possible.

“I think the key to success is having a ‘can-do’ attitude. If you are genuinely interested in helping people, you can make a real difference – to your customers’ lives and your own!”




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