Employee's profile: Leo Walsh
Leo Walsh is our Global accounting manager in our GWS office in Luxembourg.
1. Why do you love your job?
There is always something new happening in my job. Having come from 12 years in financial services, which has been experiencing a decline in recent years, it was refreshing to move to a completely new environment to a company in a big growth phase. One of the main reasons I like my job is that I get to deal with transactions from start to finish & interact with my other GWS colleagues during the various processes I’m involved with.
2. What do you think about working at GWS?
This is a great place to work. It’s unusual in Luxembourg to find a company like GWS. What makes this company a good place to work is the daily interaction with colleagues in our many locations around the world. There is always someone online in the company, here in Europe or on the other side of the world, if you have a question to ask. Through travel I’ve also got to meet many of my colleagues in person which helps build relationships in the company.
3. What are your hobbies? Or any other things you like to do after work?
Running is my big passion. 10k and half marathon distances are my favorites. Both my wife and I had been training for a half marathon last weekend. I also play football whenever I can. At weekends, like most people in Luxembourg I like to travel out of the city to the north of the country or to France & Germany. If there is a big event in Ireland my wife and I meet up with the rest of the Irish community here to watch it on TV. It is strange how the Irish get more patriotic after they emigrate.
4. Anything else you want to add?
Just to say thanks to all my colleagues who have made this a great place to work. Everyone here is focused on growth but they all know the value of teamwork in achieving this. We are the best at what we do because we have the best people in the industry working here.