Rising Star: Ieva Andraityte, Arc Legal Assistance
Ieva Andraityte now manages some of the legal expenses of Arc Legal's largest corporate clients, having discovered a passion for statistics and data analysis at university.
How did you get into insurance?
While studying at university I developed a keen interest in the more quantitative side of politics, policy and public opinion and found I really enjoyed statistics, data analysis and providing valuable insight. After I graduated, I pursued a career as a business analyst.
What has been the biggest challenge in your career to date?
One experience I’ll never forget is a very intense client renewal meeting in my first year. I attended the meeting with our two directors who were leading the discussion, but I suddenly found myself on the spot when asked a challenging question about our performance data. I managed to collect my thoughts and provide an answer that satisfied the client.
What would your advice be to other newcomers to the industry?
I didn’t realise just how small and well-connected the industry really is when I came into it. Relationships are key to success: someone you bump into at a social event might very well turn out to be a key decision maker for one of your prospective client firms, so my advice would be to always strive to leave the best impression.
Do you have a mentor and what have they taught you?
I’ve been lucky to have had a lot of support since I started my career, but my manager Ed stands out in particular. I’ve not met a more knowledgeable person and cannot remember an occasion where I had a query he could not answer, or a problem he could not help me with.
He’s been an incredible mentor who has always had that little bit more faith in me than I had in myself and who actually put me forward for my current role.
Where do you hope to be in 10 years?
I see myself working in insurance for the foreseeable future. In 10 years’ time I would like to have developed my experience and industry knowledge even further and to have progressed into a more strategic role.
What achievements are you most proud of?
I’ve grown in my role as I started out as a junior team member managing some of our established accounts. I’m currently working towards achieving my Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute qualification, which has taken a great deal of time and dedication alongside a demanding work schedule and other personal commitments.
“Ieva joined us as a trainee with no previous insurance experience and is now a key member of the corporate relations team.”
Edward Hance, head of corporate accounts and strategic integration, Arc Legal Assistance
May 2016 to present
Corporate relations and management information manager, Arc Legal Assistance
July 2015 to May 2016
Business analyst, Newsquest
August 2014 to July 2015
Graduate commercial assistant, Provide Community Interest Company
April 2014 to August 2014
Digital marketing and sales administrator, Illuminate Design
December 2012 to February 2013
Parliamentary research intern, Parliament of Lithuania
Ieva Andraityte, corporate relations and MI manager, Arc Legal Assistance