Telefónica as seen by Hisako Nakajima of the ESG Team

Meet Hisako Nakajima, ESG at Telefónica. Discover her personal and professional career within the company.

Meet Hisako Nakajima, ESG in the Sustainability Department at Telefónica.
Hisako Nakajima

Hisako Nakajima

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How long have you been with Telefónica and how would you rate your time here?  

I’ve been here for 11 years, I started in 2012 at O2 UK. In that time I have learned what I didn’t know you could learn from being in one company. I have changed countries, changed disciplines, departments, buildings and teams, but what I do value are the people – professionals who have a deep knowledge and enormous humanity.   

Is there a project at Telefónica that you are particularly proud or satisfied with?  

I remember hearing about Wayra when I joined in 2012 and knowing that I had to be there – what an exciting thing to see a company as big and with as much history as Telefónica wanting to invest in innovation. Working there made me realise again that it’s not just the ideas that matter, but the people. We were – and still are – a family. #OnceWayraAlwaysWayra   

On sustainability, I am very proud of the work we are doing in this area and the recognition we have received for our good ESG performance. I also love being able to share with our analyst and investor community how we are improving people’s lives through connectivity and digital inclusion. Finally, I love being able to help promote diversity and inclusion in the company, issues that are very important to me and which occupy a very important place in the work of the Sustainability team, along with many other areas.   

What do you think Telefónica has contributed to society since its inception?  

Connecting people all over the world is very exciting when you think about it. This company has accompanied people all this time.   

Where do you see Telefónica in the future?  

I think it’s impossible to foresee! Nobody who was in the company 100 years ago would have thought that one day technology would take us as far as we have come.   

Could you live without a mobile phone?  

I could do without it, because sometimes you have to disconnect. But living between countries and even continents forces me to use it if I want to stay connected with my family and friends on a daily basis. Also, since I can now do so many things with my mobile phone (banking, doctor’s appointments, listening to music, looking at maps…) it’s true that it has become an indispensable part of my life, and I haven’t suffered one day when I’ve forgotten it at home, which surprised me!   

Help us solve one of the great enigmas of humanity: the potato omelette… With onion or without onion?  

I’m not Spanish (I’m British/Japanese) so I wouldn’t want to get into a mess that doesn’t belong to me, but if you give me the choice… without.   

Nominate another colleague to appear in this section  

I nominate María José Ginel, from Wayra 

How long have you been with Telefónica and how would you rate your time here?  

In #Thespanishomelettething tag section we interview Telefónica’s employees on a variety of topics, while trying to solve one of humanity’s greatest dilemmas.

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