Candice Benard got her Brevet des techniciens supérieurs (BTS) in business and marketing in New Caledonia. She worked in the insurance industry for 4 years in New Caledonia and 6 years at Westpac and BSP as a Senior Relationship Manager with a portfolio of 300 clients. Candice also has experience managing small businesses in Port Vila.
5 QUESTIONS TO GET TO KNOW CANDICE BENARD BETTER
1. Where do you come from ?
I was born in Nimes, but flew and lived in Africa for the 3 first years of my life. Moved to Biot, France until I was 13 years old (back and forth to Africa or La Reunion on every school holidays to visit family) and continued my life in Vanuatu since then (with a few stops in New Zealand, La Reunion and Noumea for school).
2. Why did you move to Port Vila ?
I moved to Port Vila with my parents and sisters, for a new life adventure. It will be 25 years in October 2020! No regret at all…
3. What are your favorite hobbies ?
Travelling with my children (Ok for my husband to stay home, it’s cheaper), cooking and eating (and drinking my glass of white in the evening… but this doesn’t count as a hobby I guess ?)
4. Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years ?
Grandmother… ok, maybe not.
Professionally: happy just to get a pay rise and stay where I am !!!
Personally… travel to all the countries on my bucket list, and making sure that my kids are in the right path to continue their own life (even if I don’t mind keeping them with me all my life!).
5. What do you like the most in Vanuatu ?
The generosity and the smiles of Ni Vanuatu.