An Interview with WW Office Administrator, Mary-Diakiese Mabika

Next up in our series of short interviews, we have a chat with Mary-Diakiese Mabika, who joined the waltonwagner team as our Office Administrator in March 2017 and has been an integral part of the company ever since. Read on to find out more about Mary’s adventures in Dubai, the most unforgettable moment of her life, and more.

The Diner, Camden, LondonQuestion 1: What do you enjoy most about working in London?

The people – coming to work every day is never the same. You definitely meet and see some interesting characters.


Question 2: What is your favourite restaurant and why?

I always enjoy trying new dishes and discovering great restaurants but I don’t have a particular favourite at the moment. The last place I went to was The Diner in Camden – their chicken wings and burgers are fantastic!


Question 3: Tell us about your favourite buildings in the world.

I loved the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. It’s one of the biggest mosques in the world and can accommodate about 40,000 worshippers at a time – it’s absolutely incredible. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is also brilliant – at 2,722 ft (and 148 floors), it’s the tallest building in the world. Needless to say, the view from the top floor is stunning, especially in the evening!

Mary-Diakiese Mabika in Dubai
Question 4: Tell us one thing about working at waltonwagner that you enjoy.

One of the things I loved the most is how welcome everyone made me feel from the very beginning. They really are a bunch of great people who honestly make me laugh every day.


Question 5: What is the most memorable moment of your life?

When my brother was born in 2000. After 6 girls, I think it’s safe to say my dad was very happy!


Question 6: Tell us three things we may not know about you.

1) Most of my family members call me Merveille, which is my French name and it means “wonderful”.
2) I learned how to knit from watching YouTube tutorials.
3) I hate roller coasters!

If you would like to find out more about Mary, take a look at her profile on our team pages. Or, if you want to learn more about our other team members, feel free to read our previous interviews on the blog.


About us:
waltonwagner was established six years ago by Jane Wagner and Nick Walton. We are a company who love property. We love project managing, designing, developing and dreaming all things property. We love the big picture and the devil you find in the detail. We love the fact that our clients come to us to achieve things they never thought possible with their buildings and that we are valued for our sensible, practical advice and guidance.

To find out more about the properties we have developed alongside our clients, please visit our projects page or call us to talk further on 020 7499 1377.