After completing my degree(s) in Cambridge, my career took me to Shell,
Twynstra Gudde and Ernst & Young (today: EY). As all-round manager and
professional, I have always challenged myself by seeking international exposure
and multi-faceted roles in profit and not-for profit sectors. Initiating and
facilitating change processes has always been key. From: coordinating an
integrated (GRI) report to designing a ‘Life-Long-Learning’ Leadership
Development curriculum. In my Master’s Sustainability & Responsibility, I
focussed on the sustainability of the Partnership (business) model.
- Analysis 85%
- Influence 90%
- Developing others 95%
- Organisational acumen 90%
- Strategic pragmatism 85%
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. Mahatma Ghandi
Global citizenship allows me 24/7 access to an international network. My frame of reference is multi-national and multi-dimensional. It offers intimacy and structure at the same time since I worked, lived and interacted with people all across the world. My work and life have always been intricately integrated. I enjoy that the two are one since I care about creating value in both dimensions. And yet, it continues to be a challenge to keep a balanced pace. Creating value from abundance means that I also dedicate 25% of my consultancy time available to pro bono projects that focus on sustainability.