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%
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
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.