"In my career, I soon came to realise that I enjoy the human aspect of my work the most. For me, it made sense to further specialise in Human Resources. At 30, I met my current husband in Dublin and when I suddenly lost my job, I decided to move to the Netherlands. I started looking for an international company where English was spoken as I didn't speak any Dutch. Soon Shell came my way and now, twenty years later, I have had many wonderful jobs."
The public face of Shell
"In my current position I am responsible for People Capability Building in the Mobility Business in Europe and South Africa as Learning Manager Mobility. Shell Mobility is the face of Shell. Worldwide, we have daily contact with millions of customers in 46 thousand Shell stations. And we plan to expand to 55 thousand locations by 2025. We need to prepare the Mobility business to enable this growth and continue to give our customers an excellent experience as we prepare for the changing energy industry. To achieve this, my team is working to implement learning and development plans for 15 markets in Europe and South Africa, 1000 Shell Mobility employees, 2500 retailers and 90,000 store employees. “It is exciting and rewarding to support a business that is growing at a rapid pace and is at the forefront of the energy transition. The work my team does has a real impact and that is something I am very proud of.”
Once the time comes
"In the coming years, I would like to continue working in Learning and Development and as a certified coach, I hope to get the best out of people. I am definitely not looking forward to retirement quite yet. But last year I turned 50 and then you come to a point where you start thinking things over and check whether your current lifestyle will be feasible once the time comes."
"I am pleased with the pension I have accrued with Shell so far, which became clear after talking to a financial adviser from Shell two years ago. It also turned out that I might be able to retire earlier. Maybe that's the moment to start my own coaching practice. But for now, I have plenty of challenges in my current job!"