Before joining Philips, I worked at Unilever in Rotterdam for 13 years. When it was time to move on, I used my network to get an interview at Philips. I started in my role first as a temp for 6 months before receiving my fixed contract. It was great to have those first 6 months to learn about the organization and its people and make the decision to stay. I can’t believe it has been 5 years now. The time has flown by!
I was asked for the role in the Chief HR Officer’s office and after a series of interviews, I got the role, and have been working with three CHRO’s in the past 5 years. I couldn’t have imagined how much the role would suit me and how much it would offer me. I look after everything relating to the Chief HR Officer; travel, diary, logistics and HR Team Leadership meeting organization.