was the moment when I realized that I was in the right place. My superiors must have had a similar view: after graduation they offered me a job directly.
How did your career develop from that point on?
I started as an Assistant Quality HSE Manager at Brenntag Netherlands in 2000. One year later I became the Environmental Manager. I was responsible for all the permits at the sites, the authority inspections, plus the environmental programs that we had. During the engineering and development of the new site in Rotterdam, I decided I wanted to move into a more operational role and Brenntag offered me the chance to do exactly that. In 2007, I accepted the position of Junior Operations Manager for Brenntag Netherlands. At the same time, the former Operations Manager was about to retire, so the plan was for me to become his successor. He had about 30 years’ experience at Brenntag in a variety of roles and I was lucky to be able to learn a lot from him. When he retired in 2012, I filled the position he left.