What is your ministry?
I am currently leading an operations team at T-Systems International. As the team leader, I work on culture change and agile transformation. Previously I worked for Tesco for 10 years in several international positions, mainly working on change and transformation projects. In this role I planned and executed a service culture change program for 1,000 stores in four countries, affecting roughly 35,000 colleagues. As a volunteer I help organizations with organizational development, individual development, and strategic planning. We are planning to start a ministry at my church to connect and support church members working for large corporations, especially those already in leadership positions. I plan to continue working in the field of strategic planning, organizational development, and people management. My personal mission is to be salt and light with my leadership style in the world. I believe there is a need for more Christians in decision-making positions in the non-Christian world.
What do you hope to gain from participating?
I would like to grow so that I can contribute to God’s plan by being salt and light. I want to help others bring their best self to work, to use their talents, as I believe God has given talents to each one of us. The desire of my heart is to connect other Christians who work in leadership positions at large corporations. I felt for a long time that my business life and my Christian life were two different things. The European Leadership Forum has been a great help and I am very much delighted to see a program dedicated to leaders working in non-Christian environments.
What is your leadership role?
My role is twofold: to improve and maintain operations and to introduce, build, operationalize, and enable agile transformation. I am managing productivity and performance, individual development, management, and organizational development. I have a team of 60 colleagues.