What appeals the most to you working at Shimano or what would you tell/share when talking to a friend about Shimano?
The most appealing thing for me is working for a successful company. At Shimano there is a good balance between work life and private life. Every day is an active one with a lot of challenges!
How would you describe the working atmosphere/environment at Shimano?
The atmosphere within Shimano is positive and focused on success. Teamwork is key were not I but we have is the word. Success is celebrated and rewarded. Furthermore there is an open communication within the whole company. For example during the Quarterly meetings all information about the company’s turnover profits are shared with all staff.
What do you do at Shimano? What is the content of your job? How do your daily activities look like?
My job is managing Director of Shimano Europe Fishing Holding B.V. The job is to manage all activities in Europe, Middle East and Africa regarding Fishing, ranging from Sales to stock control and everything in between. My daily activities include contacts with our customers, our head office in Japan, our branches in Europe and several internal meetings and project meetings.
What are your biggest challenges?
Biggest challenge is is to change our team to a more customer oriented team with focus on sales.
Which achievement inside Shimano you are most proud of?
Big achievements we do not brag about furthermore as mentioned also above it will not be my achievement but our teams achievement.
What gives you energy?
The chance to work in Shimano and help shape a new organization
What do you like most in working at Shimano?
The focus on success
What hobbies/interests do you have?
Hobbies next to my work are running and reading.