I already wanted to be an engineer when I started high school. Mathematics and physics stimulate my thought – I like that. In the end, I decided to do mechanical engineering.
I worked as an engineer in Mexico for a few years. However after a while, I wanted to broaden my knowledge into something other than technology. That’s why I decided to do an MBA in Finance. And why not abroad and in Switzerland? After my MBA in Switzerland, I applied to ABB as a Service Sales Engineer. The area of service for drives mining applications was a young field at the time. Although ABB is a global player, the atmosphere in the mining unit was comparable to that of a start-up, where a lot of aspects still had to be defined and organized. I find this kind of challenge, to develop new processes and ways of working, very exciting and motivating.
I’m still in Drives Mining. In the meantime, I have taken over the duty of Head of Service Sales department. It was and still is a great challenge. I have learned a lot along the way, especially when it comes to leadership. And I’m still learning a great deal.
In contrast to some of my colleagues, who are in the office by 6:00, my day begins at 8:00 and I tend to be prepared to stay a bit longer at the office to support our local organizations in North and South America. First thing after turning on my computer, I have a coffee with my team and after that I check my emails. I’m often found in meetings and interact with many different teams. That means that apart from sales, I pick up on a lot from marketing, HR, sales representatives, the legal team and other areas. I enjoy that.
To persuade our customers. At first glance, they see me as a young woman. It usually takes a little time to gain their trust by showing technical knowledge. But I have managed to deal with it quite well.
Sports, and in the summer, I try to leave the office on time to go mountain biking. I spend a lot of time with friends, neighbors and other ABB employees. In the process, my iPad can’t be missing.