Sitting in my new office in Doha, Qatar, looking out on West Bay at all the construction work that is taking place is this rapidly emerging market, I was thinking back to where I was about two years ago. Back then, I did not even know that the Global Shapers Program existed (actually, at that time it did not exist) and I can’t help but be grateful for the opportunities I have seized since joining the Global Shapers: Generation 2012.
Global Shapers 2012 not only taught me about the different cultures of the countries we work in, but also the different cultures of our Operational Companies (OpCos). EC Harris was a relatively new addition to the ARCADIS family when I was successfully selected to be part of the first edition of Global Shapers in 2012. The program gave me the opportunity to learn more about ARCADIS, leadership, organizational structure, Global Business Lines and history. I was able to take this back to my OpCo and share this knowledge with my colleagues, my peers and even my senior management who had not had the exposure to so much detail about the legacy of ARCADIS. (more…)