Tell us about yourself/your team.
(a Pinterest style overview with photos/videos of the field researches I have conducted in Kenya, India and Tanzania)
I would like to start with a saying I truly believe in: "If you are working in an institution with the means to truly make a difference in the world,optimism of the spirit is a moral responsibility" (world bank)
I work at TNT Express as Global Program Manager Innovation. The global program I have developed focusses on the area where our business, technology (ICS) and society meet. Within this triangle, my ambition is to create shared value for all.
Within the slum logistics project, I have successfully developed the partnership between TNT, Vodafone's Mpesa team and a group of representatives of a local slum in India (Mumbai).
What makes you an intrapreneur? What are the skills, capabilities, and personality traits that make you an intrapreneur?
There are three key characteristics that I believe every entrepreneur should have (...and I hope I have): 1.Go out and meet people, 2.Have a strong believe in your ideals and 3. Think different!
Connect with people: I do not want to work within an office environment. Every possible moment, I want to go into the field and meet locals. I have spend 2 months in Kibera slum, visited rural areas in Tanzania and explored the maze-structured streets of Dharavi (India).
Believe in your ideals: My true believe in this project made that TNT and Vodafone wanted to be part of this project. If you speak from the heart, you can move mountains!
Think different: I mixed logistics with mobile phone locations to create a better world...and it works!