This is something I came to learn when I joined AIESEC, a global youth-run organization that provides young people with leadership training, cross-cultural internships, and volunteering experiences. Today, I’m still reminiscing the stories we created together, which have inspired me to become my better self.
After spending eight years with the organization and fulfilling my role as the President of AIESEC in 2010 and 2011, I traveled to India and Belgium to help social enterprises and startups to get their first (Seed capital / Series A) funding round or exit, through growth marketing, product strategy, and user experience.
Seven years ago, I moved to the Netherlands to join EVBox, at the time a small Dutch electric vehicle (EV) charging provider with fifteen people. Fast forward to end of 2020, and EVBox has grown over 700 people, increased its installed base from 30,000 shipped charging ports to over 300,000, and revenue from 6 digit number to 9 digit numbers, amongst many more accomplishments.
I’m happy to have been catalyst at EVBox, leading growth and with the help of fantastic talent, built a brand, a marketing engine, a long-term strategic thinking, a collaborative policy approach and a culture of passion and authenticity.
I’m a passionate believer of technology and its ability to tell stories, share knowledge, and serve humankind through its continuous pursuit for positive change.
“Growth” has always been the priority in my career—being it growing product experience and sales or company reach.
From the Scouts to AIESEC, and from startups to scale-ups—I’ve built, guided, and developed teams across Europe and Asia over a decade.
Through learning by doing and learning by reading, I’m striving to become a better leader day by day.
The learnings I’ve gathered from personal coaching over the years are endless—I’ve summarized the most effective ones for you here.