As a new member of IMA I would like to introduce myself to you.
My name is Esther van der Ven, 51, living in Amersfoort with Marc and my 3 adolescent sons.
I work at Nouryon, a global specialty chemicals company with 10,000 employees and operating in 80 countries. Formerly known as AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals. I support the VP Energy & New Business who, together with our Energy & New Business team, is responsible for managing the business’energy and utility portfolio. In parallel, our team is building new business in the field of green hydrogen and circular carbon. We are actively driving and pursuing opportunities in electrochemistry, the circular and hydrogen economy, resulting in a strong project business development portfolio.
Our team consists out of energy experts with a commercial, technological, business development or public affairs background. Our industry and projects all require input from these expertises. I enjoy jointly creating & realizing together with this team opportunities in valuable projects. In my spare time I am chairman of the local family council of the care institution Abrona. In the context of family participation, this council represents the interest of the representatives of the clients and consults with management about the goings-on in the organisation.
The need to broaden my horizons, learn and connect with peers has brought me to the IMA network. For me, IMA represents a group of experienced & passionate professionals. I am impressed by the knowledge, experience, connection and the pleasure they have. In a short time I have learned a lot and enjoyed sharing experiences and the offer in development opportunities. It strengthens my sense of confidence and awareness of the wonderful field in which I work. Thank you IMA for this opportunity and I look forward to having a nice time together!
Esther van der Ven