During my internship at the end of my study, I realised that I did not want to stay in a laboratory carrying out research for the rest of my career.
I like variation in my daily tasks and an international working environment. That's why I joined AkzoNobel. I am still active in research, but in a consulting role, so each day is different and I work with people from all over the world.
My department provides expert advice in the field of biodegradation, microbiology, toxicology, eco-toxicology and regulatory affairs.
There are many regulatory developments ongoing worldwide that may directly influence our business. Most striking in this respect is the new EU chemical legislation called REACH. Under REACH, extensive hazard and risk assessments have to be created by industry. By providing these data today, we can make sure that AkzoNobel will still be in sustainable business tomorrow.