Nickname: Julie
Affiliation: Sustainable Society Investment Management Inc. Risk Management group, PMO Team leader / CM group, CMO team / PM group, PM team / Sustainability committee
Alma Mater: KU Leuven, Bachelor and Master of Arts in Language and Area studies, Japanology. Minor in Economic Policy and Management.
Joined GPSS: September 2018


What did you do before joining GPSS?

I worked in the engineering department's operations team at a semiconductor manufacturing company.


Please tell us the reason why you decided to join GPSS.

I wanted to have a job where I could truly contribute to the world and society.


What is your role at GPSS?

I mainly manage solar and wind projects. This means I am involved in risk management, checking on the progress of projects, reporting the status, income and expenditure of the project to the investment committee etc.
Also, I am a member of the Sustainability Promotion Office, which is currently, as the first stage, holding dialogues on various topics to raise employee awareness of sustainability.


Please tell us "the moment when your soul ignited" after joining GPSS.

GPSS gives us opportunities to try at stuff we think might benefit the company or needs to be done but is not in our job description. By example, I was involved in designing the company's booth for a renewable energy exposition. It was a great opportunity to be creative and bring a new wind into everyday work life. While we had a short time frame and many problems to deal with, it was truly worthwhile to see the result of our hard work and see other people also enjoying it.


Please share a piece of advice to future GPSS members!

GPSS is definitely not your ordinary Japanese company, if you are up for some adventure this might be the place for you.