Tell us about yourself/your team.
For the last 20 years I’ve been working in the commercial area of multinational enterprises like Sony, Samsung, Lego and Masisa. I have a degree on Marketing and studies on Social Entrepreneurship in France. It was a big change in my life and career when in 2008, working for Masisa, I was appointed Head of Development of Inclusive Businesses. In that path I discovered my strong social vocation. It was a like a revelation to experience that you can improve underserved people’s lives through market mechanisms. Having the chance to know the reality of excluded neighborhoods and prisons, made me truly want to search for solutions.
What makes you an intrapreneur? What are the skills, capabilities, and personality traits that make you an intrapreneur?
I feel I’m an intrapreneur because I enjoy looking for creative solutions to challenges, problems or situations. As an intrapreneur, I’ve been always results-oriented and had very clear goals. I think that one needs to be constant and flexible to move forward, despite the problems that may appear. As a leader, I like to form motivated, results-oriented and well coordinated teams of people who can feel the owner of the projects and responsible for their roles. It also requires a kind of empathy and tolerance to know how to relate with any kind of stakeholder.