I have over 30 years experience in leadership roles in Automotive OEM's, and independent R&D centres. I have mostly worked in startup type situations, requiring a high level of energy and drive to achieve growth. I have given great personal emphasis on learning leadership skills (and still evolving). Have ensured top-class engineering and quality for the market to get customer satisfaction metrics, and also built a great work culture. Contributed hands-on during team reviews of engineering and designs. Encouraged employees to ask questions and have always stepped in to recognize and resolve genuine issues. Made important contributions to Innovation and Patents in the organizations I worked. Implemented gender diversity at the workplace. Overall, I get along with people, and people definitely like to work for me.