My Metso journey started in 1988 in Sorocaba, Brazil. My first position was an internship in the IT department, which paved the way for various interesting roles and responsibilities. Over the years, I grew from an IT system developer into a senior professional, responsible for leading the IT function across Metso’s regions Americas, APAC and EMEA.
During my career, I’ve had the opportunity to work with different people from whom I've learned a lot. I’ve also had a chance to work in different positions outside IT; as a Logistic Manager of the Distribution Center, Quality Manager of Minerals Area and Controller of Mining projects. Each step of the way has taught me something new.
The opportunities were not just handed to me. I think I’ve been in the driver’s seat of my career, and hard work, strong focus, commitment, learning new things by myself and also going the extra mile helped me reach new opportunities. Something that I always had in mind was being reliable with the promises I made during my journey. Keeping what you promise is the key to being recognized as a person that others can count on, not just in good times, but also during tough situations. It’s crucial to be willing to find solutions when things get challenging. I feel this behavior is what is expected at Metso and because of it, I was recognized by the company and offered new opportunities.