Name: Ton de Bruin
Title: Financial Controller
When did you join Arise and what was your motivation for taking up this position?
I joined Arise formally in January 2017, but before that I was involved in the administrative set-up of the company, during the second half of 2016. My main reason for taking up this position was the fact that I had the opportunity to be part of an exciting new business venture, work with colleagues in South Africa and be in a line of work that I am passionate about. In addition, the opportunities for both career and personal growth were appealing.
What aspect of your job do you most enjoy?
No two days are the same, the fact that sometimes you have to improvise or do something off the beaten track and that there is room for growth in general. I also really appreciate working with the team in Cape Town.
What has your top 3 highlights been?
• The Arise launch in February 2017
• Last year’s strategy session in Utrecht. I’m sure that there are a couple of team-members who would agree.
• This year’s audit. It really highlighted that doing the planning and prep-work ahead of time will lead to a good execution of a job.
What’s the most challenging aspect of your job?
Sometimes you will have to juggle between important stuff you have to deliver at the same time.
Sum up Arise in one sentence
I’ll give you one word: one-of-a-kind!