Donna joined Shell as a graduate in November 2001, taking on a role in Downstream Manufacturing in the Tabangao Refinery near Manila. She worked in the refinery as a Technologist (Process Engineer) for six years before moving to Projects and Technology (P&T) in Kuala Lumpur where she took on a Hydrocarbon Management role. She served in this role for almost four years before moving to an Operations role in Upstream Philippines and then on to her current role.
“Shell has such a legacy in the country,” she says. “I’m proud to be part of a team that has a key role to play in the country’s growth. It’s not only about getting the technical and leadership exposure, but also about feeling that I’m directly contributing to the Philippine nation, helping to build its strong economy.”
Donna believes Shell is one of the few companies who truly follow through on programmes aimed at developing women into leadership roles, increasing the level of female participation. “This shows Shell’s commitment to having a diverse workforce. I resonate with this idea because a diverse workforce means you’ll have diverse perspectives put on the table, coupled with an inclusive environment that encourages people at all levels to speak up. This can only strengthen a team. Shell does well with promoting this culture, making the company much more dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking.”