"Development opportunities and working with colleagues from different cultural backgrounds"
I have joined the Infrastructure team at Mundipharma in Germany in July 2000 and my responsibilities are mainly in the areas of network, voice, video and security. However, once in a while I am also asked to work on non-IT projects.
Mundipharma has always been known as a renowned employer in the region and after my first interview I thought this might well be the right place for me. I had a couple of other offers at the time but eventually decided to join Mundipharma. Before my time here I studied IT (the German educational system differs from the UK so instead of going to university I trained as a ‘Informatikkaufmann’) and used to work for a well-known market research company in Germany.
What I like most about working at Mundipharma are the ongoing development opportunities. I have achieved several Cisco Certificates over the last years and was also able to attend further training courses in project and risk management. Finally, I am a certified ITIL expert and I really appreciate that all these development opportunities provide me with chances to also step into activities outside my regular IT role.
I very much enjoy working in such an international environment like ours at Mundipharma. You get to know lots of great people, visit new countries around the world and work together with colleagues from different cultural backgrounds to realize exciting global projects.
When not at work, I spend the majority of my time with my wife and my two children outside in the nature, mainly walking or mountain biking in the forests around Limburg. Riding my mountain bike is probably my biggest passion. I have already crossed the Alps twice by bike but I have also climbed some of the summits by foot. I don’t necessarily have one biggest dream but several smaller ones. On top of my list is crossing the Alps in a hot air balloon from North to South, taking off somewhere in Southern Germany and landing close to Lake Garda… that must be simply breath taking.