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"I'm getting hands-on experience that will be valuable for the rest of my life, both personally and professionally."

Kajsa, 28, graduated with an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers University of Technology in her native Sweden, and she also studied Business Strategy in Mexico. Kajsa started as Project Manager, creating a new international distribution strategy for AkzoNobel's multi-purpose additive Expancel. She traveled around the globe to understand how best to combine global effectiveness with local responsiveness. Since then, Kajsa has managed a change-improvement program for the Nordic Customer Service team within Marine & Protective Coatings, and has delivered a strategic outlook for one of the business segments within Surface Chemistry.

"The Fast Track Management Program gives you great exposure to AkzoNobel, allowing you to build a network with colleagues from all over the world while learning about the organization. I believe it will help me fulfill my ambition of becoming a senior manager with an opportunity to really influence the company."

"The fact that it is a global program with participants from all around the world bonding so well really adds to the experience. Working together with such highly talented people in the well-designed class Training & Development weeks really showed me the benefits of diversity within a team. If you are looking for a career in a global company and feel strongly about the values that AkzoNobel stand for, then this is a great opportunity to excel."