Claudia van Valkengoedoffice manager / hostess
Who I am and what drives me
At Ludens, I perform a wide range of support duties for the team. I also receive the participants of the training programs and make sure that they receive their drinks and refreshments on time.
My other duties include making reservations for shuttle services, catering, and overnight stays at hotels, and inventory management. Making arrangements, organizing things, and attending to people’s needs are in my blood, both in business and in private life. Whether you’re the mailman, a colleague, a program participant, or an employer, everyone receives equal attention from me.
After completing junior general secondary education, I progressed to upper secondary vocational education in business and administration and specialized in the secretarial field. At the time, completing an internship had just become a part of the learning process, so after my final examination I continued working for the same company, Sara Lee | Douwe Egberts (and Unilever), as an employee. I remained with the company for 26 years, 25 of which were spent in the exports department. From junior trainee to management assistant to head of facilities, I really enjoyed my time at the company.