When discussing her rewarding new role, overseeing a major lubricants company in Indonesia, Dian shared that there is an increasing number of women within Shell being appointed to senior leadership roles globally.
“While I may be the first Shell Country GM in Indonesia who is female, my gender is not really an issue. Yes, I just happen to be a woman. What’s really important for me is this role. As GM I believe I am better placed to lead and really make a difference,” Dian said.
Dian’s leadership potentials were recognised early in her professional career as she was awarded a Chevening Scholarship; a scheme which enables students with leadership qualities to study and work in the UK. Her qualifications also include an MBA in Finance.
Her career with Shell started eight years ago and has included a range of different professional roles and experiences: first, as a Retail Finance Manager for Indonesia. Thereafter, for three years in Singapore, Dian’s Shell role was Downstream Strategy Consultant where she worked on projects across the region. Then, after a career shift into marketing for Shell, Dian returned to her home as Marketing Manager for Indonesia.
She was appointed as GM in early 2016.