What was appealing in the transition from Shell to Vivo Energy?
I was really attracted to the idea of working in an industry that trades in basic, yet vital, commodities. No economy can thrive and grow without fuels and lubricants. The transition to Vivo Energy took place in 2011 while I was employed at Shell. I immediately saw the enormous potential of Vivo Energy and I was personally aligned to the company’s values and its ultimate dream of becoming Africa’s most respected energy business. This is a dream I share. What’s more, I was excited about contributing to Vivo Energy’s quest for success.
What is the best part of working at Vivo Energy?
Vivo Energy is a company that takes pride in its people, and does not see its human resources as finite resources with limited abilities; rather, it sees them as infinite resources with endless possibilities.
At Vivo Energy every employee is empowered to perform in his or her respective role. We are given the platform upon which to shine and perform; it is simply up to each one of us to grasp the opportunities we are offered to prove ourselves.
I, together with most of my colleagues, feel a strong sense of ownership and belonging. Vivo Energy embraces all its employees and believes that we are unique individuals with unique talents, and that, at every level within the company, there is a contribution that each one of us can make.
How would you describe people at Vivo Energy?
Vivo Energy people are energetic and results-driven, with a strong focus on their customers.They believe in the high standards and values of Vivo Energy, such as safety, security and the environment and adhere to these at all times.
But mostly, we love the brand we sell!
What career advice would you give to someone wishing to join Vivo Energy?
Vivo Energy is a vibrant, fast-paced company mindful of the bottom line, while operating at optimal cost. There are opportunities to excel, but one has to be able to turn challenges into learning opportunities. You need to be passionate about what you are doing and have motivation for the job in order to progress and succeed.
Watch this space: Vivo energy is not only going to be big; the company is well on its way in achieving its dream of becoming Africa’s most respected energy business.