Maija Van Langendonck
Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion Cargill
Maija Van Langendonck is one of the Global leads in the Cargill Diversity and Inclusion Team. In this role, Maija advises and supports the businesses in the development and execution of their Diversity and Inclusion Strategy as well as using best practices and thought leadership to translate Diversity and Inclusion objectives into ongoing business and people processes.
Before joining Cargill in January of 2011, Maija was the HR Director at Nato C3 Agency –- one of the largest NATO agencies specializing in providing NATO authorities with Consultation, Command and Control capabilities. Whilst at NC3A, Maija initiated and led a major change initiative focusing on changing the organizational structure and culture to support the changing needs of its stakeholders. This initiative included the introduction of competencies – use of assessment centres, a redesign of the performance management process, implementation of an integrated HR system and the design & delivery of a customized leadership development track.
In addition to more than 10 years experience in various senior roles within the HR domain, Maija has worked several years in commercial roles providing her with good business acumen as well as consulting skills. Her professional career with various International Organizations, across an array of different industries, has not only provided Maija with valuable industry insights - it has also allowed her to travel extensively.
Maija is passionate about leveraging all opportunities that life offers us and use these to create a work environment where all people feel they can contribute and are recognized for their unique talents.