Rewarding Career where Opportunities Abound
With a career spanning more than four countries across regions, Hugo Luik has earned his stripes and a wealth of experience through various roles and functions at Philips.
The General Manager of Philips in Vietnam attributes success to a solid work ethic and attitude, and advises those potential talent considering a career with Philips to make “a conscious decision, because you're in it for the long-haul."
And having been with the company for 13 years, starting out at Lighting to his current role in Healthcare, Hugo certainly walks the talk.
New Places, New Adventures
As a fresh graduate in The Netherlands, Hugo considered himself fortunate to be selected for an early career programme with such a reputable company as Philips. Barely three weeks into the job, Hugo's winning streak continued when he was offered a posting with Philips in Poland.
"Philips is a company that cares about you, and offers you the opportunity to grow your skills and move either up the hierarchy or to different functions.
"Would you believe that in my first three weeks at Philips Holland, I was asked if I wanted to take on a job in Poland? I said 'Wow', but did not feel I was ready, so decided not to move yet.
Staying Humble, Pushing Oneself Forward
After the Shanghai stint, Hugo moved to Singapore then Myanmar, where he was tasked with starting operations as the Country Manager. He recalls his team in Myanmar with the fondness of a proud father.