Tamara de Gruyter - Vice President Services - North Europe Area, Wärtsilä
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Vice President Services - North Europe Area at Wärtsilä
Tamara de Gruyter joined Wärtsilä 20 years ago, and has held various management positions during her career in the company. After having managed the factory and later the field service operations of Wärtsilä Netherlands she moved to Asia to strengthen Wärtsilä´s operations in China as Managing director of the joint ventures Wärtsilä CME Zhenjiang Propeller Company Ltd. and Wärtsilä Qiyao Diesel Company Ltd. She has also been the head of Wärtsilä Pumps in Singapore. When returning to Europe in 2015, Tamara was appointed Vice President Propulsion services, and late 2017 she was appointed Vice President Services, North Europe Area. Wärtsilä Services’ mission is to improve the lifecycle efficiency of customers’ installations across the globe. Tamara believes in the power of people, curiosity and discovery in business and leadership. Companies like Wärtsilä must disrupt existing business models to find new ways to create value for their customers. Disruption is made possible by digitalisation, which Tamara sees as much more than machines communicating over the Internet. At best, digitalisation marries businesses to their customers in ways, which were not possible before. Tamara is passionate about sailing, history and cooking , She lives in Nederhemert, The Netherlands. Tamara holds a Bsc in shipbuilding engineering from the Polytechnic of Haarlem.