From engineering to people management

28 December 2022 - More women in tech are paving the way for the future at Noviotech Campus in Nijmegen! Women, like Anna WalesieniukAmpleon and Kasia Nowak, Nexperia and also
Also Christelle Le Cam, Technology & Quality Support Manager at NXP Semiconductors, who is working hard to help engineers reach their full potential.

Christelle Le Cam: ''from engineering to people management''

The Netherlands as home base
More than 20 years ago, Christelle moved from France to the Netherlands to work at Philips in Eindhoven. She also worked a few years in Belgium and France but in the last 14 years, she has been working at NXP in Nijmegen. She has always had a knack for physics and math. And as an engineer in micro-electronics, she did what she enjoys most: “Chips are fascinating! In my work I get to work on the technologies to manufacture future chips.” Part of what makes working in health and high-tech valuable to Christelle, is the application of her work in people’s everyday lives. “For instance, working on chips that are used in phones and cars is great: you help to advance technology that many people use.”

As an expat, there are always challenges when you first start to work in a different country. Christelle chose to try and adapt quickly when she first arrived in the Netherlands. “The first year in Eindhoven was a cultural shock. I took a course in Dutch culture, which was a real eye-opener,” she says. The Dutch directness was one of the biggest differences compared to France. However, she quickly understood that this was not a sign of rudeness, but simply the Dutch way of working.

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