Lisa Jiang

Lisa Jiang (photo)

Lisa Jiang has been working at Sandvik since 2006, starting as a field sales engineer and moving into a number of other sales and key account roles every couple of years. Today she is Managing Director at product unit Precision Strip, within Sandvik Materials Technology in Shanghai, China.

Q: What was your first impression of Sandvik?
A: My first impression when I joined Sandvik is that it is like a family. I have been here for 12 years and a lot has changed but we still have a very good work atmosphere.

Q: What is the biggest difference since then?
A: I feel we are more customer-focused than before and also we have become faster and even more ambitious.

Q: Two years ago, you were selected to attend a Sandvik global leadership program. Tell us about it!
In the beginning, I felt they had chosen the wrong person for the program. I didn’t have the confidence to participate at this program level, but my manager encouraged me to do it. It paid off. Sandvik training has been a big support throughout my career development, and the leadership program in particular encouraged me to take greater responsibility.

Q: What did you learn?
My big takeaway from the global leadership program was to step out of the comfort zone, take challenges and try to do the thing you thought you couldn’t do.