With an impressive background, including five years at Akzo Nobel in various HR positions, she brings a wealth of experience. At Akzo Nobel she fulfilled the role of International HR Director of Operations. Her arrival is welcomed with enthusiasm by the CEO of ProRail, John Voppen, who expresses confidence in her abilities to further develop ProRail into an excellent employer together with the HR department.
Martine's international orientation, which was reflected in her previous positions as change manager and People & Culture manager at Transdev in Australia, underlines her broad view of HR management. Her academic background, with studies at Tilburg University and Nyenrode Business University, strengthens her theoretical and practical knowledge in the field.
In her statement, Martine expresses her enthusiasm to start working at ProRail. She emphasizes her ambition to contribute to ProRail's strategic goals, aimed at connecting, improving and making the Dutch railway more sustainable. She recognizes the importance of ProRail's more than 5500 employees as key figures in achieving business performance and the HR ambition to make ProRail a top employer.
With the appointment of Martine Lanser, the Raymond van Hattem after his departure to the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, ProRail is taking a new step towards further development and growth. Her experience and vision will undoubtedly contribute to strengthening the HR function within ProRail and supporting the organization in its mission to promote mobility in the Netherlands.
“Technical people are the heart of the rail industry. We desperately need these women and men to maintain the 7000 km of track we have in the Netherlands. By drawing up a work and learning trajectory, potential new mechanics immediately know what working at the railway entails and whether it suits them. This allows us to connect new people to the railways,” says Raymond van Hattem, (former) HR director at ProRail. At ProRail, more than 5500 employees contribute to the mobility of the Netherlands. They are our most important asset in realizing Prorail's performance. The HR ambition is to make ProRail a fantastic organization to work in. An organization that is people-oriented and where enthusiasm is given space and possibilities.
Photo: Prorail – Martine Lanser