Marja has 25 years' international business experience including over 15 years as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. The last 10 years she has been working as Management Consultant, specialized in helping companies to become self supporting in Lean 6 Sigma. Marja is also a Board Member at Lean Six Sigma Netherlands Association. Her working languages are Dutch, English and Finnish.
Marja played an active role in launching 6 Sigma into Europe and since then she has implemented several Lean Six Sigma launches in various businesses (industry, healthcare, telecom, government sector). She has trained and coached hundreds of managers, project leaders and people on the shop floor in Lean 6 Sigma.
She is goal driven and fast in adapting into new situations and corporate styles, with the ability to get people quickly on board to deliver results. She is used to working across different cultures and organizational levels.
Examples of project results:
- KPN: The organization "self supporting" in Lean 6 Sigma in two years
- The Netherlands Forensic Institute: 90 % improvement in the delivery times across the whole product line
- GE: 50 % improvement in the efficiency of the new product introduction process
M.Sc. in Chem. Eng, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland (1991).