11 Feb, 2019

PetroSkills Adds Petroleum Business Expertise

We are excited to introduce Katinka van Cranenburgh as one of our newest instructors joining the PetroSkills team! Van Cranenburgh's expertise is in Managing Non-Technical Risks

Katinka is passionate about preparing personnel for the volatile, uncertain, ambiguous and complex world we work and live in. Whether you call it corporate social responsibility, sustainable development, business ethics or non-technical risks, Katinka can support you to move from the classical company-centered thinking to taking an innovative and sustainable society-centered strategy that ensures your company´s social license to operate remains intact. Her experience includes over 16 years at Heineken in various strategic international roles and several years as a consultant in the mining, oil & gas, chemical and agricultural industries. She has a PhD from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, and is a visiting lecturer at several European business schools.


Get to Know Katinka van Cranenburgh

Q: What is your most rewarding career experience? 

A: Leading a cross-cultural, cross-departmental team of about 15 people to provide solutions for an activist-led social campaign against the company I worked for.

Q: Where is the most interesting place you have worked?

A: The Democratic Republic of Congo and Cambodia, as the boundaries between public and private responsibilities for topics such as health and peace are blurred and challenging.

Q: How do you spend your free time?

A: I live in what I believe is the most beautiful place on earth, Barcelona. So I spend my free time enjoying the people, climate, culture and food.

Q: What is your favorite book?

A: As I am writing a book, I wish to promote my own by saying it’s my favorite. However, I would be lying. My favorite read of last year is “Conscious Parenting” by Dr. Shefali Tsabari.


You can learn more about van Cranenburgh's Managing Non-Technical Risks course and enroll in one of the upcoming sessions by visiting the course page.

Our instructors include the leading technical experts in the petroleum industry. Most are consultants who work on the leading edge of technology, addressing the most pressing challenges the industry faces today. For more information about this instructor and others visit our instructors page.

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