Nov 17, 2015

Employee’s profile: Jan Melis


Jan Melis is Director of Marketing and Customer support and works in the GWS Latin America Office in Costa Rica.

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Jan Melis is Director of Marketing and Customer support and works in the GWS Latin America Office in Costa Rica.

1.   Why do you love your job?

Being in charge of marketing, customer and sales support, as well as pricing makes me have a lot of variation in my job. It also enables me to be in contact with practically all colleagues on a regular basis. Recently I relocated from China back to Costa Rica after a 2-year experience abroad. While I am from Flanders (Belgium), I consider Costa Rica for sure as my second home, as well as the home country of my wife.  It is great to come home, but the opportunity to live in Asia for two year has been a great experience, both professionally and personally. Something to never forget!

2.   What do you think about working at GWS?

I have been with GWS for almost 6 years now and have seen the company grow exponentially. Nowadays we are present in more than 140 countries. With that growth, many new colleagues have joined. Right now we have colleagues from 20 different nationalities, making us a true multicultural company. That fact helps us not only on our local market approach, but also enriches company culture. And even after adding so many new people we are still one team working closely together with the same objective. 

 3.   What are your hobbies? Or any other things you like to do after work.

I love traveling to unknown places, discovering new cultures, people and food. I enjoy traveling abroad as well as in Costa Rica. It helps me to learn about so many new things in life, be more open, see other perspectives, and of course it makes me want to try many exotic recipes at home…