Originally from our South African Office ,Mighan started her career at Castor 7 years ago as Sales Operations Manager for VSAT Services. Taking the lead in the addition of Mobile Satellite Solutions (L band) to the portfolio, she found her passion and grew to Head of Mobile Solutions. In May 2019 she was appointed to Group Director and is now based at our Head Office in The Netherlands.
Her energetic spirit, hands on approach and positive nature has not only contributed to the success of the portfolio both in Land and Maritime but also to the office ambiance.
What was your first role in your career?
When I had completed my studies I was employed as Operations Manager by an Australian Company that was expanding to South Africa. I was responsible for establishing, implementing and maintaining procedures across the organization. As the company grew within South Africa it became a franchise, still very successful today. I enjoyed the occasional visit and seeing many familiar, happy faces that still remember me!
You’re passionate about everything but when you talk about L band you get really excited, why?
What’s not to get excited about? With such a wide portfolio offering our customers literally range from Individual emergency-use-only users to “Superyacht of the year” winner and multiple fleets, all this with Pole to Pole coverage!
I'm passionate about helping every customer, whether an individual user or a Key Account I strive to give them the best solution for their needs aligned with excellent customer service. Although their individual requirements may differ, the end goal is always the same... Keeping them connected!
What is a valuable leadership lesson learnt during your career?
Our team members all know what they do and how to do it, but in a leadership role you can make a big difference by sharing a strong sense of why they’re doing it and where it’s heading.
Making sure everyone understands the vision, their part in it and are aware of their purpose and their value.
Communication and Teamwork is everything!
What do you enjoy most about working at Castor?
I love a challenge and I love personal and professional growth. With Castor I have all three.
We are continuously growing as an organization, in our portfolio, in our skillset, in our customer base and in the market. Which of course has required that I too needed to continuously be learning, evolving and ready to change direction when needed.
Describe yourself in a few words.
Dedicated, Team-Player, Analytical, Organized,
What does success mean to you?
I tend to view success incrementally. As someone who is invigorated by new challenges and growth, I never want to find myself in a situation where I feel as if there is nothing left to learn, achieve or share. If I can end each evening satisfied that I’ve learnt something new or helped someone else learn something new, this counts as success to me.
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