Tammy Al Herais sent her CV to Shell almost nine years ago and was quickly offered a position within the company. Having previously worked for Emirates Airlines managing their commercial sales and operations, she quickly worked her way up to Regional Sales Team Lead for Shell Aviation based in Dubai. Today, she uses her experience in aviation to manage the tenders and accounts with regional airlines.
“Working at Shell is like being at university, day in and day out,” Tammy said. “Over here, people are respected and valued and knowledge is easily shared. I personally believe that hard work, regardless of what you do, won’t go to waste. My passion for my work helps me to stay positive, even when things get challenging. The moment I don’t feel that drive, I’ll look for change.
Tammy has spent all of her working life in the private sector. She has never felt the need to work in the governmental sector, a popular choice for many, and said Shell offers her a lot of career progression opportunities.
She also enjoys working in a multi-cultural environment: “I've always liked the commercial world and used to help my dad run our family business. It’s never occurred to me to go into the government sector. In the private sector I've always had the power to make decisions and I enjoy working with diverse people – it’s very rich in the way that everyone shares their knowledge.”