Schiphol & I

Schiphol is better than Monaco

Kirsten Stein (34) from Assendelft is Corporate Legal Manager at SBM Offshore

‘We are very busy moving SBM Offshore headquarters from Monaco to Schiphol. I have been to Monaco many times during recent months to meet with the legal team. The move will significantly reduce travel time for management, staff and clients: in order to reach Monaco you must first fly to Nice. From there it is another 45 minutes by car. You can fly practically anywhere non-stop from Schiphol. The job interviews that I have conducted recently in connection with the expansion of the “regular” office into a head office often took place in the Starbucks in The Base. The cosy atmosphere and peace and quiet were ideal for that type of conversation. I usually have lunch in the Atrium in The Base, either indoors or outside on the patio. The diversity of companies in the building means that it is always buzzing, which is something I like.’