Patron Interview: Romke Noordhuis, ExxonMobil BSC
- May 16, 2018
Why is Hungary a good place to do business?
Hungary is an excellent location to support ExxonMobil’s businesses in the EAME region and globally, thanks to a professional, highly qualified and educated employees. ExxonMobil BSC Budapest is a mature business support center, where we offer high complexity, value added positions in Finance, IT, and Commercial support. Our motto is „Powering ExxonMobil’s global business”.
What would you like to see changed to improve the business climate here?
Our business support center is present in Hungary since 2004, and we have been continuosly growing since then, by migrating new activities and functions, most recently Upstream Commercial. From our point of view it is very important that Hungary keeps investing in high quality education and continues to provide a stable and business-friendly environment in order to keep up the excellent performance level in our office on a long term.
What do you most value about being an AmCham Patron member?
We greatly appreciate AmCham’s support in helping us to increase the company’s visibility, provides various forums, events to for networking with other companies and the possibility of connecting to the government and stakeholders on key matters such as digitalisation, competitive workforce and education.
The ExxonMobil Business Support Center Hungary was established in 2004 and has expanded rapidly to become one of the biggest support centers in Budapest. We are employing more than 1500 professionals, working in one of our functions: Controllers, IT, Customer Service, Upstream Commercial and Tax. The centre provides a wide range of services to ExxonMobil businesses regionally in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, while some services are provided across the globe. Through the years our office has been continuously expanding, with incoming new functions and activities, and in 2018 we are continuing this trend with additional Controllers, Upstream and IT positions.
With over 50 nationalities present in our office, we enjoy an open, inclusive and supportive work environment and we are aiming to provide an exciting, long term career to all our employees. We’ve been recognized for the second consecutive year by the Jól-lét Foundation for having an inclusive environment for working and returning parents.
ExxonMobil is the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. Today ExxonMobil operates in more than 100 countries, on 6 continents, with about 70.000 employees, and is best known by the brand names: ExxonMobil, Esso and Mobil.
This interview appeared in the May 2018 issue of Journal, AmCham's official magazine. To access all issues of Journal, please click here.