CDO Sessions

Dear participant of the NCCC XXV,

The Career Development and Opportunities (CDO) session during the next NCCC will take place on Monday evening (4th March). The CDO session is an excellent opportunity for you to get in contact with chemical companies in the Netherlands and abroad, and to prepare for the next step in your career. To further facilitate your orientation on and preparation for the job market, together with the KNCV we offer you the possibility to talk to career coaches. 

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s conference!

Best regards,

The NCCC Committee


The Career Development & Opportunities (CDO) session has become a regular event at NCCC. The aim of this pre-recruitment session is three-fold:

  • Providing PhD-students and post-docs with a better insight into their career opportunities
  • Giving companies and institutes the opportunity to present themselves as potential employers
  • Creating the right ambiance for informal discussions


Tailormade career advice from KNCV coaches

Professional career coaches will be available at the Career Development and Opportunities session of the NCCC to help you figure out the next step in your career and/or give you tips for your resume. A career advice session takes approximately 30 minutes and is free of charge. If you want to participate, please bring your resume and think about the questions you would like to ask beforehand. 

The career coaches will be available during the Monday evening Company Market (20:15h, 4th March). There are only a limited number of slots available! If you want to be sure of an appointment, please send an e-mail to Frans Koeman ( to make one.


CDO speaker 2024 - Nina Liem

Nina was born on Sumatra, Indonesia and moved with her parents to the Netherlands as a toddler. She studied Chemical Engineering at TU Delft following which she worked in diverse roles including process & product development, marketing and technical sales. She joined Shell in 2008 and worked in both commercial and technical roles. In 2016 she moved to the Catalyst Technology group and led the Gas Innovation team in Amsterdam. From August 2021 she is the GM of Chemicals Catalyst Technology and leads an R&D team based in Amsterdam, Houston and Leuna.

Nina lives in Rotterdam with her husband. She is enthusiastic about sports and some of her hobbies include speed skating, skiing, diving, and running marathons.




CDO market