For Min Peng, the biggest growth and learning happens outside of her comfort zone. Looking at her career background, you quickly realise that she enjoys new challenges. Even though she started her career in public affairs as an English major, she’s also currently making a mark in the commercial business in Shell, working as the Business Development Strategy Manager for North East Asia in the Shell Lubricants Supply Chain.
Min joined Shell in 2004 and since then she’s worked in supply chain management, doing everything from logistics operations and materials planning to supply network planning and project management. In the past four years she has been responsible for all the warehousing and transportation activities of Shell Lubricants in the Greater China and Korea area, safely delivering high-quality products at optimal costs to lubricants customers.
Under her leadership, the North East Asia region has demonstrated a good track record of leading logistics cost and operational performance in the Shell Lubricants supply chain. Her most recent achievement was the outsourcing of the China logistics activities for which she and her team won the Shell Downstream Director’s Award in 2011.
It is precisely this award that Min counts as the proudest moment of her career. “The project that won us the award was truly game-changing. Deep down, I have this excitement about new, cutting-edge ideas and plans. I had to map out how everything would work, without any previous examples or references – I absolutely loved it! I still live according to the lessons and values I learned on this project,” she says.