Camilla started working at the age of 14 to help her family, having already been a secretary, a waitress, a saleswoman, and a commercial advisor among others. Working at a multinational organisation had been a long-time dream, so when she received an offer from our team in Santos, she jumped at the chance.
"My name is Camilla Grossi. I am a 25-year-old Environmental Technician at DP World Santos in Brazil, qualified as an Environmental Engineer and Maritime Scientist.
“I have been through many firsts with DP World. It has been my first experience working at a port, my first multinational company, and DP World has even allowed me to travel outside the country for the first time. Fulfilling a dream of working abroad and getting to learn about other cultures.
“I joined in 2017, on just a one-month internship while I had a permanent role elsewhere. My entire livelihood depended on the salary I earned. But I gathered the courage and I applied for the vacancy. When I received the news that I had been selected, I worked both jobs and embarked on this journey. A month was enough to know I had a passion for environmental work, so I knew I had to work at DP World!
Guest Auditor Programme
“Following a further two-year intensive internship programme with the Environmental Department, I became an Environmental Technician, where I have been working ever since. In my role, I’ve had the opportunity to work on innovative projects such as the Zero Landfill Project for DP World Santos and I was selected for the prestigious Guest Auditor Programme (GAP) 2022.
“The GAP gives the opportunity for high-performing candidates from across the Group to join specific assignments in locations around the globe, for the Group’s Internal Audit team. I applied because of my passion for DP World’s culture. I wanted to learn more, do more and share experiences beyond the barriers of my own department.
“I had never been outside of Brazil before the GAP, so I jumped at the chance to work with the team in Turkey. I learned all about the audit process and gained a much more holistic view of our business. I was able to contribute with my knowledge of environment and sustainability, actively auditing these two areas at DP World Yarimca.
“The real highlight of my experience in Turkey was not just the wonderfully welcoming local team but also the beautiful city of Istanbul. I even joked when we were out having dinner on our boat tour of the Bosphorus that, with the dancers and the music and the food and the people, I had never seen so many different cultures all in one place. For that split second, I felt like the luckiest person in the world. It’s a special memory I will keep forever.
Those Who Pass By Us, Do Not Go Alone
“My journey at DP World is like a love story where I have learnt and developed. I have learnt how powerful and enriching the melding of cultures can be. It is incredible how different people can come together to create something new. There is a quote that I like a lot, which says: ‘Those who pass by us, do not go alone, and do not leave us alone; they leave a bit of themselves, and take a little of us.’ That is what DP World means to me: learning, teaching and sharing all at the same time.
“We are made of small fragments of everything we have lived and learnt, and DP World is largely responsible for the professional I have become. All the challenges I've faced have fuelled me to pursue my dreams – and I am looking forward to the next ones to come.”