Manon grew from Business Analyst to Practice Lead Utilities Industry, to Management Consulting Practice Lead for the Benelux and eventually to Country Managing Director of Accenture Netherlands. Amid all these changes, there has been a clear constant in her career since her first job: “For my very first assignment in 1996, I was asked to visualize the trends and developments for the next ten years for the energy sector. Since then I have developed an increasing love for sustainability and the energy transition.” The themes of energy and sustainability are therefore a recurring theme in her time at Accenture: “The whole liberalization of the energy sector and the introduction of all new things that we now find normal - green energy, split companies, electric transport - I have helped customers to write plans for it. These are comprehensive projects that each took about two to three years of my life, more than full-time. ” It always goes without saying for Van Beek that she has always kept a passion for the development towards sustainability within the energy sector: “The whole issue is of course crucial, it is our future. I get out of bed for that, for things that matter.”.