Leandri van der Wat, UP alumna working at L’Oreal in Paris, on authentic leadership


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Leandri van der Wat is a Product Development Engineer at L’Oreal International in Paris. She holds a Master’s in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pretoria.

In 2013, she finished second in the TV show Masterchef South Africa, and she is the co-author, with her sister, of the cookbook Two’.

On this episode she speaks about:

  • How she has grown and fostered her curiosity
  • Masterchef teaching her to fearlessly go for her dreams
  • That her job at L’Oreal International came at just the right time
  • Her style as a leader being authentic but adaptive
  • Working on the core issues in a team, and working with constructive feedback

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