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Assistant Manager – Customer Innovation


Monika Kumari

Where are you a trainee?
I am part of the 2018-2019 Trainee Program. I am based in Mumbai, India in the role of Customer Innovation Trainee.

What made you apply for a role with AAK?
I am passionate about gaining global work experience with vast diversity in different fields.

What does a typical day at AAK look like?
My day always has something new to work with, so I am focussed on prioritizing my work and developing strategies to increase efficiency.

What is your biggest professional challenge?
To understand people with different mindset and adapt accordingly.

What would be your best advice to trainees looking for a good start to their careers?
If you want to explore or find best in you this is the opportunity, just come and grab it.

What are your interests?
I really enjoy music, travelling and doing adventurous things.

What is the coolest thing you have done?
Scuba diving and bungee jumping.

What do you always carry with you – and why?
Some small snacks like dry fruits, and my power bank because I am addicted to my phone.

Meet other present and past trainees

Javier, Global Innovation Lead, Plant-based Foods, Sweden

Now a Global Innovation Lead, Plant-based Foods, Javier Gines started out as a trainee at AAK.

Casper, Process Engineer, Denmark

Casper sees AAK's trainee program as an unique opportunity for him to accelerate his professional career in the industry after many years in academia.

Johanna, Buyer, the Netherlands

"Regardless if you apply at AAK or not, a trainee program is an amazing way to get to know a company, learn to network and expand your strategic thinking."