Growing up in Brazil, Luisa realised at a young age that the industries about which she was passionate – digital and energy – were less developed in her home country. Luisa accepted that she may have to leave Brazil to pursue these passions and progress her career in the field that she loves.
Reflecting on this moment, Luisa looks back in pride at this brave step and the knowledge she has gained since making it.
In her current role as Electrification Product Manager, Luisa is dedicated to creating solutions which can make the roll out of electric vehicles at scale possible. With a focus on home charging, Luisa works with colleagues across bp to develop products which empower customers to charge their electric vehicles at home in a way that is faster and more efficient way than using a regular plug. “It has been an amazing two years at bp – fast-paced and very interesting,” Luisa reflects.
A passion for energy
After buying her own first form of EV – an electric bicycle – in 2011, Luisa fell in love with this technology that allowed her to pedal less and turn her 30-minute commute into one of 10 minutes. “As time went by, I managed to convince my colleagues to also commute with electric bikes”, she explains. “This influenced my career in a huge way, as I learned what’s important to encourage the transition to electrification from a customer perspective”.
Luisa’s role allows her to tie together her own experience as an EV customer with her passion for all forms of energy and how it moves the world. “This isn’t just about the energy used to power things, but also the positive energy of people. I believe energy moves everything we do in life”, she says.
And this career has given her the opportunity to explore another of her passions – digitalisation.
Learning on the job
Within such a quickly evolving sector, at the intersection of digital and energy technologies, Luisa’s work is underpinned by innovation and experimentation. “There is no book or university degree telling us how to electrify the world”, Luisa says.
In fact, Luisa cites joining her current team as the highlight of her career:
We are discovering solutions for more energy, delivered in new and better ways for a low carbon future. We are helping to meet this dual challenge, with digital at the heart of it all
bp Brazil has a proud 50-year history of partnership and commitment to the global energy challenge