Esmé started her career as an attorney-at-law for more than 10 years and then started working for one of her clients, Dutch Railways. For almost 15 years she has worked in different functions within the company. Achieving joint goals with different parties in difficult circumstances is her strength. The last 5 years Esmé is involved in the ERTMS-programme, from the initial steps together with the Dutch government, until now. She is director of the ERTMS programme in Dutch Railways.