Aruba) Sue-Ellen Farro-de Freitas Sousa


Sue-Ellen’s mission is to guide her team and bring out the best by stimulating optimism and creativity, and to reinforce the organizational core values together.

Sue-Ellen was raised in Bonaire. At the age of seventeen she moved to the Netherlands to study International Tourism Management & Consultancy in Breda. After her graduation in 2006, she instantly started to work at the Citigroup Corporate and Investment Bank in Breda. In 2008 Sue-Ellen moved to Aruba. She is married and has a son and a daughter. In June 2010 she started to work at the Aruba Chamber as a project assistant. Shortly after that she moved to the Business Info and Support (BIS) department. She functioned for almost five years as Business Info & Support Coordinator. Her career path at the Chamber moved up to the next level in 2016 when she became the Junior Head of the same department. The BIS department aims at building and maintaining positive relationships with the business community as well as informing and supporting existing and potential entrepreneurs in various ways. Sue-Ellen is now living in Aruba for over ten years and calls the wonderful island her home forever. She tries to keep a good work-life balance in order to obtain both job satisfaction and quality time with her family. Besides that, she loves to stay active while keeping a healthy lifestyle, travel, and celebrate life whenever possible. The busy life routine sure is challenging, but not impossible.  

As the Aruba Chamber keeps improving and innovating its services, she hopes to keep on working on creating relevant and dynamic business services and events to encourage businesses together with her team. By trying to create liaison networks between the Chamber, government departments, and other relevant stakeholders, she wishes to achieve a quick and effective collaboration. Furthermore, she aims at helping others to achieve their goals
and improving herself continously. 

Name: Sue-Ellen Farro-de Freitas Sousa
Company: Aruba Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Function: Jr. Head of Business Information & Support
Date of birth and place: August 18, 1983, Curacao
Goal: Personal: to enjoy life, be grateful and happy, be an example and dedicated to her children and keep working on self-development. Professional: provide high level customer service and keep innovating and improving procedures to facilitate the process of doing business
Passion: her family, fitness, fashion, house & garden styling 
Books: ooks on motivation and self-development, articles on all kinds of topic
Movie: romantic, drama: Pretty Woman, Selena. Series: Sex and the City
Music: music lover! All kinds of music; frequently listens to Latin Pop, Bachata, Salsa, several Brazilian genres and workout energy boosting songs.

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