Fontem Ventures' transformative purpose is to go from tobacco to something better through leadership in vaping technology
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RE/ON Energise is a pocket energy supplement, comprised of an instant-melt powder, providing urban, active, on-the-go consumers with an effective alternative to conventional energy products.
Fontem Leadership Team
Commercial Director - Vapour
Richard was appointed as CEO of Fontem Ventures and Commercial Director – Vapour for Imperial Brands in April 2018. He previously headed up Imperial Brands Group Transformation and HR, having joined Imperial in October 2016. Richard has 30 years of international experience in consumer goods and banking. After an early career leading sales & marketing teams in Europe, he performed global CFO roles in both Allied Domecq and Standard Chartered. He was President and CEO of SC First Bank, South Korea’s largest foreign investor and has held several public non-executive board positions. In his current role he leads the Fontem Ventures Amsterdam team, which is focused on the development of our vapour commercial strategies and branding.
Carlos is Director of Human Resources at Fontem. He has extensive experience working with multinational organisations in USA, UK, Japan, Switzerland, Netherlands, Malaysia, Russia, Morocco, Angola, Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Trinidad & Tobago. Prior to joining Imperial Brands, Carlos had worked at Korn/Ferry International in the leadership and talent consulting team as well as at Accenture. Carlos majored in Production Engineering at Simon Bolívar University and completed a Postgraduate Certification on Change Management from The Australian Graduate School of Management.
Consumer Experience Director
Peter is Consumer Experience Director at Fontem Ventures, responsible for all commercial operations including traditional retail, vape channel and digital. He has a successful marketing and sales background in a 16 year career with Fontem Ventures’ parent company Imperial Brands. In his previous role Peter was Head of West and New Brand Development in Global Brand Marketing, based in Bristol, and before that Peter was responsible for managing the Irish market.
Onur is Fontem Ventures Strategy Director. Onur has spent 11 years working on strategy and turnaround work in the consumer and retail space at McKinsey & Co in London, and
more recently as an independent consultant. He studied for an MSc Finance at Erasmus University, and has an MBA from INSEAD.
Bogdan is Finance Director at Fontem Ventures and has been a Director of Fontem International since 2015. His previous roles within Imperial Brands include Head of Finance Global Planning & International Operations, Director of Imperial Tobacco International Limited and Finance Director for Russia & Belarus at Imperial Tobacco. He has a BSc Finance from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Director of Corporate & Legal Affairs Andrew Gregson has significant international experience in communications, government and stakeholder relations, legal and regulatory affairs and business management. Prior to joining Fontem Ventures parent company Imperial Brands, he worked on both political and corporate brand campaigns across Australia, Asia and North America before a stint in agricultural lobbying. With Imperial Brands, Andrew has worked as Head of CLA for Russia and Central Asia at Imperial Tobacco, and Head of CLA for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Andrew has an BEc/LLB in Economics/Law from the University of Tasmania.