I’m now back at Imperial Brands after being promoted to Group Data Protection manager at our head office in Bristol after relocating to Amsterdam to join Fontem Ventures in 2019. After 15 years at Imperial Brands, being able to stay within the Imperial Group, but also experience a new country and working environment was an opportunity I relished and helped me prepare for my new role back in the UK.
As a Data Protection Officer, the move from working within the traditional Tobacco space into an industry which is founded on new technologies, meant that how we treat and use consumers’ data was even more vital, especially given EU GDPR regulations have been implemented. Being able to really establish my role was key to the immediate future and development of the business. It was really flattering to see Fontem invest in my role, as a priority to support the company’s investment in e-commerce with multiple potential consumer touchpoints.
Fontem is a place that allows you to be creative and innovative in how you approach your day to day work. Of course, like any business it has a management framework and oversight, but you do really get the opportunity to shape your career path and keep on learning.