British American Tobacco inspired me in no time – I remember my first job interview when applying for the Management Trainee programme. People who were interviewing me were very open, friendly and smart. I said to myself, “This is the place where I want to work.”
When I am asked about my formula of success in the career, I always say – you are as good professionally as you are good at people leadership. To have outstanding performance you need to be open-minded, listen to your team, trust them and respect their decisions.
Of course, it is not a standalone feature – you need to drive for result, deliver what you promise, never hesitate to share your ideas and always be ready to implement them.
Now after 12 years in the company I can say that I have enjoyed every moment of my life in BAT. And I like how it feels when you know your Company inside out.