I joined in the Growth Markets business based out of Dubai doing Financial Planning and Analysis.
Thereafter I moved into a regional category finance role covering Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EEMEA). It was a significant challenge, involving lots of new learnings and senior stakeholder management.
In 2015 I moved to supply chain finance to become a Procurement Finance Controller. I had very limited prior experience in this function, so had to learn everything on the job. I business partnered with the Senior Procurement Director and was the one point of contact for EEMEA procurement, also interacting with global procurement functions.
Mid 2016, I became the MEA sales controller for a newly formed cluster within the region. I did that for two years, interacting with the sales controllers in all the countries, coordinating the business plans, analysis and reporting, and presenting to top management.
Thereafter I wanted to gain experience in an operational market role, so in January this year, I started working as a commercial finance controller for the Gulf and Growth Markets business.