Why did you choose Gide?
I had spent several years in the education sector and wanted to broaden my professional horizons by joining a French company with a strong foothold abroad. From the very first interview, I understood that joining Gide would enable me to continually meet new challenges in a demanding environment where “routine” was clearly not part of the corporate jargon.
I integrated Gide in 2001 as a bilingual assistant. In 2004, I took an internal exam and changed function to become an Accounts Manager in charge of the Banking & Finance and Projects departments.
A professional high?
January 2015, when I was promoted to being in charge of billing training for the firm, on top of my daily billing duties. Above and beyond the professional recognition, this was a chance to share my experience and my knowledge on a daily basis with my peers in Paris and in the four corners of the globe. It is very gratifying. Starting the day in English by helping and aiding the progress of my colleagues in Asia, then moving steadily westwards as the day progresses (Istanbul, Warsaw, Tunis, Casablanca etc.), and finishing with New York is very rewarding, both from a relational and a cultural point of view.
How do you see your future with Gide?
With my new position as Senior Accounts Manager since January 2017 in charge of four departments in Paris as well as our offices in Asia, i.e. 24 partners, 100 associates and 10 billing officers to support every day, I think my future at Gide will be just as fascinating and exciting as my past and present within the firm!