Name: Tim DouglassTeam: ITFirst day: 5th May 2010
I joined Gazprom Energy in 2010 and at the time it was a fairly small business with ambitious growth plans, including expanding into new markets. I was very interested in the people that interviewed me because they were passionate about the company which I felt was a positive sign.
A mixture of reasons; I believe I’ve shown a desire to progress and do things outside of my remit and this has led to opportunity. Also because the company has grown so fast, I’ve been able to take advantage of the opportunities that have arisen as a result.
In the early days of my time here it was mainly on the job learning but over the last few years a lot more opportunities for learning and development have been introduced including training courses, mentoring and Lunchtime Learning.
I would like to continue to develop my leadership capabilities. I was fortunate enough to be the Interim Head of IT for a time as a ‘caretaker’ whilst we recruited someone permanent. It was a great challenge and I learnt a lot. In time, I’d love to lead a truly global function and I believe this is possible with Gazprom Energy.