Anything is possible if you believe in yourself and push your limits!
Updated: Jul 8, 2020
Isabelle started in the Group as a fresh Master graduate. Over the last 5 years, she has grown personally and professionally in our regional office in Dubai.
Salam Alaikum Richemont
I always wanted to work in the luxury industry. When I relocated back to Dubai, I applied to Richemont and it was a super quick process. From the interview to the time that I started, it took only 2 weeks! I started as a maternity leave replacement, working as a PR and Media Executive covering MEIA (Middle East, India, & Africa). When my contract was ending, a position opened up and I started working as Retail Marketing Executive, which was responsible for handling events, trade marketing, and so on. I stayed with the marketing team and my job and our region have constantly been growing. We started handling our local social media channels and I was in-charge of this for the brands on top of all of the events that we were doing. After 3 years in marketing, I was open to a new challenge and I wanted to have a 360 degree, strategic view of the business. Richemont was super helpful; they offered me different possibilities for my next career step. I was offered the Business Development Manager role at Montblanc for the region. Five years have passed and I have worked various departments; there has never a dull moment in the Group!
Living in the moment
There is not one linear career path. Every position has new challenges and new ways of growing. Networking and staying connected with these people will open the door to new opportunities. I learned to embrace the now and take in as much as I can. Most importantly, you need to make mistakes, learn from them, and push your limits.
I feel truly blessed
By the close connections and friendships that I have built over the years - on the local level with Montblanc and Richemont, but also on the global level through colleagues that I have met. It is really like an extended family. I wake up every day happy - working with great people and having an amazing job!
We are a rainbow organisation
I think this is so important and makes us different as a Group. Richemont has employees from everywhere with different backgrounds. I bring my own diversity to the Group; my mom is French, my dad is Indian, and I grew up in Germany! I love sharing my culture and experiences with my colleagues.
I love the MEIA region
I have always been attracted by the region. I even studied Arabic at university. The main reason is the people. Their hospitality is something that really inspires me!
People don’t know
I used to compete in the German national championship in gymnastics! My favorite apparatus was the beam, because nothing beats good balance!
Keep trying and never give up. Live your life to the fullest and dance like no one is watching!