“In my early twenties I started working at Davidoff of London, the St James’s cigar shop opened by my father Edward in 1980. I have always been directly or peripherally involved in my father’s business, but, in 2009, after working in investment banking for nine years, it became my sole career. I count myself incredibly lucky to be able to work with a product I love. My father’s passion for cigars and pipes ignited my own interest. He gave me my first cigar, a Davidoff no.2, when I turned 16 and told me no matter what I smoke in my life, nothing will beat the quality and pleasure of a hand-made cigar. He was right.