Cecilie Illum

Qualifications:  BSc Business, Asian Language & Culture, Copenhagen Business School. MSc. Marketing, University of Birmingham.

Languages spoken: Danish (native), English, Chinese

Cecilie Illum

How many countries have you been to and which one is furthest from the UK? I’ve been to 25 countries, the furthest country is probably Indonesia. My favourite place in the world is Hawaii.

What’s the strangest food you’ve ever eaten? In Asia you try a lot of strange food, the weirdest I’ve tried is probably silk worms and I definitely won’t be having that again!

What was your dream job when you were a child? I wanted to be a super model. It’s still my dream job, but I’ve accepted that it’ll never happen, haha!

If you could time travel where would you go? I’d go back to the Jazz Age because who doesn’t love pretty sequin dresses and Gatsby style parties?

Which superhero would you be and why? I don’t know much about super heroes, so I’ll say Batman, because he seems to have a lot of cool gadgets.

What is the innovation you have been waiting for? Teleportation, so I could go anywhere in the world anytime I wanted to.

What are your guilty pleasures? Watching the TV show Real Housewives, especially Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Cheshire.

What would you do if you had an extra hour in the day? I would take up horse riding again and plan future holidays.