Tim Phillips is a founder and current managing director of ECigIntelligence, which provides independent market analysis and regulatory tracking for the global e-cig sector. He has also recently launched a sister business intelligence service in the cannabis space, CBD-Intel which focuses on the CBD sector in international markets outside the US. He is a U.K.-qualified attorney, having worked at the European Commission, Herbert Smith, BSkyB, AOL Europe, and as director of public affairs at Betfair as it went through its £1.5bn IPO in 2010. He was also a partner in a New York venture capital-funded startup in the diamond sector. Phillips holds a postgraduate diploma in legal practice from the University of Law, London, and a master’s in Geology from Oxford University.