Name: Giorgio Basile
Brief: Executive with broad international experience and cross-cultural skills.
28 years of experience in Sales & Marketing , E -commerce and, Online Hotel sales .
Country Manager and General Management ,HR,Government relations,Aereo-political
relations.Sales Professionalism - broad experience in business development and sales
across many different markets and sales regions. E commerce and Online Sales strategies .
Business development,KAM. Extensive commercial experience in the EMEA region ,
particularly focused on Southern Europe (Italy,Spain,Portugal,Greece,Balkans,Turkey)
Name: Thomas Xavier Corentin Deroux Nationality: Belgium
Brief: Thomas Deroux is a senior level finance leader with twenty years of proven
successful experience in controlling, finance management, and internal audit acquired
in international environments. His work spans companies and business units at various
stages of their cycle, including growth, established, and turnaround settings.
Thomas Deroux’s professional track records demonstrate his ability to add value and
improve finance operations by combining financial expertise, strategic mind-set and business acumen.
Name: Natalia Blagoeva
Brief: Natalia combines 25 years of Management, Entrepreneurship and Leadership experience
with Start-Ups, Scale-Ups & Corporate Businesses with 5+ years as a Management Consultant
in Leadership and Organisational Development. Her attention today is on supporting the future
of leadership, work and learning.
Name: Henry Ovo Erimodafe
Brief: Henry Erimodafe is a founding partner of Alva Wealth, a Swiss Asset Management firm
with focus on African clients. Henry has extensive experience in the African markets, working
with entrepreneurs and their families in achieving their business goals.
Until recently, Henry has been chairman of the board of directors of UBS Nigeria Limited.
He has about 20 years of experience in the international banking sector in Switzerland, having
held senior roles at Julius Bär Bank, Bank Sarasin and UBS. Henry holds several degrees and
qualifications including a Bachelors in Education, Masters in Business Administration and Post
Graduate Qualifications from Strathclyde, Sheffield-Hallam and Harvard Business School.
Henry is a strategic thinker, FinTech expert, and advocate for the transformation of emerging
markets. Henry loves teaching and sharing experience with next generation of managers.
Name: Cristina Paoletti
Brief: Runs own Public Relation company in Switzerland. Well experienced in Travel & Tourism,
manages and owns a restaurant & guesthouse - Villa Schonegg.
Reliable and accurate as determined by her star sign (100% virgo). Cristina has more than 15 years
of experience in public relations. She has excellent communication and organizational skills and is
very creative and efficient. Speaks German,Swiss German, Italian, Spanish, French and English.
Name: Guido Kapelli
Brief: Well experienced in Travel & Tourism, manages and owns a restaurant & guesthouse - Villa Schonegg.
A magazine writer.
Dynamic, enterprising and visionary. Guido enjoys networking. With a higher degree in economics, marketing
and social media, he has more than 15 years experience as Managing Director of Schweizer Touristik/NZZ
Media Group. Speaks Swiss German, English and French.
Name: Richard Wyn England
Brief: An accomplished professional with a diverse international business development, export sales and
management consulting background spanning more than 35 years including 20 years overseas, Richard
is a strategic thinker with proven records of achievement and success; he is well networked within the
industry and government circles, culturally aware, innovative in terms of management thinking and
passionate about helping businesses to succeed internationally.
Commercially astute, he is highly motivated, results-driven and has extensive profit and loss experiences
reporting at board level across operations in Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America within the sectors
of FMCG (Food & Drinks), Education & Training, Medical Devices and Not-for-profit organisations. To date,
he has assisted more than 370 companies develop their export into overseas markets and generated more
than £250 million in new export revenue for these businesses along the process.
Name: Philip Cosmo Hanke
Brief: Philip is an economist with additional degrees in political science and law. He studied, worked,
and lectured in three continents, where he brought together people from a variety of backgrounds.
He conducted quantitative and qualitative research at the University of Berne, the Austrian Institute
of Economic Research, and boutique policy consulting firms. Furthermore, he is particularly interested
in data science and digitalization processes, especially in the legal industry.
Name: Stefano De Viti
Brief: Born in Italy and grew up in France, Stefano lives and works in Switzerland since 1989.
He speaks, reads and writes with ease in French, Italian, and English. Also, he reads and speaks German as well.
Twenty years of practical experience in hospitality management (kitchen and F&B) in different European countries
have forged his expertise in this field and has earned him a Swiss Professional Kitchen Chef Advanced Studies
certification (BFCC) in 2000. His experiences enhanced his understanding and acceptance/appreciation of other
cultures and provided him with valuable lessons in life.
Having been involved over four years in a Swiss government social unemployed project as Culinary Art trainer,
his interest shifted from vocational education. In 2002 he joined a top ten global Hospitality Management School
accredited at university level by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), as Culinary
Art Lecturer/Instructor nurturing on-campus learners which come from around 90 countries.