David Demetrius is the founder and President of Emadin and specialises in working with companies to achieve strategic growth. He has considerable experience in the formation and development of companies in a number of European countries, as well as a sound knowledge of the financial, legal and taxation implications of various international corporate structures.
He has over 25 years experience in management of and consultancy to companies (from SMEs to large multinationals) throughout Europe, the United States, Middle East, Australia and Asia. He has worked in a wide variety of industries including Information Technology, Telecommunications, Chemicals, Household Goods and Environmental Management, and in both manufacturing and service sectors.
With a colleague, he founded a group of companies specialising in management support and consultancy services for complex or large programmes and projects, building it to annual sales of over $ 100 million with approximately 500 professional staff by the time he sold his shareholding in the group.
Mike has authored and co-authored seven workbooks and several monographs on specific aspects of channel and partner management. More than 7,500 participants of leading corporations have attended his seminars. Prior to his training career, he was Regional Director of Europe for CPT, MNC Director for Motorola EMEA and General Manager of Exxon Office Systems Belgium and in sales with IBM.
Paul Galante is a multi-cultural change management consultant with over 20 years experience. He has worked throughout Europe and North America with top management teams of leading multi-nationals and non-profit organizations, both as a consultant and as a corporate director.
Paul Galante is of Italian and French background and educated in the U.K. He holds a degree from the University of London, and an MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles. Paul has implemented assignments in English, French, Italian and Spanish.
Charlie has a varied background in business and manufacturing, including nine years as a business manager at Apple Computer, directing outsourcing projects for Johnson Controls, and managing a manufacturing plant for Morton Salt Company. His experience includes business management, systems installations, business process outsourcing, and corporate real estate. He has worked in both the United States and Europe.
He is currently on the faculty of Boston University in Brussels, specializing in the field of e-commerce. In addition he has several online businesses offering web-based services to small and medium enterprises.
Robert-Jean has over 30 years of experience in European business. Following a degree in engineering and an MBA, he has worked, primarily in the aerospace sector, in all aspects of business from technical to sales and marketing. He founded in 1974 and built up Ames Industrial Limited, which was subsequently sold in 1990 (renamed as Microturbo Ltd.) to the Labinal Group. He remained Managing Director of Microturbo for Labinal (now Snecma Group) for a further three years, having responsibility for subsidiaries in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.
In addition to his French mother tongue, he is fluent in English and Italian and has an excellent understanding of Spanish.
Alasdair White is a consultant specialising in human resource management and organisational development. He is based near Brussels in Belgium and has an international practice with clients throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Far East.
His clients include international banks (such as Citibank and Ecobank), insurance companies, multi-nationals (such as IBM), petroleum companies (such as ADCO), hotels (such as ITT-Sheraton), international institutions (such as the Islamic Development Bank), the European Commission and the United Nations. He also teaches Information Systems at undergraduate level in Brussels.
Peter has 15 years experience in communications, initially as a freelance journalist and then as an editor for a publishing firm. For the past ten years, he has run an independent business as a communications advisor, trainer and coach. He has worked with a wide variety of firms from all business sectors.
He specialises in internal and external communications for firms, including development of PR concepts and drafting of marketing texts, as well as general advice on communications techniques and practices.