Dr. Andrew Taylor
Andrew has 19 years of international business experience, as a head-hunter, management consultant and for the last 15 years as a learning facilitator. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Cardiff and is an Associate Lecturer for the University of Hull Business School, teaching across the world on their global eMBA programme. He is Programme Director for their executive MBA in Romania. Andrew has worked for a wide range of multinational clients on three continents. He has also written widely for current affairs magazines, academic journals and in 2013 published his first book – Taking Care of Business: Innovation, Ethics & Sustainability. Since 2000 he has delivered achievements such as:
A project which he designed & delivered, bringing managers & street children together, awarded best HR project & most innovative business project in the world (2006) - GSK.
Advised the global Board of Avon on the organisational culture aspects of a major environmental change initiative.
Advised Ipsos on all the cultural aspects of a global merger of their on-line business. The CEO described Andrew's contribution as “remarkable”.
Developed a model of diversity development for Microsoft that has been adopted as global best practice.
Most clients associate Andrew with using a charismatic and inspirational style of leadership/facilitation that is demandingly truthful and highly motivational.
Ghaleb Al Ghoutani
Ghaleb brings in 15 years of experience in Organisational Development and Human Resource fields. During his career, he delivered tangible results in increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of people and processes aligning all towards improving performance of the client organisation as a whole.
Ghaleb comes in with industry exposure Covering Retail, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Industrial Support and Oilfield services, where he designed, delivered and rolled out projects in areas of employer value proposition, organizational structure and job design, corporate governance, career planning and performance management, succession planning, competency based HR systems (i.e. job profile, selection references, coaching, development, learning).
He is a certified quality auditor from TUV NORD, and a certified DISC evaluator and assessor. Ghaleb holds a BBA with Systems focus from Open University – UK and is currently pursuing his MBA with the University of HULL – UK.
If you are seeking a trainer who stays abreast of his field, who understands technology, and who is committed as it takes to achieve total success, then you need Ghaleb. Simply, he is passionate about what he does, and strives to make everything he touches better!
Oana has 9 years of experience in recruitment and HR, both as a consultant and as an industry manager. During that time she has worked for a wide variety of companies, mostly on performance management systems, HR administration and team development.
Her expertise as an HR specialist is broad and she is a certified HR Inspector and Health and Safety Inspector.
As an HR manager for a fast growing pharmaceutical company, she designed and delivered HR strategies, policies and procedures. She also designed evaluation, performance and rewards systems for all departments, as well as implementing bonuses and commission structures.
As an internal Training Manager, she delivered specific and focused training programs for each department.
Steve Goodwill has been a trainer and consultant for over twenty years, specialising in the development of skills for Leadership, Influencing, Strategic Planning, Team Working, Negotiations and Problem Solving.
Steve has worked with all levels of Management from Board members to Supervisors and with front line operators. He has worked with a variety of companies and with the NHS and other public organisations, in the UK, Europe and the Far East. His career has included commissioned service in the Royal Marines, Development Training, Systems Consultancy and Operations Management. Steve has developed a number of long term modular programmes with some major organisations where the "little and often" approach to learning has proved very effective. He is particularly interested in the effective and ethical uses of the outdoors in development training and has written two books on the subject. In his spare time he enjoys family time, outdoor activities and coaching junior rugby.
Claudia Dogaru is an experienced Organisational Development professional, who consolidated her expertise by working over the last 10 years in a world leading pharmaceutical company. Over the time, she covered various internal communication and organisational development management roles, being responsible for creation, implementation and evaluation of all development and training activities for 700 employees of the Romanian business. She designed and implemented sales, marketing and functional development and training programmes, for employees, managers and senior managers. Several of the projects she worked on were recognised as best practice by the HR&OD community.
Claudia's expertise covers areas as: leadership and management development, team and organisational development, talent management and development, succession planning, performance management, culture change, change management, internal communication and development CSR projects.
She was involved in several pan – European projects covering leadership development, performance management and culture chance. Also, she has experience in delivering trainings for culture awareness, performance management, management basics, leadership basics, coaching, resilience, motivation, change management, communication & presentation skills.
She is certified for independent use of the Hogan Assessment Systems psychological methods.
Roccos has a track record of growth and business development, (which required defining portfolio strategy, brand and company positioning and developing sustainable business models) having held Senior Strategic Marketing & Business Development roles in different organization types and industries. Most recently, he was the VP Marketing at URBB in Romania, the representative of Carlsberg International and Diageo beer brands, and Granini fruit juice. Positions held include Strategic Marketing Director for Labormed, Marketing Director at Citroën, National Merchandising Manager & Marketing Manager at Kraft Foods.
During his 19 years, he has worked in diverse organization types from multinationals, to start-ups, family businesses to ones owned by hedge funds and investment funds, working on launches, consolidations and turnarounds. He has managed Strategy, Marketing, Innovation, New Product Development, Consumer Insights, Business Intelligence, Research, PR, Corporate Affairs, Financial Planning and Merchandising in Fast Moving Consumer Goods such Beverages (beer, non-carbonated drinks water), Coffee and Confectionery, Household Cleaning products, Automotive (Cars & Motorcycles), Real Estate, Pharmaceuticals. He has consulted for retail clothing, toy and food franchises, financial products & services, real-estate services, high end retailer of finishing and construction materials, technology, on-line business & mobile applications from a strategic, marketing, business development, financial & economic perspective.
He has contributed to the growth and success of local and regional brands as well as appreciated international brands such as Jacobs, Milka, Toblerone, Carlsberg, Guinness, Tuborg, Granini, Citroen, Harley Davidson, and yoo inspired by Philip Starck. He has developed over 20 television campaigns and his achievements include setting the base of Kraft’s coffee business in Romania, integrating the Nova Brasilia portfolio acquisition, launching and developing “Jacobs alintaroma” and Milka, while reaching region leading brand health scores. At Citroen he delivered accelerated growth efficiently and at URBB led the repositioning of the beer brands and juice portfolio.
Roccos is a graduate of the Faculty of Business of the University of Victoria (UVIC), Canada and of the Kraft Foods Marketing Leadership Academy.
Cristian is a highly experienced multi-lingual project manager and consultant whose 19 years experience also includes a wide variety of operational roles.
With extensive international experience across many sectors, he has led highly complex IT and ERP projects that have delivered successful and sustainable change for clients. Supply chain and financial process analysis, redesign and improvement have been a key component of projects, including change management and growth management.
Cristian has led numerous teams including multi-ethnic and cross-functional project teams. A highly accomplished project manager, he is experienced and accredited in a number of tools and methodologies including PMI’s PMBOOK.
A former VP Organisation and Systems for a French retailer, Cristian brings experience of bringing people and process together in a business that was expanding at hundreds of per cent per annum. In addition he has wide consulting experience in supply chain, IT and organisational development across Europe. He has worked with clients such as Unilever, Orange and GSK.
Cristian brings a patience that is unusual in people with operations backgrounds and completely focused upon achieving through others.
Dr. George Boukouris
George began his career as an academic with an MA in political economy and PhD in public policy reflecting a passion for effective decision making processes and learning from policy failure and successes.
Originally an environment specialist in carbon and energy taxation, these experiences led to a career in business consultancy and training as well as new business creation and change management. Several years in the medical devices and biotechnology field has George working for a blue chip PLC launching new medical devices in neurosurgery internationally. Combining a charismatic approach to communication with an entrepreneurial mind and rigorous approach to detail, he provides high quality leadership that delivers results. Not afraid to think outside the box, George is a demanding and effective consultant and facilitator.