My client portfolio comprises individual business professionals and corporates in the UK and in Europe.
The greater part of my professional life has been in industry with a long and successful international career up to Managing Director and Regional VP level, in leading FMCG multinational companies including Beecham, Inchcape and Nestlé SA, in over 30 countries.
Subsequently I began Strategic Business Consulting and have also trained and qualified as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and am also certified (ACC) by the International Coach Federation.
My real world business experience operating at a senior level helps me to quickly identify with my Clients' situations and assist in delivering practical and effective solutions to their business issues.
Please feel free to contact me for an informal discussion of your needs on 0203 544 2155
FMCG Business Strategy;
Change and Culture Management - Transition Process;
Life & Career Coaching;
I started my career in marketing and moved into general management. As MD and Regional Director I have been involved with new business development, strategic investment including acquisition, opening new markets, developing regional strategy and business transformation.
Over the years I have operated in difficult and challenging commercial environments, leading those businesses to higher levels of growth abd profitability.
I have strong experience in developing and mentoring high potential executives, supporting them to progress their career to top management.
I am qualified as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
I now bring the learnings from my extensive career to the support of my clients as a coach and consultant.
Strategic Insights Ltd
Founder / Director1 - 5 Employees 2012 - Current
Zyman Core Strategy Group
Regional Director6 - 20 Employees 2009 - 2012Africa, Middle East & Asia region. Istanbul based. Strategic Marketing consultancy founded by Sergio Zyman (formerly CMO of the Coca Cola Co., considered to be one of the 3 greatest marketing gurus of the 20 Century)
Regional Director100+ Employees 1993 - 2006Head hunted to join Nestlé as Managing Director in Cairo, responsible for Egypt & Horn of Africa. Subsequently Regional Director for W & Central Africa, based in Côte d'Ivoire covering 23 countries, 7 legal entities, 7 factories and 4,000 employees. Afterwards, Regional Director for Turkey & Central Asia.
Proximity Marketing Africa Ltd
Partner6 - 20 Employees 2007 - 2012Co-founded Proximity Marketing, providing Marketing and Promotions services to international companies operating in Central Africa
Gulf Trading & Refrigerating
Managing Director21 - 100 Employees 1992 - 1993Kuwait joint venture between Spinneys and the Al Ghanem Group. Importer and distributor of international fmcg brands. Appointed MD following the liberation of Kuwait. Rebuilt the company (personnel, organisation etc). Exceeded pre-invasion sales by +20% in first year.
Regional Manager100+ Employees 1982 - 1992UK group operating in Retail Supermarkets, Industrial Catering & Trading. Dubai based, initially Commercial Manager, subsequently Regional Marketing Director covering the Middle East
Wm Grant & Sons Ltd
Glenfiddich Brand Manager100+ Employees 1981 - 1982Scotch Whisky Distiller
Beecham Group Ltd
International Marketing100+ Employees 1975 - 1981Initially Marketing Assistant, rising to Senior Brand Manager, International Division. Served 2 years in Kenya as acting Marketing Manager
MSc European Studies
London School of Economics & Political Science1974 - 1975
BA (hons) Modern European Studies
University of West London1971 - 1974