With native fluency in more than 20 languages, EMG’s project management and research teams are bespoke for each client, ensuring an excellent understanding of our client’s industry, culture and stakeholders.
Drs Daan Elffers: Founder and CEO of EMG Group, Elffers has extensive experience working directly with businesses, governments and non-profit organizations worldwide. Named one of the ‘100 Most Talented Leaders in CSR’, Elffers was the Chairman of the CSR Summits in Jeddah and Dubai, the longest running CSR summit in the region. Elffers holds a Master’s degree from the Rotterdam School of Management and is on the CSR Expert Panel for the Department of Business Economics. A certified Cradle to Cradle consultant since 2008, he is a Guest Member of the Circular Economy Taskforce at the World Economic Forum and Strategic Advisory Council Member to the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, the world’s largest membership organization for sustainability professionals. In December 2015 Daan founded Islamic Reporting Initiative (IRI). Languages: English, Dutch, German, French.
Mr Nick Pease: Seasoned philanthropy, social responsibility sponsorships, business development and CSR executive with extensive experience developing CSR programs, effective communications and strategic partnerships from a range of perspectives. Nick is an award-winning strategist with more than 30 years’ experience in strategic communications, corporate responsibility, crisis communications and public relations including overseeing global CSR strategies and philanthropic partnerships. Prior to joining EMG he played key roles with some of London’s largest agencies including Publicis, TBWA and McCann-Erickson. Languages: Spanish and English.
Drs Zeljka Davis-Vorih is a strategist with more than 15 years of experience with stock-listed companies in structuring teams at various levels and development of CSR positioning concepts. Experienced in: reputation management, social performance, sustainability and corporate positioning, responsible business communications strategies, community relations and stakeholder management. Zeljka holds a Master’s degree from the Rotterdam School of Management. She is an expert on the UK Resource Revolution steering group and has conducted her postgraduate work in the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership. Languages: Dutch, English, Croatian and Macedonian.
Dr Robin Porter: EMG’s Senior Asia consultant, Robin is a highly experienced specialist and the former Counsellor for Science and Innovation at the British Embassy in Beijing (2002-2005). He is currently working on various projects including for the European Commission and the BBC, and is also Visiting Professor at the Centre for East Asian Studies, University of Bristol. His latest book is entitled ‘From Mao to Market: China Reconfigured’ and is published by Columbia University Press (USA) and Hurst (UK). Languages: Chinese and English.
Dr Suhaila Mohamed: Over ten years of experience of working in Arabic, English, and French for a variety of international organisations (United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNDIS) and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)), universities (the University of Khartoum), and other institutes (e.g the Islamic Institute of Translation). Her expertise and training has equipped her to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural job situations, and to carry out translation and interpretation tasks to a high professional standard. Languages: Arabic, English, and French.
Ramsi Jazmati holds Masters Degrees from the University of Navarra, ESADE Business School and IESE Business School, Jazmati is doing his Ph.D. in the Leadership of Arab Women at the Institute of Business and Humanism in Spain. As deputy director for the President in Choiseul Institute, Spain, a think tank and independent research centre specialised in geo-economic studies, and director at the Arab-Spanish Centre for Culture, Research and Higher Education, Jazmati supports various cultural programs between prestigious institutions in Spain and the GCC region. Lanugages: Arabic, Spanish and English.
Engr. Khaled Adas, a change agent professional offering 25 years of progressive leadership experience at Fortune-100 companies. Expert in developing and leading innovative large scale thought leadership strategic initiatives for sustainable socio-economic impacts in collaboration with multi-stakeholders like governments, multilaterals, NGO’s, academia and private industry leaders. His passion about CSR led to the successful implementation of various community outreach development programs enabling 21st century learning in schools, delivering digital literacy programs for underserved communities, fostering STEM innovation, and building entrepreneurial capacity for youth resulted in inspiring over 2 million individuals in the Arab world.
Henri Estramant LLM has been advising on international affairs, protocol and diplomacy for several years in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He is experienced with strategies for ministries/government authorities for sustainable tourism, reputation management, PR & communications as well as financial development. He holds a bachelor degree in Global History and EU Law from Stockholm University and a master degree from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in International Business Law. Languagues: German, Spanish, Swedish, English, Dutch, French and Norwegian.
Raza Chevel: Associate partner for the United Arab Emirates based in Dubai. Formerly with KPMG and the Institute for International Research in the Middle East, Raza has more than 20 years of management experience working with a diverse range of businesses, government organizations and NGOs. Educated at Berkeley and the George Washington University School of Business, he has experience across Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. Passionate about sustainable innovation, he is a firm believer in strategic development through education and training. Languages: Arabic and English.
Dr Costas Velis (BSc MSc DIC PhD MInstP MCIWM) is an academic at the School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, UK, where he coordinates a cross-disciplinary network on Circular Economy & Resource Recovery (CERRY). He is Vice Chair of the ISWA European Group; Head of the Waste Atlas Partnership Scientific Committee; and Vice Chair of the Waste to Energy Resource and Technology Council – UK. Costas’s academic research papers have been honored with many prestigious Awards, including those from ICE, CIWM and ISWA. Dr Velis holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Cranfield University, an MSc in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development from Imperial College London, and a BSc in Physics. Languages: English, Greek.
Marlene Boateng: CSR consultant with work experience in both the UK and Sub-Sahara Africa. She has diverse experience within the private sector, government and NGOs. Worked on societal impact project and the humanitarian innovation program (private sector, humanitarian disaster preparedness and response). Marlene’s expertise in the field of CSR encompasses social impact assessment, CSR strategy, corporate benchmarking, stakeholder engagement and community development. She holds an MSc in Social Development – specialising in Environmental Sustainability – from University College, London. Marlene’s key interests are in the natural resource and infrastructure sectors, particularly in the Africa region. Languages: Akan, Pidgin and English.
Dr Richard Manlove: Specialised in building sustainable businesses and has experience in building strategies to support sustainable food production. He has 30 years of experience in crop science and animal health, managing global product portfolios, international teams and business units. Rick has a unique combination of biological training and commercial experience in agriculture and the food chain and is conducting postgraduate work in the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership. Languages: English and French.
Imad Kayed is a seasoned marketing and PR professional based in the UAE, specialized in Islamic Finance. Educated in Beirut (Saint Joseph University) and the UK (Cambridge), Imad holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing, and an MBA in strategic marketing. Over the past decade, Imad has built an exceptional track record in the MENA and was one of the founding members of the UAE-based Business Islamica Magazine, the first business magazine featuring exclusive coverage of Islamic business and finance. Languages: English, Arabic, French.
Katharina Wittgens is specialised in training and coaching in professional sustainable development. She gained extensive experience in designing, managing, and presenting trainings and workshops on professional development and has lived and worked in Germany, the USA, Australia, France and the United Kingdom. Driven by her passion for sustainable change, she completed a MSc in Business Psychology with the vision to encourage leaders and their teams to do business in a responsible and sustainable way. Languages: German and English.
Katarina McCartney: A senior sustainability consultant, specialising in the healthcare sector. Katarina holds a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of East Anglia and an MSc in Environment, Science and Society from University College London. She has extensive experience in developing, implementing and leading sustainability strategies in highly regulated industries. Formerly with the NHS, she was the first person with specific responsibility over sustainable development and has worked on both hospital-centric sustainability strategies, as well as the national context of sustainable health and care systems. Katarina is also a lecturer in sustainability management at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. Languages: Finnish and English.
Dr Alberto Andreu is an expert in aligning organizations undergoing transformation and has extensive experience in harmonizing business goals, values and principles with the daily operation of companies. In the above role he has taken part in the transformation processes at CEPSA; Banesto, following the audit by the Bank of Spain; Santander Bank, for the merger with BCH, and most recently with Telefónica, where he was involved in its globalization, leading different areas such as Corporate Sustainability, Reputation, Brand, Public Affairs, Culture and Organization Development. He has broad experience delivering lectures at professional forums and companies and has also spoken at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York and Geneva. He holds an MBA from IE Business School, a law degree from ICADE and is a PhD Candidate in Economics. He is an Associate Professor of the School of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Navarre and is patron of the Chair of Economic and Business Ethics at Comillas Pontifical University. He has also been an Associate Professor at the IE Business School. He writes a column for the El País newspaper in Planeta Futuro and regularly publishes articles in management journals such as Harvard Deusto Business Review and Dialogue Review. Andreu was a member of the Stakeholder Council of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Languages: Spanish, English.
Mosab Obeidat is an experienced senior executive specialized in organizational development and business growth. Prior to joining EMG he was the Assistant Chief of Mission with the Qatar Red Crescent and held various specialist and management positions with businesses and governmental organizations including more than a decade with the US Department of State, at Amman Mission in Jordan. With an impressive track record overcoming socio-political and business issues involving critical aspects of financial policy and strategy, he is a noted authority on financial policy and skill formation facilitating economic development and competitiveness. Mosab is a frequent speaker at global policy round tables and seminars. Languages: Arabic and English.
Dr Nina Kojevnikov: Former editor with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague, Nina holds a Ph.D, M.A., and dual B.A. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. She has edited, drafted documents, and provided training and advice for a number of other international organizations worldwide including UNICEF, Kluwer Law International, and the American Embassy in the Hague. She has edited and/or co-authored publications and training materials in a wide spectrum of fields: management and leadership training, human‑resources skills development, women’s issues, humanitarian concerns, corporate materials, education, legal matters, development, and disarmament issues. Languages: English and Russian.
James Greyson has over 20 years’ experience in research and analysis with diverse clients internationally. Working across the full range of sustainable development and security challenges, James has a special interest in seemingly intractable problems and multi-scale change. His focus is to apply systems thinking to design policy options that enable governments and businesses to implement CSR within market economics. His work has been published by NATO as advanced research on global security. Languages: English.
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