Summary

I offer Business, Executive & Personal Development Coaching to individuals and business professionals and Consultancy in Business Strategy and Change Management Process Transition.
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

Expertise


FMCG Business Strategy;
Business Transformation;
Change and Culture Management - Transition Process;
Executive Coaching;
Leadership;
Group Dynamics;
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.


Experience

  • Strategic Insights & Development Ltd

    Founder / Director
    1 - 5 Employees 2012 - Current
  • Zyman Core Strategy Group

    Regional Director
    6 - 20 Employees 2009 - 2012
    Africa, 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)
  • Nestlé SA

    Regional Director
    100+ Employees 1993 - 2006
    Head 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

    Partner
    6 - 20 Employees 2007 - 2012
    Co-founded Proximity Marketing, providing Marketing and Promotions services to international companies operating in Central Africa
  • Gulf Trading & Refrigerating

    Managing Director
    21 - 100 Employees 1992 - 1993
    Kuwait 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.
  • Spinneys

    Regional Manager
    100+ Employees 1982 - 1992
    UK 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 Manager
    100+ Employees 1981 - 1982
    Scotch Whisky Distiller
  • Beecham Group Ltd

    International Marketing
    100+ Employees 1975 - 1981
    Initially Marketing Assistant, rising to Senior Brand Manager, International Division. Served 2 years in Kenya as acting Marketing Manager

Education History

  • MSc European Studies

    London School of Economics & Political Science
    1974 - 1975
  • BA (hons) Modern European Studies

    University of West London
    1971 - 1974

Qualifications

Certfied Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) - Coaches Training Institute

Professional Certified Coach (PCC) - International Coach Federation


Clubs and Associations

International Coach Federation

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