Our Global Associates: Middle East & Africa

Alan De Bruyne

Nationality: Belgian
Cultural Sensitivity & Extensive Knowledge: Europe, North and sub Saharan Africa, USA and Latin America. Specific expertise in intercultural realities, LGBTQI+ and gender cultural differences
Language(s): Dutch, English, French
Location: Brussels, Belgium/ Valencia, Spain

Alan is a passionate facilitator, strategist, speaker, coach, with diversity and inclusion projects all over the globe. With his experience of over 20 years, his mission is to support leaders and clients be more connected with themselves, their environment, their visions and their teams. Raising awareness about unconscious bias and exploring the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace are part of his toolbox. His clients describe him as: ‘ light-hearted yet informative, engaging and powerful delivery’ and ‘You’re a dedicated, respectful and dynamic facilitator and know how to create a safe space’.

Ana Oliveira Pinto

Nationality: Portuguese
Cultural Sensitivity & Extensive Knowledge: Portugal, Mozambique, Brazil
Language(s): Portuguese, English
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Ana brings her experience in Executive Coaching and Consultancy in Change Management and Executive & Talent Development. As a Coach, she provides her clients with the space to develop themselves to become their best person and take responsibly for their life.

Burcu Çakın

Nationality: Turkish
Cultural Sensitivity & Extensive Knowledge: Azerbaijan, Egypt, Jordan, UAE, Pakistan
Language(s): Turkish, English
Location: İstanbul, Turkey

Burcu is a Master Certified Coach, Team Coach, facilitator, and professional coach trainer/mentor. She defines her passion as to help leaders and teams uncover their highest individual and collective purpose, unleash their potential, tap into their wholeness and create meaning at work.

Einat Mizrahi

Nationality: Israeli
Cultural Sensitivity & Extensive Knowledge: Israel
Language(s): Hebrew, English
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

Einat has been involved in promoting the personal development and well-being of people for more than 25 years. She sees herself as a guide of the heart and leads people to live their lives with love, joy and self-realization.

Ezanne Swanepoel

Nationality: South African
Cultural Sensitivity & Extensive Knowledge: South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya, Tanzania, USA, Canada
Language(s): Afrikaans, English, Swati, Zulu, Xhosa (conversational French)
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Ezanne is an award-winning entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategist, business advisor and transformational leadership mentor. Her passion for developing people and for building a significant globally connected business network, bridging business and people across the globe, is demonstrated by the prestigious “Mega Partnering Best Networker Award” she received in Los Angeles in 2013.

Fidan Azimli

Nationality: Azerbaijanian
Cultural Sensitivity & Extensive Knowledge: Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey
Language(s): Azerbaijani, Russian, Turkish
Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

Fidan is a practicing psychologist, facilitator, speaker, coach. For more than 20 years she has been sharing her experience in the field of psychology and coaching and believes that only after going through personal growth we can achieve a beneficial effect on the ongoing processes and the people around us. Her clients describe her as a person who: ‘knows how to explain complex things in a simple language’ and ‘an open person who is professional in her field and willingly shares her energy, ideas and knowledge with others’.

Kim A. Page

Nationality: British, born and bred in Norway and Sweden
Cultural Sensitivity & Extensive Knowledge: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Spain, USA, Mexico, UAE, Yemen, Saudi Arabia
Language(s): English, Spanish, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Location: London, UK / Dubai, UAE

Kim is a passionate facilitator, speaker and vocal coach with an embodied approach. With an MA in Organization Development, she brings systemic awareness to her facilitation processes. As a communication expert, Kim helps clients increase their executive presence and get their message through. Starting out as an expressive artist, Kim has also developed a variety of creative modules centered around expressing our authentic self.

Fernanda Barata Carvalho

Nationality: Portuguese
Cultural Sensitivity & Extensive Knowledge: Portugal, Spain, Angola and Mozambique
Language(s): Portuguese, Spanish and English
Location: Lisbon/Portugal, Madrid/Spain

Fernanda is an executive coach, mentor, facilitator, and speaker, with strong knowledge of human resources and experience in diversity, equity and inclusion projects. With her experience spanning over 30 years, she believes that the first step on the path to DE&I starts with ourselves and with awareness of our unconscious biases, to then work with others and impact society. As a coach, she builds trust with others and offers a wide range of executive coaching services based on people’s strengths, contributing to increased self-awareness and helping work to be more meaningful.

Hanane Benkhallouk

Nationality: American/Moroccan
Cultural Sensitivity & Extensive Knowledge: UAE, Morocco
Language(s): Arabic, French, English
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hanane is an award-winning senior consultant with a broad scope of expertise and exposure to international markets. She is also recognized as a thought leader, a global conference speaker, and a published author, some of her articles were published on Harvard business review Arabic, and Forbes Middle East to name a few.

Kingsley Llewellyn Weber

Nationality: British
Cultural Sensitivity & Extensive Knowledge: UK, UAE, China, Malaysia, India, Australia
Language(s): English, Malay
Location: Yorkshire, UK

Kingsley was born in Sri Lanka but has a diverse heritage representing both the German and the British cultures. Being the “other” in many of companies and teams Kingsley has worked with gives him a personal insight into the importance of inclusion. These insights help organisations benefit, through engagement and productivity to deliver exceptional performance.

Nana-Efua Lawson

Nationality: British / Ghanaian
Cultural Sensitivity & Extensive Knowledge: UK, UAE, Ghana
Language(s): English, Fante, Ashanti, Akuapem, Ga
Location: London, UK

Nana is an accomplished Chartered Psychologist with over 17 years of experience as an internal and external consultant. She specialises in leadership coaching, design and facilitation of inclusion and leadership development programmes, team coaching, senior team effectiveness, employee wellbeing, and talent development.

Nicola Shearer

Nationality: English
Cultural Sensitivity & Extensive Knowledge: UK, Sierra Leone, South Africa, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan
Language(s): English
Location: Newcastle, UK

Nicola is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and an International Facilitator and Consultant, specializing for the last 16 years in the area of Inclusive Leadership Development. Her combination of high IQ & EQ, and the fact that she experienced living in 8 countries over 20 years across Europe, Africa and APAC makes her stand out.

Tanya Guha

Nationality: Indian/Swiss
Cultural Sensitivity & Extensive Knowledge: Switzerland, Spain, Italy, India, USA, Mexico, Mauritius, Bangladesh , Kenya, Canada, Brazil,
Chile, Argentina
Language(s): English, French Bengali, Spanish
Location: Montreux, Switzerland

Tanya´s professional journey of 34+ years has been entirely devoted to her passion for Developing People. Recognised as an energetic and inspirational facilitator and coach, her audience across all continents have acknowledged her as an extremely authentic and culturally agile Leader, a perceptive listener with the ability to connect the dots and reach innovative and creative solutions together with others. Described as a strategic and innovative thinker, a courageous world traveller, her fearless enthusiasm was recognised by her stakeholders and peers as essential to her continued success as an Agent of Change across continents, hierarchical levels and organisation structures.