Bruno Gillier – Executive Chairman and CEO – (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Mr. Bruno Gillier is Executive Chairman and CEO of Capital Merchant Limited, Diplomatic Group, Gillier Water LLC and Aqua British. The companies have divisions in commodities, project trading platforms, and food and beverage exports. They champion humanitarian concerns as well, and Bruno has close personal ties to the areas he supports. He was born in Tahiti and has lived and travelled extensively in Fiji, Europe, Dubai, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, India, Thailand and the Philippines. His family opened and operated luxury hotels in Singapore, Tahiti, New Caledonia, Luxembourg and France. Bruno’s stellar reputation in the international hospitality industry and the number of high level contacts he has made throughout the years facilitated his branching out into international development and commodities while continuing in the food and beverage industry. Bruno created the commodities division in 2011 in response to his international clients’ requests for a reliable source of commodities, and the dream for Gillier Water LLC started with the purchase of the spring water land in Fiji in 2007.
Chantelle Gillier – Marketing & Operations Director – (Sydney, Australia)
With a background in Call Centers and corporate marketing companies, Chantelle started off in the Operations department and progressed rapidly through the Sales and Marketing Industry, where she specialized in Training, Recruiting and Customer Account Management. Chantelle has been involved with a variety of different products, ranging from finance, marketing, hotel development, telecommunications, holiday packages, IT products, door to door marketing, and corporate business development. Chantelle has traveled throughout Southeast Asia, the United Arab Emirates and Australia to train at inbound and outbound call centers specializing in high return products.
Wagih Abdel Hamid El Sayed – Finance Manager – (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
A banker with an Accounting degree from Cairo University, Wagih has over 22 years of experience in financial control with a major legal company in Dubai Baker McKenzie an International law firm founded in 1949 with 77 offices in 46 countries as well as two major international banks in Dubai. He has completed training in Basel III (full version), Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing, Reputational Risk Awareness, Credit Practices, and Operational Risk Management and Assurance Framework.
Wagih’s strong financial control and rigorous reporting will ensure that all statutory and corporate obligations are met while providing financial, commercial and strategic support to the team.
Agnes C. Villarey – Group Financial Accountant – (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Agnes C. Villarey has put her Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy to good use, with over six years of banking experience in a Government Bank in the Philippines and over fifteen years handling General Accounts in the UAE. Her responsibilities encompassed commercial and staff support duties in the manufacturing and trading industries.
Agnes is very experienced in the Financial Management arena, working on financial reports and management reports, and dealing with cash flows, annual budgets, fixed assets, cost report analysis as well as internal and external audit reports. Agnes works on developing external relationships with Bankers, Auditors, Solicitors, Clients and Creditors in order to provide a total package solution.
Agnes is a team player and she has extensive leadership and organizational qualities which enable her to lead and manage a large number of personnel with the utmost professionalism.
Doa Weshahy Personal – Assistant to the Chairman – (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Doa Weshahy has over 7 years of experience with the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) – Egypt, specializing in development, communication and strategic analysis. The ILO is a UN agency that deals with labour standards, social protection, and promotes work opportunities for all.
Doa was responsible for evaluating the financial aspects of service development, including revenue forecasting and budgeting, as well as organizing events and programs. Previously, she was PR and Events Manager for Meridien Hotel in Egypt and Human Resources Assistant Manager for Credit Lyonnais in Cairo.
Doa has a Bachelor degree in Linguistics and Translation and is a professional translator (English, French, Arabic).
Cee Lange – Compliance Manager – (Ohio, United States of America)
Cee Lange has over 10 years of experience as Compliance Manager for the Gillier family of companies, including Diplomatic Group, Capital Merchant Limited and Gillier Humanity. Cee works closely with Mr. Gillier to translate his vision for the companies into meaningful information to share with customers and investors. Cee develops and edits website content and prepares contracts and agreements.
Cee is a Certified Project Manager and brings over 14 years of project management experience to the team, most recently working for GE. She has many years of experience coaching project managers, developing customer relationships and managing vendors. She also has experience with process improvement, utilizing Six Sigma principles, methodologies and metrics to improve processes, increase productivity and reduce expenses.
Cee has an MBA in Marketing and currently lives in the US.
Winney Sun – Local Sales Representative – (Perth, Australia)
Winney Sun has extensive marketing and sales experience in the commodities arena, specifically in iron ore and milk powder. She has relationships with a large network of steel mills, traders and banks across Australia and Asia.
Winney’s experience in the Australian mining sector, project and market development at various study stages for new mines, and experience with the global distribution of both Australian-made products and agriculture products will serve her in her new position. She has a Bachelor of Commerce, a Master of Finance and Accounting, and is also a Certified Public Accountant
Dr Evelyne Reyt – Sales Director – (Geneva-Switzerland, France & Monaco)
Dr Evelyne Reyt is a medical doctor, scientist, entrepreneur and a healthy ageing advocate with degrees in Medicine and in Science and Biology (faculté de médecine St Antoine Paris).
Dr Evelyne Reyt was Director of Spas & Institute of Better Living (Mieux Vivre) at the Evian Royal Resort part of the Danone French Group from February 2003 to September 2006.
Dr Evelyne Reyt grew up in France and is now based in Switzerland with offices in Vinzel near Geneva, Paris and Monaco.
Dr Evelyne Reyt will be handling all of Europe sales and enquiries.
Mohammed El Sayed – Sales Director – (Dubai & The Middle East)
Mohammed is a Civil Engineer with 18 years experience in the general construction field, specializing in landscaping and theming works. He is currently the General Manager of COST Middle East Contracting LLC, which is the Middle East branch of the US-based COST of Wisconsin, the leader in Design & Build theming projects with 50 years experience in the field. Mohammed has extensive experience in the management of real estate development operations, specifically with unique waterfront projects in the UAE.
Janice Pearl d’Souza – Sales Director – (Bangalore, India)
Janice Pearl d’ Souza is a corporate consultant with diverse experience in process migrations, leadership development, branding and marketing. In her 18 years of working in India, she consulted with clients globally and worked with brands such as Microsoft, General Motors, Abbott, Bank of America, Citrix, British American Tobacco, BASF, VFS Global, Wirtgen, Mars and several large Indian corporations. Janice’s strength lies in relationship building and account management, and she strives for excellence in delivery and building trust. Janice’s passion is to invest in education for the future of learning in India.
Donald Davis – Local Sales Representative – (London, United Kingdom)
Donald’s experience over the past 20+ years as a director of marketing and sales will serve him well in his role as Legal Representative in the UK. Educated at Sheffield University, Donald also has 10 years of experience as a stock trader. He is skilled at developing multi-faceted marketing plans across multiple channels, building strong client relationships, project planning, market research and content creation.
Guillermo Castillo – Local Sales Representative – (Latin America)
Guillermo Castillo is the CEO of Don Bosco Corp, a family group with more than 45 years of doing business in various fields such as legal, accounting, the funeral industry, Real Estate, advertising and commodities, in Miami and Central America. He is also the former CEO of a humanitarian project called La Chureca, which had the financial support of the Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale. He helped build a medical centre to provide a better way of life for the children near a garbage collection area in Nicaragua. Guillermo is ready to continue supporting humanitarian projects for the countries of Nicaragua and El Salvador.
Eva L. Mejia – Local Sales Representative – (Miami & North America)
A native of Managua, Nicaragua, Eva studied tourism and languages at Delgado Junior College in New Orleans, Louisiana, and is fluent in English and Spanish. Eva has over 20 years of airline operations and personnel expertise and has been consistently recognized for improving operational procedures for several airlines. Eva is the owner of KLIFT EM LLC, which focuses on commodities, financing and investment, and is based in Miami, Florida. She also holds a Real Estate license and works in the South Florida luxury Real Estate market. Eva is very close to the Albir Family from Nicaragua, who founded http://danigirlfoundation.org Praise! Our Songs and Hymns: New International Version Responsive Readings, a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide cancer treatment to poor children in Nicaragua. Eva will join forces with the Albir Family to help their foundation.
Dr. Mark L. Born – Local Sales Representative – (Bangkok, Thailand)
Dr. Mark L. Born is an Intake and Compliance Officer for a major Western European Private Placement Platform, which is where he became involved with Humanitarian Project Funding, which is a principal component of Private Placement. Dr. Born received his undergraduate degree from UCLA, followed by a Masters degree and a Ph.D. from the University of London, King’s College. With a legal background as well as a musical one, Dr. Born worked at one of the largest legal firms in the world for eight years before starting his own publishing company in Los Angeles. Later he turned his attention to economics and finance and has lived in Thailand for the past twelve years, where he plans to continue his humanitarian efforts.
Hedley H. John – Local Sales Representative – (Orlando, United States of America)
Hedley John is a Registered Financial Consultant and a Board Certified Estate Planner.
A graduate of the University of the West Indies and of the German College of Banking (Deutsche Bankakademie), Hedley has over 48 years experience in the fields of Banking, Financial Management, Financial Services, Project Funding, Project Management and Marketing.
Hedley received advanced training in International Banking at the Dredsner Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, and served in management capacities at the Workers Bank of Trinidad & Tobago and Life Of Barbados Insurance Co. (now Sagicor Ltd).
He served as an Audit Director with the government of Trinidad & Tobago, conducting financial audits and efficiency audits of state controlled enterprises and projects.
In the United States, Hedley served as a Registered Securities Principal and Manager of Insurance and Financial Services with a major investment firm.
Based in Orlando, Florida, he is currently the C.E.O. of Omega Financial Solutions Inc., a full-service advisory firm which he founded in 2002.
Over the years Hedley has developed an extensive network of contacts in the areas of Commodities, Business Development, International Finance and Project Funding.
He is also actively involved in humanitarian projects and community service, with a focus on lifting people out of poverty and homelessness.
Khris Aggasid – Project Manager Assistant – (Dubai & The Middle East)
Khris Aggasid brings over 15 years experience in the field of marketing and operational management to the team, specializing in the construction, transportation and hospitality industries. With a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce Management, a Master’s degree in Business Administration, and strong project management skills, Khris will assist with the overall marketing strategy and will ensure that standards and communications are understood and implemented effectively.
Alaa Ramadan – Business Development Manager – (Egypt and Africa)
Alaa ramadan’s varied experience has lead him to interface with many contacts in Egypt and Africa . He has experience in the Aviation with Emirates Airlines , Instructor , Team leader , and he is also a Private Pilot . Alaa has been awarded many times from Emirates Airlines for his Performance and for being a professional team leader, he was been chosen to be the Ambassador for many events also .
Alaa has a fitness management Diploma from the UK , as long with a Business Development Diploma, Alla was a competitor in the body building, fitness and mixed sports like martial arts, swimming and lifesaving.
Alaa graduated from Tanta university in Egypt with a Bachelor degree for the department of Education & Arts ( English ), followed up with a Translation Diploma, and he has been in the Gulf including the UAE for almost 10 years .
Tomeo Rdm-Gressard Nakamura – Local Sales Representative – (Tokyo, Japan)
With extensive contacts in the hospitality and real estate industries, Tomeo spent the last 15 years building up solid networks in The United Arab Emirates, Japan, South Korea, China and the Pacific Rim. He founded ARABIA BUSINESS CLUB, a business and social club, under his Japanese institution Nakamura BS Ltd. and he deals with commodities, finance, art, real estate and high-end hospitality developments.
Arnold Picar – Local Sales Representative – (Manila, The Philippines)
Arnold (Al) Picar has a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering and works for Pacific Global One Aviation Company as the Operations and Administration Head. Concurrently, he is a part-owner and Managing Director of Blue Mountain Mineral Resources Corporation. Al has had additional business activities over the past 7 years in the following areas: Au bullion, real estate development, bond monetization, and various humanitarian development projects. Al plans to concentrate on humanitarian projects in the Philippines.
Garnet M. Profit, CCIM – Local Sales Representative – (Vancouver, Canada)
Garnet Profit has an extensive development and business background including retail, hospitality management, real estate development, investment sales, leasing, marketing and consulting. Garnet received his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 1989. He managed a full service hotel, ran a furniture company, operated a real estate company and a marketing company as well as getting into the development business. As the owner of several development companies, he gained substantial experience specializing in all areas of commercial real estate from conception, site selection, land acquisition and assembly, rezoning, financing, construction, use conversion, leasing and disposition. In recent years, Garnet has worked both in the commercial real estate and consulting fields doing risk analysis for individuals and companies.
Ricardo Rigobon – Local Sales Representative – (Caracas, Venezuela)
Ricardo has over 30 years experience in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Energy Generation, Environment, Agricultural, Agro-Industrial, and Pharmaceutical industries. He has extensive field experience as well as management and marketing experience. He was involved with financial studies made for clients’ projects and directed teams in order to achieve the clients’ goals. Ricardo brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from living and working in many countries, including Venezuela, Spain, Colombia, Brazil, Oman, Kuwait City, Singapore, China, Syria and Pakistan. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Simon Bolivar University in Caracas.
Ashish Varma – Local Sales Representative – (Galway, Ireland)
Ashish Varma earned a Doctorate in Polymer Engineering and holds over 20 patents for a variety of cardiovascular medical devices. He was currently the Managing Director of Yellowstone Investments Ltd. and has an extensive international network of clients in a wide range of business areas. A long-time citizen of Ireland,
Ashish was born in India and has travelled extensively around the world including Antarctica, Africa, South America and North America. He and his wife are combining their shared passion for music, photography, nature and personal development into programs for disadvantaged children in Ireland as well as developing housing for homeless families in South America.
Mahesh Perera – Local Sales Representative – (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Mahesh is the Local Director of Pacific Palm Sri Lanka and Humanitarian Projects. Mahesh and has over 18 years experience as a Financial Planner. He specializes in all classes of investment and financial services advice for high net worth individuals and large companies. He is an ASX (Australian Stock Exchange) Accredited Adviser. He will develop humanitarian projects in the area of Sri Lanka and other Asian countries where he has close ties.
Mahesh is helping Pacific Palm in bringing long term Corporate Business and clients. Mahesh works with our compliance officer and team on due diligence and then presents it to the corporate board for approval to move the transaction to the platform.