Influencers Around the World

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I travel the world meeting people with a vision and brands with a purpose. Here you can find the meeting stories.

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NAACP’s Roslyn Brock ’99: Lessons on Diversity- Roslyn M. Brock

NAACP’s Roslyn Brock ’99: Lessons on Diversity- Roslyn M. Brock

Roslyn Brock ’99 is the youngest person in history to be named a Chairman of the NAACP. She’s also the fourth female Chairman. You won’t catch Brock resting on her laurels, though. Instead, she is …

I believe that storytelling is one of a marketer’s best tools. I’ve always been passionate about storytelling and use it every day but especially at work, because stories are memorable, they are personal, and most importantly, they sell.

In conversation with Julie Roehm

I believe that storytelling is one of a marketer’s best tools. I’ve always been passionate about storytelling and use it every day but especially at work, because stories are memorable, they are personal, and most importantly, they sell.

WHAT IS BLOCKCHAIN? As business leaders continue to grapple with the Technology Evolution and Revolution that has accelerated through mobile technology and the internet, yet another capability has come front and center: Blockchain Technology. Already there is significant misinformation and misunderstanding as to what blockchain is and is not. While it is an enabler of cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency transactions, it is not Bitcoin.

Jay Millen - Blocking and Tackling

WHAT IS BLOCKCHAIN? As business leaders continue to grapple with the Technology Evolution and Revolution that has accelerated through mobile technology and the internet, yet another capability has come front and center: Blockchain Technology. Already there is significant misinformation and misunderstanding as to what blockchain is and is not. While it is an enabler of cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency transactions, it is not Bitcoin.

WHAT IS BLOCKCHAIN? As business leaders continue to grapple with the Technology Evolution and Revolution that has accelerated through mobile technology and the internet, yet another capability has come front and center: Blockchain Technology. Already there is significant misinformation and misunderstanding as to what blockchain is and is not. While it is an enabler of cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency transactions, it is not Bitcoin.

Jay Millen - Blocking and Tackling

WHAT IS BLOCKCHAIN? As business leaders continue to grapple with the Technology Evolution and Revolution that has accelerated through mobile technology and the internet, yet another capability has come front and center: Blockchain Technology. Already there is significant misinformation and misunderstanding as to what blockchain is and is not. While it is an enabler of cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency transactions, it is not Bitcoin.

Annette Azan - "Through our imagination and dreams"

Annette Azan - "Through our imagination and dreams"

Through our imagination and dreams... we create magnificent worlds. Stepping into characters and fully believing that we are them. This is me... bright-eyed...

Annette Azan   "Fashion has allowed me to take risks"

Annette Azan "Fashion has allowed me to take risks"

I moved into studying fashion, drawn to how it affects our lives.When we put on clothes we can change the shape texture and outline ofour bodies. And clothin...

Coverage by CFO Europe Magazine - Karyn Ovelmen

Coverage by CFO Europe Magazine – Karyn Ovelmen

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"Executive search is evolving" -  Christine Hayward - IIC Partners

"Executive search is evolving" - Christine Hayward - IIC Partners

Executive search is evolving. It’s being impacted by advances in technology, the rise of new industries, and disruptive business practices. There is now the ...

Speaking in Warsaw at the IIC Partners global meeting – Janice Reals Ellig | Janice Reals Ellig

Speaking in Warsaw at the IIC Partners global meeting - Janice Reals Ellig - CEO The Ellig Group

Janice Reals Ellig was the key note speaker at the annual global meeting of IIC Partners. She spoke about gender equality and 'women on boards'. IIC Partners...

Meeting Joaquim Bacardi - “Welcome to Casa Bacardi,” Joaquin says as I enter his office. “Please take a seat,” while pointing at a large wooden table with leather chairs. He resembles Al Pacino in Brian De Palma’s ‘Carlito’s Way’, a distinguished look with an unmistakable Latino influence.

Joaquin Bacardi - "We're a family business, we take full responsibility for ‘people’ and the ‘planet’."

“Welcome to Casa Bacardi,” Joaquin says as I enter his office. “Please take a seat,” while pointing at a large wooden table with leather c...

"Meeting Heela in New York" I arrive at New York’s Kennedy Airport around noon and get a cab into Manhattan. We’re here to meet  Heela Yang Tsuzuki, a successful entrepreneur who is making her way to the top in the global cosmetics industry.  “She has everything to be successful,” I say to myself. “She has financial experience after working at Goldman Sachs,” I read from my iPad screen. “She acquired marketing experience at L’Oreal and Clinique."

Meeting Heela in New York

We arrive at New York’s Kennedy Airport around noon and get a cab into Manhattan. We’re here to meet Marian Salzman, global trendwatcher, Cindy Gallop, author of Make Love Not Porn, and Heela…

As I walk towards the newsstand I see somebody I know, browsing through the international newspapers. It’s Jean-Baptiste Santoul, Henkel Ben...

Meeting Jean-Baptiste Santoul at Amsterdam Airport

It is raining softly as the taxi drops me off at Terminal 2 of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. I check in for my flight to Dubai and make my way to the duty free area, to buy some magazines at the news…

Meeting Cynthia Chua in Singapore - We’re about to meet one of the most successful businesswomen in Singapore: serial entrepreneur Cynthia Chua. We’re sitting in one  of her creations, Common Man Coffee Roasters, a coffee shop where they roast the coffee on the spot. We’ve both got our iPads out and are browsing the internet to learn more about Cynthia’s background, two steaming cups of blackest Robusta roast coffee in front of us.

Meeting Cynthia Chua in Singapore

We’re about to meet one of the most successful businesswomen in Singapore: serial entrepreneur Cynthia Chua. We’re sitting in one of her creations, Common Man Coffee Roasters, a coffee shop where …

Meeting Jose Miguel Sokoloff - "We are talking to Jose Miguel Sokoloff, global CCO for Lowe and partner of Lowe-SSP3 Bogota. Jose has been using creativity to try and help solve the guerilla war that has been raging in his home country Colombia for decades."

Meeting Jose Miguel Sokoloff in London

“Here’s something interesting,” I say pointing at my tablet. We’re in London for our Storytelling Expedition Around the World. After our meeting, Maarten and I made a stop in Nero for a café latte …

Stephen Lussier by CoolBrands - Stephen, who had been working for De Beers from a US-based ad agency, seemed the guy for the job: young, educated and up for an adventure. He decided to take the challenge and move to the UK; for a year or two. Today, 30 years later, he’s still here. So our question was: what happened?

Meeting Stephen Lussier in London

We’re meeting Stephen Lussier, the executive director of the world’s largest diamond company, De Beers, at the company’s very smart offices in central London. We follow Stephen’s assistant from the…

Meeting Peter Fisk - “The world around us is changing,” he says. “Power is shifting from west to east, large companies to small ones, mass markets to niches, business to consumers. It’s time for business leaders to change their thinking. It’s time to press the reset button.” He pauses to let his words sink in.

Meeting Peter Fisk in London

We emerge from the Embankment tube station and are immediately blinded by radiant sunlight. “25 degrees in September, not your average British weather,” I say. “Must be global warming,” says Anouk …