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Gilberto Rodrigues

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Title: Former Chief Executive Officer

Company: Mota-Engil Africa

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Gilberto Rodrigues has more than 23 years of experience in civil engineering. During this career, he has grown the business on the continent of Africa for Mota-Engil from $300 million to $1.5 billion Euros. As the former CEO of Mota-Engil, Mr. Rodrigues was responsible for being in charge of the African market. In this position, he paid close attention to how markets performed and on how to handle the commercial side of the business. He has overseen finances and top operations while setting policies. At the present, Mr. Rodrigues is pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors in Africa.

Mr. Rodrigues attributes his success to his hard work and natural ability. He is a firm believer in setting goals and relying on his team for support. To prepare for a career in his line of work, he earned a master’s degree in civil engineering at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto in Portugal. This degree has served him well and has helped him serve his various roles within the industry, including all of his positions with Mota-Engil. Mr. Rodrigues started out as an onsite engineer after graduating and worked up to site manager and project manager. In 2001, he was to Africa, where he became a country manager, then a regional director and finally the CEO of the continent. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rene Vriens

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Vriens, Rene 2066357Title: Director of Operations

Company: Drake & Farrell Solutions Delivered

Location: Bleiswijk, Netherlands

Rene Vriens has more than 26 years of experience, and has spent the last six years at Drake & Farrell. In this position, Mr. Vriens improves operational systems, processes and policies in the spirit of the organization’s mission. His knowledge and business ability allows him to play an integral role in creating the long-term plans for the company. Like his title of director of operations suggests, Mr. Vriens oversees all aspects of operations in the company, including specialized projects. He reviews all processes, manages teams, and helps create company culture on the floor. Read the rest of this entry »

Domenico Alexakis

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Alexakis, Domenico 2003676.JPGTitle: Chief Executive Officer

Company: Bridge Plus AG

Location: Wollerau, Switzerland

Throughout the course of his career, Domenico Alexakis has felt a continuous drive to use his variable skills to develop and connect meaningful brands. The former marketing officer at Dow Chemical, he was inspired to found Bridge Plus AG as a way to provide consultation in the areas of marketing, communication, business, economic development and life sciences. He frequently calls upon his expertise in strategy, analysis and counseling to guide companies through complex processes, such as marketing communications. He is especially adept at connecting people to the right individuals, knowledge and technology to meet their needs. As the CEO, Mr. Alexakis is mandated in the fields of economic development and life sciences. Read the rest of this entry »

Werner Schiesser

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SchiesserTitle: Chief Executive Officer

Company: BDO Ltd.

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Werner Schiesser has 25 years of professional experience, with four years as Chief Executive Officer of BDO Ltd. Throughout his career, he has set himself apart through his aptitude for arbitration and his expert witness knowledge. He has also served as an accounting referee in arbitration proceedings, courts and for district attorneys. Each day, he is responsible for taking care of all aspects of acquisitions, infrastructures, IT issues, marketing and legal issues, as well as completing expert witness work and arbitration work. Read the rest of this entry »

Sahar Whelan, RPh, BScPhm, MScPhm

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sahar whelanTitle: Director of Pharmacy

Company: Concord Specialty Pharmacy

Location: Ontario, Canada

Sahar Whelan, RPh, BScPhm, MScPhm started working in the pharmaceutical industry 27 years ago. After college, she bought a small retail pharmacy, but felt that she lacked intellectual stimulation in the day to day pharmaceutical responsibility. She looked for ways that she could add to the business and responded to an advertisement about infusion. She educated herself and decided to incorporate it into her business. The ultimate mission of Concord Specialty Pharmacy is to be a pioneer in getting government agencies to buy into the concept of Infusion and develop a type of contract for homecare patients and improve their quality of life. Read the rest of this entry »

Albert Mizrahi

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Albert Mizrahi 1722363Title: Global Senior Engagement Director (Retired)

Location: Switzerland

Albert Mizrahi is a highly regarded professional who utilized his skills and knowledge across a wide range of sectors for more than 42 years. His diverse background led him to the field of telecommunications where he worked for Orange Business Services for more than 10 years before deciding to retire. He ended his illustrious career as the company’s global senior engagement director where he was responsible for creating project structure and discipline, meeting deadlines and budgets, managing complex European customer deals, organizing and providing direction, and working with multicultural teams. During his tenure Mr. Mizrahi demonstrated a broad and solid business background and successfully delivered proposals. He feels the highlight of his career was always being looked at as a high-caliber professional. Mr. Mizrahi attributes his success to the love, dedication and passion he has for his career. Read the rest of this entry »

Max Ochoa

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Title: Senior Consultant

Company: RGP

Location: Mexico

Max Ochoa is a senior consultant at RGP, a management consultancy that offers consulting services, including finance, accounting, information management, governance risk and compliance, human capital, legal and regulatory, corporate advisory, restructuring, strategic communications and supply chain management. Mr. Ochoa assumed his current role two years ago after gaining extensive experience in the field. Read the rest of this entry »

Christine Verillotte

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LogoTitle: Head of Unit Business, Public Relations and Administration of the Accreditation Business Unit of State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Company: Swiss Confederation

Location: Givisiez, Switzerland

Christine Verillotte started her education in political science and was advised to work in the private sector. She spent 10 years working for the Nestle Corporation in operational audits and efficiency, and then worked for Nestle in marketing before moving over into the public sector. Today, she draws on her 15 years of experience and strong skill set to fulfill her responsibilities as the Head of Unit Business, Public Relations and Administration of the Accreditation Business Unit of State Secretariat for Economic Affairs with the Swiss Confederation.

Well versed in project management and organization, Ms. Verillotte is responsible for handling accreditation services and technical issues, overseeing 42 people in Switzerland and all back-office functions, including administration, project management, journalists and compliance systems, building up control, and representing the office at the European level committee. Ms. Verillotte takes great pride in her work and attributes her success to her language skills and ability to adapt to various cultures. Read the rest of this entry »