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7 Questions with Julien Machot

Name: Julien MACHOT

Current title: Managing Partner

Current organisation: VERSO Capital

Partner at VERSO Capital. Dedicated independent UHNW Advisor, former Swiss Private Banker turned Merchant Banking expert. Exclusively working with international UHNW and Institutional Clients on transactions of at least USD 100mio. Since 1958, VERSO Capital has built its core business with UHNW, Corporate and Institutional Client Relations and its powerful brand as the Global Merchant Banking Firm.

7 Questions with Mirela Cialai

Name: Mirela Cialai

Current title: Board Member

Current organisation: Visiting Neighbors

Seasoned mobile marketing expert, board member, Stevie® Award Marketer of the Year, frequent speaker and podcast guest, founding member of SpeakHer organization striving to promote women speakers within the tech industry, passionate about making a difference and improving the quality of life for older adults, and reducing social isolation.

7 Questions with Nuno Matos

Name: Nuno Matos

Current title: CFO

Current organisation: Future Motion SA

Versatile and highly accomplished Senior Finance Professional, offering experience in the areas of corporate finance and international financial management, business development and organizational turnaround, and due diligence with industry’s best practices. Turnaround and “pilot-project” implementation specialist with extensive leadership, Shared Services Centre and management skills; rich exposure to International business strategy, systems and procedure development, and organizational planning with specialization in conducting a thorough business and financial due diligence to determine and recommend the best way forward, which may include change management, systems improvement, etc. Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills with a passion for work well done, together with the quality and ability to build productive partnerships coupled with excellent communication skills.

7 Questions with PRASHANT PANDIT

Name: PRASHANT PANDIT

Current title: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Current organisation: UNIVERSAL CLC

Corporate leader with 21 yrs of expertise with different industries. Never joined competition, always changed industry and did turn around. Last 10 yrs as an entrepreneur leading a team of experts from 5 different domains. Include change management, systems improvement, etc. Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills with a passion for work well done, together with the quality and ability to build productive partnerships coupled with excellent communication skills.

7 Questions with Santosh Mathew

Name: Santosh Mathew

Current title: Director of Technology

Current organisation: Nielsen

Santosh has spent the last 16 years in multiple industries ranging from Government, Health Care, Insurance, Manufacturing in numerous technical capacities. Currently at Nielsen as a Director of Technology, he leads the Global Mergers and Acquisitions integration practice to rapidly integrate new companies into our HR, Billing, Finance and Payroll systems. For six years and counting he has co-led Nielsen’s Asian Affinity Link Employee Resource Group driving cultural exploration and inclusive practices, and leads the North American Green Team, to ideate ways to make the company more sustainable.

7 Questions with Alok Agrawal

Name: Alok Agrawal

Current title: Member, Prasar Bharati Board

Current organisation: Prasar Bharati

I enable Application of 'Innovation as a Service' (IaaS) to make businesses great. Special interests - FinTech, AutoTech, AviationTech, MediaTech and Entertainment as a Service. ex-Group COO Network 18, CEO Zee Media and COO Cheil worldwide.

7 Questions with Bisila Bokoko

Name: Bisila Bokoko

Current title: CEO

Current organisation: BBES
BISILA BOKOKO is considered one of the ten most influential Spanish women in American business. Former director of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce in New York, CEO of BBES International and Founder of BBLP African Literacy Project Bisila Bokoko whose mission is to promote literacy among African people. BB has created a collection of wines called “Bisila Wines” made in Spain, which has received international recognition. Since 2010 she works closely with the UNCTAD with EMPRETEC program, supporting emerging entrepreneurs from all parts of the world. Recently Bisila has been awarded by the UN Hospitality Committee with the 2019 Citizen of the World Award, and she is the recipient of the 2019 International Award by the Spanish Federation of Women Managers, Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs (FEDEPE). She is also has been awarded by Ideal Woman organization in Equatorial Guinea, the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Women Work, Inspiring Leader Award by the University of New York (NYU) among others along her career.

7 Questions with Diomares Musa

Name: Diomares Musa

Current title: Marketing and Corporate Development VP

Current organisation: Humano

Experienced in Marketing, Sales and Strategic Planning with a demonstrated history of 25+ yrs working in the Telecommunications and insurance industry. BA, MBA, Certified as Sustainability Practitioner (CSR), master degree in digital transformation. Board Member and Co Director at Girls in Tech, Dominican Republic chapter.

7 Questions with Alessandro Massa

Name: Alessandro Massa

Current title: Independent consultant

Current organisation: My own company

I have been board member since few months ago after participating to an MBO on March 2018. I am still a shareholder of the company: the widest Italian department store chain. Previously I have been an executive manager for several companies in the retail market from fast fashion to luxury segment

7 Questions with Vaibhav Ajay Mishra

Name: Vaibhav Ajay Mishra

Current title: Co-founder, Director & CEO

Current organisation: fTek CS Private Limited, CashXL FinTech Private Limited

21 years of Consumer Banking, Fintech & Digital lending experience. Founder of two Fintechs- fTek CS Private Limited & CashXL Fintech Private Limited. Vaibhav is also Board member of two other RBI registered NBFCs- PC Finance & Kemex Engineering.

7 Questions with Mare Matthew

Name: Mare Matthew

Current title: Board Member

Current organisation: National Aids Council

A young passionate academia with 5 Masters Degrees, 12 Executive certificates, 2 Degrees and a final year PhD student with UNISA. I come from a very humble family and spend most of my childhood life in the rural area. My childhood upbringing has contributed immensely to my hard-line approach. In terms of career prospects I am looking forward to be part of United Nations family

7 Questions with Stephen Markscheid

Name: Stephen Markscheid

Current title: Chairman

Current organisation: Still Waters Green Technology

Stephen Markscheid is Chairman of Still Waters Green Technology, a UK based renewable energy developer. He serves as independent non-executive director of four publicly listed companies: Fanhua, Inc., Jinko Solar Inc., ZZ Capital International Ltd., and Hexindai, Inc. Steve is also a trustee emeritus of Princeton-in-Asia. From 1998-2006, Steve worked for GE Capital. During his time with GE, Steve led GE Capital's business development activities in China and Asia Pacific, primarily acquisitions and direct investments. Prior to GE, Steve worked with the Boston Consulting Group throughout Asia. Steve was a banker for ten years in London, Chicago, New York, Hong Kong and Beijing with Chase Manhattan Bank and First National Bank of Chicago. Steve began his career with the US-China Business Council, in Washington D.C. and Beijing. Steve earned a BA in East Asian Studies from Princeton University in 1976, an MA in international affairs from Johns Hopkins University in 1980, and an MBA from Columbia University in 1991, where he was class valedictorian. He lives in suburban Chicago with his wife and three children.