Career Day at TASIS
Biographies of Scheduled Speakers:
Christopher Bailey, BSc.
Co-Founder & CEO of Picture This Gallery
Christopher is a British businessman and co-founder of Picture This Gallery (www.picturethiscollection.com), a leading player in contemporary fine art photography in the Far East as well as one of the world's leading vintage poster dealers.READ MORE
Hadar Ben Gal, LL.B., LL.M.
Head of EMEA Legal & Automotive Division Legal Counsel, Micron Technology
Hadar works as an in-house attorney with Micron Technology. She started her career as a Department of Justice criminal prosecutor, and during the past 15 years has worked in the semiconductor industry in various legal and business roles. Throughout her career, Ms. Ben Gal worked and led teams in Asia (Singapore), United States (Idaho), and Israel. READ MORE
Butch went to high school in Southern California and to university in Northern California, graduating with an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and a graduate degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He started work for Bechtel Corporation the day after graduation, and has been very fortunate to work for 32 years in the environmental industry, for a variety of employers including engineering consultants, Stanford University, and Chevron. READ MORE
Rich Cohen, BA
Europe Director of Marketing, Endoscopy Division, Boston Scientific Corporation
Rich has been dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and profitable growth of medical device/products for more than 20 years. Whether challenged to penetrate global markets with a new product/treatment or charged with maximizing revenue potential in a declining economy, he has successfully focused on efforts that produced results, drove gross margins, and increased operating income. READ MORE
Angie Donelson, BA, MRCP, Ph.D.
President, Donelson Consulting LLC (self-employed)
Angie has more than 20 years of experience as a city and regional planner, geographer, and consultant helping organizations address human service needs and challenges in cross-cultural contexts. READ MORE
Roy Donelson, B.Eng., MBA
Managing Director, Defence, Raytheon UK
Roy has overall P&L responsibilities for the Raytheon UK Defence business with its annual turnover of circa £250m across multiple domestic and international business domains. He is also the director of Programme Delivery and Mission Assurance for Raytheon UK and its overseas subsidiaries. READ MORE
Moncef Elaoud, BS, MS, Ph.D.
Senior Director Post Sales Operations, Europe, Middle East, and North Africa, Motorola Solutions
As Vice President of Post Sales Operations at Motorola Solutions, Moncef is responsible for the delivery, deployment, and lifecycle support for all Critical Communication Systems used by law enforcement and first responders. He is a proven business leader with over 25 years of sales, engineering, and operational management experience. Previously Dr. Elaoud was the Mid-Atlantic Territory Services and Solutions Director where he was responsible for the management and administration of Motorola Solutions’ project deployment as well as lifecycle support portfolios in the Washington DC area. READ MORE
Ramsey Fahel, BSME, MLAVP of Operations, Anadarko Algeria Company
Ramsey has 36 years of experience working for four oil and gas exploration and production companies. Starting with a degree as a Mechanical Engineer and a willingness to work hard, his employers trained him to work on mechanical, processing, reservoir, production, drilling, well completion, well testing, refining, pipeline, and computer projects, as well as real estate, purchasing, logistics, health & safety, regulatory reporting, and corporate mergers. READ MORE
Yasmin George, BDS
Dentist, Confident Smiles by Design
Since gaining her BDS at Guy’s Dental Hospital in London in 1988, Yasmin has been in general dental practice for almost 30 years. During that time, she has also trained extensively abroad and in the UK to improve and update her skills and has been involved in teaching dentists in the UK and USA. Ms. George currently practices in Surrey offering general dentistry, but her special interest areas are orthodontics, treating nervous and phobic patients, and restoring complex cases. READ MORE
Yvan Goupil, MBA
Head of Customer and Market Insight, CYBG plc
Yvan has over 25 years of customer research and insights experience, acquired both in the UK and internationally. A French national, Mr Goupil has lived in five European countries and held positions of increasing responsibility at top blue chip Fast Moving Consumer Goods companies. READ MORE
Partner, Seven Trees Productions
David’s award-winning work as a writer, producer, director, and composer has encompassed feature films, network prime-time series and specials, HBO and SHOWTIME prime-time, PBS series and specials, syndicated TV comedy specials, IMAX films, children’s films, and acclaimed theatrical-release documentaries. READ MORE
Janet Muswell Hamilton
Visual Effects Producer, Lionsgate
With over 20 years of live-action, animation, and visual effects production experience, Janet brings a depth of knowledge and expertise to Seven Trees Productions. Ms. Muswell Hamilton began her career in London in the crazy world of music video, working with artists such as The Traveling Wilburys, Alison Moyet, Prefab Sprout, Cliff Richard, Morrissey, and Paul Young. READ MORE
Kristina Hani-Elaoud, BS, MS Mechanical Engineering, MS Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Kristina is currently an entrepreneur with several business ideas and ventures. She has over twenty years of business management experience in fast-paced manufacturing facilities specializing in operations management, outsourcing, and supply chain management. Previously, Ms. Hani-Elaoud served as the head of the material management team and the production control team at General Electric Aircraft Engines, where she was responsible for setting the strategic direction for planning and scheduling activities within the company. READ MORE
Alan Harter, BA
Founder and CEO, Pactolus Private Wealth Management LLC
Alan has two decades of experience in financial services at some of the world’s largest and most reputable financial institutions. Over the last decade, Mr. Harter has focused exclusively on working with families within the ultra-high-net-worth space. This has given him a unique perspective on the comprehensive needs these families have in managing their wealth and lifestyle, and shaping their legacy. READ MORE
Minister-Counsellor (Commercial-Economic) and Senior Trade Commissioner,
High Commission of Canada, London, UK
Greg is Minister-Counsellor and Senior Trade Commissioner at the High Commission of Canada in London, a position he assumed in August 2014. Prior to coming to London, Mr. Houlahan served for four years as Counsellor and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Embassy of Canada in Warsaw, Poland, including a seven month period as Chargé d’affaires (acting Ambassador). From 2006-2010, he served as Counsellor and Senior Trade Commissioner in Japan where he managed trade offices in Sapporo and Fukuoka along with a large commercial program at Canada’s embassy in Tokyo. READ MORE
Paula Jones, MCSP
Clinical Director, Apple Physiotherapy Limited
Paula qualified in 1985 as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the Coventry School of Physiotherapy. Working initially at Queen Mary's Hospital Roehampton, her role involved specialist areas including burns and plastics and amputees. She then worked in hydrotherapy and out-patients as a senior physiotherapist at Ashford Hospital. READ MORE
Cathy Joseph, R.G.N.
Cathy has been a registered nurse for many years. She always had an interest in caring and as a youngster helped out at weekends in Jospice in Liverpool, a lovely caring hospice run by Fr. Francis O’Leary. The week Ms. Joseph left school she began nurse training at Walton and Fazakerley Hospitals, now Aintree group. She highly recommends nursing, which has provided her with a great and varied career, full of choice as well as the structure to progress and further courses to keep up to date. READ MORE
Mike studied Mining and Petroleum Engineering at Delft University, The Netherlands. Since 1989 he has worked across the globe for Shell’s upstream oil and gas division in various technical, commercial, and managerial roles. READ MORE
Frank Langfitt, AB, NF
International Correspondent, National Public Radio
As the National Public Radio (NPR) correspondent in London, Frank covers international stories from the United Kingdom, Ireland, and elsewhere in Europe. READ MORE
Julia Langfitt, D.V.M
Veterinarian, Weybridge Veterinary Center
Julia moved with her family to Surrey in 2016, where she works part-time as a small animal veterinarian. A series of international moves has given her new and varied challenges throughout her career. READ MORE
Alex Lidback, BA
Vice President - Chemicals Research. PCI Wood Mackenzie
In his current position, Alex has global responsibility for chemicals, polymers and fibres for PCI Wood Mackenzie. He contributes to research for generation, multi-client, and private consulting studies using his vast expertise in global olefins, aromatics, and polymers. READ MORE
Jan Lorentsen, BSc.
IT Manager, TASIS The American School in England
In 1999, Jan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Engineering College of Aarhus (Denmark) and an Honours Diploma in Electronic Engineering from Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland). After joining Siemens Austria, he worked on large-scale industrial infrastructure projects, beginning with the market-leading Siemens EWSD telephone exchange. READ MORE
Paul R. MacGregor, BS, MS, Ph.D.
President & CEO, Green Harbor Energy
Paul has over 25 years of experience in leading new market and technology developments as well as managing corporate operations in the areas of clean energy markets, energy trading and risk management, and electric power systems. He has been instrumental in the development of Energy Efficiency Credit (EEC) markets in the United States. READ MORE
John Mangelaars, BJCT
Chief Executive Officer, Travix
John has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the online travel agency Travix since January 1993. Travix maintains websites in over 40 markets and offices in Amsterdam, London, San Jose (US), and Singapore, as well as Operation Centers in Berlin and Bangalore. Responsible for the direction and results of the company, he oversees strategy, people, and innovation, leading the organization to become a worldwide e-commerce specialist. READ MORE
Kusum Mongia, MBA
Teacher of Mindfulness
Kusum earned an undergraduate engineering degree in Delhi, India. She began her professional career as a software engineer for an Indian company and was sent to Florida for her first project. As that one-year stint turned into multi-year projects in the US, Ms. Mongia decided to pursue an MBA. She worked as a management consultant and in corporate strategy before motherhood and international moves exerted their influences on her life. READ MORE
Caroline Morse, SPHR
Human Resources Consultant, Delivering Results LLC
Caroline has enjoyed over 20 years of experience in the field of human resources management, working in a full array of company phases, from start-ups (11) to mid-size companies and large conglomerates. Her employment portfolio includes industry greats such as Apollo Computer, Fidelity Investments, Hitachi, Apple Computer, NeXT Software (Merged with Apple), Kaleida Labs (Joint Venture of Apple and IBM) and Cisco Systems. READ MORE
Ken Morse B.Eng., Ph.D.
Senior Director, SP Applications and Platforms - Cisco Systems, Inc.
During the more than 32 years Ken has been involved in software and hardware development, he has co-founded four companies in the digital video and entertainment space. In his current role, Dr Morse is responsible for delivering leading edge video solutions to market-leading service providers. Prior to this role he held CTO positions for the Video Software and Solutions Group, Connected Devices Group, and the SP Video Technology Group. READ MORE
Becky has been a Clinical Hypnotherapist since 2011. She is qualified in Hypnotherapy, Hypnoanalysis, Integrated Parts Therapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Counselling in Hypnotherapy, and Hypnotherapy with Children. Due to her wide range of experience and knowledge Ms. Niddrie can work with children and adults alike, helping them to overcome many issues such as stress, depression and anxiety, confidence, fears and phobias, exam pressure, bullying, adult and child behavioral problems, relationship issues, concentration, and low self-esteem. READ MORE
Cindy Paulson, CPA
After attending the University of Delaware as an accounting major, Cindy obtained her CPA and began her career as an auditor at Ernst & Young. She worked in both the Baltimore office and the Dallas office serving clients such as Black & Decker and American Airlines. After seven years with Ernst & Young, Ms. Paulson joined Fleet Capital as an underwriter in their Middle Market Lending Department. READ MORE
John Ryan, BS, MS, Ph.D.
John received a BS in Engineering Physics from Lehigh University in 1984 and an MS and a Ph.D. in physics from Brown University in 1989. His thesis work was in theoretic laser physics and nonlinear optical properties of exotic crystal materials. Dr. Ryan then accepted an appointment as postdoctoral fellow in the Solid State Physics Division of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) working in superconductivity in ultra-high magnetic fields and quantum properties of thin layered semiconductors. READ MORE
Ritesh Sablok, BTech, MS
Reservoir Engineer, Chevron
Ritesh has over 18 years of experience in the field of oil and gas asset management. Currently he is seconded from Chevron to Tengizchevroil LLP as the Execution Efficiency Lead for one of the world’s largest oil and gas project currently under construction in Kazakhstan. READ MORE
Television Presenter, Actress, Red Carpet Reporter
Quintessentially multicultural, Sunita was born in Scotland to Irish and Indian parents and was raised in Greece. Ms. Shroff has many passions, one of which is acting, and she has appeared in some of Britain’s favorite soaps, dramas, and films. READ MORE
Lee Sotos, AB, MBA, CFA
Senior Equity Analyst, Fidelity International
Lee is a Senior Equity Analyst, and co-head of the Financials Group at Fidelity International. Mr. Sotos has direct coverage of US banks, brokers, and payments. Mr. Sotos was previously based in Chicago, and has covered the financial sector as an analyst and investor since 1999, primarily at UBS Global Asset Management (formerly Brinson Partners), as well as at Balyasny Asset Management (long-short hedge fund). READ MORE
Chief Revenue Office, International, Concur
Scott joined Concur in 1998. During his 18 years at Concur he has served in multiple leadership roles helping drive Concur’s vision to create the Perfect Trip. He is currently Chief Revenue Office, International. Previously Mr. Torrey was EVP and General Manager of the EMEA business unit at Concur. He assumed responsibility for growth in EMEA and in the first 3 years has seen the market grow over 200%. READ MORE
Anthony C. Tridico, Ph.D.
Managing Partner London, Finnegan Europe LLP
Anthony is the managing partner of Finnegan’s European office in London. Dr. Tridico has more than 20 years of experience in the field of intellectual property law and his practice involves diverse technical areas from biotechnology, chemical, and pharmaceutical sciences to medical devices, diagnostic tools, and instrumentation. READ MORE
Ben Trinder, BS, MBA
Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Ben has over 30 years of real estate development experience. With Goldman Sachs, he is responsible for real estate development in London. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Trinder was a partner at BV Resorts, a luxury resort developer based in Beverly Hills. There he led all aspects of development. READ MORE
Craig Willert, BSEE, MBA
Director of Product Management and Marketing (Self Employed)
Craig gained many years of experience in the design, development, integration, management, and marketing of electronics, software, and services while employed at startup and Fortune 100 companies. READ MORE
Jessica Wilson, LPC
After A Levels, Jessica studied law at the University of Southampton from 2011-14. She then began work as a residential property paralegal in a boutique firm based in London Bridge until September 2015 when she commenced her LPC (Legal Practice Course), a one-year course at the University of Law, Guildford. While studying for her LPC, Ms. Wilson was offered a training contract with medium-sized City firm, Druces LLP. She commenced her training contract in March 2017 where she has completed her first seat in commercial property and is now sitting in the private client department.
Susana (Susi) Zanello, Ph.D.
Scientist, NASA Johnson Space Center–Universities Space Research Association, Houston, TX
Honorary Senior Research Fellow, King’s College, London
Susi is a biomedical research scientist, with twenty-five years of experience in molecular and cell biology, with an emphasis in space life sciences. Competencies include research development, coordination, and study implementation. READ MORE
Kristin Zompa, BS
Managing Vice President, International Sales Operations, Gartner
Currently serving as a Managing Vice President at Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory firm, Kristin works in International Sales Operations focusing on talent development within the leadership team. Prior to this role, Ms. Zompa spent twelve years in the Corporate Legal and Compliance Group specializing in Emerging Markets and Corporate Compliance. READ MORE