Mr Meng MBA BS – Executive Consultant
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Mr Meng is an approved Executive Consultant at Appleton Greene and he has experience in management, information technology and production. He has achieved a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He has industry experience within the following sectors: Manufacturing; Consumer Goods; FMCG; Food & Beverages and Internet. He has had commercial experience within the following countries: China, or more specifically within the following cities: Beijing; Hong Kong and Shanghai. His personal achievements include: implemented SAP at BWI Group; data warehouse; Sap BW and deployed arc light’s CRM system at Philip Morris; merged two companies’ network and systems during acquisition at Yahoo. His service skills incorporate: project management; 6 sigma; organizational development; productivity improvement and business optimization.

Mr Johnston MSc Dip – Executive Consultant
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Mr Johnston is an approved Executive Consultant at Appleton Greene and he has experience in marketing, management and production. He has achieved an Master of Science in Strategic Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Practice. He has industry experience within the following sectors: Consultancy; Automotive; Banking & Financial Services; Manufacturing and Oil and Gas. He has had commercial experience within the following countries: United Arab Emirates; Qatar and United Kingdom, or more specifically within the following cities: Dubai; Doha; Kuwait; Bahrain and London. His personal achievements include: led sales growth for MENA training and team building consultancy in 2009; designed MENA product promotion roll out plans for FMCG client in 2010; received CEO Award for significant sales contribution in 2010; acquired 3 new luxury brand client accounts in 2010/11: Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Infiniti and secured major new client with initial contract value of: $4.4m in 2012. His service skills incorporate: leadership; sales management; contract negotiation and mobilization projects; product development and safety performance improvement.

Mr Caldwell MBA BS – Senior Consultant
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Mr Caldwell is an approved Senior Consultant at Appleton Greene and he has experience in production, information technology and globalization. He has achieved a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He has industry experience within the following sectors: FMCG; Agriculture; Food & Beverage; Consumer Goods and Biotechnology. He has had commercial experience within the following countries: United States of America and Japan, or more specifically within the following cities: Columbus OH; Cincinnati OH; Stamford CT; Osaka and Atlanta GA. His personal achievements include: architect of Pantene global success model creating $5B brand; drove highest ever revenue from innovation launches at ScottsMiracle-Gro as Global R&D lead; launched first product within 6 months of founding university spinout company 3Bar Biologics Inc.; created technology model which stopped a 20 year decline on Head & Shoulders and created a growth trajectory for brand and created product lines and program for ScottsMiracle-Gro to launch in China and Japan. His service skills incorporate: innovation; globalization; R&D; production and Technology Entrepreneurship.

Mr Valentini BS Dip – Executive Consultant
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Mr Valentini is an approved Executive Consultant at Appleton Greene and he has experience in marketing, management and production. He has achieved a Degree in Civil Engineering and a Diploma in Maturità Scientifica. He has industry experience within the following sectors: Manufacturing; Hypermarkets & Supermarkets; Food & Beverages; Consumer Goods and Franchise. He has had commercial experience within the following countries: United States of America; Italy and France, or more specifically within the following cities: Atlanta GA; Charlotte NC; Parma; Le Havre and Conegliano. His service skills incorporate: project management; lean management; business restructuring; performance improvement and business planning.

Ms Faraj BSc – Associate Consultant
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Ms Faraj is an approved Associate Consultant at Appleton Greene and she has experience in marketing, management and customer service. She has achieved a Bachelor of Science in Economics. She has industry experience within the following sectors: FMCG; Franchise; Food & Beverage; Non-Profit & Charities and Banking & Financial Services. She has had commercial experience within the following countries: Lebanon; United Arab Emirates; Kuwait; Qatar and Pakistan, or more specifically within the following cities: Beirut; Dubai; Kuwait City; Doha and Islamabad. Her personal achievements include: awarded as The Most Improved Team Member 2012 from Subway International. Her service skills incorporate: customer service; marketing; project management; teamwork and sales management.

Mr George BSc ACCA – Associate Consultant
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Mr George is an approved Associate Consultant at Appleton Greene and he has experience in management, finance and technology. He has achieved a Bachelor of Science and an ACCA. He has industry experience within the following sectors: FMCG; Franchise; Banking and Financial Services; Insurance and Consultancy. He has had commercial experience within the following countries: Kenya and United Arab Emirates, or more specifically within the following cities: Nairobi and Dubai. His personal achievements include: assisted in the switch into international financial reporting standards; spearheaded the testing and implementation of domestic foreign currency clearing system and assisted in the implementation of internet banking for NIC Bank Ltd and have overseen computer system changes in the Bank, from Microbanker to Equinox, Nigerian and upgrade of central clearing software, Forexpro and Chequepoint. His service skills incorporate: preparation of accounts; systems administration; risk analysis; project management and new systems implementation.

Mr Maawad MBA BSc – Associate Consultant
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Mr Maawad is an approved Associate Consultant at Appleton Greene and he has experience in marketing, management and human resources. He has achieved a Master in Business Administration and a Bachelor Degree of Veterinary Medicine. He has industry experience within the following sectors: Healthcare; Pharmaceutical; FMCG; Education and Government. He has had commercial experience within the following countries: Egypt; Kuwait; United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, or more specifically within the following cities: Cairo; Alexandria VA; Kuwait City; Dubai and Riyadh. His service skills incorporate: sales; marketing; public relations; leadership and training.

Mr Devie MBA MS BS – Executive Consultant
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Mr Devie is an approved Executive Consultant at Appleton Greene and he has experience in marketing, management and production. He has achieved an Master of Business Administration, a Master in Pharmaceutical Industry, a Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration and a Bachelor in Economics. He has industry experience within the following sectors: Pharmaceuticals; Consumer Goods; Manufacturing; Travel & Tourism and Retail. He has had commercial experience within the following countries: Spain; United States of America; United Kingdom; Porto Rico and France, or more specifically within the following cities: Madrid; Indianapolis IN; London; Carolina and Charleville-Mézières. His personal achievements include: prepared, communicated and advanced the dry products manufacturing strategy, interacting with the manufacturing, R&D and business units senior leadership members; designed and implemented multiple supply chains for marketed and future products; achieved $25M – 10% expenses reduction in 2 years across different manufacturing sites during my time as a consultant in manufacturing strategy, thanks to multiple strategic initiatives, such as consolidation projects, improved supply chains, productivity improvements driven by the sites but proposed centrally and HC management by replicating best practices across sites; led, engaged and when required transformed 3 different areas with mature and experienced teams during 2006-2011 – supply chain, formulation operations, packaging operations ; drove 35% productivity in 3 years during my time as a manufacturing manager thanks to multiple productivity initiatives, such as implementation of lean principles, SMED, 5S, waste management, 6 sigma projects, shift restructuring, engagement of the team on corporate objectives and competitiveness within and outside the company. His service skills incorporate: team leadership; supply chain management; multi-plants capacity analysis; sourcing & supply chain strategy and product manufacturing operations.

Mr Lee MS BS – Executive Consultant
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Mr Lee is an approved Executive Consultant at Appleton Greene and he has experience in management and human resources. He has achieved a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Public Administration. He has industry experience within the following sectors: Retail; Insurance; Technology; Manufacturing and Healthcare. He has had commercial experience within the following countries: United States of America, or more specifically within the following cities: Los Angeles CA; Chicago IL; Atlanta GA; Philadelphia PA and Minneapolis MN. His personal achievements include: implemented succession planning – The GE Philosophy of the “9 Box Grid” for Home Depot and Cigna; facilitated the merger and acquisition for NDC Health and McKesson; created a mentoring program for sales professionals at Nike called “Future All Star Mentoring Program” and for sales professionals at Cigna called B.L.A.S.T. – Business Leadership And Sales Training and created a strategic staffing plan for 85 FTE’s after being awarded the State of New Mexico’s EAP/Medicare and Medicaid program. His service skills incorporate: talent management; change management; organizational design; succession planning and performance management.

Mr Gudym MBA BA – Associate Consultant
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Mr Gudym is an approved Associate Consultant at Appleton Greene and he has experience in marketing, management and human resources. He has achieved a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. He has industry experience within the following sectors: FMCG; Franchise; Consumer Goods; Retail and Advertising. He has had commercial experience within the following countries: Ukraine; Russia; Poland; Romania and Hungary, or more specifically within the following cities: Kiev; Moscow; Warsaw; Bucharest and Budapest. His personal achievements include: fast growth of GSK CH business in Ukraine despite economy crisis in 2009-10 – that was thanks to proper strategic focus on Oral Health Care and outstanding media deal; breakthrough results of Oral Health Care in Ukraine behind strong TV and massive promotion through other channels including sampling to consumers; maintained pain management business in Central and Eastern Europe despite issues with one of the two main brands in GSK portfolio in 2012 – Solpadeine was switched from OTC to Rx and I coordinated a program to mitigate negative impact of this move while increasing investment to Panadol; 50% growth of Reckitt Benckiser business in 2007 via impeccable execution of NPD initiative across all brands including Vanish, Calgon, Strepsils and Nurofen – that was supported by new structure of marketing department and achieved 60% of Duracell in 2005 via holistic exploitation of Football World Cup partnership and batteries promotion to the new Supermarket channel in Ukraine. His service skills incorporate: brand management; new product development; project management; category development and people management.

Ms Kawasaki BA – Executive Consultant
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Ms Kawasaki is an approved Executive Consultant at Appleton Greene and she has experience in management, information technology and globalization. She has achieved a Bachelor of Art in Behavioral Science, Child Development and Psychology. She has industry experience within the following sectors: Technology; Healthcare; Manufacturing; Retail and Education. She has had commercial experience within the following countries: United States of America; United Kingdom; China; Singapore and Netherlands, or more specifically within the following cities: Longmont CO; San Jose CA; Louisville KY; Portsmouth and Venray. Her personal achievements include: transitioned a team within Vemma from one internet model another, providing an affordable, sustainable solution to attract, train and retain long-term teams, resulting in residual income; streamlined communication between Cabela’s supply chain, retail, legal, finance and merchandising teams by arbitrating, tracking and prioritizing projects by ROI and resource availability – resulted in 65% reduction of projects by collaborating across multiple cross-functional teams to identify true cost and labor savings; initiated a Product Safety Council Kaizen within Cabela’s to implement policies, procedures and training for an emergency response team to determine immediate course of action for recalled products; after identifying source of inventory loss and locating $1.2 million dollars of inventory at Flextronics, Louisville, re-engineered process flow and incorporated automated scanning – resulted in 76% reduction in labor management with redundant tasks and produced and conducted all Maxtor world-wide training for SD module in during a global SAP implementation that was implemented ahead of schedule and under budget. Her service skills incorporate: change management; process engineering; training development and system implementation; supply chain audits and project management.

Mr Obileye MBA BSc ACA Dip – Executive Consultant
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Mr Obileye is an approved Executive Consultant at Appleton Greene and he has experience in marketing, management and finance. He has achieved an Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Economics, an ACA and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management. He has industry experience within the following sectors: Accountancy; Pharmaceuticals; FMCG; Biotechnology and Consultancy. He has had commercial experience within the following countries: United Kingdom; United Arab Emirates; Greece; Africa and Turkey, or more specifically within the following cities: London; Athens, Greece; Lagos; Cambridge and Istanbul. His personal achievements include: financial planning and modelling for €4 billion funding and capital restructuring; led the valuation modelling and financial due diligence on company, portfolio and product acquisitions; implementation and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Sec. in Europe and India; project-managed and implemented Oracle financials from business case to going live in Europe and led all aspects of financial integration following the merger of Novartis and Chiron. His service skills incorporate: financial management; strategy and planning; mergers and acquisitions; financial control and project management.

Mr Damia MBA BEng – Senior Consultant
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Mr Damia is an approved Senior Consultant at Appleton Greene and he has experience in management, information technology and human resources. He has achieved a Master of Business Administration, an Engineering Degree and Post Graduate in Information Technology. He has industry experience within the following sectors: Logistics; Insurance; Real Estate; Manufacturing and Education. He has had commercial experience within the following countries: Spain; Switzerland; United States of America; and France, or more specifically within the following cities: Barcelona; Zurich; Dallas TX; Winterthur and Lille. His personal achievements include: successful processes and IT renewal at Pepsico, Fira de Barcelona and Winterthur; balance improvement and turnaround at University of Barcelona and PMO and results achievement at Panrico. His service skills incorporate: project management; business development; strategic planning; IT systems planning and change management.

Mr Santamaria MBA BS – Executive Consultant
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Mr Santamaria is an approved Executive Consultant at Appleton Greene and he has experience in management, globalization and finance. He has achieved a Master in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. He has industry experience within the following sectors: Manufacturing; Electronics; Logistics; Healthcare and Consumer Goods. He has had commercial experience within the following countries: Philippines; China; Singapore and United States of America, or more specifically within the following cities: Manila; Hong Kong; Beijing; Singapore and Los Angeles. His personal achievements include: consistent year over year historical best logistics performance with EC&P over the last 4 years – last achievement was a reduction in global logistics spend by 13% or $2.6M in 2013; reduced procurement cycle times by 23%; worked with various suppliers to set up VMI programs out of the box airfreight solutions which led to over USD 800K in savings and consistently exceeded sales and financial targets with various sales and commercial roles in LEP, TNT, Exel, and Agility. His service skills incorporate: supply chain management; budgeting and forecasting; strategic planning; project management & solutions design and global logistics operations.

Mr DiDonato MBA BS – Senior Consultant
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Mr DiDonato is an approved Senior Consultant at Appleton Greene and he has experience in management, finance and marketing. He has achieved a Master of Business Administration in Finance & Entrepreneurship and a Bachelor of Science in Business. He has industry experience within the following sectors: Retail; Real Estate; Consultancy; Consumer Goods and Franchise. He has had commercial experience within the following countries: United States of America, or more specifically within the following cities: New York NY; Atlanta GA; Boston MA; Los Angeles CA and Chicago IL. His personal achievements include: grew company by 400%; turnaround of failing retail company; opened 200 stores globally; improved profits by 50% and consulted numerous c-level executives. His service skills incorporate: turnaround restructuring; profit improvement; strategy development; business transformation and site selection.

Mr Soliman BCom – Associate Consultant
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Mr Soliman is an approved Associate Consultant at Appleton Greene and he has experience in marketing, management and finance. He has achieved a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting. He has industry experience within the following sectors: FMCG; Franchise; Food & Beverage; Healthcare and Retail. He has had commercial experience within the following countries: Egypt, or more specifically within the following cities: Cairo. His personal achievements include: grew the business of the Delta Region by 59% and managing the team to build trade marketing blocks and to achieve extraordinary in-store execution at SC Johnson. His service skills incorporate: trade marketing; key account management; sales operations; competitive analysis and business strategy.

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