I'm proud to present our amazing team from around the world

Tom Kenyon-Slaney, Chairman

Members from HQ Team

Tom Kenyon-Slaney Chairman

"Loves the fact that LSB is a global family of many nationalities, backgrounds and ages. Enjoys operating in markets at different stages of development and history. Passions include resisting having a smart phone and dreaming of a healthier life."

Katie Lo Group Managing Director UK

"Loves working with the greatest minds in the world, problem solving and thinking creatively in such an exciting industry. Previously grew two fledgling start-ups into global companies. Passions include languages (fluent in 6!), tennis and education for the under-privileged."

Lucinda Swan Executive Director & Vice Chair South Africa

"Her role is like an octopus – it has many tentacles. Working at LSB, she feels privileged to meet some truly amazing people. Passions include collecting antique silver, watching cricket and Formula 1."

Kate Lossius Vice Chair and Head of Boardroom Advisory UK

"Previously a banker and was involved in a dot.com start-up. Loves talking to people who shape our planet. Has lived all over the world and speaks 7 languages. Passionate about the north and south poles, polar bears and penguins!"

Georgia Bayley Senior Consultant UK

"Specialises in technology, future, cyber, economics, politics, diversity and the environment…phew. Loves the extraordinary variety of people she meets through LSB. Passions include: playing the trumpet and her dog, Nutty!"

Susan Richmond Executive Assistant to Georgia Bayley UK


Oliver Chittenden Global Ambassador UK

"LSB’s Global Ambassador. Loves enabling our speakers to deliver world class education and learning to clients. Founder of mental health and wellbeing platform www.headtalks.com. Passionate about the community."

Harry Whitbread Global Ambassador UK

"Previously managing director of a corporate events company in Dubai.  Prior to that he worked for The Economist, The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator. Also, a former officer in the Household Cavalry. Enjoys discovering interesting new speakers for clients."

Eugenia Feoktistova Head of Executive Learning

"Previously executive education director at Skolkovo Business School (Russia). Loves being part of LSB’s global family. Currently completing an MA at New York University. Passions include: human rights and philanthropy!"

Rebecca Robson Senior Consultant UK

"Loves finding the right speaker to create lasting impact and change. Previously headed network of influencers and game-changers for the UK Government, helping British businesses grow internationally. Passions include equipping children with essential life skills."

Marina Akhtimankina Senior Consultant

"A corporate ESL coach who specialises in economics, cities, marketing, health, digital and AI. Loves flexibility of working for LSB. Keen wake surfer and traveller (over 30 countries)."

Marlen Kirsch Consultant UK

"Has been an LSB’er for over a decade. Loves the astonishing variety of people she meets. Gets a buzz from matching clients and speakers and seeing the impact it makes. Numerous passions include: gender equality and drinking wine with friends!"

Ben Strickland Consultant UK

"Grew up in Australia, Ben loves the variety of working with clients. Has worked in Corporate Finance and Executive Search / Headhunting for board-level and senior banking roles. His passions include mountain biking in the Yorkshire Dales."

Dominic Eldred-Earl Consultant Speaking Business

"An original thinker who enjoys finding interesting and thought-provoking speakers for clients. He loves learning from our amazing roster of people. Fact: he used to walk wolves! Passions are his family and the environment."

Wendy Morris Consultant UK

"An LSBer for 18+ years working in almost every role. Loves that LSB is family – there for everyone. Currently studying child psychology. Passionate about Sauvignon Blanc and learning (ideally together!)."

Wendy Leedham Consultant UK


Melissa Braconnier Senior Finance & Personnel Manager UK

"At LSB you make friends with people all over the world. Previously a designer whose work appeared in The Times. Through LSB’s community work has become passionate about care for the elderly."

Dillon Kakkar Finance Manager


Elke Fidler Finance Assistant UK

"Credit control and book-keeping. Loves the friendly and welcoming feeling in the office. Passions include: reducing her family’s environmental waste!"

Hayley Jack Assistance Finance Manager UK

"Processes speaker and client contracts (amongst other tasks). Loves the people and the office environment, where she feels part of a global family. Hayley’s passions are crocheting and sword fighting."

Ludivine Costanzo Logistics and Events Manager France

"Loves the interactions with our amazing speakers, keeping them organised and then, whatever the challenge, getting them to the right venue on time. Passions include: dance, shopping and quantum physics!"

Molly Forni Team Assistant UK


Rachel Amin Administrator and Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator UK


Sam Outram Operations Assistant UK


Paula Nieuwoudt Logistics Manager South Africa


Kay Sisson Logistics Manager South Africa

"Loves making our trickier events happen. Finds it fascinating to work with so many different speakers. Passions include: 70s and 80s music, Arsenal, dogs and her two wonderful sons."

Julie Krutikova Logistics, Admin and Events Manager

"Adores working for LSB: the countless opportunities meeting truly extraordinary people and attending important events. Passions include vegetarianism, modern art and yoga."

Deborah Sisson Logistics Manager South Africa

"Ensuring speakers arrive on time in right place (and with their passport)! Loves the flexibility of working at LSB. A good swimmer who enjoys walking, movies and music."

Laura Beyers Logistics Manager South Africa

"Client and speaker liaison. Has sailed across the Atlantic twice and managed Robert Swan’s walks to both the North and South Pole. Passionate about equality and plants – sowing the seeds of love and health."

Hattie Rykens Logistics Manager South Africa


Alexis Leseigneur Head of Digital & Marketing France

"Digitally connects people and ideas. Previously worked at Credit Agricole HQ in their top IT department. Loves anything digital, as tomorrow always brings something new. Passionate about sports and the outdoors."

Léo Toussaint Digital Manager France

"Loves building a digital environment for LSB – which he finds fascinating! Previously worked for various comms agencies. Passionate about surfing and breakdancing!"

Cecile Saulnier Marketing Manager France

"Loves learning from top specialists in their field. Passions include: music and cats. Speaks cat (according to her cat) but learning an instrument is still on her bucket list!"

Rebecca Smale Digital & Marketing Assistant UK


Germany office

Roland Vestring Vice Chairman & Director Germany

"A thrill seeker. Gets most of these working in our constantly changing industry – now more than ever. Was previously a senior exec in the finance industry. Loves flying and has just got his pilot’s licence!"

Astrid Goetz PR & Marketing Germany

"Has a background in PR and media analysis. “LSB feeds my curiosity - connecting me with people I wouldn't know otherwise.” Passions include: cooking and having dinner with friends."

Barbara Panitz Senior Consultant Germany

"Barbara brings huge experience working in event management. Enjoys the variety of speakers, topics, and clients she encounters working for LSB. Loves sport, exotic travel and her two beautiful daughters!"

Patrick Munker Consultant Germany


Patrizia Kraemer PA to Roland Vestring Germany

"Loves working with so many impressive and inspiring personalities. Used to help organise medical conferences for big events organisations."

Gabriele Winter Logistic Manager Germany

"Biggest love is the coffee break with her team every morning. In a previous life was an architect. Always gets a buzz making travel arrangements for speakers…and herself."

Juliane König Manager Organization & Logistics and Sales Assistant Germany

"Sales assistant. Has been a project manager in events for many years. Loves that every day at LSB is different. Passions include: travel and returning home!"

Carina Panitz Project Coordinator Germany


Viktoria Reusner Project Coordinator Germany


Saskia Müller Project Coordinator Germany


Other members from Europe

Dominic Evans Director The Netherlands

"Specialises in economics, IT, environment and geopolitics. Born on a diamond mine, Dominic enjoys helping organisation achieve excellence, fulfil their potential and find their metaphorical diamonds. Passions include: scuba diving, travel and spending time with his children."

Kevin Aall Director Norway

"Loves the variety of his work, meeting so many extraordinary people and the huge range of topics. His passion for music has led him to running rock and jazz festivals. Plays competitive table tennis."

Mary Menton Director Ireland

"Gets a real buzz meeting THE most intelligent people on the planet – both speakers and clients. In a previous life ran a Dublin based event company and homeless charity. Loves the outdoors, feeding birds and golf - preferably all together!"

Daniela Liebing Senior Consultant Ireland


Emre Pusat Director Turkey

"Feels as if he was born an LSBer. Tries to book paid speakers for the Turkish market – which Emre says makes him interesting enough! His passions include the British Queen."

Nikita Cols Director Belgium & Luxembourg

"Sees her job as the best, where she shares the knowledge of the world’s greatest leaders! Loves listening to people’s stories and getting to know them. Passions include: travel and discovering other cultures."

Johann Matti Director France & Switzerland

"Loves learning about client’s challenges and needs and connecting clients with some of the brightest and most influential people in the world. An adjunct professor in Strategic Management. His passions are family, surfing and teaching."

Roxane Baiocco Consultant France

"Develops our French speakers and French client portfolio. Previously headed TEDx Paris. Loves the daily contact with the world’s brightest people. Born in France, raised in Senegal and a polyglot. Passionate about Space Exploration!"

Loida Peral Director Spain

"Spent 15 years working globally providing socio-economic reports for the world’s main media outlets. Loves working the world’s greatest minds and the amazing team at LSB. Also runs an NGO “Globers” developing youth."

Members from America Team

Caroline Hunt Director USA

"Loves the fascinating journey of learning about both her clients and speakers. Has spent 17 years at board level in creative industries. Caroline races motorbikes for fun and is a qualified mechanic. She is passionate about environmental issues."

Regina Gingell Director Brazil

"Once devised computer productivity programs. Loves the flexibility of working for LSB. Is a Fellow of Royal Geographic Society and has been on expeditions to the Amazon. Passions include charity work and Formula 1."

Members from Middle East Team

Tatjana Marinko Director Middle East

"Former pole vaulter! Expert at turning hard conversations into successful conversations! Loves learning new things in geopolitics, economics, digital and AI. Her passion is having dinner with her wonderful family."

Mariam Gonzalez Operations Manager Oman

"Loves that LSB believes in empowering its employees to discover their true potential; and the honour of meeting the some of the world’s most renowned thought leaders."

Malaysia & South East Asia office

Harrienath Pillay Vice Chairman & Director Malaysia & South East Asia

"Former Think Tank research analyst. Harrie loves listening to and sharing stories with our big name speakers after their engagements. Thinks he might be Japanese! Passions include businesses being socially responsible and “making a difference”."

Evelynn Lim Marketing Manager Malaysia & South East Asia

"Marketing and business development manager. Loves the people she works with and travel. Can’t swim to save her life (or anyone else’s). Never happier than with a pint of Guinness."

Joanne Thia Marketing & Communications Executive Malaysia & South East Asia

"Loves her colleagues and listening to amazing people for free! Used to work at Tom’s favourite hotel which is how she heard about LSB. Passions include being a proud member of BTS ARMY and capsicum (she actually hates it)!"

Fadzilla John Charles Assistant Manager Malaysia & South East Asia

"Fadzilla is mother to 11 (eleven!) cats. She claims to enjoy her sweet tooth so much that she’s developed a separate stomach for desserts!"

N Jeyaseelan Managing Consultant Malaysia & South East Asia


Yumi Chan Multimedia Executive Malaysia & South East Asia

"Passionate about trying out new skills, software and design as part of sharing as persuasively as possible the LSB story. Loves practicing gel art on her nails - terrified of rollercoasters!"

Kenny Gan Director, Singapore Malaysia & South East Asia

"Kenny views working with LSB as an opportunity to help inspire people to be their best selves. Has over 20 years’ experience working in pharma and IT. Life-long and happy Liverpool fan!"

Sarah Elise Senior Marketing Executive Malaysia & South East Asia


Yuki Ng Business Development Malaysia & South East Asia


Nur Fatin Syazana Accounts Assistant Malaysia & South East Asia


China office

Jeffrey Meng Director, China China

"Enjoys being part of LSB’s global team and connecting amazing speakers with Chinese audiences. Also runs The Mencius Foundation (only one recognised by the Chinese Government), which promotes Chinese culture around the world."

Meng Junyu Assistant Manager China


Wan Jiang Marketing Director China


India office

Meenal Nath Director India

"Enjoys meeting and learning from both her amazing clients and speakers. Was previously National Manager for India Samsung. Passions combine painting, sketching, clay modelling and car rallies!"

Bindu Malik Krishna National Head India

"Previously spent over 20 years in senior leadership roles. Loves developing long term relationships with clients and speakers. Has a great eye for detail – our grammar police! Passions include: alternative healing."

Mishika Kochar National Manager, India - Associate Director, Canada India

"Identifies the perfect speaker fit for our wonderful clients. Loves the freedom, control and trust she is given by LSB and tries to repay that trust. Passions include singing, camping and mountains."

Priyanka Pokhriyal Logistics and Admin Manager India