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Toby DesForges, Chief Executive Officer

Toby is an author, consultant, speaker and business leader with over 25 years’ experience working with leading consumer goods companies including Mars, PepsiCo, Sony, Unilever, Danone, Fonterra and Kao. He co-founded a global management consultancy, engage, and leads engage’s teams in Europe, Middle East and Africa. As the co-author of “The Shopper Marketing Revolution”, Toby is a globally recognised expert in Shopper Marketing and Customer Development. Specialities: Consumer Goods; Consumer Marketing, Shopper Marketing, Trade Marketing and Sales. Insight, Strategy, Training and Talent development, Coaching, Conference speaking. Toby on Twitter

 

Mike Anthony, Chief Marketing Officer

As a pioneer in marketing and shopper marketing, Mike is a marketer, conference speaker and trainer who has helped countless businesses discover new opportunities and achieve better brand returns, integrated marketing, shopper marketing and customer management activities. Before co-founding Opporta, he co-founded engage, a global management consultancy. Before that, the held leading positions in United Biscuits, Mattel and Kantar Retail. Specialities: Consumer Goods; Consumer Marketing, Shopper Marketing, Trade Marketing and Sales. Insight, Strategy, Training and Talent development, Coaching, Conference speaking. Mike on Twitter

 
 

Barrie Pendsay, Chief Financial Officer

Barrie is a CIMA qualified finance professional with global, high tech and e-commerce experience. He is currently VP, Asia for inVENTIV HEALTH, a private equity-owned, leading global clinical research outsourcing and drug commercialization firm. Prior to this Barrie was Head of Commercial & Business Director – APAC at Asiarooms.com and was Finance Leader of a $60MM revenue global portfolio of high-tech, fast growth businesses with Owens Corning.

 

Barrie Pendsay, Chief Financial Officer

Barrie is a CIMA qualified finance professional with global, high tech and e-commerce experience. He is currently VP, Asia for inVENTIV HEALTH, a private equity-owned, leading global clinical research outsourcing and drug commercialization firm. Prior to this Barrie was Head of Commercial & Business Director – APAC at Asiarooms.com and was Finance Leader of a $60MM revenue global portfolio of high-tech, fast growth businesses with Owens Corning.