Geo-Political & Strategy Advisor
Marc has over 10 years of experience in government affairs and geo-political risk advisory with a focus on the Middle East and Africa. He currently works closely with his clients, providing counsel across the disciplines of government affairs & political risk, strategic communications as well as on broader issues & crises and reputational challenges.
Marc has worked as an Africa analyst at a political risk advisory firm where he led their East Africa coverage. He also served as a foreign policy advisor to former U.S. President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation with a particular focus on the Middle East and Africa. He started his career in Formula 1 working for the rights holder across the sport’s European races.
A global citizen, he has lived and worked in some of the world’s major capitals and emerging markets with a particular focus on the Middle East & Africa.
Marc graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in International Comparative Studies from the University of Western Ontario in Canada and a Msc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics. He serves as a Trustee at the David Nott Foundation, founded to further the principles and improve the standards and practice of humanitarian surgery.
Felipe is a Consultant in the London Office of an insurance risk management consultancy.
Felipe is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Prior to joining INDECS, he worked at Slaughter and May and Latham & Watkins, specialising in international project finance. Felipe has experience working in some of the largest project finance transactions in the world advising lenders, governmental organisations and corporates.
Felipe has experience working in Latin America and in Asia and speaks Spanish fluently. He holds a First Class Honours degree in Law and Business Administration from the University of Kent and a Distinction in the B.C.L from Oxford University. In addition, he has successfully completed the Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute.
He is a Trustee of the charity Children Change Colombia.
Compliance & Governance Advisor
Mendy is a Compliance and AML specialist with over 14 years of experience in Dubai – UAE, with exposure to multinational organizations and financial institutions establishing their Compliance and AML framework in line with Local and International Standards and Regulations.
She is currently the Head of Compliance and AML at Index & Cie Limited, DIFC.
In addition to her current role, she has previously held a number of DFSA authorized positions as a Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer.
Across her previous roles in Consultancy, Private Banking and others Mendy has gained a vast experience in AML, Regulatory Compliance, Financial Crime reviews, KYC Process Flows, Compliance Monitoring program, Transaction monitoring, Research, Training and establishing policies and procedures,
She has also held a full year project with the World Food Program on Research and Due diligence.
Mendy has a degree in Banking and Finance from Lebanon, is a Certified Compliance Officer from the American Academy of Financial Management, is an Approved ISO 31000 Risk Management Lead Trainer, holds the ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance from ICA through The University of Manchester, is a Certified Fraud Examiner and is currently pursuing her Master of Laws (LLM Laws) from the University of South Wales.
Middle East Banking Advisor
David is a senior financial services professional with over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, operating in both conventional and Islamic financial markets.
He has a wealth of general management, strategic business development, financial technology and operations experience in both executive and non-executive roles across many areas including corporate banking, wealth management, treasury and investment management across UK, European and MENA financial services companies, operating at both group and single entity level,
David has previously held a number of FCA authorised positions and successfully led the process to obtain UK regulatory approval from the FCA for two start up UK banks and one investment manager.
With strong financial technology experience, David has throughout his career developed and introduced technology solutions to improve company performance, enhancing the client experience and company profitability.
David currently provides advisory and consultancy services to financial services and financial technology firms.
Pete is the Chief Marketing Officer at Datto Inc, he leads all their marketing efforts, driving brand awareness and growing Datto’s global partner network. Based in the US, he has enjoyed a successful career in marketing and has extensive experience in infrastructure, virtualization, security and content management in both US and EMEA.
Pete’s prior positions include CMO of AppSense, a user virtualization company where he helped define an industry category and expand the marketing function into multiple countries. Pete holds a B.Sc. from Sheffield University in UK, and sits on the Board of the Connecticut Technology Council.
Due Diligence Advisor
Zach Bracchitta is Director of Vetting & Research for the Clinton Foundation.
He has over a decade of experience conducting due diligence and open-source investigations, and expertise in brand protection and reputational risk mitigation. He currently leads a team that has completed over 20,000 foreign and domestic investigations. His research methodology includes aspects of financial services compliance, intelligence collection, and fraud examination.
During Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, Zach was responsible for ensuring the Clinton Foundation complied with standards set by the White House and Department of State. Additionally, he led the Foundation’s vetting operations during the heightened media scrutiny of the 2016 U.S. election cycle. He has a particular interest in the way information technology and social media are impacting risk management strategies for organizations with unique risk profiles.
Zach previously worked in the Office of President Clinton as an aide to the Chief of Staff, and at a major U.S. credit reporting agency. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he was a Palmetto Life Scholar.
Colin Culleton recently retired from Next Group Plc after a career in security, loss prevention and risk management spanning 39 years and is now working as independent loss prevention and risk management consultant. He has also worked as the executive leader for some market-leading retailers; including HMV, Jack Wills and Next.
With his extensive experience in the loss prevention management, Colin also managed an outsourced loss prevention management function for 2 years, assisting several expanding retailers to create loss prevention policies & procedures and embed loss prevention into the core of the business.
Colin is very well known and respected in the industry and is recognised as an expert in the areas of shrink management, product protection, investigations and people safety. Colin helped create the National Crime Intelligence Bureau, working closely with the Home Office and creating the platform for the current National Business Crime Solution.
He is also a founder member of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, a former Chair of the Loss Prevention Fashion Forum, a member of the National Retail Crime Steering Group and Director of the National Business Crime Solution.
In 2015, Colin was recognised by the retail loss prevention industry as the Loss Prevention Director of The Year.