CEO & Founder
Alina is an International entrepreneur and globe trotter, she lived in Miami, Barcelona, London, New Delhi and over 10 cities all over the world. She’s now established a successful career in Dubai, UAE and sharing her professional and personal experience in the world of luxury. She also has BBA and 3 MBA degrees in International management.
Director of Strategy
Carlos Canivell is an International business advisor with strong links to the academic world. He has developed his career in Europe, Africa and North America. He is the founding partner of Alfa Beta Consultants, a Theron Advisory Group company. He shares his professional experience with the academic world as a professor at EU Business School in Barcelona, Spain, holding MBA degrees from Columbia Business School and ESADE. Carlos cultivates a keen interest in classic cars, antiques and psychology.
Director of PR
Born and raised in Morocco, Maria completed her Bachelor’s degree and MBA from prestigious business schools in Europe. She started her marketing career in Dubai where she worked with Emirates Airlines as a social media consultant. As the Head of PR and Communications of Huawei for the Middle East and Africa region, Maria played a pivotal role in developing communication plans, strategies, and goals; she organized events and press conferences worldwide, including Dubai, Shenzhen, Beijing, London, Riyadh, Paris, Vegas, Munich, Berlin, Barcelona, etc. Maria is the Co-founder and managing partner of MarCom Consultancy.
Director of Marketing
Yanina was born and raised in Argentina. She was the marketing head for DFS Middle East, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer owned by LVMH Group. She launched the Arabic version of Sesame Street in the Middle East, called Ahlan Simsim, and contributed to the growth of Emirates Airlines and Emaar Properties’ digital presence through digital marketing campaigns and social media management. Yanina is the Co-founder and managing partner of MarCom Consultancy.
Alexandra is a pro in offering her clients the best 360 degrees concierge service from setting up a company or relocation in Dubai to your lifetime vacations anywhere in the world. She always knows anything you can wish for.
International professional with 15 years of management experience in the luxury industry. Anna lived for several years in Geneva, Switzerland, where she worked on marketing and PR for the development of well-known International brands in the industry of horology/ fashion / jewelry and bespoke areas. Anna has an MBA in marketing, she has studied in the Cambridge Business School UK & London Marketing School. Now based in Dubai, UAE.
Futurist, Celebrity Speaker, CEO and Humanitarian. Tariq is a Harvard Business School alumni who has worked in top leadership positions with Bloomberg Media, Dow Jones Markets and The Sunday Times/The Times. Now as a futurist he helps transforms organisations and executives to thrive in the future with his current company www.Xponential.World.
Professor Elena Baranova is a world known expert with 25 years of unique experience in genomics, anti-ageing and personalised health. Author of many publications and books, founder of exceptional integrative approach «HAUTE COUTURE» PREVENTION®️, EU Commission expert for “Genomics, Life Science and Biotechnology for Health” & Personalised Medicine, President of EU Institute of Personalised Prevention and Health, and winner of many awards, including The Woman of the Year for Exceptional Career, France.
Mikhail is an international lawyer, a specialist in Polar & Marine Research, and international relations in the Antarctic. He is the Master of Laws and Science, and has worked in the Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States, and in the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute. Participated in the drafting of the United Nations Convention; participated in scientific expeditions to the Arctic and the Antarctic. Author of scientific publications.
Therapeutic Healer, Medical Intuitive, Teacher, Mentor and International Best-Selling Author. She has a financial background having worked for top consulting firms in Moscow and London. Worked with CEOs, CFOs, partners in finance, legal services, IT as well as entrepreneurs in coaching, healing and entertaining industries, having helped them to lead and run their business in connection with their heart and create the impact they were born to.
S A Sreedharan
S A Sreedharan is the Founder of Mind & Intellect, he is a new-age philosopher and a self-management expert, he has over 23 years in the study and research of ancient wisdom and its practical application in the modern world. His focus has been to help individuals to live life to their full potential, experiencing peace and prosperity. He has conducted over 9000 lectures and workshops all over the world.
Aashmita has, for the better part of a decade, assumed the role of a lifestyle journalist by day: she has dabbled in everything from relationships to nutrition, luxury to fitness for some of the most noted names in lifestyle, including Men’s Health, Robb Report, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar. She also helped launch the Indian arm of The Huffington Post in the subcontinent as its first lifestyle editor. Versatile in her approach, she writes, directs shoots and tinkers in everything content for a living. By night, she dances salsa and teaches Zumba.
Luis Campo Vidal
Luis has made a professional journey into the world of television, consulting, and telecommunications. He has provided services to DISCOVERY CHANNEL, EUROSPORT, FOX, etc. He also has written varios scripts and directed documentaries for television. Luis’s close contact with television producers, directors, and screenwriters led him to write his first crime novel in 2010: “Robo en el Museo Dalí”. Since then, he has written 8 books, his latest being “The Russian Bathtub”. Occasionally, he also writes articles for newspapers.
Jackson is a California native who has always had a passion for fashion and international business. Currently studying International Studies and Business at the University of Illinois, he looks to pursue a career internationally. His interests reside in travelling, cinema, and fine art. Results driven and creatively oriented, he looks forward to contributing to the Chic Icon team.
Katherine Y. Chang
Panamanian journalist and communication specialist, with a decade of enthralling storytelling across major TV networks and as a social media trailblazer. She has an MBA in Corporate Communications and Digital Marketing, and now delves into entrepreneurship with a specialized MBA. A culinary explorer, fearless adventurer, and advocate for environmental causes, Katherine’s pen weaves lifestyle tales inspired by global escapades, lifestyle and luxury.
Sofia has a global perspective and passion for the luxury world. Holding dual citizenship in Morocco and the United States, she did her BBA in Luxury Brand Management from SKEMA Business School. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s degree in Luxury and Fashion at EU Business School, Barcelona. Her academic journey has been complemented by a series of enriching experiences, including extensive travel to diverse destinations.