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Álvaro Almeida | Director, Brazil

Álvaro joined GlobeScan in 2016 as our representative in Brazil. A journalist by training, Álvaro has been working with sustainability reporting and strategy since 2002. He has led projects in various sectors such as financial services, mining, agribusiness, pulp and paper, food and beverages, personal care, automotive, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, fashion and information technology. He is the organizer and curator of the Sustainable Brands Rio conference and serves as a board member and sustainability expert for various private and civil society organizations. Álvaro is based in Sao Paulo and is fluent in Portuguese and English and proficient in Spanish.

Lionel Bellier | Associate Director

Lionel is an Associate Director who focuses on corporate reputation projects, particularly the impact of social and environmental issues on large organizations. As part of the Global Insights team, he also analyzes global public opinion trends for the BBC World Service. Fluent in English and French, and proficient in German and Italian, he is a published author. Lionel joined GlobeScan in 2009.

Vanesa Berenstein | Senior Project Manager

Vanesa has over a decade’s experience as a senior public opinion and marketing research specialist. She has broad experience in benchmarking and tracking organizational perception and managing multi-country fieldwork. Vanesa joined GlobeScan in 2003, having previously worked for TNS in Buenos Aires, where she coordinated the Gallup International Millennium Survey. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

Salim Binbrek | Senior Project Manager

Salim is a Project Manager who has worked as a researcher and policy analyst for a variety of international think tanks and various departments in the public sector. With a background in international development and public policy, Salim provides insight and analysis for many of GlobeScan’s sustainability and reputation projects.

Perrine Bouhana | Associate Director

Perrine recently joined GlobeScan’s London office working with diverse clients on stakeholder intelligence and engagement projects. Having worked for Edelman Public Relations Worldwide in China and Hong Kong for several years, Perrine brings a rich understanding of issues and stakeholders in Asia as well as a combined expertise in research, strategy consulting and PR/communications.

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Beverley Buchanan | Senior Consultant

Beverley is an experienced research and strategic advisory consultant working closely with our Africa Director, Anneke Greyling. With over 15 years experience, her expertise is specifically in the area of measuring and managing stakeholder relationships. Beverley is a trained moderator and facilitator with specialist knowledge in the area of employee engagement and organisational culture and delights in assisting clients improve through a process of constructive internal engagement.

Gayle Chong | Senior Project Manager

Gayle joined GlobeScan in 2014 and brings both market research and marketing experience. She has a background in sustainability and experience in both quantitative and qualitative research. Her knowledge of sustainability and brand strategy, along with her experience in stakeholder engagement, has been applied to the development of transformational consumer behavior change programs. Gayle has most recently been working with clients to help develop their integrated CSR strategies and frameworks.

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Chris Coulter | co-CEO

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Chris is a sought-after speaker and facilitator, regularly briefing clients on trends in business and society. A thought-leader on reputation, brand and sustainability, Chris is a valued advisor to global leadership companies and organizations. Chris provides expertise to GlobeScan’s project teams, and strengthens our partnerships with long-term clients and external consultancies. Chris has been with GlobeScan since 1998.

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Francis Cowan | Senior Proofreader

Francis has been with GlobeScan since 2010 and leads on proofreading and quality control for our reports and presentations. He has 20 years of proofreading and production experience in print and digital publishing across a wide range of fields including legal, academic, education, advertising and financial reporting.

Olga Cowings | Research Analyst

Working from the GlobeScan London office, Olga has a wide range of experience applying rigorous research techniques in analysing the social and environmental impact of corporate practices. Notably, she has worked in the non-profit sector in Cambodia looking at corporate malpractice and human rights violations, as well as in the public sector in the UK, determining how to maintain access to public services for vulnerable people. Olga holds a degree in Geographical Analysis and speaks English, French and Russian.

Abbie Curtis | Associate Director

Abbie is an Associate Director in our London office. Abbie supports global clients from a variety of consumer-facing sectors including retail and telecoms, primarily focussing on stakeholder engagement and sustainability projects. She also leads GlobeScan’s work with many international non-profits including ecolabelling organisations Fairtrade International and the Marine Stewardship Council. She holds an LLB (Hons) in Law and an MSc in Business & Community.

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Christine de Groot | Senior Project Manager

Christine is a Senior Project Manager based in GlobeScan’s San Francisco office, where she works with a range of clients on stakeholder intelligence and engagement projects, focusing on reputation, sustainability and corporate brand. Prior to joining GlobeScan in 2013, Christine was a sustainability analyst for Calvert, a socially responsible investment firm, where she led research and corporate engagements on strategy to mitigate environment, social, and governance risks.

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Femke de Man | Director

Femke leads GlobeScan’s Reputation practice. She is a reputation specialist, with extensive experience advising multinational companies on monitoring and managing stakeholder perceptions and reputation performance. Fluent in French, English and Dutch, Femke joined GlobeScan in 2000.

Corinne Fontaine | Chief Operating Officer

Corinne manages the day-to-day operations of GlobeScan, overseeing governance, financial services, and human resources. She has been instrumental in GlobeScan achieving and maintaining our Quality Management System. A member of our management team, Corinne joined GlobeScan in 1993, and helped shepherd the company through our transition to a full-service, research-based consultancy.

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Anneke Greyling | Director, Africa

Anneke heads up the GlobeScan team in South Africa. She is often quoted as an independent political commentator and analyst on the interface between business, government and society. Anneke has conducted complex multi-stakeholder research programs in more than 40 countries and has in-depth experience of research and stakeholder dynamics in Africa. She has advised senior management at financial services, beverages and telecom companies on reputation and stakeholder engagement strategies. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Anneke is fluent in Afrikaans and English.

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Lisa Groves | Senior Consultant

Lisa is both a seasoned international research practitioner and an expert in generating insight on reputation management and communications strategy. She has over 13 years of combined consultancy and client-side experience, including at the BBC and freud communications. Lisa holds a Masters in Environment and Sustainable Development and has worked with a diverse range of corporate and third sector clients on how to communicate to the public and stakeholders on brand purpose, sustainability, CSR, development, social and health issues.

Christophe Guibeleguiet | co-CEO

Christophe is a public affairs thought leader and provides strategic support to all of Globescan’s practice areas. He has over 20 years’ experience advising Fortune 500 companies, global NGOs and governments on reputation and stakeholder management. Christophe has particular expertise in the complex social, economic and political environments of emerging markets. A member of our management team, Christophe has been with GlobeScan since 2009.

Caroline Holme | Director

Caroline leads GlobeScan teams across reputation, sustainability and purpose projects. She is a stakeholder engagement specialist, with leading-edge expertise in developing Collaboration Forums for clients such as Unilever and BT. As a member of the management team, Caroline heads up GlobeScan’s marketing and thought leadership program. Caroline joined GlobeScan in 2007, having held senior analytical roles in the financial services and healthcare industries.

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Rob Kerr | Vice President

Rob is GlobeScan’s extractive industries expert, directing our reputation and stakeholder engagement work for leading oil and gas, energy and mining companies. He also directs GlobeScan’s thought leadership work on sustainable infrastructure. A member of our management team, Rob joined GlobeScan in 1999, having previously worked at the International Institute for Sustainable Development as well as in the petrochemicals industry.

Dr. Eugene Kritski | Vice President, Methodology

Dr. Kritski is GlobeScan’s chief methodologist, and is involved in the fundamental design and analysis of all major projects. He is the author of several books and research papers, and a frequent speaker at professional forums. Dr. Kritski teaches research methodology to graduate students at The George Washington University and Adizes Institute for Organizational Transformation. Fluent in English and Russian, Eugene joined GlobeScan in 2003.

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Terri Lafontaine | Director, Graphics and Technical Support

Terri directs production and quality control for GlobeScan’s reporting and presentations. She has been instrumental in finding new and innovative ways of visually displaying primary data to allow for easy interpretation, including the development of online results delivery tools. Her infographic expertise was key to helping represent the findings from the 2011 Meaningful Brand Index. Terri joined GlobeScan in 2000.

Zack Lehman | Research Assistant

Zack is a Research Assistant who is a recent graduate of both Ryerson University and the Georgian College Research Analyst post-graduate program. He is interested in social and public opinion research at both the quantitative and qualitative levels and provides assistance to GlobeScan's project managers across all offices. He joined GlobeScan in 2015.

Tove Malmqvist | Research Manager

Tove manages GlobeScan’s syndicated Radar research program—delivering high value analysis, sector-specific findings, and relevant data-driven insights for issues and reputation management to leadership organizations in the corporate and non-profit arenas. Tove also manages The Sustainability Survey, conducted in partnership with the consultancy SustainAbility. Fluent in English, French and Swedish, Tove has been with GlobeScan since 2005.

Wander Meijer | Director, Asia Pacific

Wander is a senior executive in market research with 20+ years’ business and management experience in Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. He has been an advisor on strategy, business development and management for several companies, and has a passion for sustainability and social development policies. He has lived and worked in Hong Kong since 1999, with a stint of 4 years in Buenos Aires where he was CEO of TNS Latin America. Wander joined GlobeScan in 2015 to expand our APAC operations.

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Doug Miller | Chairman

Doug Miller founded GlobeScan in 1987, and has led its expansive growth and its transition to an evidence-based consultancy and engagement firm. A pioneer of global polling, Doug is also a respected practitioner of stakeholder engagement and collaborative action. Recognized as a leading public affairs specialist, he briefs corporate boardrooms and government leaders around the world. He is also President of the newly launched GlobeScan Foundation.

Robin Miller | Manager, Communications and Digital Media

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Robin is responsible for external communications at GlobeScan, helping to disseminate our thought leadership research to media and stakeholder audiences. He manages our online presence and coordinates our regular webinars highlighting findings from our range of research projects. Fluent in English and French, Robin joined GlobeScan in 2010.

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James Morris | Director

James heads up our San Francisco office and focuses on helping clients address strategic issues through applied stakeholder intelligence and engagement. He works with diverse clients including Disney, HP, eBay, AT&T, Clorox. James joined GlobeScan in 2009, having previously worked at Ipsos MORI.

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Eve Murray | Executive Administrator

Eve provides senior administrative services and support to our London team. She joined GlobeScan in 2010.

Stacy Rowland | Director, Public Relations and Communications

Stacy directs strategic communications and media relations for GlobeScan’s thought leadership programme. She has an in-depth understanding of CSR and sustainability and is experienced in working across multiple stakeholder audiences. Stacy joined GlobeScan’s Toronto office in August 2015 and brings 18+ years of client-side experience in public relations and communications from her time at British Telecom (BT).

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Sylvie Scheer | Associate Director

Sylvie is based in Hong Kong, working directly with our Asia Pacific Director, Wander Meijer. She is a very experienced project director, analyst and report writer. Sylvie has a long list of clients she has worked with, most recently IKEA, UNICEF and Standard Chartered Bank.

Shannon Stevenson | External Relations Manager

Shannon is a marketing and brand expert and manages external relations at GlobeScan. Her responsibilities include projecting GlobeScan's thought leadership into the world and supporting the CEO's office. Shannon rejoined GlobeScan in 2013.

Silvia Thompson | Senior Consultant

Silvia is a senior consultant with 10 years of international experience in sustainability consulting and stakeholder engagement. Prior to joining GlobeScan, she worked at SustainAbility in Washington DC, where she advised multinational and Brazilian companies across energy, chemical, consumer goods, retail and financial sectors, helping them develop sustainability strategies and improve their relationships with stakeholders. Silvia is based in San Francisco and is fluent in Portuguese and English.

Eric Whan | Director

Eric leads GlobeScan’s Sustainability practice. He specializes in sustainability leadership as it relates to consumers and stakeholders. In partnership with the National Geographic Society, Eric directs the Greendex – the largest global study tracking sustainable consumption trends – and directs The GlobeScan/SustainAbility Survey, the world’s definitive survey of sustainable development experts. Alongside his work with many Fortune 500 companies globally, Eric recently delivered the Regeneration Roadmap in collaboration with SustainAbility and several corporate partners. Fluent in French and English, Eric joined GlobeScan in 1999.

Derek Wu | Analyst

Derek is a junior project manager and analyst based out of our Hong Kong office. As a graduate student, Derek was Hong Kong president of the AIESEC, a non-governmental, not-for-profit youth organisation and eco-rep of HKUST Sustainability.

Crystal Yang | Associate Director, Methodology

Crystal is involved in the technical and data quality aspects of our primary research, including sampling and modeling. She uses methodologies including sequential equation modeling, factor and cluster analysis, regression, and conjoint analysis, to unlock data for insightful interpretation. Fluent in English and Mandarin, Crystal joined GlobeScan in 2011, having previously held senior research positions at TNS China.

Penny Yu | Executive Administrator

Penny provides senior administrative support to all team members. She originally joined GlobeScan in 2002, leaving in 2004 to live in the USA, and returned to the team in 2011. Penny is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

We have built a dynamic team, optimised to solve complex problems for our clients. Our diverse backgrounds and broad range of skills give us the ability to empathise with client organizations and their stakeholders, to craft practical solutions, and to bring innovative ideas to the table.