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COVID-19 Response Awards Judging Committee

Chair:

Tania Hummel, Executive Coach, Leadership Development
Thrive Coaching & Consulting, London UK

Tania Hummel is Director of Thrive Coaching and Consulting in London, United Kingdom.  She has coached teams and senior executives in sectors as diverse as Logistics, Housing, Gaming, Pharma, Financial Services in the UK, US, Switzerland, Holland, Scandinavia, and Russia.  She has also coached clients as a result of mediation interventions across the NHS. Clients include Electronic Arts (EA), Saga, Technicolor, FedEx, Shire, Scottish Friendly, Sohonet, Magex, Oxford Brookes, ISFE.   She is currently Senior Advisor on Leadership Development for UNITAR, the training and research arm of the United Nations training on their behalf at events in Geneva, Morocco and Rwanda. 

For six years, until 2014, Tania led the HR function of the Nature and Macmillan Publishing Group, one of the world’s most renowned scientific, academic, and education publishers, during a period of transformation from a regionally organized, traditional, print-based business to a global digital and data-driven information provider. She had strategic and operational accountability for over 5,000 employees in over 50 markets, dealing with complex people and organizational challenges in countries as diverse as Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Kenya, Mexico, Brazil, India, Japan, Australia, and the US. Her key experiences include managing complex employee relations issues in the UK and internationally, executive coaching, talent management, employer brand development, leadership and management development, communications, and global compliance and risk management.

Creative, pragmatic, and focused, Tania creates a safe space for teams and individuals to develop transformational goals whilst building confidence and increasing strategic capability. She is equally comfortable coaching groups, or individuals and is passionate about developing talent through strategic talent management initiatives. She uses innovative, award winning tools and techniques to create bespoke initiatives and has coached senior executives internationally virtually and in person.

Committee

Imran AR, Manager II - High Touch Technical Services
Cisco, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Heather Barton, Human Resources Consultant
Freelance, Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
Heather is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. After graduating from Oxford University, she worked in the Further Education sector, and was Vice Principal of South Thames College in London. She then qualified in Human Resources and has held HR Director-level posts in the Probation Service, Housing, and cultural exchange. Heather has experience of HR policy development, recruitment/talent management, employee relations, organizational development, compensation & benefits, and health & safety.  She is now a freelance HR Consultant.

Vanessa Brooks, Education & Enablement Manager
FedEx, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Vanessa’s career spans more than 25 years, during which she has gained broad experience working in Operations, Customer Service, and Sales and has held several leadership positions, leading teams up to 200 strong across a global organization. She was involved in external benchmarking to understand best in class, award-winning proposals, and structures that support market share growth.  She helped to shape the organization with strategic positioning, structure, and methodology to leverage changes in customers' business models and buying trends.  Vanessa studied Sociology at Richmond College in the United Kingdom.  She is based in the UK, married, and works across Northern Europe.

Megan Davis, Senior Account Supervisor
1903 Public Relations, Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Megan Davis is an experienced communications professional who has been driving strategic public relations campaigns for major technology, corporate, and consumer brands for more than six years. With a passion for technology and media relations, Megan specializes in taking complex products and trends and making them media friendly to generate coverage. Prior to joining 1903 Public Relations, she worked at Edelman, Cohn & Wolfe, and a high-tech boutique agency where she represented top brands including Samsung, Cisco, Adobe, Juniper Networks, Target, 3M, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, and the Association for Computing Machinery.

Frankie DiCarlantonio, Vice-President
Scaffidi Restaurant Group, Steubenville, Ohio, United States
Frankie is the Director of Business Operations of the Scaffidi Restaurant Group, his family’s business, which he has helped advance from a small, home-like setting restaurant to a multi-faceted food service industry over eleven years. Under his management, the business has seen consistent growth each and every year. He is also a business consultant under his company, DiCar Consulting, which specializes in new business start-ups and expansions. Aside from his business ventures, Frankie is deeply involved with the community around him throughout the Ohio River Valley Area. He is Chairman of the Jefferson County Democratic Party and is the youngest Democratic Chairman in the State of Ohio. He also serves Steubenville as a representative to the Metropolitan Planning Commission, an organization that oversees all state and federal road and transportation projects throughout three counties in two states.

Christina Forrest, Account Manager
Violet PR, Montclair, New Jersey, United States

Joanna Gonos, Director, Internal Communications & PR
Plexus Worldwide, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Joanna Gonos is a Communications Director at Plexus Worldwide, a global leader in direct-selling whose mission is to help people transform their lives with science-based health and wellness products and a home-based entrepreneurial opportunity. Joanna works closely with Executives and senior leaders to connect team members to company goals, workplace culture, and many engagement-related initiatives. She also leads local PR efforts to promote Plexus’ employment brand and extensive charitable giving efforts. Joanna holds a BA in Business Communications and volunteers for Junior Achievement, where she teaches financial literacy to elementary school children. Originally from Montreal, Canada, she fled to Arizona in search of warmer weather and endless sun. She happily gets both on a consistent basis.

Sandra Koroljević, Corporate Communications Consultant
Hauska & Partner, Zagreb, Croatia
By consulting over 50 clients in various industries Sandra has gained valuable experience and the skills needed for a communications consultancy.  She has more than a decade of experience in strategic communications, crisis and risk management, stakeholders' engagement, and internal communications.  She holds a master's degree in public relations and journalism and continues to develop her professional career in strategic stakeholders' relations management.

Mukesh Mahajan, Solution Director
Krypt Inc, San Jose, California, United States
Mukesh Mahajan is a Solution Director and a thought leader in the fields of global trade and supply chains, with extensive experience in SAP consulting.  He has led global teams in Implementations, helped multinational companies in their journey for supply chain and global trade transformation, and he has successfully led multiple global implementation projects at fortune 500 companies.  He was a speaker at SAP Sapphire 2019 conference in Orlando, Florida, and a speaker on Global Trade Implementation success stories at Fortune 500 companies at the 2016 SAPInsider Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mukesh will be speaking at an upcoming conference of the International Compliance Professionals Association in Grapevine, Texas, in the fall of 2020.

Gethin Nadin, Director, Employee Wellbeing
Benefex, London, United Kingdom
Gethin is an award-winning and bestselling HR and Employee Experience author who is also one of the world's top 100 Employee Engagement influencers.  For two decades Gethin has worked in HR tech with the last 9 years being a part of the senior leadership team at Benefex.

Himanshukumar Patel, Senior Process Engineer
Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Houston, Texas, United States
Himanshu Patel is an experienced Process Engineer working in the oil & energy industry.  He has 13 years of excellent process engineering experience in projects involving Delayed Coker, Ethylene, LNG, Hydrogen and Heavy Crude Upgrader.  He has experience with Process Simulation Software to perform process design, and knowledge of API 520 & 521 for pressure relief analysis.  Skilled in Pro II, Gas, Petroleum, Gas Processing, and Process Engineering, he is an engineering professional with a master's degree in Engineering focused on Chemical Engineering from Lamar University.

Dr. Mohamed Rabie, Founder & CEO
Tanmyah Consulting & Training, Kuwait
For more than 25 years, Dr. Mohamed has led and contributed to various organizational transformation projects in GCC, Middle East, and Africa to improve organizational performance and effectiveness and create great customer and employee experiences. This has included aspects such as business transformation, business process reengineering, strategy development & execution, performance management & balanced scorecards, organization & leadership development, and Human Resources management. Before founding the Tanmyah Group for Management Consulting & Training, Mohamed worked for Zain Group in Kuwait & Bahrain, Vodafone Egypt, Arthur Andersen, Beyout Investment Group, and Pacer Consulting. He has a Ph.D. in Organizational Change Management and a Master's degree in Total Quality Management from the faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt. For the past 15 years, he has been a recognized speaker and trainer at many conferences in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Georgi Sashov Georgiev, CEO & Senior Consultant
ToTheTop Agency, Sofia, Bulgaria

Mohamed Shteawi, Executive Director, Excellence & Leadership Advisor & Trainer, EFQM, 4th Generation
Balanced Excellence, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A seasoned professional with over 25 years of proven success in the fields of Excellence, Management Consulting & Training, Strategic Planning, Behavioral Competencies & Assessment, Leadership & Self Development, Mohamed possesses a unique blend of business and advanced technical/analytical skills. He has practical experience across multiple geographies including the USA & GCC. A licensed EFQM advisor, trainer, assessor and validator, he has conducted numerous competencies-based assessments for private and public organizations, including executive assessments for critical positions. He has also implemented organizational capacity building consulting and training projects based on a unique combination of the EFQM Excellence model and tools and leading business psychometrics and competencies tools. His training style is practical, highly interactive, based on clients’ needs, real case studies, and an experiential learning approach.

Jayendra Viswanathan, Project Manager
Mphasis Limited, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Jayendra is a results-focused Technical Project Manager with nearly 20 years of IT experience and 10+ years of software development/application support/product support/production support. He also has over 10 years of Project/Program Management/PMO experience. He is an effective Coordinator with an outstanding record of delivering solutions on time and within budget. His management background includes managing service delivery for multinational clients, leading teams, developing and managing budgets, contracts agreement, and monitoring project standards for deliverable.

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