Best Boss Series: Marc J Halsema, Chief of Staff and General Counsel to Pennington Partners & Co, USA

Marc J. Halsema serves as Chief of Staff and General Counsel to Pennington Partners & Co., a private investment office and strategic advisory firm in New York City customized to the goals and aspirations of successful entrepreneurs, families, family offices, merchant family groups and privately held businesses around the world. Marc’s role at Pennington Partners builds … Continued

Best Boss Series: Lauren Huntington Organisational Psychologist, South Africa

As an organisational psychologist, Lauren has a deep interest in the cornerstone role of human capital in the success of enterprises. Her passion lies in unlocking the potential of individuals and teams by working with client organisations to enable their people strategies. She started her career as a registered I/O psychologist in internal human capital specialist roles … Continued

Best Boss Series: James H. McLaughlin, Founder and CEO, USA

In 2010 James McLaughlin founded J. H. McLaughlin & Co., LLC, a management consulting firm focused on strategy and practice management for wealth management and investment advisory firms, private banks, trust companies, single and multi-family offices. He has over 25 years of experience in both senior operating roles and client-facing roles in the ultra-high net … Continued

Best Boss Series: Michael Ebeid AM, SBS CEO & MD, Australia

Michael Ebeid AM is a strategically focused CEO with more than 30 years’ experience in technology, telecommunications and media sectors. Since being appointed CEO and Managing Director of SBS in 2011, Michael has significantly evolved the public broadcaster’s portfolio, with four distinctive TV channels, an extensive in-language radio offering and market-leading digital services, leveraging its … Continued

Best Boss Series: Janet Pope, Chief of Staff and Group Director, UK

Janet Pope joined the Lloyds Group in 2008 to run the Savings business, she was previously Chief Executive at Alliance Trust Savings, prior to which she was EVP Global Strategy at Visa International. Janet spent 10 years at Standard Chartered Bank where she held a variety of roles including Retail Banking MD for Africa and non-executive directorships at … Continued

Best Boss Series: Søren Kristensen, Founder of Athenas, Denmark

Soren Kristensen is the founder of Athenas, one of the largest speakers agencies in the world and the largest in Denmark. Today Athenas and A-Speakers are present in 7 countries and represent thousands of speakers across the world. The companies have won a series of awards throughout the years. Aside from running Athenas & A-Speakers Søren Kristensen is also … Continued

Best Boss Series: Dmitry Shishkin, Digital Editor, UK

Dmitry is responsible for developing and implementing the BBC’s digital strategy for 40 non-English foreign language new services. Originally from Moscow, Russia, Dmitry has worked in various editorial and leadership roles for the digital part of BBC News over the last several years. These roles have required liaising between editorial, product and strategy teams in … Continued

Best Boss Series: Elena Lokteva, Operating Partner, UK

Elena Lokteva is a co-founder of SI Capital Partners, an independent investment company. An accomplished CEO/CFO and Operating Partner. Elena has 17 years board experience across Europe and the Middle East in PLC and PE-backed companies. She excels at value creation within start-up, growth and turnaround situations. Through a combination of detailed strategic planning, discipline in … Continued

Best Boss Series: Tony Danker, CEO, Be The Business, UK

Tony Danker is Chief Executive of the Be The Business, a new business-led organisation created to close the UK’s productivity gap. Be The Business was set up in 2017 by the Productivity Leadership Group – a group of senior business leaders chaired by Sir Charlie Mayfield. Tony was previously the Chief Strategy Officer at Guardian News & Media (GNM), where … Continued