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Dimitris Nicolaides, Business Development ManagerDimitris Nicolaides
Dimitris Nicolaides has been with PEOPLECERT as a Business Development Manager, having contributed strategically in the success story that PEOPLECERT has had in the ITIL market. He is involved in the selection of services and opportunities that differentiate PEOPLECERT in this market and supervises a team of 12 Regional Managers and sales support. He also explores other areas that PEOPLECERT might invest in, such as new certification programs and services.

Antoine Bonenkamp, Regional ManagerAntoine Bonenkamp
Antoine Bonenkamp has extensive experience in the International training and consulting Industry. He was previously EXIN’s Director International Sales, where he managed International Sales and the International Sales Team, mainly in USA, India, Brazil, Japan, South East Asia and Europe. During this time he developed a strong relationship with leading organisations worldwide and a clear understanding of their local, regional and global needs and challenges. As of April 2014, Antoine will be supporting PEOPLECERT in further expanding its global footprint.

Aslihan Tufekci, Regional ManagerAslihan Tufekci
A professor in the area of Computer Education and Instructional Technology for 20 years, Aslihan actively participates in government initiatives that aim to improve national policies on “ICT in education” in which she acts as an advocate of the role of global certifications and a training and certification consultant. She is an Executive Board Member at PEOPLECERT, covering Turkey and Turkic Republics, offering her unique understanding of the academic sector and providing consultancy on how to bridge the gap between the academia and the business sector.

David Grinham, Chairman of PEOPLECERT UKDavid Grinham
David has multi-year international business experience, having served as Prometric’s VP and GM for EMEA. He also spent 25 years at IBM prior to moving to Global Knowledge as EMEA VP of Business Operations, where he turned around the UK, Irish & Swedish businesses.

Michael McLaughlin, Regional ManagerMichael McLaughlin
Michael has more than 25 years of experience in International Marketing and Sales with Siemens, Oracle, CA and other IT- related product, consulting and training organizations. He was the first EXIN International Regional Manager to open the North American market for Service Management in 2004 and acting as General Manager where he successfully built a large client base. Michael assumed the role of Regional Manager in North America for PEOPLECERT in 2011 attaining 47% ITIL market share since then. In 2013 he also assumed the role of Regional Manager for UK and Ireland.

Stella Giaboura, Regional ManagerStella Giaboura
Stella has over 20 years of experience in Sales/Network Development and Account Management within multinational companies in the services industry. Today, based in Athens, she is the Regional Manager for Africa and parts of Europe and Asia. Stella was previously the Network Development Manager for ECDL Hellas (PEOPLECERT’s subsidiary), where she developed a network of 1,000 training centres in 4 years. Before joining PEOPLECERT, Stella was a Global Accounts Manager for DHL, managing global accounts, sales and operations.  

Tony FieldTony Field
Tony is a Chartered Director with 37 years' experience. After gaining a degree in Education and Mathematics, his career has spanned IBM, where he was Director of Education and Training followed by two CEO roles. More recently he spent two years teaching mathematics, IT and Business Studies. He joined PEOPLECERT in January 2014 to head up the online proctoring initiative.

Joseph Vivek, Regional ManagerJoseph Vivek
Vivek is PEOPLECERT’s Regional Manager for India. In the past 15 years, Vivek has helped organizations in the areas of strategy, marketing, sales and building teams while generating multi-million dollar revenues. While he has lead and nurtured large software development teams spread across multiple continents for HP, a fortune 100 company, he has also worked in building consulting and sales teams at multiple start-ups. His expertise lies in Strategy, Consultative Sales and New Product Development.  

Katerina Konstantinidou, Sales AssociateKaterina Konstantinidou
Katerina Konstantinidou has been with PEOPLECERT for more than 5 years, initially as part of the Customer Service team and then as a Sales Associate. Katerina offers day to day support to training organisations worldwide, with their training, accreditation and exam administration requirements.

Marilena Patsarinou, Sales AssociateMarilena Patsarinou
Marilena has more than 5 years of experience in sales and marketing for many multinational companies. Marilena has strong administrative and communication skills, which help her towards accommodating PEOPLECERT’s partner requests on the spot. She speaks several foreign languages and therefore offers local language support, making the overall experience for local partners a much faster one.