Carlo Tortora Brayda di Belvedere – Chairman of Gorilla Corporation Holdings Board & Group CEO
Carlo is a social and serial entrepreneur, recipient of multiple awards. In 1992 Carlo founded, and was CEO of Advanced Alchemy, an international channel development agency (USA, UK, Canada) serving leading names in the ICT sector, including IBM, Sun, Microsoft, Sony, BT, Nokia, HP.
In 2006 Carlo launched Alchemy World, a humanitarian aid agency based in East Africa focusing on delivering poverty alleviation and economic growth through private sector development and entrepreneurship. During this time he was Trade and Industry Advisor to the Ethiopian Government and its President. He also took assignments for the United Nations International Labour Organization, and the United Nations International Childrens Fund (UNICEF). He remains Non Executive Chairman of Alchemy World, and heavily engaged in Corporate Social Responsibility.
Currently, Chairman and CEO of Gorilla Corporation, an international group of companies with interests and activities that include Technology Sales and Marketing, Developing SMB Private Sector for several countries, Mergers & Acquisitions, and through Optima, Telecommunication Sector Privatization and Development.
Carlo is a special constituent member of the World Economic Forum, and a strategic advisor. His work in this field makes full use of his extensive political capital and he remains deeply committed to improving the state of the world.
Bill Lane – EVP Global Sales
Bill is our Executive Vice President for global sales programs. He is a senior manager with a broad range of experience and a 25 year sales track record from Oracle/Sun Microsystems and Hewlett Packard. During this period he managed sales teams that sold systems, storage, software and IT solutions to SME and Enterprise customers spanning a variety of vertical sectors. Bill was also the leader of several highly acclaimed vendor mid-market partner programs and ecosystem solutions.
Whilst running a $100M business in the SME sector for Sun Microsystems UK, Bill developed, deployed and managed the outsourced selling model that Gorilla are deploying today.
Jawad Tareen – VP METAP (Middle East, Turkey, Africa and Pakistan)
Jawad has a broad range of strategy consulting and business development experience. Most recently he worked for a top rated strategy-consulting firm based in Dubai as Senior Consultant in which capacity he lead managed and delivered feasibility study and market research assignments on a diverse range of vertical segments. His areas of specialization also include marketing communications, brand management, public relations and strategy planning. Jawad has also worked in marketing in managerial roles with a number of multi-national and start-up ventures in the GCC. He is also a founding member of an IT managed services firm specializing in the Telecommunications industry of the Middle East. Jawad has an MBA from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and a B.B.A. in Economics from Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota in USA. He is based in Dubai, UAE.
Don Nyangoya – VP BPO Africa
Don brings cross functional experience and cross industry expertise on the table, offering more than 7 years of a rich mix of business development, operations, strategic marketing management. Diversely experienced from start up to workout, turn around and rapid growth- resolves long standing problems and creating solutions that improve operational efficiency. He is regarded to empowering high performance teams.
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