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BRUNO GILLIER Executive Chairman, CEO and President (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Bruno Gillier is Executive Chairman, CEO and President of Gillier Fiji Spring Water. With over 35 years of experience in the Food and Beverage industry, he decided to launch Gillier Fiji Spring Water in response to the global water shortage.
Bruno is also Director and CEO of Capital Merchant Limited, Diplomatic Group, Gillier Group and Gillier Humanity. The companies have divisions in the following areas: food and beverage, humanitarian projects, commodities, currency conversion and project trading platforms.
Bruno has close personal ties to the areas he supports. He was born in Tahiti and has lived and travelled extensively in Fiji, Europe, Dubai, Hong Kong, Brazil, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and the Philippines. His family opened and operated luxury hotels in Singapore (Le Meridien), Tahiti, New Caledonia, Luxembourg and France.
Bruno's stellar reputation in the international hospitality industry and the number of high level contacts he has made throughout the years facilitated his branching out into international development, commodities and humanitarian concerns. Bruno created his commodities division in 2007 in response to his international clients' requests for a reliable source of commodities such as gold bullion. He uses part of the profits from these transactions to help fund his humanitarian projects.

BARRY TOOMEY Legal Counsel and Partner (Sydney, Australia)

Barry Toomey QC has been practicing law in Sydney, Australia for over 47 years; he was granted the prestigious honour of Queen's Counsel (QC) 41 years ago and now King's Counsel (KC). Barry was Head of Chambers of the renowned Jack Shand Chambers in Sydney, which is comprised of 3 Queen's Counsel, 5 Senior Counsel and 25 Junior Barristers. His areas of practice include international law, commercial law, appellate law, common law, Commissions of Inquiry, criminal law and police law. As a top barrister, his cases have helped establish the law in Australia. He has been the counsel assisting a number of Royal Commissions and Special Commissions of Inquiry and has been lead counsel for the New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption in several of its major investigations. Barry has served 12 terms as a member of the New South Wales Bar Council, the governing body of Barristers in the State, and has been chairman of several of the council's Ethics Committees. He was majority owner of a leading Sydney hotel for 26 years.

C PATALIS-GILLIER Group of Companies Logistics Director (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Mr. C Patalis-Gillier specialises in international trade & development, with heavy focus on the foreign exchange market with products such as digital currencies, precious metals, commodities & other asset classes.

Starting his entrepreneurial journey from a young age, C is the Founder & Managing Director of CommodityCrown LLC; CommodityCrown is an investment service that specifies in the selling of digital commodity-backed currencies in which are built on the blockchain & powered by blockchain technology, using decentralised finance (DeFi). Overall, CommodityCrown aims to create a new-age alternative form of investment (DeFi) for consumers to invest into the world’s most precious asset classes.

C is also the head of sales / company representative team leader for the GoldPesa company; GoldPesa is the world’s first gold-backed digital currency powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), turning tokenised physical gold into an income generating asset class without encumbering the underlying gold by way of a buyback using profits generated by a proprietary AI trading algorithm.

Furthermore, he has lived, worked and travelled extensively around the globe and has a vast knowledge of the global financial assets market, blockchain technology & artificial intelligence, with hands on foreign exchange trading experience since 2019.

CHANTELLE GILLIER Group of Companies Advertising Director (Sydney, Australia)

Chantelle Gillier has extensive experience in logistics, transportation, sales and marketing. As Project Coordinator with Johnstons Transport Industries in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Chantelle has been involved with container and intermodal logistics, dedicated and contract services, general and specialized transport, machinery handling and relocation, and warehousing and distribution.
Chantelle has worked closely with the operations manager, general manager, warehouse manager and accounting. Her first project was to bring the businesses policies, procedures, and the Work Health and Safety Management Systems up to date. She also has experience in liaison with insurance and workplace relations advisors. Her commitment to customer service resulted in recommending new services to offer clients after analysing customer feedback and needs.
Chantelle handled sales and marketing for the Pacific Palm Marina Resort project, a Gillier Group property, she performed market and competitor analysis, extensive input on the master plan, marketing campaigns, developed product branding and awareness, budgets and timelines.
In the real estate field for nearly 10 years, Chantelle actively managed a rent roll of over 800 properties along with providing sales and marketing support. In the call centre field for over 4 years, Chantelle travelled internationally, training up to 3000 staff per centre, developing training materials and providing performance reports.

BETTY PATALIS GILLIER Director of Interior Design (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Betty and her team are trained in hospitality business designs where the goal is to create the "look and feel" desired by the hotels with cost effective, easy to maintain materials and furnishings. Betty understands the importance of budgetary demands, cost control, critical delivery schedules and on-going maintenance requirements. With over 11 years of experience in the industry, she will work quickly and efficiently to stay within the hotel's budget and meet the deadlines. Betty suggests the most appropriate alternatives to accentuate the hotel's design. She works with many qualified manufacturers who have excellent custom production capabilities, and she will create an outstanding, signature look.

LAURENT GILLIER Partner (Nadi, Fiji)

Lawrence Gillier earned a Diploma of Psychology from the Australian Institute of Professional Counselors and has extensive experience in business management and operations. As the owner of a small company, he managed all aspects of the business, which employed six people, including purchasing, accounting, advertising and customer service. Laurent also has experience as an executive sales consultant with the Perth branch of Cordon Bleu International. Other areas of expertise include high level presentation skills, preparing financial reports and data research.

ZARIN KHAN Partner & Advisor (Nadi, Fiji)

Zarin Khan has been a partner / owner at Aliz Pacific (Fiji) for over 36 years and is a director of PKF International, the global network of accountancy firms operating in 150 countries across five continents with over 440 offices. Zarin provides business advisory services along with advice on company set up and restructuring, specializing in providing assistance to foreign companies wishing to set up business in Fiji and assisting with all government approvals. Zarin has worked with Bruno Gillier since 2006 and was instrumental in providing guidance to set up Pacific Palm - Fiji and Gillier Water.
Zarin also offers Chartered Accountant services, Business Advisory services, Audit and Assurance services and Business advisory services.

CEE LANGE Compliance Manager (Ohio, United States of America)

Cee Lange has over 10 years of experience as Compliance Manager for the Gillier family of companies, including Diplomatic Group, Capital Merchant Limited and Gillier Humanity. Cee works closely with Mr. Gillier to translate his vision for the companies into meaningful information to share with customers and investors. Cee develops and edits website content and prepares contracts and agreements.
Cee is a Certified Project Manager and brings over 14 years of project management experience to the team, most recently working for GE. She has many years of experience coaching project managers, developing customer relationships and managing vendors. She also has experience with process improvement, utilizing Six Sigma principles, methodologies and metrics to improve processes, increase productivity and reduce expenses. Cee has an MBA in Marketing and currently lives in the US.

MOHAMMED EL SAYED Global Project Manager (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Mohammed is a Civil Engineer with 18 years experience in the general construction field, specializing in landscaping and theming works. He was the General Manager of COST Middle East Contracting LLC, which is the Middle East branch of the US-based COST of Wisconsin, the leader in Design & Build theming projects with 50 years experience in the field. Mohammed has extensive experience in the management of real estate development operations, specifically with unique waterfront projects in the UAE. Mohammed is the Project Manager for all Pacific Palm Projects.

SHISHIR PITRE Lead Architect (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Shishir brings a wealth of experience to the team in the areas of architecture and planning, including design, presentations, construction drawings, documentation, project management, build execution, engineering feasibility, contract negotiations, scope management and value engineering. Beyond these core areas, Shishir brings value in other disciplines such as interiors, landscape design, urban planning, restoration and refurbishment, CAD management and digital art.
Shishir is a creative thinker and persuasive communicator who presented design concepts to royals and other VVIP clients in his role as Chief Architect of the Ruler of Dubai's Engineering Office. There he directed a team of creative design architects to prepare and present exceptional designs for over 4000 projects, including royal palaces, VIP villas, resorts, boutique hotels, spas, sports arenas, retail and office buildings, cultural centers, health and specialty clinics, as well as zoo, animal safari and equine facilities.
As Head of Design Studio for Silver Stone Engineering Consultants, Shishir lead the team for design and execution of landmark high-rise residential and hospitality projects, from developing planning strategies, ensuring coordination with all stakeholders, liaising with statutory authorities for review and approval of projects, all the way through construction and comprehensive interior design services.
Shishir has a Master in Architectural Management & Design from the IE School of Architecture in Madrid, Spain along with the following certificates and diplomas: Hotel Planning & Design - Cornell University, USA; Design Thinking - MIT Sloan University, USA; Revit Training - Omnix, Dubai; LEED GA Training - Cambridge Institute, Dubai; PMP Project Manager Training - Cambridge Institute, Dubai; Computer Arts - ARENA, India; CAD Design - Datapro, India; Bachelor of Architecture - Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India.

KHRIS AGGASID - Project Manager Assistant

Khris Aggasid brings over 15 years experience in the field of marketing and operational management to the team, specializing in the construction, transportation and hospitality industries. With a Bachelor's degree in Commerce Management, a Master's degree in Business Administration, and strong project management skills, Khris will assist with the overall marketing strategy and will ensure that standards and communications are understood and implemented effectively.

ALAA RAMADAN, Business Development Manager - (Egypt and Africa)

Alaa ramadan's varied experience has lead him to interface with many contacts in Egypt and Africa . He has experience in the Aviation with Emirates Airlines , Instructor , Team leader , and he is also a Private Pilot . Alaa has been awarded many times from Emirates Airlines for his Performance and for being a professional team leader, he was been chosen to be the Ambassador for many events also.
Alaa has a fitness management Diploma from the UK , as long with a Business Development Diploma, Alla was a competitor in the body building, fitness and mixed sports like martial arts, swimming and lifesaving.
Alaa graduated from Tanta university in Egypt with a Bachelor degree for the department of Education & Arts ( English ), followed up with a Translation Diploma, and he has been in the Gulf including the UAE for almost 10 years .

Dr EVELYNE REYT - Sales Director (Geneva-Switzerland, France & Monaco)

Dr Evelyne Reyt is a medical doctor, scientist, entrepreneur and a healthy ageing advocate with degrees in Medicine and in Science and Biology (faculté de médecine St Antoine Paris).
Dr Evelyne Reyt was Director of Spas & Institute of Better Living (Mieux Vivre) at the Evian Royal Resort part of the Danone French Group from February 2003 to September 2006.
Dr Evelyne Reyt grew up in France and is now based in Switzerland with offices in Vinzel near Geneva.
Dr Evelyne Reyt will be handling the SPA Resort Clinics & Cosmetic factories in each country.

JOHNNY PUNZALAN - Senior Landscape Architect - (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Johnny Punzalan brings over 14 years experience in the field of 3D visualization and landscape design, concentrating in the sectors of upscale hotel developments, parks, and commercial and residential buildings. His landscapes, pools and water features can be found at the following locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi: Dubai Safari Project, Grosvenor House - Dubai Marina, Aviation Club Recreational Facility, Bateen Marina, Al Zarah Hospital, and Jumeirah Lake Tower Condominium, as well as multiple private villas and recreational facilities for His Highness, the Ruler of Dubai.
Johnny also completed corporate projects in Singapore, including offices for Baker Hughes, Crown Equipment and Connel Bros. A native of the Philippines, he is a member of the United Architects of the Philippines as well as the Society of Engineer - Dubai.

WAGIH ABDEL HAMID EL SAYED - Finance Manager - (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

A banker with an Accounting degree from Cairo University, Wagih has over 22 years of experience in financial control with a major legal company in Dubai Baker McKenzie an International law firm founded in 1949 with 77 offices in 46 countries as well as two major international banks in Dubai. He has completed training in Basel III (full version), Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing, Reputational Risk Awareness, Credit Practices, and Operational Risk Management and Assurance Framework.
Wagih's strong financial control and rigorous reporting will ensure that all statutory and corporate obligations are met while providing financial, commercial and strategic support to the team.

AGNES C. VILLAREY Group Financial Accountant - (Nadi, Fiji)

Agnes C. Villarey has put her Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy to good use, with over six years of banking experience in a Government Bank in the Philippines and over fifteen years handling General Accounts in the UAE. Her responsibilities encompassed commercial and staff support duties in the manufacturing and trading industries.
Agnes is very experienced in the Financial Management arena, working on financial reports and management reports, and dealing with cash flows, annual budgets, fixed assets, cost report analysis as well as internal and external audit reports. Agnes works on developing external relationships with Bankers, Auditors, Solicitors, Clients and Creditors in order to provide a total package solution.
Agnes is a team player and she has extensive leadership and organizational qualities which enable her to lead and manage a large number of personnel with the utmost professionalism.

SHAIMAA MOHAMED MAHMOUD - Personal Assistant to the Directors and Managers (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Shaimaa comes to the team with a background as a business intelligence officer for a large international bank in Abu Dhabi where she provided market analysis and coordinated actions to influence the market. She also has experience as an administration officer where she handled budgets, monitored costs and analyzed variances. As a marketing manager, Shaimaa provided marketing and sales information for strategic plans, researched market opportunities and coordinated new product development.
A graduate of Cairo University, Shaimaa is fluent in English, French and Arabic. She spent over 5 years teaching French to students. Various training includes executive secretarial courses, advanced computer skills training, financial accounting, financial statements analysis, and customer service programs.

GUILLERMO CASTILLO Sales Director (Latin America)

Guillermo Castillo is the CEO of Don Bosco Corp, a family group with more than 45 years of doing business in various fields such as legal, accounting, the funeral industry, Real Estate, advertising and commodities, in Miami and Central America. He is also the former CEO of a humanitarian project called La Chureca, which had the financial support of the Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale. He helped build a medical centre to provide a better way of life for the children near a garbage collection area in Nicaragua. Guillermo is ready to continue supporting humanitarian projects for the countries of Nicaragua and El Salvador.

EVA L. MEJIA Sales Director (Miami & North America)

A native of Managua, Nicaragua, Eva studied tourism and languages at Delgado Junior College in New Orleans, Louisiana, and is fluent in English and Spanish. Eva has over 20 years of airline operations and personnel expertise and has been consistently recognized for improving operational procedures for several airlines. Eva is the owner of KLIFT EM LLC, which focuses on commodities, financing and investment, and is based in Miami, Florida. She also holds a Real Estate license and works in the South Florida luxury Real Estate market. Eva is very close to the Albir Family from Nicaragua, who founded http://danigirlfoundation.org Praise! Our Songs and Hymns: New International Version Responsive Readings, a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide cancer treatment to poor children in Nicaragua. Eva will join forces with the Albir Family to help their foundation.

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