Having travelled extensively throughout his career, John has over twenty-five years experience in strategic development, project management, systems analysis, business analysis, sales and marketing across a variety of business sectors, both on a national and international basis.
With over 25 years’ in strategic marketing and design, Julie is highly experienced across all aspects of the creative industry including branding, corporate literature, advertising, campaign strategy, signage and marketing. Throughout her career, she has worked both nationally and internationally with many blue-chip clients including Waitrose, Blackburn & Darwen Council, Marks & Spencer, Greenalls, Barclays, The University of Liverpool and BT.
Martin manages Core’s Events and specialises in business protection. Primarily, he works with companies to make sure that if anything unfortunate happens to the people in that business, whether in the UK or abroad, the business will continue to thrive and the individual’s family and loved ones will not suffer financially. Martin owns and manages his own financial services company and brings many years of business protection experience to bear.
CEO & MANAGING PARTNER,
MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA & ASIA
A highly-experienced professional, Anuraag has a wealth of experience in global business. He has held senior positions in large organisations across the region and excels at advising businesses and implementing change. His experience covers a very wide range of industry sectors. Based in Dubai, Anuraag is responsible for Core’s operations across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, CORE MIDDLE EAST
A highly-experienced management professional, Priyesh has extensive experience of international business operations and has established commercial partnerships between multi-national companies in the US, UK, Europe, the Middle East and Far East. Based in Dubai, Priyesh is the Managing Director of Core Middle East, overseeing all operations in the region.
LINDA QIN ZHANG
CEO, CORE CHINA
Linda is a qualified engineer with decades of business experience. She has previously served as a Director of the Australian International Exchange Centre, Director of Foreign Affairs in the United Nations Industrial Organisation Eco Agriculture Office, General Manager of Modern China Light Group and the Deputy General Manager of Uretek Worldwide in China. During her career, Linda has established relationships with a wide range of contacts across China and globally.
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, CORE CHINA
Xiangyao is native Chinese, and has studied and lives in the UK. She is a qualified linguist and a highly experienced international business development consultant for the Chinese market. Xiangyao helps clients to understand the local business culture in China, assists communications between overseas and Chinese companies, and prepares presentations to such companies. She also travels to China with clients to act as an interpreter and assist with negotiations.
With over 15 years’ experience within the accountancy profession Jo is responsible for overseeing the Group’s financial operations. Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2005 Jo has gained experience working with a wide range of businesses including professional services, retail organisations and manufacturing companies, giving her valuable first hand knowledge when advising Core’s broad client base.
Dan has been working in international trade for 25 years, a period which has included two overseas postings. A strategic thinker, Dan now puts the knowledge and expertise he has gained into helping businesses with strong products and high growth ambitions to fully realise their potential in international markets.
With over 20 years’ experience in global business, Marta has an excellent track record in developing and growing successful businesses. Specialising in strategy, business development and marketing, Marta uses her skills to help businesses plan for and deliver rapid profitable growth.