Meet our featured 10EQS Advisors
Andrew Jay Blackburn
Principal Consultant, BAC Aviation Consultancy, GmbH
10EQS Advisor | Aviation and Airlines
Jay Blackburn has over 22 years of experience working with airlines in Commercial and Financial management. He has developed network management business processes and specifications for IT systems to support airline business processes. His expertise lies in airline strategy development, network planning, flight scheduling, network profitability analysis and performance measurement, as well as market potential forecasting and analysis. He has provided consulting services for major airlines and IT firms in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Africa and China. Key airline clients include Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International, Afriqiyah Airways, Shenzhen Airlines and Turkish Airlines. Key IT solution clients include SABRE Airline Solutions, Lufthansa Systems and SAP. He is uniquely qualified to define and understand problems that are encountered by airlines in strategy planning and performance measurement, as well as to develop and deliver solutions that provide effective results.
Dr. Subodh Das
CEO & Founder, Phinix, LLC
10EQS Advisor | Metals, Recycling, Sustainability & Carbon Management
Dr. Das is a global thought leader and consultant for the minerals, metals and material industries. With over 35 years of global experience in the manufacturing and technology sectors, Dr. Das has founded three companies in research, consulting and manufacturing areas. Prior to founding Phinix, LLC and Fluid Management Systems which he manages now, he also founded and served as the President and CEO of Secat Inc., Director for the Center for Aluminium Technology, Executive Director for the Sloan Industry Center for a Sustainable Aluminium Industry, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Kentucky. Subodh has also worked as the Vice President of Technology and Quality for ARCO Aluminium, Inc. and as Senior Research Scientist at Alcoa. Subodh obtained his M. Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India and PhD from The University of Michigan, both in Metallurgical Engineering, and MBA at the University of Pittsburgh.
Former Vice Chairman of Advansa SASA and Member of the Board at Advansa BV
10EQS Advisor | Chemicals
Yasar is a highly accomplished senior executive with 27 years of experience in the Sabanci Group (Turkey), including 22 years of board level responsibilities as chairman, vice-chairman, and member at Sabanci’s leading companies, focusing on innovation; mergers and acquisitions, strategy development, corporate restructuring, and divestments of assets. As Vice Chairman of Advansa SASA, he oversaw its gradual shift of business away from textiles into resins and specialty chemicals (SPC), focusing on innovation and establishing the company’s current growth platform.
Founder, Consultant, Conference Speaker & Trainer at QSN-DigiTal
10EQS Advisor | Digital Marketing
Frédéric Foschiani is an accomplished internet marketing & e-business leader with twenty years experience at Fortune 100 firms American Express & GE. He also served in a French insurance company as Member of the Board and Director of the Internet and Direct Business Unit. As a recognized Internet Leader and internet marketing expert for France and Western Europe, he founded QSN-DigiTal, providing best-in class services on e-Reputation, personal branding and social media strategy. Based on his digital marketing and social media expertise, he is also a conference speaker, trainer, and teacher (high schools).
Paris-Based Communications Consultant
10EQS Advisor | Marketing and Communications
Sally is a PR and digital media consultant with extensive corporate experience. She is currently based in Paris and directs public relations and social media efforts for the Monaco Media Forum, organized by PublicisLive, part of Publicis Groupe. Previously in Chicago, she was global director of public relations for Razorfish, one of the world’s largest digital marketing firms. She led global branding, launching the brand in China at ad:tech Shanghai, arranging the company’s first European media tour, and using the social web for all corporate PR activities. Her prior work includes leadership roles at Arc Worldwide, part of Leo Burnett and Publicis, Standard & Poor’s and The McGraw Hill Companies in both New York and London. Her experience ranges from global branding, corporate communications and PR, to journalism and includes extensive work in Asia and Europe as well as the Americas.
Vice President – Manager Card Schemes, Royal Bank of Scotland
10EQS Advisor | Cards and Payments
Diederik has led and contributed to several international projects with a focus on cashless payments across the entire payments value chain. This ranges from merchant acquisition to issuing banks and within card switching and card processing organizations. Prior to the Royal Bank of Scotland, he served as Vice President/Senior Business Leader Debit Product Management Europe at MasterCard/Maestro and VP/Senior Advisor Payments and Cards at the Market Infrastructures Department of ABN AMRO.
Owner, Mobile Payments World; Managing Director, PaymentsCM LLP; Business Development Manager, Sybase 365
10EQS Advisor | Mobile Markets
Alex has a decade of experience in the payments and mobile payments segments. He is Managing Director of PaymentsCM LLP which owns the industry titles “Payments Cards and Mobile” and “Mobile Payments World.” PaymentsCM also provides Research, Consulting, Recruitment and PR/Marketing services niche to the payments and mobile payments industries.