Deidre Madsen, President, CEO, Owner
Deidre is uniquely placed to take CBP to the next level of success in achieving its vision. With over twenty years of experience in executive positions in both public and private companies, Deidre is well versed in IT architecture, and business operations, she is an award-winning published author and public speaker of note. However, for the many who have met and dealt with Deidre, it is the rare combination of Corporate excellence and unshakable integrity with her warm and gentle soul that express the essence of what CBP is all about ... the beauty of the human spirit. It is this combination of Corporate, technical and creative excellence that will lead CBP into the future. Living the values of CBP; respect, community, belonging, focus on service to our members and philanthropy are Deidre’s hallmark and one CBP is proud to have lead us into the future.
Veronica van Nierop BSc., Vice President, CFO, Owner
Veronica van Nierop BSc. has over twenty five years experience in the science, well-being and business arenas. She has held positions on educational boards and worked in the corporate arena internationally, to deliver impactful and lasting results on both a human and business level. Her passion is in the field of developing Human Potential, in the context of sustainable, ethical and value driven work cultures. She has a strong capability in strategic and organisational development. Ms. van Nierop brings a strong ability and goal-centered focus for service to CBP’s membership. Her expertise yields real results in developing CBP’s ongoing philanthropic-based collaborations. This combined with a robust business acumen make her a welcome asset to CBP. Veronica is an Australian, based in the UK and she is passionate about business being an integral part of a global community serving the needs of both the planet and the life that inhabits it.
Sara Jones, COO, Owner
Sara Jones’ professional role is Circle of Beautiful People International's Chief Operating Officer. She is head engineer to the smooth running of our Corporate engine room; however her expertise runs much deeper. Sara brings to CBP her extensive experience developing and guiding the engine rooms of both start-ups and restructured businesses to new levels of success. Her standards of Corporate compliance are impeccable, as her talent in keeping the engines of business finely tuned to allow those other members of the team go out and enact our purpose. Spending time with her beloved horses and dogs in the English countryside, relaxing or reading in front of an open fire are some of the passions Sara shares with her family and friends, enjoying the contrast to a busy corporate life. Sara’s laughter and great humour as well as her emotional intelligence are gifts to us all at CBP.
Clare Barry, Global Head Butler
Award-winning Luxury Lifestyle Concierge, our Global Head Butler, Clare knows her industry like the back of her hand. With a background working at the forefront of prestigious events and high-end property management for exclusive estate agents, Clare has delivered unrivalled executive assistance to directors and CEOs for almost 20 years. CBP's Senior Butler and her team have a black book of amazing contacts which enables CBP's qualifying members to book fabulous restaurants (with short notice), obtain elusive sold-out tickets for premier events, and organise anything from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Clare says: ‘Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the amazing.’ A little insight: Away from the office you will find Clare either horse riding in Windsor Great Park or on the side-lines of a rugby pitch cheering her son on. She also loves a cheeky gin and tonic! Photo courtesy Eddie Judd Photography
Julie Girgenti, Events Choreographer
Hailing from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and named after the legendary Julie Andrews, Julie Hope Girgenti has always prided herself on her creativity, theatricality and extraordinary organisational skills. With a BA in Dance from Muhlenberg College in the USA and an MFA in Choreography from Roehampton University in London, Julie’s higher education focused on experiential craftsmanship and expanding her exquisitely detailed artistic skills. Beyond her early career in dance and choreography, Julie cultivated her professional project and event management experience by working in a number of sectors from not-for-profit community organising and pharmaceutical marketing to luxury retail and high end hospitality. In 2015, Julie founded Exceptional Events, a luxury wedding and event planning agency based in London, that provides personal bespoke luxury event experiences to both private and corporate clients around the world. For Circle of Beautiful People International, she continues to approach her end-to-end event planning from the perspective of a choreographer, bringing together the highest quality, best-known and celebrated brands, products, suppliers and venues from around the world to collaborate and deliver the ultimate in luxury events. There are event organisers and then there’s Julie Girgenti: petite in stature, yet impossible to miss in the most crowded of rooms, she’s unfailingly elegant and impossibly charming. Her passion for creating once-in-a-lifetime boast-worthy events remembered long after they’re over is such an unstoppable force of nature that one is left with really no option but to follow in its wake.
Ben Howard, Digital Consultant
Ben Howard has worked in the digital industry for nearly 20 years with creative, technical, and analytical experience across a wide-ranging spectrum. Ben specialises in offering practical and sound advice and cutting through the technical jargon that often comes within this sector. Behind the technical there also lies a creative and analytical edge that allows for data analysis and creative marketing material. Ben would classify himself as a real all rounder. Having worked with household brand names, blue chip PLCs, startups and charities Ben has the ability to communicate with people on various different levels. A keen amateur photographer who likes to shoot street photography both at home and when travelling. A lover of a European city break where he can enjoy a strong coffee and soak up the local ambience whilst trying to capture the atmospheric essence.
CBP INTERNATIONAL BRAND AMBASSADORS
Alexandre Thevenet, Marine Conservation Director & Ambassador to NGO's
Raised in Paris, London educated, Alexandre Thevenet managed Media Groups in Europe, in the Pacific and the Caribbean. As a News Director for five different famous dailies and "Challenges", the weekly economic magazine, he published five environment guides & the Caribbean Islands Guide. Since 2010, Alexandre is an Ocean advocate, organizing more than 20 conferences and events for NGO’s (Ocean Impact days for GreenCross, Smart Climate zone in NYC with the government of Bahamas and Grenada, Sustainable Development in EAU, Monaco BWF). As a sea level rise lecturer and Marine Conservation Director for the Better World Fund, Mr. Thevenet promotes submarine scientific expeditions, ocean protection and floating cities; selecting the best NGO’s worldwide to protect the oceans and biodiversity. Alexandre's next conferences in 2020/2021 will be in Venice, Cairo and Greece. Co-founder of a sports marketing agency, he is the expedition leader for the free diving world record under ice in 2021 with the famous world champion Arthur Guerin-Boeri.
Claire Percival, Brand Ambassador United Kingdom
Claire's beautiful creative and spiritual nature has moulded her life from an early age. Yoga and writing have become a deep and personal passion with a joy of being an active part of a team/charity. Having a full and varied career, Claire has worked as an artist for many years, sports massage therapist, coach and also enjoyed teaching natural horsemanship, with horses being her love. Claire is an outgoing, joyful positive individual with strong interpersonal skill sets, with an ability to interact at all social levels together with a talent to influence and close business, diligently, efficiently and professionally.
Fiona Williamson, Brand Ambassador USA West Coast, Hollywood
Fiona Williamson comes to CBP as CEO and founder of Fiona Hollywood Productions based in Hollywood, CA. Ms. Williamson is a member of NGO for the United Nations; she is committed to the emancipation of women and youth in Africa. She is founder of One Woman Nation Organization which caters to economic and women's empowerment. Fiona credits her opportunities to growing up in a diplomatic family living in some of the most amazing cities in the world, including Brussels, Paris, Monte Carlo, Milan, London, Heidelberg, Luxembourg, Nairobi, Tokyo and Hollywood. She developed a lot of courage and sense of quality in her taste for fashion and luxury destinations. she has had the fortune of attending some of the most elite gatherings alongside global peacekeepers and high profile celebrities. As a former Miss African Belgium and Miss International Economic Queen, and many other titles globally, she managed to use these platforms in becoming an international business/humanitarian bringing culture, fashion and entertainment together. And now for over 20 years she has worked in the world of high fashion globally in cinema and international entertainment. She constantly collaborates with many celebrities, like Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg and many more as well as some of the world's leading designers participating in red carpet events such as the Oscars, Met Gala, Grammy Awards, Cannes Film Festival, music videos and various events globally. As a brand consultant Ms. Williamson works with many European luxury brands introducing them to the US and global market and hosts product launch parties and high profile events globally. Fiona Hollywood Productions works with major production companies in Hollywood and internationally. She manages actors, actresses, models, designers, music artists, DJs and influencers. Fiona produces world events and boasts collaborations with high-level partners and sponsors, ranging from restaurants, hotels, yachts, venues, food and beverage manufacturers, film funders and technology.
Harrison Jones, Brand Ambassador
Harrison Jones, is a young entrepreneur with a passion to exceed within every project he works. The sole passion of Harrison’s youth was being a professional footballer where he committed himself to pursue his dream, seven-days-a-week. This passion and commitment eventually transcended into business and it is with this same drive, that he began his first venture by opening up his own recruitment company at the age of 17, a business which he has continued to grow successfully to this day. Harrison’s diverse business skills of recruitment, marketing consultation, sales and global networking are tantamount to an outstanding established track record of dramatically improving a business' bottom-line. He effortlessly combines exceptional business experience, knowledge, perspective and awareness to enhance his multi-faceted roles amongst his many ventures. Mr. Jones provides one-on-one consultation assisting businesses ranging from sole traders and start-ups, to large companies. He recruits Staff for some of the United Kingdom's largest Events companies including Sporting Events, Concerts, Business Conferences and Festivals; managing many hundreds of event staff. He is now the CEO of Run Tour, Director of multiple other companies including two Recruitment Agencies covering the Construction Industry and Hospitality, as well as a Luxury Concierge Company, all by the age of 21. Today, the exceptional Mr. Jones’ now directs his discerning attention to Circle of Beautiful People International and we couldn’t be happier.
Isabel Jiménez, Brand Ambassador Monaco
Isabel Jiménez is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in the creation and management of companies in Europe and Latin America, as well as consulting and corporate coaching projects in the services sector. With more than 25 years of experience in the global, marketing, multilingual communication and services industry, Isabel has had high profile board management roles in her career; she has transacted business in more than 20 countries across the globe. Mrs. Jiménez has worked as Associate Professor at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. She has read papers in many international conferences and symposiums. She holds a Master in Corporate Governance for Directors and High-level Executives from EADA Business School, a MBA in Marketing from the UNED and a degree in Translation Studies, with majors in Economics and International Law from the University of Geneva. Isabel is the woman behind La Dolce Vita Lady, a blog aimed at providing lifestyle news tips, from fashion to travel, home decor to food. An avid traveler and successful entrepreneur, she loves Côte d’Azur’s sophistication and simplicity. Isabel loves sea, sun and warm climates, when it's cold in Monaco (winter) you will find her under a palm tree in Panama.
CBP INTERNATIONAL SALES TEAM
Gaëlle Ndanga, Sales Consultant UK, France & Switzerland
Gaëlle Ndanga's corporate sales strengths for CBP stem from her extensive real estate background with an extremely strong client network. As an entrepreneur, M&A analyst, property expert and relationship builder, she manages her own real estate consultancy business with operations throughout UK, France and Switzerland. Gaëlle has a strong background in Psychology, Sociology, Linguistic and Human Sciences from the University of Paris X, La Défense in France. She focuses on generating great relationships at the top level of organisations across the world and with various partners in an effective, professional and lucrative manner. Gaëlle has an ability to consistently deliver results while maintaining high quality work in CBP's target driven environment.
Mukul Hoque, Sales Consultant UK & Indian Subcontinent
Mukul Hoque, CBP's membership and sales consultant, has gained many years of experience in Events and Hospitality, starting his first business whilst studying at University. He has, since then, built on his success, running several specialised hospitality companies in the United Kingdom, cultivating his network and connections between the UK and the Indian subcontinent. As a CBP sales consultant and membership consultant, Mukul has made his mark by specialising in truly understanding and meeting the unique requests of members through more than ten years of service to clients overseas. Mukul comes to CBP, as our new UK, India and Subcontinent Membership and Sales Consultant, bringing with him, his ability to speak multiple languages, incredible sales and service skills, networking capabilities, global connections, professionalism and discretion. His wealth of experience will be a great asset to CBP and its Members.