The Company & Brand Ambassadors
Philippe Baltz Nielsen, President, Chairman, Partner
Cosmopolitan entrepreneur, Philippe Baltz Nielsen, is the quintessential connector. As The New Yorker's Malcolm Gladwell writes, Connectors are an elite group of people so expert in cultivating connections that they are the reason the rest of us are connected, too.
Philippe is a man with an extremely diverse cultural background; German-born, he also has Danish and French citizenships. Philippe today is a self-made visionary with varied interests and a passion for innovation and creativity. His career began within the hospitality and entertainment industry. He later tapped into his creative side by creating the establishment of Circle of Beautiful People (CBP) community.
Deidre Madsen, Vice President, Partner
Deidre Madsen has over twenty years of diverse, progressive experience, including executive level positions with public and privately held companies. Her extensive knowledge of IT architecture, site workflow, data analysis and business operations are strong gains towards CBP International's Private Social Network Communnity. She has strong analytical and problem-solving capability with a strategic business-mindset as well as organizational and leadership skills. Deidre is also an award-winning author of the self-help book "Happily Inner After". She is a self-styled quantum activist, a tenured supra-consciousness imagery counselor in quantum energetics, monastic idealism and phenomenology. She is a keynote speaker, college instructor, film producer and writer based in Los Angeles.
Claudio Prado Jr, Brand Ambassador S. America
Claudio Prado Jr is a professional journalist, entrepreneur, and currently Brazil's authorative voice in the luxury market. The entrepreneurial presenter and reporter has more than 500 television programs broadcasted, more than 2000 interviewees, and hundreds of national and international events. Since 2008, Claudio lectures as keynote speaker on the luxury market in courses as well as writes for luxury magazines and websites. Between 2013 and 2014, Claudio presented on Radio Iguatemi Prime of São Paulo, The One Station, the world's first exclusive radio program about the luxury market. In 2016, at the invitation of REDETV, one of the three largest TV stations in Brazil, the presenter became the Official Columnist Of the REDETV Portal, speaking about luxury and lifestyle. He also conducts business consultancy for companies from abroad interested in opening repesentations or stores in Brazil, selling to public of high financial power.
Ashish Bhasin, Brand Ambassador India
Ashish Bhasin, the entrepreneur, cigar connoisseur, stylist, columnist, model, maverick and bon vivant, that's how we see Ashish Bhasin. A man about town who started his lifestyle ventures from scratch upon returning to India in 2012, Ashish has assembled an impressive list of companies and projects. He is engaged in building luxury container homes, representing global luxury and lifestyle brands, and creating the worlds lightest bulletproof wear. He is a top importer of non-cuban cigars and accessories from the world over to make INTELLI Ventures & The Smoke Company, today, India's most revered resource for luxury and lifestyle products globally. Ashish Bhasin is also a qualified International Marketing Consultant and runs a boutique consulting company to hand-hold global brands to get a footing in the world's most emerging market - INDIA.
Andre Beraha, Brand Ambassador Brasil
Andre Beraha is a professional in the Travel Business and has been acting in the trade for the past 40+ years. Half of the time he has lived in three different countries, besides his native Brazil, living in Southern California, Mexico and more recently, in the Dominican Republic. His worldwide knowledge comes from attending a variety of travel shows and visiting over 45 countries, having developed an extensive relationship throughout. Represented Dubai Tourism in Brazil and has been involved in the Luxury and Experiential segments. He is a contributor to Travel Blogs writing about travel and contributed with a Brazilian Luxury Travel company named Exclusive & Unique and acted as Marketing Director for the Amazon State Travel Board, in northern Brazil, before bringing his negotiating skills to the Caribbean.
Gustaf Wilhelm Hellstedt, Brand Ambassador Sweden
Parallel entrepreneur - Business Developing Expert - International speaker - International Advisor. Over 40 years experience as business founder, senior corporate executive, civil advisor, and philanthropic advocate. Former positions include: CEO, Bible Illuminated “A global phenomenon” (As seen on CNN, BBC, NY Times, Barbara Walters, Jay Leno, Colbert Report, etc.); Vice President, YaTak (IT Firm); Chairman, Alert All (IT Firm within security); Advisor to Interpol and Swedish Police Authority; Parliamentary Advisor on Security & Industrial Matters; Advisor, BAE Systems - Intelligence & Security; Advisor, CBRN Academy (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear); Chairman, Swedish Association of Civil Security; Advisor, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency; Chairman, Swedish Academy of Culture & Education (for Diplomats); Judge, Venture Cup - Sweden’s leading start up competition; Spokesman for National Anti-Drug Campaign; 3x President, Stockholm International Rotary Club; Board Member, International Philanthropic Society; International Speaker, keynote speaker in a number of countries in the world; Actor, on and off screen (seen in over 55 films, tv-series, commercials etc); and Chairman, Pallasch Fine Art & Antiques.
Marko Bilić, Brand Ambassador Croatia
Award-winning Cigar Ambassador, Marco Bilić, the brand ambassador for bespoke cigars, has earned the coveted and prestigious trophy and title of the Cigar Ambassador of the Year 2015 by Cigar Journal. No small feat; and all due to his enormous passion and talent. Marco is founder and organizer of the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC). The CSWC is the only cigar festival in the world which gathers the most Cigar Clubs in one place. In the 2015 finals held in Split, Croatia the event held representatives from 12 distinct cigar clubs from 11 different countries. While other cigar festivals focus on cigar producers, the CSWC focuses on not only famous producers but highly positioned guests from the cigar community (Cigar Clubs). The CSWC attracted global interest and began organizing and hosting worldwide Qualification Events. Mr. Bilić is an accomplished Aeronautical Engineer and Civil Pilot, as well as a painter and artist.
Rebeca Vargas, Brand Ambassador France
Rebeca Vargas has a rich and extensive background in tourism and aeronautics with over 15 years experience as Event Manager/Coordinator for prestigious and high-level business events worldwide comprising of a cosmopolitan network of UHNWI and business clientele. Rebeca's love of fashion and design has inspirted her to create an international design foundation specifically focused on improving development and support for French artists, creators and visionaries embodying the "Made in France" expertise protocols to become a strong recognized reference throughout the world. Rebeca is honored by the title that CBP International entrusts to her today. With great rigor and perfectionism she embraces her role as the CBP France Ambassador, setting up and representing the image in all the events that CBP will entrust to it. "We live from what we get. We build our life on what we give." - Winston Churchill. Rebeca is founding manager of the International Community Designers, D & D Design Concept Agent RP South France HSA Design Geneva Public Relations, International Real Estate Fashion Event Coordinator, Security and Arts & Business.
Atıf Ünaldı, Brand Ambassador Turkey
Inventor - Entrepreneur - IT Director - Business Development - Columnist - Producer. Mr. Ünaldı began his career as a Bosphorus University Physics student setting up the BBS system enabling the communication of two persons over telephone lines. He established the first internet connection in Turkey. Achieved Turkey's inceptive internet info Radio D “Farenin Kuyrugu”. Produced ”RadyoNet” on Kanal D. General Director of Turkey's first Internet server, Anadolu.Net. Supervised 1996/97's World Air Games I, registering sportsmen via the Internet and Intranet. Internet supervisor of the Sabah Group, and consulted on Sabah Kitapları (Sabah Books) via the Internet. Ihlas.Net webmaster, designer and administrator. Founded web-design company, Artmedya. Columnist and writer for several publications including Yeni Ufuklar-New Horizons .Net magazine, Milliyet Group; IT Magazine, PCWeek, Sabah Group; Canteen, Aksam Group; EkoTimes; Computerlife. Ünaldı prepared an Internet magazine talk show program for BRT, GeceNet, which he presented with Romina Ozipekci. Past web-design lecturer of the IU. Established the Interporbil Group. Brand consultant of Buybye.com, Unaldi produced and presented a programme, TRON, in Technology Channel.
IT Director of Star Media Group, with editorship of STARTEK supplement of Star newspaper. Internet Director of Kanal D and Star Tv. Produced Technorock programme in Rock Fm. Business development consultant of Arzuhan Yalçındağ. Established Kral Club, the Turkish social media of Kral TV Group. He has worked with Demet Sabanci in both MediaSA and DemSA. Currently he is working as a consultant. Co-Founder of Microsoft's Sitebuilders. Atif Unaldi organizes the group's conferences, seminars and panels on web-design, mobile internet, e-trade and internet advertising. The group has successfully supported its clientele with free educational studies.
Michael Godfriaux, Brand Ambassador Belgium
Michael Godfriaux collaborates with organizations in the areas of Sales, Marketing, Business, Strategy and Digital Transformation both within Belgium and far beyond, internationally. Through his extensive multidisciplinary experience in sales and management positions (multiples sectors), Godfriaux acquired a strong sales business orientation. Since 1978 he has been entrepreneur, lecturer and writer. As of 1999, he has grown to become a huge Sales, Marketing, Business and Strategy leader, executive coach and thought-influencer collaborating with corporations such as BNP Paribas, IBM, Capgemini, Virgin, Johnson Matthey, Bongrain, STIB-MIVB and European Institutions. Prior to undertaking his activities in the world of Sales, Strategy, Business Management and People Team Player, Michael worked at several major companies at management level and was responsible for both Sales/Marketing, Operational Strategy as well as Business Management development. A Real Positive Leader and Thought-Influencer of our time with a huge human sense of leadership, charisma and people results-oriented. Just call him, take time to meet him and you will be convinced by his atypical profile. This last characteristic makes the difference.
Maria Pilar Martínez, Brand Ambassador Spain
Maria Pilar Martínez is a cosmopolitan entrepreneur with an adventurous and curious passion for innovation and creativity. She is a successful business woman and along with her marketing, investment and private banking experience, she has served as Agent for Madrid’s Private Suisse Clariden Bank. She has gone on to expand into sports, social and cultural events, became a director in private security and also achieved Yacht Master Title in sailing. As a world traveler working with clients her interest then developed into the luxury industry and international fashion brands. Maria, vacationing In Marbella with her two children, Victor and Daniela, made the decision to locate her family to Marbella with its excellent communication and global accessibility. As of August 2014, Maria became the Founder and President of Powerful Women Association, which is associated with the Association of Women Entrepreneurs at the Women's Institute, and Women Entrepreneurs of the Costa del Sol, Marbella Woman´s Week, and Marbella Luxury Weekend. She practices her golf swing at the beautiful courses in Costa del Sol and is an avid equestrian riding at nearby Equestrian Clubs and is a professional pianist (8th). Maria’s businesses include Real Estate, Investments, Sponsor and TV Mujeres Poderosas, models for designers and collaborates with many Charity Galas.
Karina Rudeva Safarova, Brand Ambassador London
Owner/Managing Director at Karina Consulting Ltd, World-Traveller, Entrepreneur, Event Organizer, Networker, Style Ambassador (Singapore Officiel Summer 2019), Influencer and graduate Instituto Marangoni, London. Ukrainian-born Karina Rudeva Safarova maintains a high-octane lifestyle as a VIP private bespoke concierge offering the best tailor-made solutions in UK and is a HNW Ambassador. She collaborates and organizes bespoke events with Silk Road Club for Chinese delegations in Parliament, including gala dinners, meeting Royal invitations, major art and fashion events. Her frequenting of Parliament also puts her in the centre of political issues. As a successful entrepreneur, she and her partners are launching a new London club exclusively for successful women to launch her speaking engagements, retreats and school for successful living, being forever young and happy and the power of spirituality. Karina leads a life filled with joy and success and is committed to discovering and sharing the beauty of Universe for the world. “The sky has no limit!!!”
Michael Honablue, Brand Ambassador USA East Coast
Four-time Emmy Award Winning Producer, Michael Honablue, is a Manhattan transplant with his finger on the pulse of the luxury market. Michael Honablue has not only garnered an outstanding career in producing and directing films, but he is also a skilled Architect who studied at PARSONS in Paris and graduated from PRATT in New York. With his roots in design, Michael Honablue migrated from one form of business arts to another, when he got his first development deal with MTV Networks from there he was asked to help launch the High Net Worth channel,Plum TV Miami Beach. Leading an Emmy Award-Winning team he produced content for the International Polo Club, Victoria Secret's Fashion Show, Mercedes Benz Swim Fashion Show, Art Basel and more. Honablue made an instant impression on the Miami Beach Luxury Lifestyle scene with Plum TV, Haute Living Magazine and now consults with The Billionaire Magazine.
Elena Murzina, Brand Ambassador Russia and Luxembourg
Elena Murzina is an Independent Marketing Advisor identifying new international business opportunities, cultivating and maintaining relationships with executive partners of global business services. She agents to forge key partnerships to drive business development and international marketing opportunities. A graduate from CIM Institute in UK, Ms. Murzina owns and manages her personal business with a focus on premium law themed gifts “Approach The Bench” both in Moscow and Luxembourg. Elegant and austere, it is the perfect gift for an attorney, judge or anyone associated with law. Multilingual and educated, she is actively engaged in intensifying multilingual exchanges, education and promoting a luxurious and premium lifestyle in an effort to help Russian and Luxembourgish partners internationalizing themselves. As a scenester, she is passionate about world-travelling and active life-style living. An avid discoverer and traveler of Russia, Western Europe and the US, and is somewhat of a subject matter expert on the uncanny ability to connect just the right people. A lady of many talents, Elena has a flair for languages and speaks Russian, English, Korean and some French.
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.
Canada / Serbia
Countess Celeste Maria Contini
Countess Monica Picedi Benettini Sarti