OUR TEAM

AN EXPERIENCED TEAM TO EXECUTE A GLOBAL PLAN

Our team are highly experienced international experts in developing, deploying and marketing mass-market technology on a global basis.

OUR BOARD ADVISERS

Abdul Aziz Al Orini

Adviser to the Board

Dr Arnon Scheflan

Adviser to the Board

JIrit Scheflan

Adviser to the Board

Jens Alsted

Adviser to the Board

John Goodale

Adviser to the Board

Ossi Valtanen

Adviser to the Board

Ben Proske

Advisor to the Board

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Abdul Aziz Al Orini

Adviser to the Board

Visionary entrepreneur with a keen sense for commercial market making in the Middle East.

Abdul Aziz is the founder and CEO of EFSHA Group in Saudi Arabia. EFSHA operates and distributes leading brands throughout the Middle East and North Africa region, including medical devices from Austria, Germany, Japan and Brazil. EFSHA also owns and operates food and beverage brands, motor oil and pharmaceutical brands in Saudi Arabia.

Abdul Aziz is an active member of Qassim, the Chamber of Commerce of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

He has acted as board member, advisor and consultant across a range of industries, both locally and internationally.

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Dr Arnon Scheflan

Adviser to the Board

Experienced tech facilitator with a strong track record.

Arnon has been an entrepreneur and software developer for the past 30 years. He created the first database application generator for IBM, started Mattel’s highly successful multimedia division and built several companies from startup to IPO. As CEO of Mattel Interactive he built the company to $300M+ revenues.

Arnon founded OneOnOne Ads, a New Jersey based video services provider for marketplaces and retailers.

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Irit Scheflan

Adviser to the Board

Irit has founded, managed and worked in her privately-owned companies since 1982, and is proven top performer with start-up and Fortune 500 experience. Irit has an unique blend of managerial and operational expertise with advanced skills in strategic planning, international negotiations, product development and resource allocation.

Irit is an innovative and inspirational leader of development and operations with a proven ability to drive business growth through market trend analysis and market penetration. She specialises in producing highly profitable product lines for target markets, delivering high profitability.

Irit was personally responsible for creating hundreds online platforms and applications. She has led teams of producers, programmers and graphic designers in a multi-national environment to produce some of the most successful, award winning software products, many of which quickly became best-selling industry favourites.

Irit has always been at the forefront of developing multimedia, education and business software for Internet applications, and in 1996 she received the Jan Amos Comenius Medal by UNESCO in support of The Agam Project for Visual Education for Young Children. Irit holds a degree in computer science management.

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Jens Alsted

Adviser to the Board

Backing theory with know-how and experience.

With a background in theoretical computer science, applied AI research and research knowledge transfer Jens has been developing entrepreneur opportunities in the fintech and production sectors for the past 10 years. Creating and running companies with partners the regular entrepreneurial work covers solutions and services such as enterprise architecture and integrations for larger fintech customers, operations planning for production companies and partakes in closed proof-of-concepts directly with relevant customer managers.

Jens works consistently with the management concepts found in standardisation on both general quality and information security management systems. Jens has lead auditor competences in relevant standards and regularly subcontracts for a leading certification body on these matters.

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John Goodale

Adviser to the Board

John is a 20+ year veteran of the videogames industry, having held executive-level positions at Sega, Activision, Crytek and Unity. As VP of Asia at Unity he grew the company’s business from nothing to four regional offices, 200+ employees, and more than $100 million USD in revenue.

He is currently Chief Platform Officer at Ultra Corporation, where he’s on the team leading a new and innovative blockchain-based games distribution business. He is bilingual English-Japanese and resides in the Pacific Northwest of the United States while evangelizing games worldwide.

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Ossi Valtanen

Adviser to the Board

Strong knowledge bank of the financial markets and tech start-ups.

Ossi is a co-founder and managing partner of Eurocredit Exchange which is an independent private debt and capital arrangement business focused exclusively on the European corporate middle market.

In this role Ossi advises businesses on their financial strategy as well as originates, structures and distributes new funding transactions on behalf of European corporates. Prior to launching Eurocredit, Ossi spent his career in the asset management industry managing large European and Global Fixed Income and Credit portfolios working for some of the largest global institutional investors, namely UBS Global Asset Management, State Street Global Advisors and the Wellington Management Company.

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Ben Proske

Advisor to the Board

Ben joined Leading Locally following the roles of digital and ecommerce director for Migros, Switzerland’s largest retailer (and the world’s 25th largest), and digital market lead for McDonald’s Switzerland.

He has extensive experience in developing traditional retail and B2C oriented brands in digital, social media, e-commerce & multichannel business and communication. Sector experience includes FMCG, restaurants, electronics, sporting goods, textile, DIY, furniture, and energy sector in Switzerland and Europe.

With a highly service orientated mindset, Ben excels at building strong partnerships with brands and agencies, and knows how to match both C-Level management expectations and customer needs.

Ben studied economics at St. Gallen University and speaks German, French and English.