Oleg Ilyin

Oleg Ilyin is a seasoned public relations professional with over 20 years of experience in corporate communications, crisis management, and media training. His background includes projects for over 100 Russian and international brands, state institutions, and NGOs since 2000 in the roles of both consultant and project leader. Holding degrees in political science and business psychology, Oleg has also extensive track record as a media coach, helping business owners, leaders, and comms teams take the most out of every public and/or media appearance. Oleg is an award-winning author and experienced facilitator, able to combine profound expertise and effective teamwork frames.

Mayang Schreiber

Mayang is an award-winning, collaborative, and action-oriented senior communication advisor with more than 23 years of experience in consultancies and corporations in Indonesia, Australia, the US and the UK.

An independent advisor to government institutions and officials, Mayang has trained senior-level executives from the Board of Directors, C-Suite to high-ranking government officials.

Lisa Collin

Lisa partners with companies large and small on complex communication challenges that are closely tied to business transformation and need to be managed across multiple stakeholders. She helps management teams refine their strategic focus, develop creative strategies, align on the best course of action, and consider how to operationalize their thinking with urgency and impact. Lisa is experienced at working across a range of sectors from FMCG to energy, and across diverse global markets. She believes in understanding the role of soft power and team dynamics within an organization seeking to make a change.

Lisa has over 20 years of experience in integrated brand marketing and strategic communications, working for leading agencies including Edelman and McCann World Group, Weber Shandwick. A skilled business strategist, she enjoys building and leading multi-disciplinary teams and has worked with companies such as Starbucks, HP, GSK, Unilever, Shell and Siemens to address a broad range of needs.

Before rejoining Edelman Lisa was a Board Director at an independent integrated marketing agency, Iris. Iris saw Lisa augment her communications roots by running a team of planners, creatives, and account staff to deliver integrated programming (retail strategy, broadcast, experiential, sponsorship etc) for Sony Ericsson, Jack Daniels, Southern Comfort, and the UK’s Network Rail.

Lisa lives in the Chiltern Hills outside London with her young family. She has lived briefly in New York and Munich and is a keen traveler when time allows.

Cornelia Kunze

Cornelia has been a brand strategist, communicator, and senior agency executive for over 25 years, working across Europe, Asia, and the US. Among the companies and clients she worked for are Mars, Unilever, Shell, Microsoft, P&G, Beiersdorf, Inbev, Wrigley, Ecco Shoes, Hilton, Bosch, Adidas, Gore, Siemens Home Appliances, TÜV SÜD, Grohe and Tata.

She has led award-winning communications and marketing work for multi-national accounts headquartered across the globe, set up global teams and structures, led numerous agency pitches by bringing together specialist talents to produce better and more creative outputs in faster time.

As the head of global account management, she worked with forty key-account managers and clients to provide the most effective counsel possible.

Cornelia is a speaker about brand topics and a university lecturer on international communication management. Cornelia has studied marketing and business administration in Germany and France, lived in Germany and India and worked in most markets in Europe and Asia. She believes that changing perspective is not only the most important ingredient of successful communication, but the spice of life.

Tom Ho

In 2019, Tom founded Atomad Consulting. As an independent consultant, she plans and executes strategic communications for start-ups and MNCs in technology, education and public sectors, bringing over 15 years of experiences in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Silicon Valley and New York. A hands-on practitioner, she supports clients on messaging, content development, executive positioning, media relations, influencer engagement and issues management.

Throughout her career, she played problem-solving roles both in-house and agencies, specializing in market entry and business transformation. As the Global Head of Planning and Strategic Communications for Alibaba Group, she crafted messages and stories that help global stakeholders better understand the Chinese company’s impact in data technology, new retail and global trade. She orchestrated teams in America, Asia and Europe to deliver cohesive communications campaigns. At Edelman New York and Hong Kong, she led global teams to build reputation and engage stakeholders for organizations and CEOs during corporate transformation, M&A and business expansion.

Some of her clients include Microsoft Xbox, eBay, HP, Blackberry, Facebook, Savannah College of Art and Design, Tsinghua University, Greenland USA, Nikkei Asian Review, Wiley, China Light and Power, and Cathay Pacific Airways.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Tom is native in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communications and a master’s degree in International and Public Affairs, in the Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Hong Kong respectively.