Team Experts
Steve Alban Tineo

◈  Steve Alban TINEO • Chief Executive Officer

Steve Alban Tineo is an international professional negotiator and mediation expert as well as a financial analyst.
As the founder and CEO of Assertive Group SA, Steve Alban Tineo travels the world resolving complex situations before they become disputes as well as negotiating international contracts.

For over 20 years, he has created a network of international relationships with eminent individuals, member at governments and companies. He acts as a trusted advisor, manager and negotiator for many top celebrities and for some of the most prominent leaders in Diplomacy, in Banking & Finance as well as in Sports & Medias.

As a financial analyst, Steve Alban founded BART© – Business And Response Team a unique Platform which regroups Financial Analysts, Technicians, Engineers, Scientists, Lawyers, MarCom experts working alongside Negotiators/Mediators to structure and execute “complex operations & complicated financial” deals or resolve “Special Situations”. BART© works closely with governments, company shareholders, Family Office owners, Sports & Media personalities, Financial and International Companies, Private Equity or Venture Capital Firms consistently achieving high rates of success, thanks to the use of non-dogmatic, holistic, multi-methodologies and personalized approaches.

With is investments company The Great Dragon Group, Steve Alban invests or regularly participates in the long-term development of companies and in projects for, or with which he works.

For many years, Steve Alban has run the coaching program “ KYF – Know Yourself First … How to Negotiate with Yourself ” tremendously improving the mental strengths and the striking efficiency of numerous C-Level, Executives, VIP personalities and Sports & Media celebrities.

Alongside with working with celebrities and visible families or companies, Steve Alban has frequently operated undercover as part of various negotiating teams for many international endeavors.

He is one of Europe’s, unique and most skilled and experienced negotiators and conflict resolution manager, conducting hundreds of negotiations with governments, businesses, organizations, pressure groups and individuals from many parts of the world.

Steve Alban Tineo holds a Master Black Belt© from the BRAIN© Academy, a Mediation Master Certification from PACIFICAT© Academy, is a Member of Harvard PON (Program on Negotiation), holds a Master in Negotiation (2008), and certifications from numerous Master programs in Negotiation, Mediation, Crisis & Conflict Management, Intelligence, Leadership, Influence & Persuasion. He holds the CSFB (New York) Global Financial Analyst Award on EVA&VDF models (1999-2000), the Swiss Stock Exchange License (SWX-VIRT-x) and the Swiss Federal Banking Certificate with honors (1998).

Aneesha Bhunjun

◈  Aneesha BHUNJUN • MD - Head of Mediation

Aneesha Bhunjun is an international expert in mediation as well as a barrister and a practicing lawyer.
In addition to being a Managing Partner of Assertive Group, Aneesha Bhunjun is a dual qualified Barrister and Practicing Solicitor. She is frequently invited to discuss topical legal issues and developments by NGO’s such as Amnesty International on topics including human trafficking and forced marriages. Aneesha holds a master’s degree in law and a Criminology Degree from the Inns of Court School of Law in London.

Aneesha is also a professional mediator and delivers training in mediation across the world to CEO’s, global business leaders and politicians, amongst others. As a Managing Partner of Assertive, she heads up the Mediation division. She is also the international representative for Mauritius for ADR-ODR International, the first international provider to offer online dispute resolution.

Aneesha is a regular speaker on BBC radio and at world forums such as the UIA International World Forum and has published articles in Mauritius regarding the necessity for mediation in conflict resolution.

In addition, Aneesha is creating a dispute resolution center in Mauritius which will assist the Government with open dialogue between neighboring countries within the Indian Ocean. She assists individuals and organizations to acquire skills which in turn empower them to become future peace makers.

She regularly attends scripture-based dialogue forums where she works closely with religious and community leaders to facilitate a holistic approach in inter-faith, community and cultural disputes. Her breadth of experience allows her to understand complex issues and strategically resolve disputes using high level negotiating techniques.

Denise Burnet

◈  Denise BURNET • International, Governmental & Diplomatic Relations

Amongst other roles, Denise BURNET is a Senior Advisor to the President of France
She joined the World Economic Forum in 1978 and has held various high-profile positions within the organization and was responsible for the creation of the Forum’s first database.

For three decades, Denise has been in charge of organizing and coordinating global meetings and round table discussions at the highest governmental and industrial levels, such as: the first Geneva Meeting of the WEF and subsequent country meetings in: France, Turkey, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Portugal, India. Plus, the first meetings in Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico, Brazil and then in 1991, the first regional summit in Hong Kong, followed by Middle East/Africa, Mercosur, South Africa.

In her previous role as Associate Director, she was responsible for Public Figures, for the Centre of Regional Strategies and for managing relations with Government Members in France, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Jordan and the UAE.

Since 2003, Denise has been the Director of Events. She organizes and coordinates all the events related to the World Economic Forum, including the Annual Meetings for the Global Agenda Councils, Industry Summit, Sustainable Summit in New York, Global Shapers and Young Global Leaders Annual meetings, as well as the Annual Meetings held in Davos and in China.

In this role, she is in charge of the quality and delivery of extremely important letters and communications with all public figures around the world. In parallel, Denise is responsible for the relations with the French Government, plus various institutions, corporations and top CEOs, including the signing of all Memoranda of Understanding with governments.

Denise Burnet holds a degree from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Geneva, Switzerland and is the Founder and Manager Director of DB3 Connect, a partnership with Assertive Group.

David Delmi

◈  David DELMI • Founder & CEO Hardah Group

David Delmi is the founder of HARDAH Group a Digital Trust Expert & serial entrepreneur.
David Delmi is the founder and CEO of the Swiss high-tech startup HARDAH, whose goals are to increase digital trust as well as to fight fake news and poor-quality content on the web. He has made 4 years of R&D on misinformation and propaganda with philosophers, journalists, and whistleblowers.

In 2017, Bilanz, Le Temps and Handelzeitung awarded him as one of the 100 "Digital Shapers", ranking the 100 most important Swiss in the digital world. David is in close relationship with the State of Geneva, travelling with them on economic delegation and helping them on innovation and blockchain topics. The French newspaper Paris Match ranked his company HARDAH as one of the best startups in Switzerland, and Tribune de Genève consider him as a visionary in ethical social networking. David gives occasionally conferences on Blockchain, innovation or Fake News: Harvard alumni network, World Conference of Scientific Journalist, Geneva Chamber of Commerce, ...

David has a Bachelor of Management from HEC Lausanne, Blockchain Certificates from Oxford and Berkeley and is the youngest graduate of an Executive Program of IMD Business School.

David used to be an assistant in macroeconomics at HEC Lausanne. He is a pioneer in the construction of regulatory-compliant blockchain banking models. He is specialized in new technologies' strategy and social impact, as well on multi-layer technologies implementation. He has strong expertise and networking in the media and press industry, working directly with many journalist and newspaper's editors. He regularly wrote for Bilan Magazine, one of the biggest economic magazines in Switzerland about the philosophy of new technologies.

Philippe Cathelaz

◈  Philippe CATHELAZ • Expert of the Day after - Strategic Marketing & Communication, Implementation & People Engagement

Through Marketing and Communication strategies, Philippe CATHELAZ has become a Maestro in going from: Comprehension, change management, Adhesion, Implementation and Communication on major conflicts and deal closing.
Like you, leadership and communications expert Philippe Cathelaz has seen the word engagement defined numerous ways. Experienced senior business executive – 10 years as a PR consultant then Chief of Communications & Marketing within both public and private sectors, member of Executive management – Philippe dedicated his career to build trust and implement strategies and campaigns that successfully engage employees, clients and stakeholders.

His expertise in coaching the C-Suite within global organizations in different industries gave him endless opportunities to combine the power of logos, ethos and pathos to generate fellowship and followers.

Engaging leadership and inspiring communication are paramount to any success, especially following a Crisis Management or a Deal freshly closed! Building on the momentum, he helps Boards and Executives to discuss and plan together the first strategic steps following any decision. Along with this, Philippe has been seriously involved in talent management, sustainability, innovation, driving cultural change, corporate purpose, viral marketing, complex matrix organizations, mergers and sound reorganizations.
Part of his mission is to design and facilitate off-sites and supports Boards, Executives, HR and Communications’ teams to reach their next level and lead transformation.

During his tenure at HSBC as Head of Marketing & Communications EMEA, he managed the “Falciani Data Theft” Crisis. His track record includes achievements with McDonald’s, British American Tobacco, Firmenich, Lombard Odier and other high-level public services. As Director of Communications at Firmenich, he launched new leadership behaviors. At SIG, he kicked off a full campaign to reduce the consumption of electricity. Based in Geneva, he is NOW leading his own consultancy allGulliver and is Partner at Happy-at-Work.

Peter Hendry

◈  Peter HENDRY • Scientific Advisory - Expert in Energy & Technical Energy Response & Deal Closing Expert

Peter HENDRY is an international energy expert, covering all commercial aspects of Oil, Gas and Power.
As Senior Advisor and Oil Expert, Peter has worked for most of his career in the Oil and Gas sector. He has held senior roles within Major Oil Companies, Independent Trading Companies and at a Wall Street Bank.

Peter has over 30 years’ experience working in the Oil Industry and while principally engaged in Commodity Trading, he has also gained considerable midstream processing experience, as well as an excellent knowledge of Upstream operations and the commercial side of E&P.

More recently, he has focused on the investment side of the business. With Assertive, he has acted as policy advisor to various National Energy Ministers, as well as other senior Government figures, to improve the efficiency of their energy activities and to help to maximize their strategic development opportunities. He has also acted as advisor to some of the most prominent Oil billionaires in the world. With Assertive’s expertise in negotiation, Peter has developed a specialization in “close the deal” strategies within the energy industries.

Peter has an Honors Degree in Resources Sciences – Geophysics, from the University of Kingston. He regularly lectures on various aspects of Commodities Trading, Energy and Logistics at; the University of Geneva, Webster’s University, the Geneva Business School and at Oil and Gas Knowledge.

Before entering the Oil sector, his formative years were in the Chemical and Gas Industries.