Global Expert Network

Global Experts Network

Dr. Diane Dodd – Spain
Dr. Diane Dodd – Spain
Executive Director of IGCAT Diane Dodd is President of IGCAT and Executive Director of the European Region of Gastronomy Platform and Award. She is also European coordinator for the global...
Davinia Galea – Malta
Davinia Galea – Malta
Special Advisor, European Projects – IGCAT – International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism Davinia has worked in the cultural sector for more than thirty years in...
Dr. Eva Canaleta Safont – Spain
Dr. Eva Canaleta Safont – Spain
Executive Administrator of IGCAT Eva Canaleta is the Executive Administrator of IGCAT and a professor at the University School of Hospitality Management in Sant Pol de Mar, Barcelona, Spain...
Dr. Edith Szivas – United Arab Emirates
Dr. Edith Szivas – United Arab Emirates
Director – SeaStar Consultancy Dr. Edith M. Szivas is Treasurer of IGCAT and Director of the UAE based SeaStar Consultancy. She is a tourism development specialist with 25 years of...
Dr. Marta Crispí i Canton – Spain
Dr. Marta Crispí i Canton – Spain
Director of the Masters in Arts and Cultural Management – Universitat Internacional de Catalunya Marta Crispí is an IGCAT Executive Board member and is currently Director of the Masters...
Caroline Couret – Spain
Caroline Couret – Spain
Program manager – Creative Tourism Network Expert in creative tourism, she co-founded and currently manages the Creative Tourism Network® and the Barcelona Creative Tourism program. She...
Jorge Bernández – Spain
Jorge Bernández – Spain
Director at Cultural Organisations Jorge Bernárdez has more than 17 years of work experience in the cultural and artistic management field, out of which seven years as executive director. He is...
Prof. Janez Bogataj – Slovenia
Prof. Janez Bogataj – Slovenia
Honorary Professor – University of Ljubljana Prof. Janez Bogataj worked as an Art Director in Ethnology at the Dolenjska Museum in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, between 1972 and 1974, and was...
Martyn Bould MBE – Cayman Islands
Martyn Bould MBE – Cayman Islands
Chairman – Cayman National Cultural Foundation Martyn was recognised by Her Majesty, the Queen, in the 2012 Birthday Honours and made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British...
Carlos Fernandes – Portugal
Carlos Fernandes – Portugal
Professor – Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo Carlos Fernandes is Associate Professor in Tourism Studies at the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal. He obtained...
Dr. Aleš Gacnik – Slovenia
Dr. Aleš Gacnik – Slovenia
Head of Department of Cultural Tourism and Cultural Heritage – University of Primorska – Head of the Centre of gastronomy and wine culture – University of Primorska Dr. Ales...
Prof. Roberta Garibaldi – Italy
Prof. Roberta Garibaldi – Italy
Professor – University of Bergamo Roberta Garibaldi is Responsible for Tourism Lab at the University of Bergamo, she is an agregate professor of Marketing and Tourism Marketing, a...
Iñaki Gaztelumendi – Spain
Iñaki Gaztelumendi – Spain
Director – Tangible Consulting Iñaki Gaztelumundi was Director / Manager of Tourism for Santiago de Compostela and is currently a partner and director of Tangible Consulting. He also...
Dr. Danuta Glondys – Poland
Dr. Danuta Glondys – Poland
Director of the Villa Decius Association – Villa Decius Association Danuta Glondys is the Director of the Villa Decius Association in Kraków and also an independent consultant and an...
Dag Hartman – Sweden
Dag Hartman – Sweden
Regional Expert International Projects – Region of Jämtland Härjedalen With a background in environmental sciences, current position in the Regional Council aims to establish a productive...
Dr. Daniela Angelina Jelincic – Croatia
Dr. Daniela Angelina Jelincic – Croatia
Research Adviser – Institute for Development and International Relations – IMO Daniela A. Jelincic is a research adviser at the Culture and Communications Department of the...
Rosario Scarpato – Italy
Rosario Scarpato – Italy
IT Chefs Rosario is an author and a television and multimedia director. He is also in promotion and big events.He lives and works in Melbourne, Australia and Buenos Aires, Argentina. As an...
Clara Melluish – United Kingdom
Clara Melluish – United Kingdom
Assistant – European Region of Gastronomy Platform and Gastrodiplomacy Report  Clara Melluish is an IGCAT associate. Her background lies in theatre and languages but in 2013, she chose to...
Prof. Satu Miettinen – Finland
Prof. Satu Miettinen – Finland
Professor, University of Lapland Satu Miettinen, Doctor of Arts works as a Professor of Applied Art and Design at the University of Lapland. Previously she has worked as a co-ordinator for the...
Mary Miller – Norway
Mary Miller – Norway
Director –  Bergen National Opera Mary Miller is currently General and Artistic Director of Bergen National Opera. From 2005 – 2008 was CEO and artistic director of the Stavanger...
Le Minh Tuan – Vietnam
Le Minh Tuan – Vietnam
Lecturer – Hue University After finishing a bachelor in business administration at HUE college of Economics, Le Minh Tuan became a lecturer in Marketing and Tourism from 2009 at...
Marina Simião – Brazil
Marina Simião – Brazil
Associate – Ícone Gestão, Treinamento e Consultoria Tourism bachelor, Marina Simião has been working in managing and consulting for development tourism and culture projects and programes...
Robert Palmer – United Kingdom
Robert Palmer – United Kingdom
Expert consultant (former Director of Culture, Cultural and Natural Heritage, Council of Europe, Strasbourg) Robert Palmer is a free-lance independent expert consultant in the cultural sector...
Prof. Philippe Poirrier – France
Prof. Philippe Poirrier – France
Professor – Université de Bourgogne Philippe Poirrier is a Professor of contemporary history at the University of Burgundy (Dijon, France) and associate researcher at the Centre...
Dr. László Puczkó – Hungary
Dr. László Puczkó – Hungary
Managing Director – Xellum Ltd László graduated in 1993 as an economist specialized in tourism and logistics at Budapest University of Economics. Then, led by his interest in culture and...
Dr. Kris Rampersad – Trinidad and Tobago
Dr. Kris Rampersad – Trinidad and Tobago
Media Cultural and Literary Consultant, Publisher, Researcher, Writer, Policy Analyst, Producer, Educator – National Commission for UNESCO/Network of Non-Governmental Organisations of...
Dr. Ilie Rotariu – Romania
Dr. Ilie Rotariu – Romania
Professor – University Lucian Blaga Dr. Ilie Rotariu is Professor at “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Senate’s Secretary and Doctor in economics. He worked as a guide during the early...
Ilona Sares – Finland
Ilona Sares – Finland
Business Relations – ProAgria North-Savo Ilona Sares is working in Finland, North Savo, with rural area SMEs entrepreneurs to find new ways for survive in co-operation. Creative Tourism...
Dr. Fazli Sattar – Pakistan
Dr. Fazli Sattar – Pakistan
Associate Professor – Pakhtunkhwa College of Arts Dr. Fazli Sattar is Associate Professor and Researcher at Pakhtunkhwa College of Arts, Abdul Wali Khan University. He holds an...
Paul Schafer – Canada
Paul Schafer – Canada
Director – World Culture Project D. Paul Schafer is founder and Director of the World Culture Project based in Markham, Canada (www3.sympatico.ca/dpaulschafer). He has worked in the arts...
Tanja Strugar – Serbia
Tanja Strugar – Serbia
Project Officer – League of Experts (LEX) Consulting  Tanja Strugar grew up living in various countries around the world. China, Lebanon, Israel, Italy, South Africa, Serbia and the United...
Dr. Jordi Tresserras – Spain
Dr. Jordi Tresserras – Spain
Director of LABPATC – Laboratory of Heritage, Creativity and Cultural Tourism Since 1999, Dr. Jordi Tresserras is Academic Coordinator of Postgraduate Course in Cultural Tourism and the...
Dr. Michele Trimarchi – Italy
Dr. Michele Trimarchi – Italy
Professor of Cultural Economics – Tools for Culture Dr. Michele Trimarchi is Professor of Economic Analysis of Law (Catanzaro) and also teaches Cultural Economics (Bologna). He lectures...
Dr. Lidia Varbanova – Canada
Dr. Lidia Varbanova – Canada
Senior consultant, lecturer and researcher  Dr. Lidia Varbanova has professional experience in Canada, Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus. She works as a consultant, educator and researcher...
Dimitrije Vujadinovic – Serbia
Dimitrije Vujadinovic – Serbia
Director – Balkankult Foundation Intereg Dimitrje Vujadinovic is the Co-founder and Director of Balkankult foundation (Balkankult Foundation Intereg). He is member of the Journalist...
Dr. Jutamas Wisansing – Thailand
Dr. Jutamas Wisansing – Thailand
Executive Consultant – Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration/Perfect Link Consulting Group Dr. Jutamas holds her PhD from Lincoln University, New Zealand. She has now...
Pierre Thiam – United States and Senegal
Pierre Thiam – United States and Senegal
Chef, Author and Lecturer Chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author, Pierre Thiam was raised in Dakar, Senegal, a bustling and culturally diverse metropolis on the west coast of Africa. Although...
Laura Hernández – Colombia
Laura Hernández – Colombia
Director – Fundación Leo Espinosa FUNLEO Laura Hernández Espinosa is director of FUNLEO, a non-profit organization that works to improve the welfare of Colombians understanding gastronomy...
Dr. Valeria Campos – Chile
Dr. Valeria Campos – Chile
Journalist and Doctor of Philosophy Dr. Valeria Campos is full time professor and researcher at the Institute of Philosophy at Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile. She studies the subject...
Laura Rosano – Uruguay
Laura Rosano – Uruguay
National Coordinator – Slow Food Laura Rosano is National Coordinator of Slow Food International in Uruguay and Director of Verde Oliva, a company researching and stimulating the use of...
Pelle Andersen – Denmark
Pelle Andersen – Denmark
Director of Food Organisation  Pelle Andersen is the Managing Director of Food Organisation of Denmark (FOOD). FOOD is a small public-private partnership started to nurture and feed the...
Cáit Noone – Ireland
Cáit Noone – Ireland
Vice President International Engagement Head of College Tourism & Arts at GMIT Cáit Noone is Vice President of International Engagement and Head of the Galway International Hotel School at...
Jacinta Dalton – Ireland
Jacinta Dalton – Ireland
Lecturer at College of Tourism & Arts, GMIT Jacinta Dalton is an IGCAT board member and a member of Faculty at The College of Tourism & Arts, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, (GMIT)...
Dr. Alessio Cavicchi – Italy
Dr. Alessio Cavicchi – Italy
Professor at the Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism at University of Macerata Alessio Cavicchi received his PhD in Economics of Food and Environmental Resources from...
Dr. Giuseppe Laquidara – Italy
Dr. Giuseppe Laquidara – Italy
X23 Ltd. — CEO, Innovative Physical Technologies, Complex Systems Giuseppe Laquidara is a Physicist, CEO and co-founder at X23 Srl since 2011 in charge of assisting, supporting and coaching...
Jerry C. Y. Liu – Taiwan
Jerry C. Y. Liu – Taiwan
President – Taiwan Association of Cultural Policy Studies Jerry C. Y. Liu is an Associate Professor of Graduate School of Arts Management and Cultural Policy at the National Taiwan...
Larissa Uwase – Rwanda
Larissa Uwase – Rwanda
Chief Operations Officer – Carl Group Ltd Larissa Uwase completed an undergraduate course in Built Environment and Architecture in 2016, at the College of Science and Technology under the...
Simran Sethi – United States
Simran Sethi – United States
Journalist Simran Sethi is a journalist and educator focused on food, sustainability and social change. Named the environmental “messenger” by Vanity Fair, a top 10 eco-hero of the planet by...
Louis-Marie Pandzou – Congo
Louis-Marie Pandzou – Congo
Cultural Mediator and Researcher Louis-Marie Pandzou is Cultural Mediator and Researcher in Linguistic, Ethnology and Anthropology. He completed a Professional Bachelor of Arts in Cultural and...
Loïc Bienassis – France
Loïc Bienassis – France
Researcher and Project Manager Researcher and Project Manager at the Institut Européen d’Histoire et des Cultures de l’Alimentation (European Institute for the History and Cultures of Food) at...
Erik Sejersen – Denmark
Erik Sejersen – Denmark
CEO of the consulting company ESejersen Erik has worked for more than 15 years with business development in public – private collaboration. Particularly tourism, food develoment and the...
Dr. Anagnostis Argiriou – Greece
Dr. Anagnostis Argiriou – Greece
Senior Researcher and Deputy Director at the Institute of Applied Biosciences Anagnostis (Notis) Argiriou is a Senior Researcher and Deputy Director at the Institute of Applied Biosciences –...
Bilel Aboudi – Tunisia
Bilel Aboudi – Tunisia
Director, Head of Monitoring and Evaluation Unit (Minister’s Office) Ministry of Cultural Affairs  Bilel Aboudi has served as a Public Services Advisor at the Ministry of Culture of Tunisia...
Lila Karapostoli – Greece
Lila Karapostoli – Greece
Director at The Culinary Center & Cookery Club of Athens Lila has published the awarded book “Traditional Tastes of the Aegean”, has served as a food journalist in Gastronomic publications...
Claire Brightley – United Kingdom
Claire Brightley – United Kingdom
Educationalist and Programme Manager Claire Brightley is an Educationalist and Programme Manager with a research interest in sustainable energy, growing communities and ending food waste. She...
Maria Elena Cornejo – Peru
Maria Elena Cornejo – Peru
Culture and Gastronomy Journalist  Founding member of Apega (Peruvian Society of Gastronomy) and lecturer of  gastronomic journalism. Her gastronomic chronicles throughout the five continents...
Kimberly Jung – United States
Kimberly Jung – United States
CEO and Co-Founder of Rumi. As a saffron aficionado, Kim presents at various culinary institutions and restaurants to teach about the basics of saffron quality, taste, and culinary use...
Fia Gulliksson – Sweden
Fia Gulliksson – Sweden
CEO and founder of Food In Action company group Fia is the loadstar of crEATive gastronomy eco-systems for local and global growth. Food, creativity, culture and sustainable core values are the...
Anja Van Hout – Netherlands
Anja Van Hout – Netherlands
Anja Van Hout has been the Director of regional cooperation in Northeast Brabant since November 2010, which was founded by 20 municipalities. She is responsible for the strategic agenda and the...