John EllisChief Executive Officer
John Ellis was previously Chief Executive Officer of a number of international companies including UK Construction Link. He started his career in the commercial office sector in 2005 representing the UK government, in charge of Business Development with Servecorp; the Australian Securities Exchange listed office space solutions group, while managing over 60 companies in co-working/shared offices globally. John plans to grow the company to hold a portfolio of 30 locations globally in the next five years, with a focus on (workspace units) workload, cost and membership management.
Arif Kitchlew Chief Financial Officer
Arif Kitchlew was CFO for Al Aqili Furnishings Group, OBS Group LLC and Haleeb Foods Limited to name a few. He is also a KPMG alum, a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. At WorkSpace Commerce, Arif’s mandate is to provide Senior Management advisory support inclusive of business plan development, growth strategy and acquisition advice, contract discussions, overall guidance to the Accounts and Finance Team on core accounting, reporting and financial management.
Panny LawrenceInternational Sales Director
Panny Lawrence is the Founder and Managing Partner of Inception Group and Intelligent Motivations Group. Prior to this, he worked with HSBC and JP Morgan as Senior Business Consultant for Private Client Groups. Panny is tasked with investment and business development strategy and implementation alongside international sales network expansion and performance management for WorkSpace Commerce.
George YianniBusiness Development Director
George Yianni was a Senior Investment Manager in the UAE servicing HNWI and UHNWI clients. Prior to this, he was a senior banker with Santander UK. George is heading the Key Corporate Accounts for WorkSpace Commerce (sales).
Sam GallagherBusiness Development Director
Sam Gallagher was a former Principal Consultant for Engage Selection and a Senior Consultant for Infrastructure for Sommerman Skinner Associates. His business development and relationship skills are pivotal as he leads at the forefront of WorkSpace Commerce’s global campaign for agency partnerships and talent recruitment.
Albina HaoPR and Marketing Director
Albina Hao was PR and Marketing Consultant for Regent Consultancy and Acorn Executive Services in the UAE. Prior to this, she was Head of Consumer Department for Cohn & Wolfe-Impact Asia, a WPP company. Albina is currently managing a team of digital and media marketing consultants to ensure WorkSpace Commerce’s presence in the offline and online sphere is competitive and in line with its brand and business goals.
Nicolas Fillis UK Managing Director
Nicolas has 23-years of experience in property consultancy and construction management and currently manages the WorkSpace Commerce team of in-house construction engineers and architects for all of WorkSpace Commerce’s construction projects. He also acts as General Manager to our portfolio of buildings.
Audrey DesousaHead of Key Accounts and Client Servicing
Audrey has been supporting clients and Senior Executives for over eight years at Dubai Holding, a UAE-based listed group. A veteran in setting, maintaining and updating operational infrastructure within a fast-paced, complex work environment, Audrey heads the WorkSpace Commerce’s Accounts and Clients Servicing team.
Jonathan HarrisHead of Projects and Asset Management
Jonathan Harris has a 20-year track record in project and building management in various sectors throughout the United Kingdom. Jonathan ensures building construction and completion are within company time frames and provides on-the-ground support to external partners in charge of memberships.
Garry Reynolds Business Development Manager (U.K)
Garry Reynolds is Business Development Manager at Workspace Commerce responsible for building brand awareness and new business for the UK market. With 40-years of experience across a broad range of business sectors and products, Garry is a successful international business development executive with multiple performance awards to his name. He has worked in business intelligence, subscription based media, telecom, consultancy and IT training to name a few. His past affiliates include Alcan, British Steel, Teligen (tariff consultancy), telecom research firm Eurodata Foundation, TMT Finance and BroadGroup.
Raj Bosamia Business Strategy Manager (U.K.)
Raj Bosamia joins the WorkSpace Commerce team as the Business Strategy Manager for his technical and business vision in launching Workspace Commerce specifically in the U.K.
As a member of the team, Raj will lead business growth and will assist on strengthening Workspace Commerce’s product and service portfolio. He has already transformed business thinking by introducing new, innovative services and integrated marketing strategies responsive to the needs of today’s demanding and changing co-working landscape in the U.K.
Having gained a degree in Information Systems, Raj has been in the IT industry for over 20 years delivering international projects within multinational organisations such as Arhont Information Security, BIS, CompuServe and AOL to name a few.
Benjamin PearceCommunity Director – APAC
A serial entrepreneur who has worked as a consultant to some of the world’s largest co-working groups such as Weworks and Naked Hub, Benjamin heads WorkSpace Commerce’s Shanghai facility, FitSpace by WorkSpace Commerce, ensuring business development strategies are executed and membership growth managed.