Meet Our Team

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Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.

 -Andrew Carnegie

The Partners

Bertrand Petyt

Managing Partner
Bertrand is an enabler of excellence, helping organisations to achieve their goals by rejuvenating management and operational processes. His methodology includes deep-dive business and operational analysis focusing on growth results and personnel retention. Bertrand is a strategic thinker and incisive communicator and Bertrand holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Long Island University, New York. He is now Managing Partner at Vitruvius Partners Group and Adjunct-Professor of Management at the International University of Monaco.

Lilian Bougy

Managing Partner
Lilian’s passion for analytics developed during his University time, where he successfully worked on various thesis and corporate projects. He then started a successful career in Ultra-luxury real estate management, where his applied academic knowledge proved a key factor in his ability to foster change initiatives and develop competitive and effective eco-systems. Lilian’s key talents reside in his ability to catalyse change, adapt to new environments and business parameters, and action effective operational plans on site. Lilian holds a Master of Science in Luxury Hospitality Management from the International University of Monaco.

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The Advisors

Erik Anderouard

Former Senior Vice President Operations at Sofitel
Erik is a recognized global hotel operations leader, successfully leading executive teams in 5 continents and 17 countries, fostering new hotel property development, operations management, project management, training, and mentoring. Talented business operations executive, leading global divisions and corporate development, Erik is a seasoned relationship manager, collaborating with direct reports, clients, partners, and various ownership structures, shaping consensus, and growing asset worth.

Stéphane Cozzo

Therapist & Neuroscientist
As a truth seeker, Stephane has always been driven by finding the way to unleash his own potential and consequently teach people how to go beyond their limits. Through his uncommon life experiences with the Yanomami Indians from Amazonia, Algonquins from Canada and Tibetan Amschis from Dharamsala, he developed a disruptive understanding of the humankind combining wisdom and neurosciences. As a therapist, coach and mentor, he can help both organizations and individuals to hack their own brain and get access to the next level of their life.

Peter Hult

Founder & CEO at Vikand
As a global maritime business expert with a passion for innovating, entrepreneurship and cultivating win-win partnerships in medical operations and public health, Peter Hult founded VIKAND in 2010. His background includes more than 25 years in the cruise and maritime industry, including operations, human resources, risk management and insurance services from Silversea Cruises, The World of residenSea and MHG. Peter co-founded the Maritime Industry Cares Foundation and is a founding board member of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach.

David Jalajas

Professor of Management at Long Island University
David has been studying the behavior of individuals and groups for over 30 years. He has provided innovative educational programs to students in undergraduate, graduate, and corporate settings. His interests include decision making, positive psychology, and educational design. David’s mission is to use his knowledge to help businesses improve processes and well-being, ultimately leading to success for the individual and the firm. David has a PhD in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University (Stanford, California USA), and an MS in Industrial Psychology from San Jose State University (San Jose, California USA). He has published 16 scientific papers.

Beathe-Jeanette Lunde

Former Executive Vice President Human Resources at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Jeanette has a broad experience including general management, strategic planning, product development, optimising global resources, generating significant cost savings and promoting innovative solutions in complex environments. As Senior Vice President, she managed 80 Franchise units, Corporate Social Responsibility, Safety & Security as well as the Human Resources functions for The Rezidor Hotel Group. As Executive Vice President she oversaw the areas of Human Resources, People Development, Responsible Business, Communication and Safety & Security, for Carlson Companies based in the USA.

Darius Mehta

Former Vice President Cruise Reservations, Land & Air at Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
A Leader and an innovator in the luxury travel industry with solid reputation for understanding and catering to the luxury market. Experienced in re-branding and establishing the elements that lead to a strong, successful and identifiable image – emanating from product delivery. A proven team leader able to build a work environment that encourages free thinking, innovation and involvement. A keen marketer with an eye for trends – avid follower of brands outside the travel world, charting their approach and nimbleness to catering to their demographic.

Irina Maria Peterson

Co-Founder & CEO at BROTH BY DESIGN LLC
Irina is an explorer, an environmental activist and ocean lover, based in Monaco. Her passion is assisting companies and individuals in their efforts to embrace sustainability and act on the huge environmental issues our planet is facing.. Irina’s education in the field of sustainability includes the edX Program “Our Planet – Our Ocean” and the Stanford University Continuous Learning Center Program in Sustainability. Irina Maria Peterson is a board member of OceanoScientific Monaco, member of Monaco Impact, “member societaire” of Yacht Club of Monaco and an ambassador for Passion Sea and eXXpedition.

Ray Pullaro

Chief Education and Research Officer at Gilded
Ray is the Chief Education and Research Officer at Gilded. Prior to this, Ray was managing director for Blackstone’s Alternative Asset Management division (BAAM), which was responsible for over $32 billion in assets. As a portfolio manager for the BAAM investment offerings, Ray served on BAAM’s Executive and Investment Committees. Additionally, he was responsible for top-down strategy research and was involved in all aspects of hedge fund manager evaluation, selection, and monitoring. Before working in asset management, Ray specialised in financial risk. He began his career in finance as an options trader with O’Connor & Associates.

Christian Sauleau

Former Executive Vice President Of Operations at Silversea Cruises/Crystal Cruises/Regent Seven Seas
After spending nine years on board vessels in the Hotel Operation with Royal Viking Line, Christian took over the role of Vice President Hotel Operation at Royal Viking line at the corporate Office. Christian was part of the launch of Silversea cruises as Executive Vice President fleet Operations. His career also includes Regent Seven Seas Cruises as Executive Vice President Fleet Ops and Crystal Cruises as Senior Vice President Operations and Guest services. His responsibilities included overseeing Hotel, Marine, technical Operations, land program and development of itineraries and new ship building.

Alicia Sedgwick

Communication coach
Corporate Trainer and Professional MC based in the Principality of Monaco, with an extensive background in the Entertainment and Events Industry. She offers private coaching to Corporations, Associations, International Schools, Foundations and individuals. Alicia is also a trained Mediator, specialized in conflict management. Alicia has hosted three TEDx Conferences, managed international press conferences for the London 2021 Olympics, and managed red carpets for the Laureus World Sports Awards. She has managed Talent Relations for the BBC Chelsea Flower Show in London, and in the “Green Room” of the World Music Awards.

Luca Signoretti

Leadership Expert
Luca is a former marketing and communication executive with a 20+ year experience with Unilever, Danone, Ferrero and Heineken. Leveraging his extensive experience and research-based evidences, he consults, coaches and trains business leaders from large organizations on how to increase their competitiveness working on both marketing challenges as well as on leadership ones. Luca collaborates with the exec. education programs of leading business-schools like HEC, LSE, ESCP and he is an adjunct professor of Communication & Marketing at the IUM and EDHEC universities.

Dietmar Wertanzl

President & CEO at CMI Leisure Management
Prior to taking the helm at CMI Leisure, he served as the Executive Vice President for FleetPro Ocean Leisure, the Miami-based ship management company that would eventually evolve into CMI Leisure. Past achievements include serving as the President and CEO of the largest American-owned cruise line, Cruise West. He was also the Senior Vice President of Fleet Operations for Celebrity Cruises, and the Managing Director of Celebrity Xpeditions, the line’s boutique division. Before that, Dietmar was the Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations for Crystal Cruises, the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line, having earned more “World’s Best” accolades than any other cruise line, hotel, or resort.

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