Ms Dusha Barbara VIDANOVICH, LLB, MDip
is a former career diplomat, senior lecturer and director of Europrotocol.
Ms Vidanovich is the world-renowned authority on international business and diplomatic protocol. An extensively experienced consultant, trainer, and manager. Holds Bachelor Degree in International Law and Master Degree in Diplomacy from the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies in Malta at the time affiliated with the Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. Her background represents a brilliant career in diplomatic service and wealth of experience in international business. Furthermore, her impeccable credentials, as well as extensive knowledge and proficiency enabled her to work with prominent national governments, international organisations and with the best corporations in the world.
Equipped with a Bachelor Degree in International Public Law, and Masters Degree in Diplomacy specialising in International Relations, her impeccable academic qualifications, vast knowledge and global experience are second to none. Her exceptional training sessions bring unmatched global expertise in the world of diplomacy and business international environment, presented with a unique, diverse perspective. She is recognised worldwide as a selected member of the Who’s Who in the world of diplomatic and international business professional interaction. She lives in London, she is married to a Serbian and they have two children.
Ms Maya Brown holds a MA in English Language and Related Literature. Ms Brown is a linguistic specialist advisor with over 15 years of experience in the areas of international relations, cultural diversity, multi-cultural marketing communications and public relations.
She is a trainer-consultant on professional communication, cross-cultural interaction and legal English, she has been providing providing consulting service to international organisations, financial institutions, petrochemical industry, legal interpreter offices and financial investment authorities. Her practice also incudes consulting in media and multinational film production.
Mr Grant Alexander Simmonds, MBE has had a distinguished career with 15 years of service as a Head of Ceremonial Events and Planning at the City of London. He was responsible for delivering hundreds of the highest profile events, involving Heads of State or Government and their officials.
Through his daily communication he established excellent working relationships with High Commissions and Embassies, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK Parliament and the Royal Household, principally the Lord Chamberlain’s Office. He is a leading authority on how the City and its institutions operate, in particular the Livery Companies and the Government of London.
Mr Simmonds is Officer of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem and has received decorations from the Heads of State for services related to his work over the years.
Ms Christine Van Heerden, is expert consultant and trainer in the field of International Protocol and Business Etiquette. As a specialist continues to successfully share her knowledge and experience both nationally in South Africa and internationally especially on the African continent.
Ms van Heerden is a founder and managing director of International Protocol Consultants (IPC) South Africa. She gained her professional experience in this field whilst working for the South African Government in Washington, D.C. Following her return to South Africa, she was instrumental in the establishment of a Protocol Division in a State Department reporting directly to the State President.
She has been consulting on international protocol, business etiquette, events and ceremonies on presidential and inter-governmental level in Africa.
IPC is proud to have been the chosen company to provide protocol training for the South African Presidency and also for the Spousal Office. The expertise of Ms Van Heerden is acknowledged nationally and internationally and as a result thereof, has been invited on several occasions by Prime news channels in South Africa and Africa as subject expert.
Mr André Remy holds a Master degree in Economics (Université de Paris) and currently serves as Programme Officer within the International Cooperation Department at the Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques in Paris.
Mr Remy is an advisor-consultant on Japanese economy and Japanese corporate & general culture and has taught at Le Havre University. He was posted at the French Embassy in Saudi Arabia and has extensive first hand knowledge and understanding of the Arabian Gulf countries` economy and cultural diversity. Mr Remy is an expert consultant to Europrotocol – The European School of Protocol®.
Europrotocol is the world’s leading training company providing executive and government trainings on diplomatic protocol, international business protocol, professional etiquette and cross-cultural communication.
Europrotocol was founded in 2001and is based in Brussels (Belgium) and London (UK).