Whether from the public, private and non-profit sectors, Álon & Partners fully endorse an extra-sensory approach when it comes to communications, connections and cultures. Music and the Arts bridges boundaries and makes change feasible.
From all walks of life, our advisors represent diversity in their roots, experiences and expertise, but we share one goal: to help raise awareness and support for sustainable projects with tangible impacts by actively converging people and resources.
- Atem Ramsundersingh, The Netherlands. CEO, WEnergy Global Pte Ltd. With a career in water spanning 20 years and 160 countries, Atem has held leadership positions at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water, World Bank, UAE Academy of Leaders in Arab States, Nile River Basin Project, Shell, and the Governments of China, Indonesia, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Suriname and Taiwan; and recently as CEO of Turiya Technologies/CEM Pyramid. As an infrastructure strategist, institutional reform and development expert, network builder and engineer, political lobbyist and environmental activist and dialogue facilitator, he bridges knowledge, exprtise and resources to facilitate positive progress and change. His focus is now on bringing renewable energy to more people. His Mantra is: “Dive right in.”
- HE Jan Peter Balkenende, The Netherlands. Partner, Ernst & Young. Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands (2002-2010). Jan-Peter led four coalition governments, and draws on his extensive global experience as our advisor. He plays a leading role as Partner at Ernst & Young and remains active in various CSR initiatives, and holds a professorship in Governance, Institutions & Internationalisation at Erasmus University Rotterdam. One of his Mottos is: ”Freedom is a universal value…how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent.”
- Henry-Jacques Bakker, The Philippines/The Netherlands. Ex-Communications Director, The Green Exchange. Henry’s experience working with leading banks, brokers, trading firms and environmental and climate exchanges combined with his communications expertise help channel our efforts towards a greater international audience. His Opera & Classical Music Studies, as well as work in the non-profit sector in the Philippines, also add another level of appreciation and value to our “Art & Culture with a Cause” theme. He believes in: “Sea, change. I want to be a part of it.”
- Mark Morley, Head of EMEA Corporate Communications, Global Credit Rating Firm, London. Mark’s diverse background says it all. Associate Director, WeberShandwick, UK Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Catholic Church, England & Wales; Relationship Coordinator, International & Domestic Communications Affairs, UK Prime Minister’s Policy Unit, the BBC and the EU; Senior Advisor, Scotland’s National Tourism Agency, Scotland; Senior Communications Strategist, Schlumberger; Head of Corporate Communications, Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority; Communications Strategy Advisor, Qatar Central Bank and Ministry of Finance & Ministry of Economic Affairs. Double Majors in Political Science & Philosophy, International Relations & Diplomatic Practice. His motto: “Make a meaningful impact”.
With the stewardship of our Advisors, we also work with a team of volunteers around the world - all of whom share a passion for art, culture, philanthropy and causes that shape a better world.
They represent and bring a wealth of expertise in social philanthropy and entrepreneurship, arts & cultural ambassadorship, corporate and multilateral agency experience, integrated water knowledge and peace negotiation, philanthropy and non-profit, politics and environmental awareness.