Team Experts
Steve Alban Tineo

◈  Steve Alban TINEO • Chief Executive Officer

Steve Alban Tineo is an international professional negotiator and mediation expert as well as a financial analyst.
As the founder and CEO of Assertive Group and The Great Dragon Group , Steve Alban Tineo travels the world resolving complex situations before they become disputes as well as negotiating international contracts.

For over 20 years, he has created a network of international relationships with eminent individuals, diplomats and companies. He acts as a trusted advisor, manager and negotiator for many top celebrities and for some of the most prominent leaders in Diplomacy, in Banking & Finance as well as in Sports & Medias. Alongside working in the visible world, Steve Alban has frequently operated undercover as part of various negotiation or crisis management teams for many international endeavors.

As a financial analyst, Steve Alban founded BART© – Business And Response Team a unique Platform which regroups different specialists & experts working alongside Responders , to structure and execute “complex operations & complicated financial” deals or resolve “Crucial & Special Situations.” With The Great Dragon Group, Steve Alban invests or regularly participates in the long-term development of the companies and projects for, or with which he works.

For many years, Steve Alban has run the coaching program “ KYF – Know Yourself First … How to Negotiate with Yourself ” tremendously improving the mental strengths and the striking efficiency of numerous C-Level, Executives, VIP personalities and Sports & Media celebrities.

He is one of Europe’s most skilled and experienced negotiators & conflict resolution responder, conducting hundreds of negotiations with governments, businesses, organizations, pressure groups and individuals from many parts of the world.

Steve Alban Tineo holds a Master Black Belt© from the BRAIN© Academy, a Mediation Master Certification from the PACIFICAT© Academy, is a Member of Harvard PON (Program on Negotiation), holds a Master in Negotiation (2008), and certifications from numerous Master programs in Negotiation, Mediation, Crisis & Conflict Management, Intelligence, Leadership, Influence & Persuasion. He holds the CSFB (New York) Global Financial Analyst Award on EVA&VDF models (1999-2000), the Swiss Stock Exchange License (SWX-VIRT-x) and the Swiss Federal Banking Certificate with Honors (1998).

We are leading the Ethical Negotiation Revolution, transforming mentalities to create Positive, Respectful and Successful Resolutions, and accompanying Companies, Governments and Individuals to always thrive to reach Ethical Agreements.   Steve Alban Tineo  

Aneesha Bhunjun

◈  Aneesha BHUNJUN • MD - Head of Mediation

Aneesha Bhunjun is an international expert in mediation as well as a barrister and a practicing lawyer.
In addition to being a Managing Partner of Assertive Group, Aneesha Bhunjun is a dual qualified Barrister and Practicing Solicitor. She is frequently invited to discuss topical legal issues and developments by NGO’s such as Amnesty International on topics including human trafficking and forced marriages. Aneesha holds a master’s degree in law and a Criminology Degree from the Inns of Court School of Law in London.

Aneesha is also a professional mediator and delivers training in mediation across the world to CEO’s, global business leaders and politicians, amongst others. As a Managing Partner of Assertive, she heads up the Mediation division. She is also the international representative for Mauritius for ADR-ODR International, the first international provider to offer online dispute resolution.

Aneesha is a regular speaker on BBC radio and at world forums such as the UIA International World Forum and has published articles in Mauritius regarding the necessity for mediation in conflict resolution.

In addition, Aneesha is creating a dispute resolution center in Mauritius which will assist the Government with open dialogue between neighboring countries within the Indian Ocean. She assists individuals and organizations to acquire skills which in turn empower them to become future peace makers.

She regularly attends scripture-based dialogue forums where she works closely with religious and community leaders to facilitate a holistic approach in inter-faith, community and cultural disputes. Her breadth of experience allows her to understand complex issues and strategically resolve disputes using high level negotiating techniques.

Denise Burnet

◈  Denise BURNET • International, Governmental & Diplomatic Relations building trust by facilitating high level and sustainable relationships -

As the Founder & CEO of DB3 Connect, Denise Burnet spent 41 years with the World Economic Forum in Geneva.
Member of the Executive Committee since 2015, she has been the Director for Global Events. Throughout her career, Denise has been in charge of organizing and coordinating global meetings and round table discussions at the highest governmental and industrial levels. This includes the first Geneva Meeting of the World Economic Forum and subsequent meetings in France, Turkey, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Portugal, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico, Brazil, and :

  • the first regional summit in Hong Kong (1991) with more than 1’000 participants over 3 days
  • the first Middle East and North Africa, Latin America, Asia, South Africa and other African countries (South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Namibia, Zimbabwe)
  • the Annual Meetings in Davos – the key and the major event of the World Economic Forum
  • the Annual Meetings of the New Champions in China, of the Global Future Councils in Dubai, the Sustainable Development Summit in New York, and the Annual Meetings of the Young Global Leaders in numerous countries

Denise developed trusted and personal relationships with government representatives and international institutions (IMF, ECB, OECD) and top CEOs, more particularly within the Middle East (Jordan, UAE, Bahrain, Morocco, Egypt, Israel) and France, and was more recently the Advisor for France to the President. She was part of the negotiation and signing of numerous Memoranda of Understanding with numerous governments.

The mission of her role was to ensure full organization and coordination of major global events, managing the end-to-end projects, including planning, site visits and subsequent recommendations, deadline memos, programme coordination, invitation process and all related communications (i.e. documentation and useful information), team organization and responsibilities, budget creation and follow up, logistics (transport, IT, hotels, staff, etc.) and debriefing sessions.

Always conscious of what first class delivery really means, Denise created and led a team dedicated to deliver the highest quality of all communications, follow-up of invitations, analysis of the data and the proper system coding for all the public figures invited to the World Economic Forum events.

2011, Recipient of Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, under the Presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy, France.

Philippe Cathelaz

◈  Philippe CATHELAZ • Expert of the Day after - Strategic Marketing & Communication, Implementation & People Engagement

Through Marketing and Communication strategies, Philippe CATHELAZ has become a Maestro in going from: Comprehension, change management, Adhesion, Implementation and Communication on major conflicts and deal closing.
Like you, leadership and communications expert Philippe Cathelaz has seen the word engagement defined numerous ways. Experienced senior business executive – 10 years as a PR consultant then Chief of Communications & Marketing within both public and private sectors, member of Executive management – Philippe dedicated his career to build trust and implement strategies and campaigns that successfully engage employees, clients and stakeholders.

His expertise in coaching the C-Suite within global organizations in different industries gave him endless opportunities to combine the power of logos, ethos and pathos to generate fellowship and followers.

Engaging leadership and inspiring communication are paramount to any success, especially following a Crisis Management or a Deal freshly closed! Building on the momentum, he helps Boards and Executives to discuss and plan together the first strategic steps following any decision. Along with this, Philippe has been seriously involved in talent management, sustainability, innovation, driving cultural change, corporate purpose, viral marketing, complex matrix organizations, mergers and sound reorganizations.
Part of his mission is to design and facilitate off-sites and supports Boards, Executives, HR and Communications’ teams to reach their next level and lead transformation.

During his tenure at HSBC as Head of Marketing & Communications EMEA, he managed the “Falciani Data Theft” Crisis. His track record includes achievements with McDonald’s, British American Tobacco, Firmenich, Lombard Odier and other high-level public services. As Director of Communications at Firmenich, he launched new leadership behaviors. At SIG, he kicked off a full campaign to reduce the consumption of electricity. Based in Geneva, he is NOW leading his own consultancy AllGulliver and is Partner at Happy-at-Work.

Peter Hendry

◈  Peter HENDRY • Scientific Advisory - Expert in Energy & Technical Energy Response & Deal Closing Expert

Peter HENDRY is an international energy expert, covering all commercial aspects of Oil, Gas and Power.
As Senior Advisor and Oil Expert, Peter has worked for most of his career in the Oil and Gas sector. He has held senior roles within Major Oil Companies, Independent Trading Companies and at a Wall Street Bank.

Peter has over 30 years’ experience working in the Oil Industry and while principally engaged in Commodity Trading, he has also gained considerable midstream processing experience, as well as an excellent knowledge of Upstream operations and the commercial side of E&P.

More recently, he has focused on the investment side of the business. With Assertive, he has acted as policy advisor to various National Energy Ministers, as well as other senior Government figures, to improve the efficiency of their energy activities and to help to maximize their strategic development opportunities. He has also acted as advisor to some of the most prominent Oil billionaires in the world. With Assertive’s expertise in negotiation, Peter has developed a specialization in “close the deal” strategies within the energy industries.

Peter has an Honors Degree in Resources Sciences – Geophysics, from the University of Kingston. He regularly lectures on various aspects of Commodities Trading, Energy and Logistics at; the University of Geneva, Webster’s University, the Geneva Business School and at Oil and Gas Knowledge.

Before entering the Oil sector, his formative years were in the Chemical and Gas Industries.