This is a list of speakers for the ICMA Autumn Conference 2017. Please check-in regularly as it is updated continuously.

Yuriy Mukhin
Co-Founder at Lalafo, Ukraine

Yuriy has been involved in online marketplaces business since 2008. Prior to co-founding Lalafo, he was the Head of Marketing at Slando in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Slando became a part of world’s 3rd biggest classified Avito after a successful completion of a $570 million deal, growing into one of the strongest market leaders in Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

Yuriy has also served in a variety of leadership roles in consulting companies and International organizations (such as UNDP, USAID).

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Dr Fabian Schulz
Partner at Simon-Kucher, Germany

Dr. Fabian Schulz is a Partner in Simon-Kucherʼs Frankfurt office. He has been with the company since 2007.

He primarily conducts projects for software companies, payment processors, online platforms, and IT service companies.

His consulting focus is on monetization strategies, sales optimization, customer-focused management, and digitalization strategies. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and a guest lecturer at universities.

Dr. Fabian Schulz holds a PhD from the chair for e-commerce at the Goethe University Frankfurt. His research is focused on market research methodologies and consumer behavior and is published in leading scientific journals.

He studied at the HHL-Leipzig Graduate School of Management and the Concordia University Montreal, with a focus on strategy and corporate finance.

Fergus Campbell
Head of PR at Gumtree UK, United Kingdom

Fergus has spent 14 years working in communications and marketing roles for a variety of brands and businesses in the UK and abroad, both in PR agencies (Blue Rubicon and Golin) and now in house at Gumtree – part of the eBay classifieds Group. In his role at Gumtree he is focused on building the profile and reputation of the business within the UK, and rebutting misperceptions of the brand, by building proactive consumer and corporate campaigns.

While these activities are broad in nature – ranging from creating physical activities which bring the sharing economy to life, or showing tech-savvy audiences how a mature trading platform like Gumtree can help you get a job, declutter your home, or find a new flatmate – consistent to all is a fundamental belief that Gumtree is in the business of helping people. Fergus also sits on a number of industry groups and associations.

Damia Garcia i Priu
Chief Growth Officer at Restb.ai, Spain

Damia is the Growth Officer at Restb.ai. He is a very proactive and hands-on Executive with an extensive experience managing and leading start-up companies, innovating and launching IT products since 1983. Educating and developing new markets, managing operations, negotiating business partnerships, executing marketing and sales development strategies.

He is an agile IT entrepreneur with a vision and analytic view; overall, a result-oriented person. Self-motivating and tenacious personality, making things happen.

Skills include Innovation, Agile Biz Dev, General Management, Strategy, Marketing, Advisory, Start-up Management, New Ventures, Entrepreneurship, Investors Relations, International sales network development.

Expertise in the following markets: software, internet, apps, artificial intelligence, e-commerce, e-publishing, e-health (wellness, fitness & nutrition), augmented reality and blockchain.

Alastair Campbell
Founder and CEO at Carsnip, United Kingdom

Alastair is a serial entrepreneur who built ukdata.com, Simply Moleskine, Company Check and now Carsnip. A driven and extremely positive individual, Alastair loves the energy created in a startup. Building a product while simultaneously getting a team of the best people together and raising money is a challenge that he relishes every day.

Dave Asher
Founder and CEO at Hozi, South Africa

Dave is a serial entrepreneur with love for animals who has been enjoying the shift in global consciousness.

The Founder, Co-founder and owner of 3 companies, Dave is embarking on a multifaceted journey of creating a Horizontal Marketplace made up of multiple industry verticals, helping other portal owners do the same in their respective markets, and making animal alternative products more accessible to those choosing to follow a more compassionate way of life.

Felix Erken
Managing Director at Junk Mail, South Africa

Felix Erken is the CEO of Junk Mail Digital Media Group. A Group of Companies all related to classifieds in South Africa. From starting out in classifieds as a paper drop[ delivery cyclist in 1981 to navigating through the cut throat, competitive but highly exciting, big profits promised digital tech based world, classifieds find themselves in now, Felix has built a solid classifieds business geared for growth and amassed a wealth of experience within the amazing world of classifieds. After 25 years in classifieds I thought I’d seen it all, but hell I ain’t seen nothing yet.

Anton Zabannykh
CEO of Yandex

Anton Zabannykh

Anton Zabannykh heads Yandex.Classifieds, a Yandex subsidiary company incorporating the automobile portal Auto.ru, the property search site Yandex.Realty and the employment vacancy aggregator Yandex.Jobs.

Anton started his career at Yandex in 2006 as a project manager for the company’s email service, Yandex.Mail. Later, the scope of his responsibilities expanded to a whole range of products for personal communication and content sharing, including a cloud storage service, Yandex.Disk, a photo sharing service, Yandex.Fotki, and the identity layer on Yandex.

Prior to joining Yandex, Anton was a software developer with Russia’s first auction website Molotok.ru, and lead development for the Yekaterinburg portal E1.ru.

Yandex.Classifieds was formed in 2015. Its revenue in the first quarter of 2017 was 371 million roubles (about US$6.2 million), an increase of 54% over the previous year.

Yandex is a technology company that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. Since 1997, it has been delivering world-class, locally relevant search and information services. It develops market-leading on-demand transportation services, navigation products, and other mobile applications for millions of consumers across the globe. Yandex, which has 17 offices worldwide, has been listed on the NASDAQ since 2011. It is one of Europe’s largest internet companies and the leading search provider in Russia.

Joanne Bou Jawad
COO at OpenSooq

Joanne Bou Jawad is the Chief Operating Officer of OpenSooq, one of the leading online classifieds platforms in MENA region. She oversees operations, strategy and product development at OpenSooq, and is responsible of leading the teams to set and drive the vision and targets to achieve optimum user and revenue growth.

Joanne was also responsible for sourcing and implementing the corporate development initiatives out of the UAE for iMENA Group; a holding company operating online and mobile businesses (including OpenSooq) for consumers and enterprises in MENA Markets.
Joanne also worked with Namshi.com, an e-commerce Rocket-Internet company as the Head of Digital Strategy where she set-up and led initiatives such as on-site analytics, conversion and performance optimization, product development, brand positioning and definition and content strategy setting across sites, apps and marketing channels.

Before joining Namshi, Joanne was a Team Manager at Nokia Siemens Networks responsible for the Intelligent Networks of multiple telecom operators in MENA.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Communications Engineering from the American University of Beirut.

Malcom Myers
CEO at European Internet Ventures

Malcolm Myers has spent the last 20 years as a key contributor to the commercial success of a series of fast growing international mobile and Internet companies.

As a Business Developer, he has acquired 12 classifieds and e-commerce companies across Central & Eastern Europe and S.E. Asia. He has successfully negotiated MVNO agreements across 4 continents as a buyer, and secured $200 million in MVNO sales in Switzerland as a seller.

As a Sales and Marketing Executive, he was a key contributor to the success of Sunrise and yallo.ch, its sister brand, taking them from business plan stage to $3 billion exit. Unrelenting focus on keeping a highly differentiated proposition, combined with rapid execution, have been common threads to his success. He has also built up the worldwide sales operations of Truphone, from Sydney to San Francisco.

And as a Strategist, he has advised major classifieds and e-commerce companies on how to enter new businesses and expand overseas, and is also actively involved in the community of Internet entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

Malcolm’s goal is to further the international growth and expansion of high potential classifieds and marketplace businesses via capital raising and M&A.

Specialties: Car Classifieds, Real Estate Classifieds, Jobs Classifieds, General Classifieds, Marketplaces, E-commerce, Business Development, M&A Advisory, Fund Raising, Growth Capital, Emerging Markets.

 

Olivia Fontanela
Head of Marketing at InfoJobs

Olivia Fontanela

Dave Wiseman
VP of Sales at Scamalytics