Advisory Board

Members of the WIAL Advisory Board include internationally recognized thought leaders and proponents of Action Learning.


  1. Michael Marquardt, Chair, USA
  • Co-Founder of WIAL
  • Author of 25 books and over 100 articles/chapters on action learning, team development, and global leadership
  • Professor Emeritus, George Washington University
  • Senior advisor to numerous Global 100 corporations and national governments


  1. Charles Bark (China)
  • Founder/CEO, Hinounou (Elderly Home Care)
  • Member, Columbia University Talent Development Advisory Board
  • HEC (France) Lecturer in Innovation and Change
  • Board Member, LID Publishing Company
  • Past CEO of ChinPass Learning


  1. Mary Kay Vona (USA)
  • Principal, Ernst & Young, People Advisory Services
  • Past Executive Vice-President, Aon Consulting
  • Past Partner, Global Learning, IBM/Price Waterhouse
  • Adjunct Professor, Vanderbilt University in Consultation/Leadership


  1. Luciana Rabay (Brazil)
  • CEO of Braziliant, which has provided marketing and business consultation to large corporations and small businesses throughout Brazil and in Europe and the US
  • Past Marketing Manager, Tridion
  • Professor, ICSP University


  1. Agata Dulnik (Poland)
  • Worked and consulted at Accenture, Microsoft, Dell,, Intel, United Technologies, Ernst & Young, Cisco, and Shell
  • Lecturer at Warsaw University, University of Connecticut and University of Hartford
  • Author of 2 books and several articles on leadership, management, organizational behavior and learning


  1. Fayd Cynndy (Saudi Arabia)
  • Chief Executive Officer, Saudi Ground Services
  • Chair, Gulf Flight Safety Association
  • Partner, Reaction VC, a global venture capital company specializing in creating exponential change to solve global issues
  • Past Director, Saudi Aramco Aviation Department


  1. Terence Quek (Singapore)
  • CEO, Emergenetics (received WIAL Organizational Award)
  • Founding Member, Project Happy Feet, which has raised more than $1million for underprivileged children
  • ATD Master and Expert Coach
  • Director, Thinking Designs


  1. Kimo Kippen (USA)
  • Past Chief Learning Officer (CLO) for Hilton International Hotels and Marriott
  • Names CLO of Year in 2018 by CLO Magazine
  • Past Vice-President Renaissance Hotels and Resorts
  • Past Chair of Board of Directors of American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)


  1. Regina Comparo (Brazil)
  • CEO, Across, which provides consultation to large Brazilian and global companies such as Avon, Citibank, Sanofi, Novartis, Whirlpool, and Mosaic
  • Past manager for 12 years with DuPont
  • Represent US companies in Brazil such as Korn Ferry and Kirkpatrick
  • Recommended by WIAL-Brazil; will be presenting at 2019 WIAL Conference


  1. Nick Hixson (UK)
  • CEO, (38 years) Hixson Business Consultants, which provides strategic planning and business growth as well as auditing, accounting services to many UK businesses
  • Member, Peter Drucker Global Forum
  • Past Executive –Southern Quality Services, Starspire Limited, and Smith & Williamson


  1. Magdalene Mook (Poland-USA)
  • CEO and Executive Director of International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Vice-President of American Association of Business Executives
  • Past Director of Council of US State Governments
  • Graduate of Warsaw School of Economics and Copenhagen Business School


  1. John Bright Kobla Aheto (Ghana)
  • Professor at several universities in US and Ghana for past 50 years
  • Advisor, Board Member and/or Chairman of Ghana Broadcasting System, First Bank Financial Services, Majorie Hotel Ltd., Volta Fund, and Ghana Small and Medium Enterprises Network
  • Author of over 50 articles and training manuals on finance and leadership


  1. Martha Soehren (USA)
  • Past Chief Talent and Development Officer at Comcast
  • Past Chair of Board of Directors for Women in Cable and Telecommunications
  • Learning Leaders with Elliot Masie Consortium
  • Advisory Board Member of Doctorate of Learning Program at Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania