Executive Chairman, CEO and President - (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Bruno Gillier is Executive Chairman, CEO and President of Gillier Water and Aqua British. With over 35 years of experience in the Food and Beverage industry, he decided to launch Gillier Fiji Spring Water in response to the global water shortage.
Bruno is also Director and CEO of Capital Merchant Limited, Diplomatic Group, Gillier Group and Gillier Humanity. The companies have divisions in the following areas: food and beverage, humanitarian projects, commodities, currency conversion and project trading platforms.
Bruno has close personal ties to the areas he supports. He was born in Tahiti and has lived and travelled extensively in Fiji, Europe, Dubai, Hong Kong, Brazil, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and the Philippines. His family opened and operated luxury hotels in Singapore (Le Meridien), Tahiti, New Caledonia, Luxembourg and France.
Bruno’s stellar reputation in the international hospitality industry and the number of high level contacts he has made throughout the years facilitated his branching out into international development, commodities and humanitarian concerns. Bruno created his commodities division in 2007 in response to his international clients’ requests for a reliable source of commodities such as gold bullion. He uses part of the profits from these transactions to help fund his humanitarian projects.
Group of Companies Logistics Director (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Mr. C Patalis-Gillier specialises in international trade & development, with heavy focus on the foreign exchange market with products such as digital currencies, precious metals, commodities & other asset classes.
Starting his entrepreneurial journey from a young age, C is the Founder & Managing Director of CommodityCrown LLC; CommodityCrown is an investment service that specifies in the selling of digital commodity-backed currencies in which are built on the blockchain & powered by blockchain technology, using decentralised finance (DeFi). Overall, CommodityCrown aims to create a new-age alternative form of investment (DeFi) for consumers to invest into the world’s most precious asset classes.
C is also the head of sales / company representative team leader for the GoldPesa company; GoldPesa is the world’s first gold-backed digital currency powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), turning tokenised physical gold into an income generating asset class without encumbering the underlying gold by way of a buyback using profits generated by a proprietary AI trading algorithm.
Furthermore, he has lived, worked and travelled extensively around the globe and has a vast knowledge of the global financial assets market, blockchain technology & artificial intelligence, with hands on foreign exchange trading experience since 2019.
Group of Companies Advertising Director (Nadi, Fiji)
Chantelle Gillier has extensive experience in logistics, transportation, sales and marketing. As Project Coordinator with Johnstons Transport Industries in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Chantelle has been involved with container and intermodal logistics, dedicated and contract services, general and specialized transport, machinery handling and relocation, and warehousing and distribution.
Chantelle has worked closely with the operations manager, general manager, warehouse manager and accounting. Her first project was to bring the businesses policies, procedures, and the Work Health and Safety Management Systems up to date. She also has experience in liaison with insurance and workplace relations advisors. Her commitment to customer service resulted in recommending new services to offer clients after analysing customer feedback and needs.
Chantelle handled sales and marketing for the Pacific Palm Marina Resort project, a Gillier Group property, she performed market and competitor analysis, extensive input on the master plan, marketing campaigns, developed product branding and awareness, budgets and timelines.
In the real estate field for nearly 10 years, Chantelle actively managed a rent roll of over 800 properties along with providing sales and marketing support. In the call centre field for over 4 years, Chantelle travelled internationally, training up to 3000 staff per centre, developing training materials and providing performance reports.
Partner - (Nadi, Fiji)
Lawrence Gillier earned a Diploma of Psychology from the Australian Institute of Professional Counselors and has extensive experience in business management and operations. As the owner of a small company, he managed all aspects of the business, which employed six people, including purchasing, accounting, advertising and customer service. Laurent also has experience as an executive sales consultant with the Perth branch of Cordon Bleu International. Other areas of expertise include high level presentation skills, preparing financial reports and data research.
CFO-Chief Financial Officer- (Nadi, Fiji)
Zarin Khan has been a partner / owner at Aliz Pacific (Fiji) for over 36 years and is a director of PKF International, the global network of accountancy firms operating in 150 countries across five continents with over 440 offices. Zarin provides business advisory services along with advice on company set up and restructuring, specializing in providing assistance to foreign companies wishing to set up business in Fiji and assisting with all government approvals. Zarin has worked with Bruno Gillier since 2006 and was instrumental in providing guidance to set up Pacific Palm – Fiji and Gillier Water.
AGNES C. VILLAREY
Group Financial Accountant - (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Agnes C. Villarey has put her Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy to good use, with over six years of banking experience in a Government Bank in the Philippines and over fifteen years handling General Accounts in the UAE. Her responsibilities encompassed commercial and staff support duties in the manufacturing and trading industries.
Agnes is very experienced in the Financial Management arena, working on financial reports and management reports, and dealing with cash flows, annual budgets, fixed assets, cost report analysis as well as internal and external audit reports. Agnes works on developing external relationships with Bankers, Auditors, Solicitors, Clients and Creditors in order to provide a total package solution.
Agnes is a team player and she has extensive leadership and organizational qualities which enable her to lead and manage a large number of personnel with the utmost Professionalism.
MOHAMMED EL SAYED
Sales Director - (Cairo, Egypt)
Mohammed is a Civil Engineer with 18 years experience in the general construction field, specializing in landscaping and theming works. He is currently the General Manager of COST Middle East Contracting LLC, which is the Middle East branch of the US-based COST of Wisconsin, the leader in Design & Build theming projects with 50 years experience in the field. Mohammed has extensive experience in the management of real estate development operations, specifically with unique waterfront projects in the UAE.
Recruitment and Training Manager - (Nadi, Fiji)
Vivien developed and implemented training programs for multiple organizations in her 20 year career. She specializes in providing group training, eLearning and individual assessments. Vivien champions the individual and works to inspire and motivate others while teaching how to work collaboratively within a team to achieve common goals. Vivien holds various advanced certificates, including a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from the Australian Institute of Industry & Training and an Advanced TESOL Diploma (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the Australasian Training Academy.
Logistics Manager - (Nadi, Fiji)
Craig has over 32 years of experience in the logistics, warehousing and the construction industry, including assisting on the construction of Bridge Climb on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Craig brings both hands-on and managerial experience and will ensue that correct safety procedures are followed. Craig holds an Advanced Certificate in Works Superintendence, as well as licenses and certificates in such practical areas as OHS Construction White Card, Senior First Aid Certificate, Forklift License, Pickers License, Confined Spaces Certificate, Asbestos Removal Certificate, and Traffic Controllers Certificate.