Executive Chairman, CEO and President
Bruno Gillier is Executive Chairman, CEO and President of Gillier Fiji Spring Water. 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 traveled 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.
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.
Legal Counsel and Partner
Barry Toomey QC has been practicing law in Sydney, Australia for over 50 years; he was granted the prestigious honor of Queen’s Counsel (QC) 38 years ago. Barry is a Queen’s Counsel (QC), which means he holds a commission issued by the Governor of New South Wales on behalf of Queen Elizabeth as Queen of Australia. It is a mark of seniority and the highest rank in Australian legal practice, and it is awarded only to lawyers who are of unquestioned ability and integrity. Barry has been a Barrister since 1967 and was appointed QC in 1980. His areas of practice include international law, commercial law, appellate law, common law, Commissions of Inquiry, criminal law and police law. As a top Barrister, his cases have helped establish the law in Australia. He has been the Counsel assisting a number of Royal Commissions and Special Commissions of Inquiry and has been lead counsel for the New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption in several of its major investigations. Barry has served 12 terms as a member of the New South Wales Bar Council, the governing body of Barristers in the State, and has been chairman of several of the council’s Ethics Committees. He was majority owner of a leading Sydney hotel for 26 years.
Operations Manager – Fiji
Roger Littée has over 38 years in the food and beverage industry, including water-based beverages, juices, and milk-based products. He has developed products with natural and healthy components to improve product quality and characteristics. Roger was sales and marketing manager from 1980 to 1985 in the family owned business of the Yoplait franchise in Martinique and later, from 1986 to 1995, president of the Venezuelan Yoplait franchise.
Roger developed new tropical fruit beverages that became a leader in the non-gas beverage category in Martinique. He also developed aloe vera based products for beverages, cosmetics and nutraceutical uses. He opened international markets throughout the European Community, MERCOSUR (South American trade bloc made up of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay), and CARICOM (Caribbean Community organization consisting of 20 Caribbean countries).
Roger study Business Administration in Paris and speaks fluent Spanish, English, French and Creole.
Personal Assistant to the Chairman
Doa Weshahy has over 7 years of experience with the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) – Egypt, specializing in development, communication and strategic analysis. The ILO is a UN agency that deals with labour standards, social protection, and promotes work opportunities for all.
Doa was responsible for evaluating the financial aspects of service development, including revenue forecasting and budgeting, as well as organizing events and programs. Previously, she was PR and Events Manager for Meridien Hotel in Egypt and Human Resources Assistant Manager for Credit Lyonnais in Cairo.
Doa has a Bachelor degree in Linguistics and Translation and is a professional translator (English, French, Arabic).
Cee Lange has over 10 years of experience as Compliance Manager for the Gillier family of companies, including Diplomatic Group, Capital Merchant Limited and Gillier Humanity. Cee works closely with Mr. Gillier to translate his vision for the companies into meaningful information to share with customers and investors. Cee develops and edits website content and prepares contracts and agreements.
Cee is a Certified Project Manager and brings over 14 years of project management experience to the team, most recently working for GE. She has many years of experience coaching project managers, developing customer relationships and managing vendors. She also has experience with process improvement, utilizing Six Sigma principles, methodologies and metrics to improve processes, increase productivity and reduce expenses.
Cee has an MBA in Marketing and currently lives in the US.
Contractor and Consultant
Joe Gehrke has extensive international blue-chip and start-up experience in sales, marketing and operations in the consumer products beverage arena. As CEO and Director of Greenstone Drinks Co., he co-founded the company and launched four beverage brands in multiple channels. He established process improvements in all business processes and contracted for manufacturing sites in three countries. He activated over 50 distributors and thousands of small retailers and provided ongoing brand management and consumer marketing campaigns.
Joe was a Product Manager for Nestle in London before co-founding Greenstone Drinks. He led the technical aspects for products and packaging and implemented the manufacturing strategy for Nescafe Coffee Mixes and Coffee-mate.
Joe served as Senior Project Leader at Kraft Foods UK in the area of new product development for Kenco and Maxwell House Coffee Mixes, concentrating in the R&D phase of technology development. He also served as technical liaison with New Zealand dairy factories while on the New Zealand Dairy Board.
Joe earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Technology at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.