Experts from Business and Academia

The VGL Team

Dr. Pari Namazie

Founder VGL, Managing Partner Eunepa

Pari has over 20 years experience as a

  • Leadership facilitator
  • Executive coach
  • Organizational improvement consultant

Pari works with global companies, executive teams and leaders, supporting them at all stages, starting from new leaders in transition through identifying next career moves and exit strategies. Pari also works with executive teams to improve trust and dialogue, enhance vision and execute strategy. She supports them as a trusted advisor in communication, corporate culture, leading across cultures, and building transparency.

Pari holds a PhD in International Human Resources Management (2007) and a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from Middlesex Business School in London. As an author she has published academic articles and book chapters and lectured Intercultural Communication at the Centre for Global Politics Freie Universität Berlin from 2010-2019. Pari served as the President of SIETAR Europa (2015-2018). Pari lives in Vienna, Austria and speaks fluent English, Persian and enough German to keep her out of trouble.

Dr. Barbara Covarrubias Venegas

Project Leader

Barbara is the project leader for Vienna Global Leaders and Eunepa’s different leadership programs.

She is a senior researcher and lecturer at a university in Vienna, Austria. She worked and studied in Austria, Spain, Italy, Chile and Mexico and continues working with organizations and executives from global organizations. Barbara was also president of SIETAR Austria, as well as communications director and board member of SIETAR Europa for many years.

Barbara’s research and training focus includes New Ways of Working, Flexible Organizations, Organizational Culture and Digital Leadership. These topics also form the focus in her keynotes, workshops and coaching activities. Her PhD research was conducted on Age and Gender Diversity in the Austrian Banking industry. She speaks German, English, Spanish and Italian.

Kadidja Naief

Digital Marketing Manager

Kadidja is a digital marketing manager and leadership project coordinator. She has gained experience in journalism, brand strategy, web design, social media and content management, and has supported companies in both online and print media projects from conception to realization. Prior to freelancing, she was a project assistant for a children’s aid and development assistance NGO based in Vienna.

During her academic studies, Kadidja was the editor in chief of a literary magazine in Paris and Canterbury, and was active as a tutor for children and migrants for four years. She holds a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Kent, a Bachelor’s degree in International Development and a Bachelor’s degree in English and American Studies from the University of Vienna with a minor from Boston University. She speaks German, English, Arabic and basic Spanish.

Meghla El Haque

Senior Research Consultant

Meghla is a Senior Consultant at Eunepa and is involved in research and content development for our leadership development and learning platforms. She is also involved in training and facilitation for management and leadership programs.

She was the Director of Global Outreach and Initiatives at the Office of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan for over eight years. There, she was responsible for designing and implementing international mission programmes for advocacy and development initiatives, as well as the strategic liaison for regional and global partners.

In Vienna, Meghla was the Managing Director of a language and professional training institute for six years. She has a proven track record in leading teams, project management, and communication skills.

She has a Master’s degree in International Relations from SOAS University of London, a diploma in journalism from London, and a Bachelor’s degree in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds. Meghla speaks English, Arabic, Bengali, Hindi and German. She is also a dance teacher in Indian classical and folk.

Isabella Herner

Executive & Team Assistant

Isabella supports the entire team in planning, research and coordination. She was active as an international retail specialist with over 20 years of international product and market experience. She comes from the textile and fashion business and worked as sales manager in London and Germany and as regional head of sales & marketing for Austria. She also held a position as international buyer & product manager in the European Central Buying Headquarter in Brussels.

In her function as business development manager and international franchise coordinator she was driving the non-European business from market analyses and partner search to market entries, brand building and operational topics in Middle Eastern markets like VAE, KSA and CIS countries like Russia and Kazakhstan. Some of the brands she worked for include C&A, Palmers and New Yorker. Isabella holds a degree from Vienna Economic University. She speaks German, English, intermediate Spanish, Italian and French, and basic Russian.

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