Omar Becerra MBA, CSM
Holds a Bachelor Degree Business Administration from the Catholic University Andres Bello Caracas-Veenzuela, and a Master Degree in Business Administration from the same University, with a major in Finance and a minor in Economics. Also holds a designation as Certified Shopping Center Manager CSM from the International Council of Shopping Centers New York-USA, a Diploma in Operation Management from Wharton School of Business, Penn State University Pennsylvania-USA and a Diploma in Maritime Economics from the Cambridge Institute of Transportation, Cambridge-UK.
Is Executive Director of IRM Training Solutions Canada and has over 25 years’ experience educating and developing teams in Canada and St. Maarten. A respected management professional she delivers engaging and enriching programs specializing in customer service, teambuilding and leadership development. She holds a Human Resources diploma, an Adult Learner certification and is enrolled in Royal Rhodes University Master’s Program. Burns was recently appointed Chair of the Crossroads Hospice Society, Strategic Planning Committee Board, located in British Columbia and is an Education and Events consultant with the Love of Kids Foundation, St. Maarten.
Makhicia Brooks, BA
Makhicia Brooks holds a Bachelor’s Degree, summa cum laude, in Political Science with a minor in International Relations from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and a Masters Degree in International Development with a focus in national and global policy from American University where she was a Hall of Nations Award recipient and served as a Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant.
Mitsha Shobhan Giterson, MA
For the past 11 years I’ve have been living in The Netherlands where I completed both my Bachelors and Master’s degree in the field: International Communication Management. Throughout this period, I also had the opportunity to work with international companies such as Nike (European Head Quarters) and Laureate International Universities (top leading in the online education sector). Working with Nike I was able to develop and manage Store Communication boards which are still used today across retail and factory stores throughout Western and Central Eastern Europe as one of the main communication tools. Working with Laureate International Universities has helped me to gain greater exposure and expanded my network within the educational sector, as I am actively involved in projects throughout all parts of the organization. The experiences that I was able to gain have molded me into the success driven, hardworking and analytical person that I am today.
Zeynep Sabahoglur (Ms. Zen)
Born and raised in the Netherlands with an Arab / Turkish descent, and is currently living on the island of St. Maarten for the past 10 years with her Jamaican/Arab daughter. Zeynep Sabahoglu (Zen) considers herself to be diversely multicultural which she makes use of, her background, to make her successful and interesting ; she is fluent in the Dutch, English, German, and Turkish languages. Attended the University of Leiden in Holland and studied Pedagogy Studies at the Faculty of Social Studies (in Dutch called Orthopedagogiek), with a specialization in problematic behavioral situations. She has years and years of experience in working with different schools in SXM drop outs /students and young adults and turning them into successful Productive adults. She considers herself as a educational motivator and job coach. She provides guidance and life lessons and has given many workshops throughout all of the schools on St. Maarten that concentrated on: Job skills, Job Interview Techniques, and making Career choices.
Dr. Marc Clark, CHA-3D, CHRE, CHE, CHO, CHDT
Dr. Clark has been lecturing worldwide for more than three decades. He has presented over 4,000 domestic and international seminars. He is the author of "SMART Management." He serves as a Senior Advisor for GATE: Global Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Education located in Katmandu, Nepal and is a Founding Associate of HospitalityEducator.com. He has had published over 300 managerial articles on such topics as human resources, organizational development, B2B design, training & education, soft skills development, train-the-trainer, sales & marketing, hospitality operations, and exceptional customer service.
Anisa Dijkhoffz, M.S.
Anisa Dijkhoffz holds a Bachelor’s Degree, magna cum laude, in Finance and a Master of Science, cum laude, in Business Administration specialization Financial Management from Vrije Universiteit in the Netherlands. She currently works as policy advisor to the Minister of Finance and assists with the country’s budget and initiatives towards obtaining financial stability. She has recently co-founded a non-profit organization with Ardwell Irion called Invenio Academy that strives to provide personal development and business support courses to in turn help stimulate entrepreneurship and professionalism to all age groups.
Ife Badejo holds a Associate's Degree in General Liberal Arts from the University of St. Martin and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Marketing Management from inHOLLAND University. She is a master connector, Mediapreneur, dynamic trainer. She is know as Caribbean's Leading Business Relationship Strategist. She has influenced more than 1000 entrepreuneurs and 700 students, since returning to St. Maarten in 2013. She is the founder and President of INFOBIZZ, a non profit business support organization forcues on impacting lives though developing successful entrepreneurs. She is also the CEO of iN4SUCCESS, a boutique innovation consultancy which support businesses and entreupreneurs in developing thriving projects, start-ups, and launches by building strategic business relationships.