Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is made up of distinguished Advisors who support the CEO’s ethos, vision and strategic direction of TenIntelligence. The Advisory Board has an international and diverse background with executive, legal, financial, marketing, due diligence, compliance and security experience in the United Kingdom, Middle East, South America and the USA.

Marc Mercer

Geo-Political & Strategy Advisor

Marc has been a Senior Advisor at TenIntelligence since the company’s inception.

Marc brings several years of experience operating in emerging markets, particularly across the GCC and sub-Saharan Africa, where he has advised leaders and their teams on topics of governance and trust, reputation, geopolitical risk and international relations as well as crisis & issues management. His clients have ranged from large multi-nationals to early stage start-ups, charities and families.

Marc previously served as a foreign policy advisor to President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation before joining Eurasia Group as an Africa Analyst. He was also a Managing Director at Teneo, the global CEO advisory firm. Joining at the firm’s inception, Marc established Teneo’s offices in Dubai & Johannesburg and served as Chief of Staff to the Chairman during his 8 years at the company. Most recently, he was COO at Gemic, a global strategy and innovation consultancy.

Mendy Ghaleb

Mendy Ghaleb

Dubai | Compliance & Governance Advisor

Mendy is a Compliance and AML specialist with over 14 years of experience in Dubai – UAE, with exposure to multinational organizations and financial institutions establishing their Compliance and AML framework in line with Local and International Standards and Regulations.

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In addition to her current role, she has previously held a number of DFSA authorized positions as a Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

Across her previous roles in consultancy, private banking and others Mendy has gained a vast experience in AML, regulatory compliance, financial crime reviews, KYC, compliance monitoring program, transaction monitoring, research, training and establishing policies and procedures,

Mendy has a degree in Banking and Finance from Lebanon, is a Certified Compliance Officer from the American Academy of Financial Management, is an Approved ISO 31000 Risk Management Lead Trainer, holds the ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance from ICA through The University of Manchester, is a Certified Fraud Examiner and is currently pursuing her Master of Laws (LLM Laws) from the University of South Wales.

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Richard Bell

Cyber Security Advisor

As a seasoned leader in his field, Richard has over 30 years security and investigations experience. Richard spent over two years as our Chief Operating Officer at TenIntelligence before moving on to a global software provider.  We are delighted Richard has re-joined us in a role he is very familiar with having previously serving as a Board Advisor from our inception.

Richard has a wealth of experience that includes working at Transport for London (TfL) where he worked on some of the most prevalent significant risks London faced in recent times including the 2012 Olympics, terrorist events and as CISO created the development of its cyber security capability.

During his wider career, he has held leadership roles in security, profit protection, audit and compliance.

He has twice been named within the Top 40 Global Influencers in Security by his peers, he is an internationally recognised public speaker and media commentator on all things security, Charity Ambassador, Director of Hayes & Yeading Utd FC and a long time friend and mentor of TenIntelligence.

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Felipe Alviar-Baquero

Legal Advisor

Felipe is a Consultant in the London Office of an insurance risk management consultancy.

Felipe is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Prior to joining INDECS, he worked at Slaughter and May and Latham & Watkins, specialising in international project finance. Felipe has experience working in some of the largest project finance transactions in the world advising lenders, governmental organisations and corporates.

Felipe has experience working in Latin America and in Asia and speaks Spanish fluently. He holds a First Class Honours degree in Law and Business Administration from the University of Kent and a Distinction in the B.C.L from Oxford University. In addition, he has successfully completed the Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

He is a Trustee of the charity Children Change Colombia.

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David Potter

Middle East Banking Advisor

David is a senior financial services professional with over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, operating in both conventional and Islamic financial markets.

He has a wealth of general management, strategic business development, financial technology and operations experience in both executive and non-executive roles across many areas including corporate banking, wealth management, treasury and investment management across UK, European and MENA financial services companies, operating at both group and single entity level,

David has previously held a number of FCA authorised positions and successfully led the process to obtain UK regulatory approval from the FCA for two start up UK banks and one investment manager.

With strong financial technology experience, David has throughout his career developed and introduced technology solutions to improve company performance, enhancing the client experience and company profitability.

David currently provides advisory and consultancy services to financial services and financial technology firms.

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Colin Culleton

Security Advisor

Colin Culleton recently retired from Next Group Plc after a career in security, loss prevention and risk management spanning 39 years and is now working as independent loss prevention and risk management consultant. He has also worked as the executive leader for some market-leading retailers; including HMV, Jack Wills and Next.

With his extensive experience in the loss prevention management, Colin also managed an outsourced loss prevention management function for 2 years, assisting several expanding retailers to create loss prevention policies & procedures and embed loss prevention into the core of the business.

Colin is very well known and respected in the industry and is recognised as an expert in the areas of shrink management, product protection, investigations and people safety. Colin helped create the National Crime Intelligence Bureau, working closely with the Home Office and creating the platform for the current National Business Crime Solution.

He is also a founder member of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, a former Chair of the Loss Prevention Fashion Forum, a member of the National Retail Crime Steering Group and Director of the National Business Crime Solution.

In 2015, Colin was recognised by the retail loss prevention industry as the Loss Prevention Director of The Year.

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Pete Rawlinson

Marketing Advisor

Pete is the Chief Marketing Officer at Datto Inc, he leads all their marketing efforts, driving brand awareness and growing Datto’s global partner network. Based in the US, he has enjoyed a successful career in marketing and has extensive experience in infrastructure, virtualization, security and content management in both US and EMEA.

Pete’s prior positions include CMO of AppSense, a user virtualization company where he helped define an industry category and expand the marketing function into multiple countries. Pete holds a B.Sc. from Sheffield University in UK, and sits on the Board of the Connecticut Technology Council.

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