CEEMEA Business Group

forgot your password?


Meet our experts

With over 50 years combined experience of working hands-on with the largest companies in the world at country, regional and global level, we are leading experts on doing business in emerging markets, and on anticipating economic changes in them. We have a special focus on Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA), covering both economic and business issues.

Daniel Thorniley

Danny Thorniley, co-founder of the CEEMEA Business Group, works with his clients on business strategy in CEEMEA, global and emerging markets. For over two decades Danny was Senior Vice President and Senior Consultant at The Economist Group, on global corporate business trends, with specialisation in BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China), USA, Europe, East-Central Europe, Russia, Mid-East & Africa and emerging markets. He has published three books, including one on Russia with Macmillan (UK/USA) and two with Profile books on Doing Business in Global Emerging Markets.

Download full biography

Nenad Pacek

Nenad is co-founder of the CEEMEA Business Group and the author of “The Future of Business in Emerging Markets: Growth Strategies for Growth Markets” (2012), “The Global Economy” (2012), lead author of “Emerging Markets: Lessons for Business Success and Outlook for Different Markets” (2003, 2007), and a contributor to the book “The Future of Money” (2010). He is one of the world’s leading authorities on economic and business issues that concern multinational corporations seeking faster growth internationally.

Download full biography

Andrea Stark, Client Relations Manager

Andrea has been with the CEEMEA Business Group since its launch late 2009 and has worked with both Danny and Nenad for over two decades. She heads our client relations and is the key point of contact for all customer inquiries. In her free time she practices yoga, reads books and various newspapers, and enjoys strolling around Vienna, especially in the Christmas markets.

Christian Deimel, Regional Account Director

Christian headed the account management team for one of the business divisions of The Economist Group before joining the CEEMEA Business Group in January 2012. He has known both Danny and Nenad for over 10 years and now looks after their key clients’ business needs and is involved in sales and marketing, events and operations. In his free time he enjoys sports (long distance running, hiking, cycling, gym), travelling and spending quality time with his friends.

Nicole Garnons-Williams, Client Relations Manager

Nicole has worked with the CEEMEA Business Group since March 2011. She is involved in the organisation and administration of our many client events, keeps our database and website up to date and is point of contact for our clients across the region for general inquiries and requests. She has one daughter, and enjoys travelling and sports, including yoga, pilates, skiing and hiking.

Ligaya Coleman-Schulterer, Business Development Director

Ligaya joined the CEEMEA Business Group in July 2010. Previously she headed up The Economist Group's marketing efforts for Economist Conferences in Central Eastern Europe. As Business Development Director at the CEEMEA Business Group she is responsible for deepening our presence throughout the region and oversees strategy for the Group's expansion in the Middle East and Africa. She is married and has three boys; enjoys sports and time with friends.