Holmes Stoner occupies prominent positions within several esteemed organizations, showcasing his diverse leadership roles. As the current President of CEO CLUB GLOBAL-AMERICAS, he assumes multifaceted responsibilities across key leadership positions.
Stoner is notably at the helm of both the American International Chamber of Commerce and the Pacific Rim Chamber of Commerce. In these roles, his influence likely extends to fostering robust international business relations and promoting economic collaborations between entities spanning the Americas and the Pacific Rim.
In addition to these significant roles, Holmes Stoner holds the distinguished title of Honorary President of Forbes China. This honorary position underscores his substantial influence and recognition within the business community, especially in the realm of Chinese business and economic affairs.
Furthermore, it is noteworthy that Holmes Stoner serves as an umbrella for more than half a million businesses and enterprises in the USA and rest of the world. This massive scope of influence reflects his pivotal role in connecting and supporting a substantial network of businesses across the Globe.
Dr. Shambhu Pokharel is the GLOBAL CEO of CEO CLUB GLOBAL. He is known as Innovation Activist. Dr. Pokharel Holds Wide range of knowledge on International Relations, Diplomacy, Startup and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Economic Ecosystem, International Economics, Supply Chain Ecosystem and Brand Building. Recipient of More Than Dozen International Awards, Dr. Pokharel has been pivotal to drive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Developing Countries and Emerging Cities. Dr. Pokharel is also an architect of the NEW GLOBAL ECOSYSTEM. NEW GLOBAL ECOSYSTEM is the concept of transformation of developing countries into developed one with the help of Policy Reformation/deviation.
Dr. Pokharel is also the Founder and CEO of FRANCHISE GLOBAL, a Global Franchise exchange platform; Founder of Startup Hub Global (Global Startup Incubation Centre). Besides that, Dr. Pokharel is the Global Steering Committee Member of WORLD SOCIAL INNOVATION FORUM, Chairman of CENTER FOR DIPLOMATIC DIALOGUE and International Board of Director of IBM TV-USA.
Dr. Kishor Mehta is based in Chicago USA for the last 52 years. Upon establishing a successful professional career as a Chemical Engineer,he got opportunities to work with various organizations as Chairman, Vice Chairman, President, Vice President, Executive Director.
As a Philanthropist and Community Activist Dr. Mehta has a global exposure in different areas. He is Currently working with the Georgia Doty Comprehensive Health Organization (GDCH). GDCH is a non-profit organization which provides services on three different platforms for Veterans and underprivileged individuals, and raises awareness of community physical and mental health issues via TV and Publications media. And provides various community outreach programs to bridge the health information gap. Besides that the organization hosts impactful Seminars, Health Fairs, Special Events and distribution of food and clothes. Dr. Mehta has also served as Emeritus Chairman of the U.S. Congressman Danny K Davis’s The 7th Congressional district’s Multi Ethnic Advisory Task Force (MEATF) which plays an important role in promoting and protecting minorities. His role was to focus on elimination of discrimination pertaining to race, religion, sex, ethnic origin. Likewise, Dr. Mehta has recognition as Ambassador of Civility for ICN Org, USA* – ICN believes very strongly in Bringing Back the Lost Art of Honor. Dr. Mehta is also the former chair of AMEC. AMEC is a bipartisan national grassroots organization that has objectives to empower members of ethnic communities through Social, Educational, Health Care, Economic and political initiatives.
Jerry Prendergast is the founder of Prendergast and Associates, and has been an adviser and consultant on every type of restaurant project – from creative mall and shopping center restaurants to high profile, large budget operations around the world.
Jerry has developed a reputation for taking the vision of the chef or owner and turning that dream into a profitable business. His extensive restaurant management experience, along with a lifelong passion for fine food, wine, and high quality service, gives him unique insight into establishing and successfully running a high quality establishment.
He has been retained by large corporations, including Disney, Safeway/Host Marriott, and Festival Companies on such projects as “Encounter” in the landmark theme building at Los Angeles International Airport,” and both the food court and stand alone restaurants in the Royal Hawaiian Center in Honolulu. He also has worked extensively in New York with numerous fine dining restaurants, including his association with New York Restaurant Group, owners of Smith & Wollensky. Additionally, many world-class chefs chose Jerry to help them create a variety of one-of-a-kind fine dining establishments, including Los Angeles’ critically acclaimed Divino, Alex, and Melisse.
Jerry is currently based in Los Angeles California. In addition to his consulting projects, he is actively involved in the local food scene, contributing as a commentator with the LA Business Journal as well as Nations Restaurant News.
Lady Shelley Sykes is a British born Australian; part owner of a Scottish Castle & substantial Malibu Estate in California, where she currently resides. Ceo of 6 American companies, incorporating music, film, PR, book publishing & her Happycharity. Shelley has an MBA, PhD in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in IT & Journalism and is an award winning Author, Speaker, Producer, Actress , Singer/Songwriter, Television host, Diplomatic Foreign Correspondant, Designer & Entrepreneur. She has won 5 USA book awards so far, speaks 7 languages, booked globally giving her inspirational keynotes, & licenses her Shelley Sykes Spas. She was nominated Australian of the Year in 2009 & received the USA Susan B Anthony Award in 2012 for her philanthropy, founder of the Happy Charity in 2005. Currently, Shelley has a TV Studio in Malibu USA interviewing celebrities & creating 5 Glamorous TV Show Series being distributed by Warner-Discovery Chanel. She is open to Luxury Product Endorsements & to align with travel, food, beauty & fashion manufacturers & interview anyone of interest for her TV Shows with an inspirational story.
Thomas Stiegler is currently working as a Supervisory-/Advisory Board Member and business consultant for public clients and for national- and international companies in the following sectors: infrastructure investment, renewable energy, power, design engineering, real estate development and construction (infrastructure, building, oil and gas). He is acting mainly in the EMEA region and supporting his clients in business development, transformation, digitalisation and merger and acquisitions. Thomas Stiegler was a Board Member and Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Vienna based PORR AG, a 150-year-old public listed company at the Austrian Stock Exchange until 2021.
PORR is one of the largest European construction companies with a turnover of 5.7 bn Euros and more than 20,000 employees. Mr. Stiegler was leading PORR´s international activities mainly in North- and Eastern Europe, the Middle East as well the tunnelling and railway divisions with projects in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, UK, India, Asia and Australia. On group level he was further responsible for the risk management, quality assurance and process management and took lead on transformation, digitalisation, lean management and innovation projects like soil data collection, site logistic and strategic acquisition applications. With more than 28 years of experience in the construction sector, Mr. Stiegler has an excellent track record in various functions and organizations and has gathered a large network in the entire construction industry. Mr. Stiegler has demonstrated his entrepreneurial strength and leadership capacities for years. Within PORR, he started the international business from scratch from 2011 to 2016 and successfully managed the largest projects in the company´s history, a Metro Underground System (2 bn. Euro) and a soccer World Cup stadium (600 mio. Euro). After he completed his secondment in the Middle East, Mr. Stiegler chaired as CEO the international Business Unit 3 in Vienna, before he was nominated by the Supervisory Board as a full Board Member of PORR Group in 2018. From 2000 to 2010, Mr. Stiegler was acting as Member of the Executive Management at Bilfinger Berger Civil (Germany, Top 5 European Contractor) with a turnover of more than 3.2 bn. Euro and approx. 5,600 employees. As a CFO, he specializes in funding and financing of projects including PPP/BOT. Mr. Stiegler was responsible for the international markets mainly in North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. He was focused on the commercial part of civil business, had full balance sheet responsibility according the IFRSregulations and standardized his division with uniform software tools and procedures. Mr. Stiegler was involved in all M&A activities and focused on business development opportunities. Due to his strong entrepreneurial approach, he had several mandates as a COO and Supervisory Board Member of affiliates in Australia and North America. In 2007, Mr. Stiegler was seconded to Qatar to manage the largest construction project in company’s history. With a contract volume of 1 bn. Euro he took lead with more than 4,500 employees in operation and managed all client relations. Mr. Stiegler joined Bilfinger Berger in 1993. He was responsible for auditing, controlling of international subsidiaries and in-house consulting on corporate group level for seven years. Earlier in his career, Mr. Stiegler worked for KPMG (auditing and consulting), where he was responsible for the industrial, banking and IT sector. He became a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) during this time. He earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Applied Science in Ludwigshafen, Germany
Dr. Manoj Shah is one of the richest philanthropists in Kenya. He is a master of various industries, including Automotive, Hospitality, Trading, Finance, and Property Development. Over his 38-year corporate journey, he has achieved numerous milestones and executed new initiatives. His successful leadership has significantly contributed to the massive growth of the Kingsway Group of Companies. Currently, he oversees Kingsway Tyres Limited, the Tribe Hotel, The Village Market, Creative Innovations, and various development projects. Dr. Shah is also a renowned figure in Lions Clubs International. He has earned the reputation of being the biggest philanthropist in Kenya.