CEC Global - Providing Our Partners Unrivalled Access to The Most Crucial of Industry Sectors, Stakeholders & Market Leaders
Since our inception in 2012, CEC has become a leading international corporate and strategic communications & risk management consultancy within the UK, Europe, Asia, Europe, Africa, North America & CIS.
CEC specialises in providing our clients with international market entry through a detailed and holistic approach to communications & risk management consultancy. The firm provides strategic communication, risk management & bespoke consulting support to both SMEs and large corporations, government entities, NGOs, investment firms and HNWIs looking to navigate a changing world.
CEC's network comprises of senior government officials, communications professionals, security experts and other leading stakeholders across the UK, Europe, Canada, Mexico, United States, China, Former Soviet |Union and further afield. CEC enjoys unrivalled access to a range of jurisdictions, countries and industries.
CEC Global is a member of the Institute of Directors, the Energy Institute, Chartered Institute of Public Relations and is fully registered with the UK's register of lobbyists.
Board of Directors
Nicholas Cobb - Managing Partner
Prior to founding CEC Nic advised a number of leading energy, security, fintech, HNI/funds, political and oil gas stakeholders. Nic is the chair to a number of industry events and a frequent media contributor - speaking on a range of topics including: energy, business, politics and the Former Soviet Union states.
Nic is also a board member or volunteer to many veteran organisations including: the International Police Association, the British Torch of Remembrance. Nic is also a volunteer crew member with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) - the UK's volunteer based saving lives at sea charity.
Anton Samoylenko - Partner, CIS & Former Soviet Union
Anton Samoylenko is an awarded consultant in the field of branding, marketing, and advertising. Having worked as an advisor to a number of European companies such as The CityUK, Moscow International Financial Centre, New Century Media, Ensemble Productions, Formula 1 and Gryphon - Anton is a specialist in the field of reputation management in the oil and gas sector.
Anton has significant experience of consulting major projects across the entirety of the Former Soviet Union.
Niall Hopkinson - Senior Partner, Emerging Technology & Partnerships
Niall is originally from the United Kingdom. Holding an MSc in Political Science; Niall has strong experience in business management and has worked in both Amsterdam and Hong Kong. Before joining CEC Niall worked with a UK political party and as the director of a property management company.
In 2020 Niall helped found the emerging technology and digital PR division at CEC. Where he works on communication and investment needs for cutting edge technology and start-up firms around the world. Niall is currently based in Hong Kong and has built a strong network in the APAC region, encompassing many sectors. He is particularly interested in the potential for co-operation between Europe, the CIS and East Asia.
Mirjam Zwingli - Partner, European Relations
Mirjam Katharina Zwingli has an MA in Intercultural Business Communication and a BA in Translation Science. She is a networker for high ranking European-Russian business and political circles. Bringing together European-Russian experts with a common goal and analysing possible synergies is her speciality. Mirjam has also spoken at the European Parliament and has undertaken a number of election monitoring missions.
Ms Zwingli is a Swiss expatriate in Germany. Moreover she is working on her doctoral thesis for a Ph.D. in Communication Science and Media Research.
Norman Leach - Partner - Business Consulting & the Americas
Norman Leach has had over 30 years experience in international trade and strategic studies with a diverse business background including agriculture, government, non-profit, health care, security and training and education. Norman established the Province of Alberta’s Trade Office in Mexico City and has won awards for his work in export development.
A well known military historian Norman has 12 books published and has been featured on the Canadian best-seller list and is the historian for the South Alberta Light Horse Regimental Association. For his work with charities Norman has received the Canada 125 Medal, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Alberta Centennial medal.
Ndulue Gabriel - Partner, Africa
Nominated into the Institute of Business development of Nigeria, Ndulue Gabriel is an astute businessman and project manager. He has extensive first-hand experience of doing business in Africa.
With a degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Ndulue has enjoyed a successful career spanning well over 10 years in the: Energy, Finance, Agriculture and ICT sectors. Ndulue has a well developed network and engages in contract ventures with governing bodies in major cities across Nigeria.
Through his career Ndulue has sat on the boards of: Maximum Replace Nig Ltd and Frontier Resource Energy Nig ltd.
Leo Tee - Partner, China & Japan
Based in Shanghai, Leo Tee, is a qualified accountant, financial advisor and insurance broker. He was educated and worked in the UK for a number of years. In 2000 he founded Phoenix International Investments an asset management firm based in Shanghai with offices in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Leo has over 20 years of experience handling wealth management for HNWIs globally.
Michael Wynne-Parker - Strategic Advisor
Michael Wynne-Parker is a globally well-known figure who has been Chairman of Introcom International for more than 40 years. A specialist in association management, Michael has been working alongside influential personalities, enhancing their lives through multiple PR and branding-related services. Michael's influential international contacts including Heads of State, Government Ministers, Governors of Central Banks and other prominent personalities in over twenty countries.
Michael has written 7 books all of which found homes in the most established libraries throughout the world.