Leadership & Governance

EMEIA REGIONAL BOARD

Christophe Velut

Board Chair

Allinial – Walter France
149 Bd de Stalingrad
Villeurbanne, 69100
France

Adam Wilson

Board Member

Azets
Secure House
Lulworth Close, Chandlers Ford
Southhampton, Hampshire, SO53 3TL
United Kingdom

Jérôme Rüfenacht

Board Member

Gewerbe-Treuhand AG
Eichwaldstrasse 13
Luzern, 6002
Switzerland

Vaibhav Manek

Board Member

KNAV
201-202, Naman Centre,
G Block BKC, Bandra East, 2nd Floor
Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400051
India

Massimo di Terlizzi

Board Member

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati
Via Vittor Pisani 20
Milan, 20124
Italy

Thorsten Schellenberg

Board Member

KBHT
Europadamm 4
Duesseldorf, 41460
Germany

James Dolan

Board Member

Blick Rothenberg
16 Great Queen Street
Covent Garden
London WC2B 5AH

Mohammad-Nasser Barakat

Board Member

Aldar International Governance Consultancy (AIGC)
Riyadh World Trade Centre Bahrain Tower
2nd Floor, King Fahad Road
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

EMEIA REGIONAL DIRECTORS

Luca Traini

Regional Director, Africa

In his role as Regional Director of Africa, Luca is tasked with building relationships and growing the association’s regional membership in Africa. In addition to connecting our African members to the wider Allinial Global community, he is also responsible for coordinating the delivery of member services.

Luca completed his training contract with PKF Durban, where he quickly progressed to audit supervisor. He has worked in financial services and wealth management, started his own company in advertising and print, and served as the national credit risk manager for a JSE listed entity. As a business consultant, Luca has successfully counseled many businesses on startup, expansion, and increased profitability. Throughout his career he has stayed close to his passion of training and education, lecturing in finance and audit for numerous firms and South African universities.

Ilkay Sarpdag

Regional Director, EMEI

Ilkay joined Allinial Global in 2022 as director of the association’s growing EMEI region. In this role he is focused on driving growth by recruiting new members and delivering additional value to EMEI member firms through enhanced commerce, connectivity, and member services.

An experienced corporate advisor with broad market knowledge and keen insight into client needs, Ilkay has traveled extensively across Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, developing strong relationships across various industry areas and regions. Prior to joining Allinial Global, he served as a director at IHS Markit, where he was responsible for COO functions and advising clients on matters relating to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), mergers and acquisitions, activism, and corporate governance.

EMEIA REGIONAL BOARD

Christophe Velut

Board Chair

Allinial – Walter France
149 Bd de Stalingrad
Villeurbanne, 69100
France

Adam Wilson

Board Member

Azets
Secure House
Lulworth Close, Chandlers Ford
Southhampton, Hampshire, SO53 3TL
United Kingdom

Jérôme Rüfenacht

Board Member

Gewerbe-Treuhand AG
Eichwaldstrasse 13
Luzern, 6002
Switzerland

Vaibhav Manek

Board Member

KNAV
201-202, Naman Centre,
G Block BKC, Bandra East, 2nd Floor
Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400051
India

Massimo di Terlizzi

Board Member

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati
Via Vittor Pisani 20
Milan, 20124
Italy

Thorsten Schellenberg

Board Member

KBHT
Europadamm 4
Duesseldorf, 41460
Germany

James Dolan

Board Member

Blick Rothenberg
16 Great Queen Street
Covent Garden
London WC2B 5AH

Mohammad-Nasser Barakat

Board Member

Aldar International Governance Consultancy (AIGC)
Riyadh World Trade Centre Bahrain Tower
2nd Floor, King Fahad Road
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

EMEIA REGIONAL DIRECTORS

Luca Traini

Regional Director, Africa

In his role as Regional Director of Africa, Luca is tasked with building relationships and growing the association’s regional membership in Africa. In addition to connecting our African members to the wider Allinial Global community, he is also responsible for coordinating the delivery of member services.

Luca completed his training contract with PKF Durban, where he quickly progressed to audit supervisor. He has worked in financial services and wealth management, started his own company in advertising and print, and served as the national credit risk manager for a JSE listed entity. As a business consultant, Luca has successfully counseled many businesses on startup, expansion, and increased profitability. Throughout his career he has stayed close to his passion of training and education, lecturing in finance and audit for numerous firms and South African universities.

Ilkay Sarpdag

Regional Director, EMEI

Ilkay joined Allinial Global in 2022 as director of the association’s growing EMEI region. In this role he is focused on driving growth by recruiting new members and delivering additional value to EMEI member firms through enhanced commerce, connectivity, and member services.

An experienced corporate advisor with broad market knowledge and keen insight into client needs, Ilkay has traveled extensively across Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, developing strong relationships across various industry areas and regions. Prior to joining Allinial Global, he served as a director at IHS Markit, where he was responsible for COO functions and advising clients on matters relating to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), mergers and acquisitions, activism, and corporate governance.