International team of specialist growth acceleration consultants

We deliver scale at speed

2Y3X consists of experienced, heavyweight consultants who are all experts in their respective fields. They deliver the 2Y3X program, QuickMap, proposition development and pro bono services to companies in a variety of sectors.

These include creative, marketing, digital and technology agencies, media and production companies, engineering and related manufacturing and supply chain firms, social impact companies, tech start-ups and professional services firms. We also cover a variety of territories including the UK, USA and Canada, the Middle East and North Africa.

Georges R. Chakar

Georges R Chakar, 2Y3X Middle East, UAE, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Oman

Georges Chakar is the founder and CEO at innovative consulting firm LINK Advisory, the 2Y3X master licensee in the MENA region. He is a strategy professional, highly regarded in the communications and leadership sphere, with over 20 years’ experience in hospitality and destination development.

Georges has played a key part in transforming regional landmark destinations including Saadiyat Island, a mixed-used development encompassing the largest concentration of cultural institutions in the world including The Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. He is also an investor in several start-ups in the MENA region.

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Jihad Al Houwayek

Jihad Al Houwayek, Gulf region, United Arab Emirates, 2Y3X consultant

Jihad Al Houwayek is a partner at LINK Advisory. He is a senior marketing and retail professional with more than 17 years’ experience across all GCC markets. His expertise spans multiple industries including luxury retail, apparel, FMCG, real estate and advertising.

Jihad has managed regional and international brands including Damas, Cole Haan, McDonald’s, Yves Rocher, Graff Diamonds, Fabergé and Mouawad Jewellery. He has extensive experience in all aspects of increasing market share and growing profitability.

North America

Silvia Christmann – 2Y3X New York City leadership coach

Silvia Christmann – 2Y3X USA East, leadership coach specialising in VCs, start-ups, tech and PE.

Jim Sterne, 2Y3X California and USA and Canada West Coast

Jim Sterne – 2Y3X West; chair, Digital Analytics Assoc. Author of 12 books. Lectured at Harvard, MIT, Stanford.

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United Kingdom

Felix Velarde, co-founder at 2Y3X, heavyweight agency chairman and board advisor, author of Scale at Speed

Felix Velarde – 2Y3X founder, serial agency founder and group CEO. Author of Scale at Speed.

Frank Kelcz, 2Y3X programme co-founder

Frank Kelcz – 2Y3X founder, rolled out Ziff-Davis internationally. Former Collider, Pitango, SEB VC.

Mia McTigue-Rodriguez

Mia McTigue-Rodriguez – writer, marketing specialist and training co-ordinator.

Eva Appelbaum social impact company coach and mentor

Eva Appelbaum – led digital at Amnesty and BBC. MW Vision100, BIMA Hot100, ActionAid trustee.

Owen Pringle social impact businesses leadership consultant

Owen Valentine Pringle – led digital at ITN, Sky, Amnesty. ActionAid COVD lead. FT 100 BAME leaders.

Ali Karademir engineering manufacturing leadership consultant

Ali Karademir – industrial engineering management consultant, former head of SKF EMEA.

Mo Lishomwa growth acceleration consultant digital agencies

Mo Lishomwa – leadership at Saatchi & Saatchi, Sapient, Adobe, Adidas. BAME20:20, BIMA D&I council.

Babita Devi, growth accelerator consultant for tech start-ups and women entrepreneurs

Babita Devi – founders’ coach at EpiCentre, Judge Business School (Cambridge University) and Barclays Eagle Labs.

Chris Averill 2Y3X leadership mentor and coach

Chris Averill – founder of WeAreExperience (UK and NYC) sold to Globant. Author of Build, Sell, Retire.

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Middle East and North Africa

Georges R Chakar, 2Y3X Middle East, UAE, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Oman

Georges R Chakar – 2Y3X MENA partner, LINK Advisory CEO, specialist in hospitality/culture.

Jihad Al Houwayek, Gulf region, United Arab Emirates, 2Y3X consultant

Jihad Al Houwayek – 2Y3X MENA partner with Fabergé, Yves Rocher, Damas and Cole Haan experience.

Dalia Elias, marketing at 2Y3X MENA

Dalia Elias – 2Y3X MENA, responsible for marketing throughout the region.

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North America

Silvia Christmann – 2Y3X New York City leadership coach

Silvia Christmann – 2Y3X USA East, leadership coach specialising in VCs, start-ups, tech and PE.

Jim Sterne, 2Y3X California and USA and Canada West Coast

Jim Sterne – 2Y3X West; chair, Digital Analytics Assoc. Author of 12 books. Lectured at Harvard, MIT, Stanford.

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