Our Team

What we do.

Our team’s individual skill sets make Chesamel the unique, turn-key transformation agency that it is today. Together, our team is united by core values, and a collective drive to create and innovate within our roles towards common goals as a company. Chesamel’s employee engagement principles ensure that each and every team member is able to meet their own career goals whilst striving towards Chesamel’s collective success.

Our Team

John Cofie FOUNDER & CEO
John Cofie
Founder & CEO

Founder and CEO, leading Chesamel and helping businesses grow with our blended business model of digital transformation, marketing and workforce solutions.

Emma Cofie
Executive Director, Clients & Projects

Leading the development of digital solutions and marketing transformations for Chesamel’s clients alongside directing the operations and growth strategy for the agency.

Suzanne Scruton
Managing Director

CIPD qualified (level 7) HR professional with 13 years’ HR generalist experience, including at executive and senior management level.

Renata Copson
Renata Copson
Partner Marketing Manager – Google

Renata is a B2B technology marketer with over 20 years’ experience planning and delivering integrated campaigns in international environments. Passionate about supporting business objectives through end-to-end event management, webinars, telemarketing, content creation, paid media and social.

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Kwame Appiah
Digital and Campaign Manager – Google

Experienced digital marketing and campaigns professional with a passion for helping businesses thrive and achieve their goals. With over 15 years marketing experience working for industry leaders in the cyber security, construction, financial services and manufacturing sectors, Kwame is a versatile and results-driven marketer who is dedicated to delivering success.

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Seun Johnson
Partner Marketing Manager – YouTube

Seun has spent the last 7-8 years working across marketing and partnerships in the entertainment industry at companies such as Universal Music, Global and most recently Meta. She really enjoys collaboration and working with different teams and talents to launch exciting projects. In her spare time she likes to visit art and design exhibitions and attend music events!

Izaac Chong
Izaac Chong
Senior Marketing Account Manager

Hailing from Down Under, Izaac has over 5 years in B2B Marketing experience where he has worked in both agency and in-house to support some of the worlds leading tech companies with lead generation strategy and scaled business opportunities. With a keen eye for new opportunities and strong project management skills, Izaac will be supporting Chesamel and our clients with value-driven strategy and account management.

Benjamin N'gonga
Benjamin N’gonga
Marketing Specialist – Google

Ben is a multidisciplinary marketer with experience in working at high-growth start ups and globally awarded agencies. Ben has a background in managing social accounts for public figure industry leaders and project-managing marketing campaigns for blue-chip companies.

Using his marketing knowledge Ben volunteers at social and educational organisations to democratise his skills and learnings in order to create space in the industry. As he is a firm believer that ‘Talent is widely distributed; opportunity is not.

Kate Eaves
Kate Eaves
Senior Marketing Account Manager

Kate has a diverse background in experiential marketing, live events and communications. Over the past 9 years, she has collaborated with a wide range of retail and technology clients, honing her expertise in talent management, strategic thinking, and client servicing.

Jack Castledine
Jack Castledine
EMEA Product Marketing Manager – Google

A Manchester-based marketing professional with over 7 years delivering high-impact campaigns for leading technology and sports brands including Samsung and Google. Proven project campaign manager having ownership over multi-million euro budgets and creative/media agencies.

Giedre Sakenaite
Private Client Relationship Manager – The Sybarite

With a bachelor’s degree in international tourism and business, and 10 years of experience in luxury travel and events, Giedre has built a large network of partners all over the world.

Outside of work, Giedre loves to indulge in her hobbies as running, yoga, cooking, fashion and her favourite – traveling and visiting boutique hotels and wild beaches!

Olivia Bennett
Assistant Editor – The Sybarite

An editor and writer with nine years of experience working in luxury print/digital publishing and e-commerce, starting her career at Tatler and most recently working at MATCHES. Olivia is a collaborative team player and strong communicator. Having straddled the disciplines of editorial, advertising and partnerships throughout her career, she takes a holistic, 360-degree approach to delivering content, to engage with audiences across all touch points.

Shalini Chowdhury
Junior BI Analyst

An international student in her placement year with us, Shalini has 3+ years of experience in digital marketing, Hubspot and account management. She is currently studying Psychology with Criminology at Nottingham Trent University and hopes to take back valuable lessons and great experiences from her time at Chesamel.

Christine Devenish
Christine Devenish
Brand Operations Programme Manager – Google

Christine brings a strong commitment to process optimisation and collaborative teamwork.She has had incredible opportunities working in South Africa and the UK for local and global brands, diving into exciting projects spanning both B2B and B2C environments.

Julia Álvarez-Cascos
Distribution Partner Marketing Manager – Google Cloud

Over the past year, Julia had the opportunity to work as a Partner Marketing Manager at Google Cloud, covering a maternity leave in Iberia. Prior to that, she has had the privilege of working with companies such as Microsoft, Porsche, and Iberia, with a background of over 7 years in marketing and 2 years in the Tech industry.

Rosie Saxby
Rosie Saxby
Digital and Field Marketing Executive – Google

Highly self-driven and organised Field and Digital Marketing Executive experienced in delivering a portfolio of Cyber Security events and content both physical and digital of all scales, across UKI, Benelux, The Nordics and Israel.

Rosie is also experienced in Loyalty, Email and Push CRM Marketing in the Retail sector.

Outside of work Rosie is a keen Hockey and Cricket player and loves using her professional skills to support these local clubs with their development, fundraising and promotion.

Anna Lewandowska
Anna Lewandowska
EMEA Programme Marketing Manager – Google

With over 9 years of professional experience, Anna has honed her expertise in crafting impactful B2B and B2C marketing and media campaigns from inception to execution. Her journey includes contributing her skills to companies like Meta, Novomatic, and JCDecaux, as well as nurturing the growth of SMBs and innovative startups.

Originally from Poland, moved to the UK over 8 years ago. She’s passionate about sports and literature, as well as travels and traditional Eastern European cuisine.

Oleg Sokyrka
Oleg Sokyrka

Oleg is an experienced Talent Acquisition Specialist with a demonstrated history of working across various industry sectors, including Tech, Life Sciences, and Entertainment. Expert in applying Talent Acquisition strategies to create and deliver systems that improve the quality, diversity, and effectiveness of the TA Process. Passionate about building meaningful and lasting relationships with colleagues, clients, and candidates.

Lucy Cocoran
Lucy Cocoran
Content Writer – The Sybarite

With writing experience across a range of lifestyle verticals and international brands, Lucy has a strong understanding of the digital publishing world. From running point on content strategies to managing social media accounts, she understands what makes an audience tick from both an editorial and advertorial objective. Above all else, she is truly passionate about telling important stories.

Michael Schweidler
Michael Schweidler
Distribution Partner Marketing Manager – Google Cloud

Michael is an accomplished and passionate go-to-market and B2B SaaS marketer. Having originally worked for leading enterprise organisations such as KPMG, PwC, Statoil he has advised tech startups and scaleups over the last 9 years in sectors ranging from enterprise automation, financial planning and automation (FP&A), investment platforms, business intelligence, and fintech. Deeply embedded in the European tech community, he is also well networked with VC’s and startup ecosystems in the U.S. and Israel

Nick Moffat
Nick Moffat
Senior Copywriter

Nick is a senior strategic creative with experience in global networks and small boutique agencies. As a Creative Director, he’s been lucky enough to look after brands as diverse as Great Ormond Street Hospital, Yeo Valley, Kenco and Disney. He believes in ideas that create empathy or laughter, and the numbers that prove they’re effective. He’s been lucky enough to work across ATL, branding, content, digital, PR, B2B and most sectors.

Laura Averiss
Operations and Project Manager

Leading the operations and project management at Chesamel, Laura leverages her previous experience in fast-paced multinational companies. Specialising in project management with certifications in Agile and Scrum Master methodologies, she is dedicated to ensuring efficient operations and the successful execution of projects for Chesamel.

Katie Griffiths

Katie has taken key marketing roles across YouTube (Music, Shorts, Subscriptions) for the last 5 years, gaining multidisciplinary experience & notably leading the launch of a new YouTube Shorts programme in EMEA last year. Having started her career in media 9 years ago, Katie has worked with some of the biggest companies in the world, including McDonalds and H&M.

Isobel Coombs

A recent graduate in French, Media, and Communications, excels in client-facing roles, showcasing innovation and a drive for The Sybarite’s success. With a diverse marketing background in luxury and tech, she brings versatility and a proven track record of delivering great results to the team.

Tom Gogan
Tom Gogan
EMEA Launch Program Marketing Manager – Google

Tom is a dynamic marketing manager driven by results, boasting expertise in tech and media. Currently engaged in crafting the go-to-market strategy for Google Home and Health products, he leverages a wealth of knowledge gained from his time at TELUS Canada and The Associated Press. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Tom has called London home since 2022. In his spare time, you’ll find him hitting the pavement for a run, snacking in a London market, or relaxing in a local pub.

Macarena Jimenez
Macarena Jiménez
RMA Lead – Google

Macarena has been working as a temp contractor for the Retail Google team, and previously a vendor for Google Store team managing their Affiliate program for the past few years. She is a mum of an almost 3 years old, loves swimming, travelling and socialising with friends as well as extended family.

Saad Elporgay
Saad Elporgay
Business Transformation Manager

Business Transformation Consultant, with over 5 years experience in strategy, SaaS sales and account management. Passionate about technology, staying up to date with disruptive trends and developing future proof business solutions. Proven track record in designing & deploying technology to enterprise clients.

Elyna Douglas, Marketing Project Manager
Elyna Douglas
Marketing Project Manager – Google

Elyna has 13 years’ experience working in the digital marketing/content space – most recently for Apple. Prior to that, she was with a digital agency, Tribal DDB, working for clients Volkswagen and SEAT.

Sarah Cynian
Talent Acquisition & Client Partner

Senior Recruitment Specialist with a passion for helping businesses to grow with a consultative approach. Building strong relationships, based on transparency, trust and integrity that result in repeat and referral business.

Rayhan Khan
Finance Administrator

Running complete finance solutions and supporting C-level management.

Nirrlipta Padhee
Nirrlipta Padhee
ISV Partner Marketing Professional – Google Cloud

A strategic software marketing professional with over 7 years of experience in cross-functional marketing mix specialising in MarTech. Areas of expertise include planning and managing events, campaign management, digital marketing, account-based marketing and brand management.

Caterina Latte
Caterina Latte
Account Based Marketing Lead – Google Cloud

Caterina enjoys supporting businesses through local and regional events and field marketing activities that drive sales. She has been working in marketing for over 12 years having combined her interests in business and travelling. Her career has so far taken her from Sardinia to New York, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, and London.

Sarah Belehri
Sara Belehri
EMEA Partner Marketing Manager

Professionally driven with a strong enthusiasm for International Business and self-improvement, she is an active and hard-working Global Partner & Sales Manager. Sara has worked for a variety of international companies (American, French, Moroccan, German and British), studied and lived in various countries (Singapore, USA, United Kingdom), and works well in teams from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Sophia Malik
Sophia Malik
Programme Manager – YouTube

Highly motivated project manager with 5+ years of experience in the Localisation & Fashion industry. Specialising in linguistics and content creation across multiple global channels. She is multilingual and has international experience working in corporate environments.

Paula Almeida
Paula Almeida
OEM Sales Manager – Google

Sharp and goal-oriented Business Development Manager with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. Paula has a multicultural background and is highly skilled in languages and public relations. Believes kindness and compassion are key to building a fulfilling life and career.

Alina Khan
Alina Khan
Partner Marketing Manager – Google

A CIM qualified marketing professional offering a diverse range of B2B experience and commercial success in utilising the total marketing mix. Multilingual and results-oriented with significant accomplishments in the technology sector operating within Europe, Asia and the USA.

Ludmilla Schmidt
Ludmilla Schmidt
Partner Marketing Manager – Google Cloud

Multilingual marketing professional with over 5 years experience within different sectors and countries.
Recently found her passion within Partner Marketing. Always striving for new ideas and great results. Currently living in beautiful Edinburgh and exploring the outdoors at the weekends.

Liam McNamara
Liam McNamara
Product Marketing Manager – YouTube

Determined and hardworking Marketing Manager with a passion for creativity. Liam has over 5 years of experience in the communications industry specialising in PR. Has worked with an array of well-known consumer brands helping them to engage the right audiences, at the right times and deliver campaigns that raise awareness and talkability for their brand. Always hungry to learn new ways of thinking and am always on the hunt for new skills to use.

Sara Ahmed
Sara Ahmed
Enterprise Marketing Manager – Google Cloud

A B2B technology marketer who takes pride in connecting with customers and creating awareness around cloud solutions that solve businesses needs. Specialises in building pipeline for sales teams by creating integrated marketing campaigns. Whether that be through email marketing, events (live and online), direct mail campaigns or customer marketing – She likes to think out of the box, get creative and make the most out of her problem solving skills!

Ruth Tertilt
Family Content and Experiences Lead – The Sybarite

Nurturing stakeholder relationships to enable long-term business success for partnership and client relations.

Amalia Dervenaga
Marketing Manager

A versatile young professional with a wealth of experience in marketing, communications and account management. Responsible for driving Chesamel’s brand success, skilled in planning and executing impactful marketing campaigns. With a proven track record of delivering results in marketing agencies, Amalia has thrived in managing client accounts and enhancing brand visibility. A strong team player and an accountable individual, adding value to Chesamel’s online and offline presence.

Alexander Yanev
Alexander Yanev
HR Coordinator

Results-driven HR professional with 3+ years of experience specialising in strategic people management. Tech-savvy and dedicated to fostering positive workplace cultures. Committed to driving organisational success through impactful HR practices.

Francesca Jannetta
Senior Marketing Manager

15 years marketing campaign & event experience in Music, Tech & FMCG across EMEA. In her spare time, Francesca teaches yoga and is an avid long distance runner.

Sanem Sener Cetin
Partnership Program Manager – Youtube

Multitalented digital marketing expert with distinguished experience in project management, affiliate marketing, customer acquisition, and SEO. Working with partners from all over the world and with internal teams to drive and execute strategically important partnerships.

Jack Burnham
Senior Producer – Youtube

Jack is a well-versed Programme Lead with over 10 years’ experience in the experiential live event industry.

Since 2020 he’s been working at YouTube leading EMEA Creator Marketing programmes as go-to-market lead supporting Black+ and Women creators to grow their businesses on YouTube. He is an accomplished manager that takes pride in building measurable programme strategies that challenge conventional thoughts, with insights at the centre; resulting in seamless, purposeful campaigns that exceed objectives and audience expectations.

Roxsanna Whittaker
Marketing Manager – Youtube

Roxsanna has +10 years experience in Marketing and Events, with 6 of those working at YouTube Marketing in both EMEA and APAC. Over these 6 years, she has produced over 10 Creator Summits and Music Festivals (FanFest) in Creator Marketing and now, in User Marketing, she leads YTM EMEA’s Brand campaigns. Prior to YouTube, she worked at an events agency, producing events for clients such as Facebook, Tour de France, Red Bull, Lindt and the UK Government over the 2012 Olympics.

Maris Magdalenoks
Operations Manager – Youtube

Maris has a marketing professional with over 9 years of experience across brand partnerships, multi-channel campaign management, MarCom strategy and data-driven solutions within start-up and corporate environments.

Begüm Basar
Event Marketing Manager – Google Cloud

Begüm has been working in the IT sector for 20 years. She has held different positions, including channel program manager, channel marketing manager, training manager, and partner sales manager. She continued her career as Country Marketing Manager at VMware and Regional Marketing Manager at SimpliVity – Hewlett Packard. She later founded her own company and provided consultancy on the culture and values projects. Begüm was also the Turkey representative of American-based mobile app companies. Since 2019, she has been involved in managing Google Cloud Turkey marketing.

Georgi Milenkov
Partnership Marketing Manager – Google Cloud

Currently on the role of Distribution Partner Marketing Manager for GWS and GCP in APAC and also contributing with his previous experience in program management and partner enablement. His background primarily lies in the IT industry, but has also worked in the music and manufacturing sectors. Outside of work, he loves to indulge in his hobbies, including traveling, cooking, trying new wines, and skiing.

Maximilian Rossi
Sustainability Marketing Manager – Google Cloud

Max is a multidisciplinary marketing professional specialising in sustainability for digital infrastructure brands. He started his marketing career 14 years ago helping businesses grow their pipeline, through creative and data driven solutions. In his personal time, Max enjoys riding motorcycles, exploring outside spaces and visiting his family in Italy. Talk to Max about sustainability, urban mobility and the built environment.

Rania Kokkini
EMEA Pixel Cultural Marketing Program Manager – Google

Rania is a partnerships and marketing professional with over 10 years of multidisciplinary creative, brand, events and media experience. Over the last 5 years she has been working on EMEA Google projects from both agency side and from within the company. She has a proven track record in campaign development & execution, partnership strategy and multi-market project management.

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