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.

Anna Swahn
Head of Business Services

Anna oversees the day-to-day operations of the company, including IT and client services. She works closely with all teams to ensure that processes are running smoothly and efficiently, and she is always looking for new ways to drive innovation and growth. Outside of work, Anna is an avid traveller and enjoys reading and hiking.

Niamh Walsh
Editorial Writer & Co-ordinator

Creative and hardworking English Literature graduate from the University of Exeter. In the early stage of my professional career, with a fervent passion for writing and editing across various digital and non-digital platforms.

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.

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.

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.

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 Executive

A versatile young professional with a wealth of experience in marketing, communications and account management. With a proven track record of delivering results in advertising agencies, Amalia has thrived in managing client accounts and executing successful campaigns. A strong team player and an accountable individual, adding value to Chesamel’s online and offline presence.

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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.

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.

Alexander Yanev
Alexander Yanev
HR Coordinator

People focused professional with 2+ years experience in HR. Currently in the early stages of my career with a clear interest in all things tech and passionate about helping people.

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.

Valerija Slavina
Enterprise Marketing Manager – Google Cloud

Val is a marketing expert and a passionate ESG and transformation manager. She is responsible for strategy development and implementation across the clients base. Val is managing key partner relationships in the ESG ecosystem. She is multilingual and has international experience working for start-up, private and corporate environments.

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.

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!

Charlie Eyeington
Brand & Marketing Lead

Charlie is detail-oriented and loves working in a dynamic environment. Utilising creative thinking, quantitative analysis and good old hard work, Charlie’s worked at agencies and in-house and managed accounts for household-name business leaders and large corporations.

Aside from her love for marketing, she’s super sporty and has been lucky enough to represent Scotland in both football and athletics at different levels.

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.

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.

Rayhan Khan
Finance Administrator

Running complete finance solutions and supporting C-level management.

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.

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.

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.

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.