Ricky joined EC English Language Centres as Marketing Director in 2016 and runs both the Marketing and Direct Sales teams from Head Office in Malta. Originally from the UK, he holds a BA Hons in Business & French and an MA in Marketing both from Kingston Business School, London.
Ricky has held senior client-side marketing positions in the UK and Dubai within the travel and tourism sector and also has run UAE advertising agencies specialising in branding, digital and social.
In the UK, he was part of the Eurostar leadership team responsible for film, arts and sports sponsorship, the move to St Pancras International and award-winning advertising campaigns. He also worked as a marketing and communications advisor to London 2012.
In Dubai, he worked for Kerzner International Resorts as VP of Marketing for the Atlantis Hotel and, agency-side, ran accounts for Abu Dhabi Tourism, Etihad Airways and Google Middle East.
Scott Seaborn is the Global Mobile Strategy Director for Aimia, the world’s largest retail loyalty company which incorporates Nectar and Air Miles as well a scores of other schemes around the world. He previously served as Head of Mobile Technologies at Ogilvy Group where his work for a huge range of clients won more than 20 advertising and creative awards.
Starting out in the early days of mobile advertising (in a time before Android and iOS) Scott has seen and led the world of mobile from gimmicky ad platform to the dominant method of going online and an essential tool to everyday life. By viewing the mobile as a unique device that most people have by their side 23 out of 24 hours a day he took advantage of the huge opportunities for interaction as well as feedback offered by GPS, cameras, speaker, touch control and gyroscope.
As well as examining technological solutions to business problems he also looks at the risks and rewards of adopting new strategies.
Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE
Founder of Stemettes, Anne-Marie Imafidon has always been interested in business, maths and technology. A child prodigy who passed maths and ICT GCSEs aged ten, she holds the current world record for the youngest girl ever to pass A-level computing aged 11, and is one of the youngest people ever to be awarded a Masters Degree by University of Oxford aged 20.
Previous work at Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard, Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers means she has amassed a wealth of experience.
She was named the UK IT Industry & British Computer Society’s Young IT Professional of the Year in 2013, won a Points of Light award from the UK Prime Minister in October 2014 and was named the 29th Most Influential woman in IT in 2015. Anne-Marie has also been listed as one of Management Today’s 35 Under 35.
She sits on the boards of Durham University’s Computer Science Department, Urban Development Music Foundation and Inspirational YOU.
Anne-Marie is passionate about getting more girls interested in STEM careers. In 4 years, 15000 girls across the UK, Ireland and Europe have attended Stemette experiences. As part of the initiative, she has also co-founded Outbox Incubator: the world's first tech incubator for teenage girls.
In 2017, she was awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours for services to young women and STEM sectors.