Our Team

Inova Consultancy United Kingdom

Our United Kingdom team are:

Marina Larios

Marina is Inova’s director and set up the company in 2001, to support her passion for promoting equal opportunities and particularly for supporting women in business and non-traditional fields. Marina is an experienced entrepreneur and business coach and also practices Clinical Hypnosis.

Eric Wijmenga

Eric is co-director of Inova Consultancy, Finance Manager and a Senior Researcher. He is also the founder and director of our subsidiary Inova Education, an educational marketing and recruitment agency working across Latin America, established in 1996.

Carolyn Usher

Carolyn joined Inova in 2011 and is a Project Manager, trainer (specialising in Social Media) and coach. She is passionate about development and supporting people to achieve their dreams.

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Val Boulding

Val joined Inova in 2017 as Project Manager and has extensive experience in Community Development and Training. Val thrives on supporting others to meet their full potential.

Leonie Sloots

Leonie is an International Project Coordinator and singer-songwriter who combines her passion for helping others with music. Having moved from the Netherlands in 2016, Sheffield is her inspiring home away from home.

Erika Conchis

Erika is an International Project Officer. She lived in 5 different countries before settling down in Sheffield and now supports Inova on projects about diversity, education, and entrepreneurship.

Babett Csokán

Babett is an International Project Assistant at Inova working on projects related to women’s employability, and mindfulness of managers. Her academic and professional background is in human rights, a topic she is passionate about.

Jasper Vermaut

Jasper joined Inova in 2017 as an International Project Assistant. He is originally from Belgium and before coming to Inova, he volunteered at an NGO that helps with the integration of refugees in Naples. Except for migration, Jasper is also very passionate about the transition towards renewable energy sources.

Rebecca Emerson

Rebecca joined the Inova Team in October 2017 as a Project Assistant, working on projects supporting migrant women, female entrepreneurs and young people.  Sheffield has been her home for the last 7 years.  Her greatest passion is supporting those with learning disabilities and autistic people.

Nitya Teagarajan

Nitya joined Inova in December 2013 to work on the TRUTH Uncovered Project and now works on the EMPOWER project. She is passionate about social justice and empowering vulnerable women to have better opportunities.

Mary Tear

Mary is an International Project Assistant who is studying International Law and Global Justice part time at the University of Sheffield. She is passionate about equal rights and opportunities for women.

Emma Parry

Emma is an Occupational Psychologist and Associate Consultant at Inova. Emma is currently undertaking Doctoral Research at the University of Sheffield on young people’s transitions from further education to employment and is passionate about working on projects leading to social change.

Inova Education Mexico and Latin America

Our Latin America team are:

Geert van Witteloostuijn

Geert (we call him Jack) is the General Manager of Inova Education, based in Mexico City. Working with people and building bridges is what he likes best. Inova Education allows him to help students from Latin-America to achieve their goal of studying in the UK. He’s fond of music, travelling, watching movies and any kind of sports.

Deborah Cedeño

Deborah is a Senior Study Advisor at Inova Education, with over 6 years of experience in UK Higher Education. Certified by the British Council she is an authorised student counsellor for the United Kingdom. Having studied abroad herself, she enjoys travelling, meeting new people, cultures and learning from different ways of thinking.

Lizbeth Peña

Lizbeth works as an International Study Advisor at Inova Education. She is passionate about working for a more globalised world and in fostering international experiences amongst students. Reading and travel are her two favourite hobbies.

Liliana Ruiz

Liliana is our Junior International Study Advisor and Marketing Assistant, working for Inova Education. Besides helping Latin American students reach their educational goals, one of her main duties is being “the office DJ”. She likes to take photographs, go to concerts and drink coffee.

Maru Serratos

Maru has been working for Inova Education for the last five years and is our High School Counselor. She taught History of Art and Grammar in Senior High School and worked as an English language coordinator. She is also the official translator for the Mexican Society of Egyptology, where she’s been a lecturer for six years. She is passionate about working with young people, culture and languages.

Andrew Fleming

Andrew is the International Recruitment Manager for the University of Sheffield. Previously he worked as an International Summer School administrator and International Student Ambassador for his alma mater, Northumbria University. He is passionate about international education and promoting and supporting student mobility.

Elizabeth Coloma

Elizabeth (Licy) works as a coordinator for Inova Education and is based in La Paz, Bolivia, where she works with students from across South America. Licy worked for most of her professional career at the British Embassy in Bolivia as a Chancery and Programme Officer and is very keen to help students pursue their studies in the UK. She is also an expert on the UK government’s Chevening programme.

Veronica Lugo

Veronica has worked with Inova Education for quite some years now and she covers High School university fairs and exhibitions around Mexico. A decade of residency in Spain marked her professional experience, which currently translates into skills in understanding and adaptation to diverse cultures. She has specialized in topics such as public opinion, educational programs and
behavior analysis of intercultural consumer societies.

Jaime Torales

Jaime joined Inova Education in 2018 as an International Study Advisor, based in Paraguay. He pursued his master studies at two British universities, one as a Chevening Scholar at the University of Birmingham, and another one at the University of Oxford. He enjoys advising prospective students and provide guidance to them with a personal touch, sharing his own experience. Jaime is passionate about international affairs, having lived and worked in several countries across the globe.

Migrapreneurs – April 2018 Newsletter

10 April 2018

  We're about to start Migrapreneurs training programme for highly skilled migrants! Read April 2018 Newsletter to learn more about this project and sign up for this training programme.

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SMART PLUS Newsletter

18 December 2017

Read SMART PLUS latest newsletter about the project developments and recent events!

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SMS: Social Media = Social Capital - December 2017 Newsletter

15 December 2017

We've just launched the SMS project, read our very first newsletter to discover who our partners are!

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E-KIT for Rural Tourism - Latest Project Newsletter

30 October 2017

Latest news from the E-KIT for Rural Tourism project... We've been working to develop online learning supporting rural businesses, especially those in tourism, to develop their digital marketing skills. The project comes to an end in October and we're pleased…

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