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. She is also a Clinical Hypnotherapist and member of the British Society of 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, established in 1996 and based in Mexico City. Inova Education works across Latin America in partnership with UK Higher Education Institutions.

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.

Babett Csokán

Babett is a Senior International Project Coordinator at Inova working on projects related to employability and entrepreneurship. Her academic and professional background is in human rights, a topic she is passionate about.

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Emma Humphrey

Emma is an International Project Coordinator. With a passion for the written word, she decided to study English Literature at the University of Sheffield. After graduating, she joined the Inova team, assisting with projects related to the creative industry, digital media and employability skills.

Michele Lockwood-Edwards

Michele is a teacher, educator, coach and writer. She has been involved in learning and development for over 30 years. She has worked as a teacher (English and German), senior manager in the health service, lecturer, management consultant and coach. She comes from an entrepreneurial family. Her Dad was a market trader who went to Germany to sell his goods in the 1970s with knowledge of only a few words of German. She wrote a book about him and his trading family. When Michele’s not at work she enjoys practising calligraphy and she has a secret interest in comedy. She has a number of wigs and a dressing up box!

Danyal Mahmood

Danyal is a Graduate Project Assistant. He is a Geography graduate and continues to read for a master’s degree in the field of geographical, spatial and statistical analysis. Danyal has promoted equal opportunities and inclusivity throughout his time at university as the Equality and Diversity Officer of the Geography Society and has experience supporting people from diverse backgrounds. In his spare time Danyal enjoys walking and also exploring new cities and their cultures.

Dominika Tkacova

Dominika joined Inova after graduating in Psychology; she is an International Project Officer. Her main interest lies in supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds and working on projects which promote equality. She has experience in cultural awareness from mentoring international students at university, where she helped individuals settle in and integrate.

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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 and the Netherlands. He’s fond of music, travelling, watching movies and any kind of sports.

Deborah Cedeño

Deborah is a Senior International 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.

Santiago Mehle

Santiago joined Inova Education in 2019 and is responsible for the admissions process. He enjoys helping students achieving their dreams of studying overseas. Santiago loves travelling, learning about new places and cultures and is a big fan of coffee and martial arts.

Fernanda Galarraga

Fernanda is one of Inova Education’s International Study Advisors, based in our Mexico City office. Since she experienced what a life changing opportunity studying abroad was she has been in love with traveling and meeting people from all over the world. She has lived in Canada, the United States and Germany. She enjoys watching movies and reading.

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.

Fabiola Delfín

Fabiola is one of Inova Education’s International Study Advisors based in our Mexico City office. She has lived in Mexico, the United States and in New Zealand. Fabiola previously worked in Civil Society Organizations, and an Embassy, among others. She enjoys learning about other cultures and people, is passionate about human rights, and believes that student mobility not only develops personal and professional growth, but also helps connect countries and cultures.

Elizabeth Coloma

Elizabeth (Licy) works as a coordinator for Inova Education and is based in La Paz, Bolivia. 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.

Laura Díaz

Laura is the Recruitment Officer for the University of Sheffield, based in our office in Mexico City, working with students in Mexico and across Latin America. Laura is passionate about languages and cultures. For her, student mobility is a life-changing experience. She is also a big fan of tennis.

Ross Collins

Ross is the Country Coordinator for Paraguay and Uruguay and is based in Asunción, Paraguay. Ross also teaches British History at the Universidad Nacional de Asunción and works as an adviser to the Ministry of Health. Ross studied at the universities of Edinburgh, Oxford and the Gregorian University in Rome. If there is a consistent theme in his life, it has been the quest to accompany young people as they explore their dreams and destinies thus Inova seems a natural home.

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.

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19 November 2020

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  Don't miss the second newsletter from the Women Making Waves project! Click here to read it now!

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02 November 2020

  Check out the FENCE project's Review Paper, presenting an analysis of the existing training in relation to promoting the fight against gender bias, and the gaps which still reside in the different partner countries involved in this project.

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