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 has an MSc in Organisation Development and Consultancy, an MA in Communication Studies and she is an NLP practitioner. Marina is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and has a PGDIPL in Clinical Hypnotherapy and is a 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. Carolyn has a PGCert in Coaching and Mentoring from Sheffield Hallam University, BA in Communication and Cultural Studies and a MA in Cultural Policy and Management.

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Babett Csokán

Babett is an International Project Manager 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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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 an MSc in Coaching and Mentoring and MSc in Organisation Development and Consultancy from Sheffield Hallam University. 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!

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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Millie Wright

Millie joined Inova in 2019 as a summer intern, whilst in her first year of University, where she studied Geography. She continued at Inova, alongside her studies, as an International Project Assistant and is passionate about supporting projects that promote equal opportunities.

Zoi Pisourika

Zoi joined Inova in Jauary 2022 as a Gradute International Project Assistant. After completing a BSc in Psychology and a MA in International Development, she gained professional experience working for a leading charity and a rapidly growing EdTech company. She has a passion for supporting others to achieve their potential and wants to develop her own skills and knowledge around issues of diversity, inclusion, and career development.

Rachel Taylor

Rachel joined Inova in August 2021, whilst finishing studying for a Masters in Political Theory. She is passionate about inclusion and promoting equality and is particularly interested in promoting gender equality. Rachel has previous experience volunteering in the charity sector and coordinating projects aimed at educating and empowering young women.

Olivia Abrahams

Olivia joined Inova in September 2021 after graduating Sheffield Hallam University in Languages and Tourism. As a Project and Marketing Assistant, she assists on many different projects promoting equal opportunities and diversity. Having studied abroad herself, she also uses her cultural and language experience to assist the Inova Education team in Latin America.

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.

Ece Zenginer

Ece joined Inova as an independent consultant in September 2021 assising the Inova Education team in LATAM. Her academic and professional background is in law. She is passionate about human rights studies. She aims to provide the best assistance and support to help students with education opportunities abroad. Ece is a big fan of dancing, traveling, and coffee.

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.

Ross Collins

Ross is the Country Coordinator for Paraguay and Uruguay and works as an independent consultant for Inova, 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.

Carlo Vidal Miranda

Carlo is the Marketing and Social Media Coordinator for Inova and works as an independent consultant, based in Lima, Peru. He is a graduate from The University of Sheffield. Carlo loves travelling and playing sports, especially football. Having lived and studied in the UK and in Austria, he is passionate about spreading awareness of European education throughout Latin America and really embraces what being Latin American is about.

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 an independent consultant for Inova, 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.

Veronica Lugo

Veronica represents us in university fairs and exhibitions across 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 behaviour analysis of intercultural consumer societies.

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