about & the team

 

BBES International

BBES International is, amongst other things, a passport to other markets. We open the doors for our clients around the world. Boutique services are provided in the areas of gastronomy, fashion, beauty, and lifestyle, as well as arts and culture. An Embassy is present in every single country and represents the interest of one country in another. We are everywhere and this is the core of our business. BBES makes the connections needed to take brands and companies where they want to go. We bridge the gap between one market to the next.

Besides being BRAND AMBASSADORS and MENTORS we are also specialists in:

BUSINESS STRATEGY

CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE

EXECUTIVE COACHING

DIVERSITY

DISABILITY & INCLUSION

 

This is the moment to do business in a different way and we are willing to help you and your business go to the next level. Are you ready?

 

Bisila Bokoko

Bisila Bokoko

CEO and Founder

Award Winning Bilingual Speaker, TV Personality, and Advisor to World Leaders

Bisila Bokoko has inspired thousands of individuals and organizations world-wide, through her motivational keynotes, and will inspire your audience with a message tailored to achieve your program’s goals and boost your attendee’s aspirations.

From hosting at the UN in Switzerland to delivering powerful keynotes in Dominican Republic, and on-air radio hosting in South Africa, Bisila Bokoko has shared her business expertise and inspirational journey with audiences across the world over during her 18-year career.

She developed her expertise in geopolitics, tourism, and culture by working closely with cities in Spain and countries in Africa; and, cultivating relationships with foreign Heads of State and international business leaders, becoming one of the ten most influential Spanish women in American business. She has been featured in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Bloomberg TV, Black Enterprise, Harper’s Bazaar & other top publications.

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Denisse Ortiz

Denisse Ortiz

Executive Assistant & Production Manager

Denisse is part of BB GROUP being executive assistant of Bisila Bokoko at the same time she is part of the BBES team working as a digital content creator, Denisse stands out for her work ethic, creativity, teamwork and Passion for the company, count with great precision in project execution and delivery.

She specializes in creating digital content, with skills in Graphic Design with Adobe packages, managing editing programs (Premier and Final Cut) creating campaigns for social networks along with editing and updating web pages.

Having a taste for fashion, photography and digital marketing, she previously collaborated in different fashion projects.

From a very young age she led an early childhood education company opening the way in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya in Mexico.

Denisse is single and lives in Cancun, Mexico.

Sissi Johnson

Sissi Johnson

Brand Manager & PR Office

Founder of SelfSells and The Hopenclass, Sissi Johnson is, according to Condé Nast, a Social Impact Executive and Scholar focused on Culture and Innovation acknowledged as a “global game-changer” for her work in academia, luxury, and creative industries.

For 10 years, her academic practice and expertise have taken her to the United Nations as well as conferences, and (under)graduate classrooms from France to Kazakhstan by way of Nigeria and Chile.

Her multimedia portfolio is featured in graduate programs curricula internationally including Loyola University (NOLA), New York University and Istituto Marangoni.

Sissi has spoken at the University of Oxford on “The Currency of Image: How Art, Music, Film can reframe Narratives and Identity” and consults world leading brands on consumer marketing and cultural innovation.

Her collaboration with LVMH French fine jewellery Maison Chaumet on the “Trésors d’Afrique” collection is their largest since 1780 and a case study of cultural appreciation in the luxury industry.

Sissi holds an MBA from IFA Paris (China) and a M.A in Fashion Business from POLIMODA (Italy). She completed Executive Education at the Yale School of Management and is a Certified Adaptation Practitioner in Climate Change & Health by the Yale School of Public Health.

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Jo-Ann Dammacco

Jo-Ann Dammacco

Markets Researcher

Jo-Ann stands out for her work ethic, perseverance and the ability to do market work.

She has spent most of her career utilizing her diverse abilities, from her early years as a teacher and singer to more than 20 years as Managing Director at CNN and later as Director of Events at the Economic Club. from New York.

During her time at CNN, it was imperative for her to meet deadlines, stay on budget, and successfully manage 35 employees.

Jo-Ann’s most memorable experiences came when she worked at the Economic Club of New York, where she was Director of Events and Administration.

She stands out for having a keen eye for detail, being a creative thinker in an analytical world, and communicating compassionately and directly.

Jo-Ann lives in Massapequa, New York, with her husband and daughter.

Johnny Sfair

Johnny Sfair

Mentoring & Talent Programs Director

Founder of JSK-MIND & Customer Experience Academy.

Johnny is an expert in implementing the customer experience concept and giving international talks. A powerful and entertaining speaker who uses practical and motivating day-to-day examples to explain customer experience concepts.

He transforms and leads his audience to understand how an organization can improve its customer experience, and make him the center of the universe.

With 21 years of experience in the Melia Hotels hotel chain international, he worked on different continents and participated in many openings as in the development of concepts and brands within the chain. He has several years of experience in luxury retail.

His great creativity and preparation helps him design talks and personalized training workshops preparing level personnel executive and operational in leadership, teamwork, emotional connection, the power of body language, up-selling and cross-selling, diversity culture, excellence in service.

Author of the workbook Become the Best you, by Wabi Sabi simulation, Boost Boost The Idea booster game.

Some of his clients are: Melia Hotels International America, Iberostar, Galleries Nordstrom FL, Hotel Cort PMI, Farmacias los Hidalgos RD, Group Gest, Hilton, Latin lawyer Caribe, Baha Mar (The Bahamas), Eden Roc hotel DR, among others.

Andrea GuZZi

Andrea GuZZi

Lead Project Manager & Life Coach

 RankingFounder of AndreaGuZZi.com, Andrea leads different projects at BBES and also does Coaching and Mentoring, helping businesswomen to connect with their inner alchemy, to reinvent themselves and transform themselves into their best version, and thus develop their most genuine leadership and fulfill their most precious dreams.

She does it through a holistic and practical approach, applying spirituality to daily life, as the key to achieving Body-Mind-Spirit balance that allows to enjoy an abundant Life.

She is currently also a mentor in the “Mujeres Con S” program of Banco Santander in Spain and is a Candidate of the 9th edition of The Top 100 Spanish Women Leaders Ranking, created and directed by the magazine Mujeres & Cía.

Her wide and eclectic career, training and life experience are the perfect mix to guide and motivate those women committed to their self-knowledge, self-care, personal growth, evolution and reinvention.

She has reinvented herself many times, with strength and resilience to start from scratch; curious to know herself and the world around her; and with love and compassion to heal wounds and make peace with her past.

Thus aligning her professional development, her personal growth and her purpose, to begin to fulfill her greatest dreams.

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Beatriz Oliva López

Beatriz Oliva López

Event Manager, Spain

Fundadora de Lifeexperience, eventos que dejan huella. Me encargo de la creación de eventos para las Formaciones, Mentorias y Conferencias de Bisila Bokoko en España

Mallorquina de nacimiento pero con sentimiento familiar por muchas razas, etnias y ciudades de este mundo. Me considero una Ciudadana Global.

Mi vida laboral se desarrolla entre el sector inmobiliario hotelero y la creación de experiencias únicas mediante los eventos Lifeexperience. A través de ellos me encargo de acercar el conocimiento, sabiduría y experiencia tanto profesional como personal y vital de Bisila Bokoko en España

Quieres ser espectador de la vida? o prefieres VIVIRLA CON NOSOTROS? Tú eliges!

Siempre en busca de nuevas experiencias y me apasiona hacer buenos negocios con personas en las que sé que puedo confiar.

Manuel Barea Marqués

Manuel Barea Marqués

Event Manager, Spain

Valenciano, asentado en Mallorca desde hace 8 años. Con vocación de crear, de familia de emprendedores.

Desarrollando desde muy joven labores organizativas en la empresa familiar y cultivando las relaciones interpersonales en los negocios.

Desde hace ya algunos años en el sector de gestión de patrimonios y organizaciones de eventos a través de Lifexperience.

Activando las sinergias de la vida diaria en todos los terrenos, siempre con la cabeza en el siguiente paso, dispuesto ha hacer los sueños realidad y darle a la vida experiencias para no ser un simple espectador de lo que sucede alrededor.

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bisila bokoko

CEO & Founder of BBES International

Award Winning Bilingual Speaker, TV Personality, and Advisor to World Leaders

Bisila Bokoko has inspired thousands of individuals and organizations world-wide, through her motivational keynotes, and will inspire your audience with a message tailored to achieve your program’s goals and boost your attendee’s aspirations.

From hosting at the UN in Switzerland to delivering powerful keynotes in Dominican Republic, and on-air radio hosting in South Africa, Bisila Bokoko has shared her business expertise and inspirational journey with audiences across the world over during her 18-year career.

She developed her expertise in geopolitics, tourism, and culture by working closely with cities in Spain and countries in Africa; and, cultivating relationships with foreign Heads of State and international business leaders, becoming one of the ten most influential Spanish women in American business. She has been featured in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Bloomberg TV, Black Enterprise, Harper’s Bazaar & other top publications.

 

She has an impressive track record of taking businesses from local to global. As the Executive Director of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce for 7 years, she worked closely with a wide range of industries and leading Spanish brands.

In 2012 she founded BBES, a New York-based business development agency that represents, promotes, and markets brands internationally. She also serves as an advisor to emerging leaders, providing guidance on personal branding and leadership that prepares them to move to the global stage and share their expertise worldwide.

Her desire to empower those less fortunate to create a better life, inspired her to found BBALP, a non-profit organization committed to opening libraries throughout Africa with current presence in Ghana, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda.

Bokoko’s efforts to use her knowledge to empower others, won her widespread recognition and led to dynamic involvement in EMPRETEC, a United Nations program that supports up and coming entrepreneurs.

She fronted the women’s scheme and actively worked to support female entrepreneurs in their efforts to launch businesses. In addition, Bokoko hosted the Pikolinos Maasai Gala at the United Nations to support the Kenyan tribe. Through the Maasai Project, over 1,600 Maasai women hand embroider leather onto Pikolinos shoes and bags enabling them to earn a stable income while preserving their cultural heritage and way of life.

She serves as an advisory board member of United Nations EMPRETTEC Women Programs, fostering entrepreneurship skills among women in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, as a global ambassador for Liceu Barcelona Opera House US Foundation, and is actively involved in building the Afrika Museum in Madrid.

Bokoko earned an MBA in Business Administration and Economics in Madrid from San Pablo University, a certificate of British Law at the University of Manchester, and a M.A in International Relations from City University of New York. She graduated in October 2017 as a Naam Yoga Teacher and practices Iyengar on a regular basis.

A native of Valencia Spain, her family roots stemmed from the Bubi Tribe in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. She describes herself as “a cultural hybrid,” born in Spain to African parents, becoming an American citizen and living in New York City for the last fifteen years. She is fluent in Spanish, French, and basic German.

Follow Bisila on and off duty around the world @BisilaBokoko @bbesinternational and also her website.