Trainers

Our Trainers

SELECT’s carefully chosen team of trainers and management consultants come with extensive professional experience and intensive subject expertise, which result in effective training programmes, transformed employees and satisfied clients.



Natalie Brown

Natalie Brown

Managing Director

Natalie’s career began in the academic field in Abu Dhabi at both secondary and tertiary levels and worked her way up to eventually establishing and managing Select Training and Management Consultancy. She understands the importance of developing the younger generations today and ensuring companies setting up or operating in the UAE and wider region also have enough cultural awareness to succeed. After six years as an academic, she joined the corporate world where she not only delivers her training and consultancy to the highest standards which are memorable, but also paves the way for young Emirati, Omani, Qatari, Kuwaiti, Bahraini and Saudi nationals to lead and inspire the generations to come….
E-mail:
natalie@selectgroup.ae

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Laekha de Mornay Davies

Laekha de Mornay Davies

Management Trainer and Consultant

Laekha is a dynamic individual with excellent communications and interpersonal skills which she gained through her expertise in HR and Project Management, in a client-oriented environment. An effective leader with tenacity and an infectious positive ‘can do attitude‘. Laekha’s career started in the corporate world of Human Resources Management in the UK in 2003 working for different Investment Banks – Goldman Sachs, J P Morgan, Lloyds Bank, HSBC and Citi Bank. Laekha has gained a breath of experience over the years working across different facets of HR and also in project management, particularly, in designing presentations and delivering company- wide induction programmes, re-engineering business processes – evaluating existing processes and providing constructive solutions, analysing training needs, developing training policies and delivering training to senior managers. A notable achievement for her was driving a key project in the launch of the Goldman Sachs “Wellness’’ centre in worldwide locations…
E-mail:
info@selectgroup.ae

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Richard Castillo

Richard Castillo

Management Trainer and Consultant

Richard is a retired US Government Officer with 25 years of dedicated and honorable service. His career included numerous high-profile national and multi-international assignments as a program manager for a variety of private corporate sector consulting and training outreach based programs. His deep knowledge within a variety of specialised topics soon allowed for Richard to be recognised by the private sector as a subject matter expert. Richard now dedicates his private sector career to assisting international and multi-international private corporations and government entities meet their training and consulting needs. Richard’s clients have included multi-international, oil and pipeline corporations, mining corporations, oil drilling corporations, hospitals, power plants, transportation firms, manufacturing plants, airports, security companies, pharmaceutical plants, ports of entry, maritime vessel operations, and foreign federal, civil, military, and police entities…
E-mail:
info@selectgroup.ae

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Emma Sidlow

Emma Sidlow

Management Trainer and Consultant

Emma is a highly motivated and skilled individual, possessing excellent Learning & Development and Management experience within both private and public sector environments. Emma’s career started in Learning and Development in the UK within the Insurance Industry sector having graduated in the field of Psychology. Emma then moved into the Local Government and Healthcare sector, where she led and managed a team whom were training and supporting individuals back into employment. Following on from this Emma qualified as a Learning and Development professional with CIPD….
E-mail:
info@selectgroup.ae

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Rana Boulos

Rana Boulos

Management Trainer and Consultant

With a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts Radio, TV and Film coupled with an MA in Marketing Communications from the University of Westminster, Rana is certainly apragmatic, results-driven professional. Originally from Lebanon, Rana has lived in Canada, the U.S.A. and spent over 10 years in the U.K. before making her way to Abu Dhabi…
E-mail:
info@selectgroup.ae

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Johan Stander

Johan Stander

Management Trainer and Consultant

Johan is an experienced Human Resources Professional with 29 years Human Resources and Consulting experience. He is passionate about people development and has spent most of his career specialising in development and training, career development, coaching and mentoring. He started his career in the South African Defense Force as a Medical Officer (as part of two year compulsory military service) to provide psychological assessment and evaluation services…
E-mail:
info@selectgroup.ae

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Amanda Dias

Amanda Dias

Management Trainer and Consultant

Amanda comes with a unique background, working in the glamorous world of International Airlines for more than 11 years. She spent more than 10 years as Cabin Senior, Onboard Coach and Facilitator, possessing high levels of customer service and people handling skills, putting forward the desired information effectively and keen on taking challenging roles in life…
E-mail:
info@selectgroup.ae

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Andrea Parry

Andrea Parry

Management Trainer and Consultant

Andrea originates from the UK and has been in the UAE for over 17 years with a proven record of delivering successful training programmes. During her 15 year career with the award winning Emirates Airlines, Andrea worked for 12 years in a supervisory role where she led and consistently inspired a multi-national crew to deliver world-class service across 3 cabins. One of her main roles was to train the entire spectrum of cabin service procedures for Boeing and Airbus aircrafts. Andrea developed training plans and presentations to meet the learning needs of trainees of all ages, nationalities, cultures and backgrounds. This really contributed to Andrea’s ability to ‘connect’ with the audience and help her to succeed in her professional career today…
E-mail:
info@selectgroup.ae

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Parveen Rice

Parveen Sidhu-Rice

Management Trainer and Consultant

Parveen’s formal education and early work experience took place in Singapore. She emerged with a diploma in Mass Communications from the Management Development Institute of Singapore in 2002 and is fluent in English and proficient in conversational Mandarin, Punjabi, Hindi and Malay…
E-mail:
info@selectgroup.ae

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Nienke Hageman

Nienke Hageman

Management Trainer and Consultant

Nienke obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia in the USA, and a Masters in Legal Studies from the University of Bristol in the UK. Upon completion of her Masters Degree, she worked at various City Law Firms gaining firsthand experience in business writing, presentation skills, problem solving skills, and communication and interpersonal skills….
E-mail:
info@selectgroup.ae

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Maan Eid

Maan Eid

IT and Management Trainer and Consultant – Bi-lingual

With over thirty years in IT, Business Management and Training, Maan has worked in industries and disciplines including Shipping, Operations and Logistics, Food Trading, Hospitality, Education, Government Entities, Finance and Banking and General Trading. He is a Certified ORACLE PL/SQL 6i Developer…
E-mail: info@selectgroup.ae

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Ziad Youssef

Ziad Youssef

Management Trainer and Consultant – Bi Lingual

Ziad holds a Bachelor degree in BA, Syria, Tishreen University, and studied globally, alongside AMSI and ASSOCIATES (South Africa), the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM: Dubai) and the Association of Business practitioners (UK)…
E-mail:
info@selectgroup.ae

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Eslam Ghonem

Eslam Ghonem

Management Trainer and Consultant – Bi-Lingual

Eslam is a highly qualified and experienced Learning and Career Development specialist with more than 15 years of hands on experience. He is passionate about people development and has spent most of his career specialising in training, coaching, and career development…
E-mail:
info@selectgroup.ae

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Hassan Siddiqi

Hassan Siddiqi

Management Trainer and Consultant

Hassan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Minnesota State University. He has also achieved a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing (Distinction) from the prestigious Digital Marketing Institute (DMI). In addition, he has achieved Professional Certifications for Inbound Marketing and Google Analytics…
E-mail:
info@selectgroup.ae

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Hassan Siddiqi

Gilbert Esper  FCMI AIC FinstLM

Finance – Management Trainer and Consultant – Bi-Lingual

Gilbert is a dynamic, visionary and goal-oriented professional, with 15 years’ experience in the delivery of management accounting, financial accounting, organisational behaviour, business strategy and management consultancy services to the UAE private and public sectors. He has a Bachelor’s in Auditing and Accounting, a Cambridge International Diploma in Management, Masters in Business Administration and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant…
E-mail:
info@selectgroup.ae

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Fadia Jamil

Fadia Jamil

Management Trainer and Consultant – Bi-Lingual

Fadia is an energetic person who believes in the importance of leadership towards changing the world and aims to add a real value wherever she is. She has a wide experience in different managerial fields such as HR, Quality, Planning, Research & Development and Operations. Fadia has a Master’s Degree in Business and Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. This combination helps Fadia deliver up-to-date managerial solutions, employing technology to achieve best practices for businesses…
E-mail:
info@selectgroup.ae

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Saher Farghal

Saher Farghal

Management Trainer and Consultant – Bi Lingual

Saher is a highly qualified electronics and communication engineer. He is an American Board Master NLP Certified Practitioner with 14 years’ of working experience in Customer Service, Training, Sales and Business Development. He holds an MSc in IT from Nottingham University and MIBA in Global Management from ESLSCA University. Saher is also a Certified Business Trainer from Fire Dragon Coaching, a Certified Assessor from A&DC in UK, a certified licensed facilitator from HRS in USA, and certified coach from Coaching Excellence in UK, recognised by the IBPDA…
E-mail:
info@selectgroup.ae

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