IBDE team is headed by an executive director who has extensive experience in the worlds of business and diplomacy.
The CEO is responsible for overall strategy development, fundraising and relationship with key stakeholders. He is also in charge of IBDE’s delivery of programmes and services, team management, administration and financial issues. An Advisory Board made up of policy-makers, ambassadors, businesspeople and experts from relevant fields supports the CEO.
Rudi Guraziu, MA | Chief Executive
Rudi Guraziu is founder and Chief Executive of IBDE (International Business and Diplomatic Exchange). He is a member of the International Steering Group & Thematic Board of the International Festival for Business 2014.
Rudi was one of the principals in the running of a large pharmaceutical business for a decade until 2000. For many years, following that, he has been actively engaged with business leaders and diplomats as an expert on international affairs. Before founding IBDE, he initiated the establishment of the Centre for Business and Parliamentary Dialogue. For much of that time he has worked with different parliaments particularly in the relationship between legislative bodies and economic operators. His expertise covers trade & investment promotion, international affairs with a particular focus on EU affairs, public policy, financial services, political risk, business and commercial diplomacy. His research interests are in exploring the impact of international events and turning crises into opportunities. He holds an MA in International Relations (distinction). Rudi is a UK National and has previously worked and lived in the Balkans, Switzerland, Sweden.
Ben Fray | Events
Epidamn Zeqo | Associate Business Analyst
Garnet Prah-Artur | Accountant
Penelope Bridgers | Special Advisor & Associate Editor
Professor Jacques N. Couvas | Associate Editor
Professor John Missenden | Advisor to Chief Executive