Our team can only be as strong as our people.
Founder & Executive Chairman
Richard BradyC Psychol, AFBPsS
Founder & Executive Chairman
Richard founded Mentis in 2003 and he is our Executive Chairman. He has 30 years’ expertise in psychometric profiling, leadership development, and he is passionate about enabling clients to build powerful networks of talented people. Richard has worked with many of the World’s leading companies and advisory firms to support transformation and change programs. He is a licensed business psychologist, a credentialed executive and team coach (ICF) and an entrepreneur and investor in the talent tech industry.
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Salisbury is happiest when he is broadening his knowledge of the world and interacting with new perspectives. Training and imparting knowledge through our courses, he frequently travels to meet with our colleagues, partners and clients from across the globe, attending and speaking at industry-leading conferences and events.
Expanding the reach of our Mentis message from the UK into Europe, MENA and APAC, Andrew has sought opportunity and benefit from working with an exceptionally talented team of business partners and colleagues. Through this collaboration we have fostered and promoted exceptional experiences of partnership that allow people to work better together.
Mentis is a pioneering organization that provides solutions to enhance collaboration and trust amongst colleagues, partners, and customers. By enabling organizations to cultivate more rewarding interactions between individuals, the potential of our people networks is both unlocked and better understood.
With a strong scientific background in research, analysis and empirical evidence, Andrew is dedicated to developing new technology to address these areas and guide our powerful people networks worldwide, removing some of the mystery that engulfs it. The entrepreneurial spirit that exists within Mentis helps our team achieve this with superior interfaces and interactive user experiences.
Subsequently, Mentis and Andrew are committed to recognizing the UN Sustainable Development Goal 8: ‘Decent work and economic growth’. Championing a climate where Mentis’ team passionately support the success of sustainable business for all.
Andrew is proud to be from the Wirral in the North of England. He has been based in the Middle East and Asia for over a decade, broadening his understanding on global business perspectives.
He has four wonderful young daughters who have stolen his heart as well as his sleep.
Whilst he tries to pretend he can still run around in a competitive way, his focus has shifted to golf and shuffling across a 5-a-side pitch, after some enthusiastic amateur-level hockey and football in younger years
“I have always believed in the power of great leadership to encourage team success. Creating a common focus through shared values, behaviours and culture is key. Through coaching, enabling collaboration, understanding networks and listening, people and businesses can best position themselves to embrace successfully the challenges and opportunities.”
Chris is a seasoned and visionary Chair, Non-Executive and CEO with substantial and trusted expertise in leading and pioneering successful new businesses within the B2B services environment globally. He worked for OCS Group for 39 years and as the global CEO for 19 years taking a UK business international and employing over 100,000 colleagues around the world. In 2015 OCS Group was recognised in the UK with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.
Today he is Deputy Chairman Mentis Global, Chairman Grant Thornton Thailand, and Immediate Past Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand along with other Non-Executive and Consultancy roles. He is based in Asia.
Today he remains passionate about business, especially the development of people and teams, enabling them to reach their full potential. He is a hands-on leader who delivers solutions with conviction and passion whilst operating in complex environments with changing priorities.
He remains committed to the concept of sustainable business models, defining business success on multiple criteria that include a better society for now and the next generation.
He is also a seasoned Public Speaker regularly talking at events and at company strategy sessions about a wide range of topics from Demographics and Employment Trends to Economic Forecasts and Technology.
Digital Strategy Advisor
Digital Strategy Advisor
With 25+ years’ experience, I successfully delivered turnaround strategies, international business transformation, IT implementation, and digital programs in multiple industries.In parallel to my coaching, I advise C-Level Executives and their leadership teams on digital strategies and transformation programs including having the right operating model, partnerships, culture and the right technology investments. My current and previous experiences include working with global names such as PepsiCo, Gartner, Hewlett Packard, KPMG and the Dubai World Trade Center. I am a very passionate Executive and Team coach certified by the International Coaching Federation, Academy of Executive Coaching, HOGAN and ORSC Organization Relationship Systems Coaching (CRR Global).
I coached many Executives from director levels to senior vice presidents as well as diverse leadership teams in understanding business needs and contexts, developing their leadership and influential skills, managing end to end strategic initiatives, creating a high-performance, coaching and mentoring cultures, and delivering successful holistic and tailored frameworks, programs and projects within their areas of responsibility.I am also a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) advocate for women and youth, I created the first Million Women Mentor Chapter in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and have been a member of the Emirates Government Foundation Think Science Program Advisory Committee which aims to support, encourage and empower the youth of UAE to embrace a future in science. I hold a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, as well as an MBA from Germany’s Exportakademie Reutlingen.
Head of Technology & Data Science
Head of Technology & Data Science
Kisko Apeles transforms data into powerful visualizations and builds models that lead to actionable insights. He leads a team of technologists to continuously deliver solutions while collaborating with partners and customers. Internally, he enables collaboration from every corner of the organization and maximizes the use of technology, with continuous improvement (Kaizen) in mind, to accelerate operations and design more effective and efficient systems. He strategizes with the organization and ensures that goals and processes are aligned across the whole organization.
He has worked with the Philippines Department of Education (DepEd) in identifying proficiency predictors of 7,233 participating students from 187 schools in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). He also has strong corporate exposure and has managed tens of millions (in USD) of spending by being a procurement personnel under a prestigious organization that made revenue equivalent to 4.9% of the Philippines’ GDP.
In his free time, he experiments with algorithmic trading of financial assets and aims to excel in playing the guitar, singing, and songwriting. He highly values health as it is his way of ensuring he delivers excellence and creativity in the things he does.
Kisko holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science in Data Science with strong accolades of Cum Laude and High Distinction, respectively. Kisko does not just memorize equations; he aims to know them by heart and, most importantly, applies them daily for the greater good.
“’If you’re competitor focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering.’ is a quote from Jeff Bezos. I believe in the importance of developing innovative tools to providing excellence for our customers.”
Sherwin is a Solution Consultant at Mentis.
Prior to his current role, he gained significant international experience in different sectors as Project Delivery Manager in ensuring timely and smooth execution of deliverables. His professionalism and rich background in customer service led him to manage a team who handles client relationship and customer experience.
Today, driven by a mission as a pioneer in the People/Organisational Network space, Sherwin is a Solution Consultant at Mentis. He lives his passion to proving world class experience and the introduction of finest tools when supporting customer. His recent work has been focusing on helping expanding partners and retaining clients by enabling powerful networks and with psychometric approaches which is an evidence-based and ethical approach – driven by research, data science and technology.
He has a degree in Computer Science in Business Administration and currently lives and work in United Arab Emirates. Sherwin loves to ride his bike to visit different places. He is also fond of playing ball games in his past time.