BRILINK started with an idea after the success of a renowned management programme MSc Strategic Management of Projects (SMP) at The Bartlett of University College London (UCL).
Acting as a global consulting platform, BRILINK convenes top industry and academic advisors to provide high-end consulting service for international clients. By co-creating value with both advisors and clients, BRILINK forms a new business model to break the status-quo. With the concept of boderless knowledge sharing, BRILINK builds eco-systems for sustainable development.
University College London (UCL) is London's leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 13,000 staff and 42,000 students from 150 different countries. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was founded to open up education to those who had previously been excluded from it. UCL is Global Number 8 in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.
The Bartlett is a globally-active faculty of UCL that brings together 12 Schools and Institutes that train new professionals for careers in the built environment, studies the global impact of their activity and sets the agenda for the future development of the sector. The Bartlett is Global Number 1 in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Architecture/Built Environment subjects.
Tom was previously president of APM, is a joint founder of Buro Four, principal at dashdot and a Visiting Professor at Salford University. Formerly chairman of APM’s London branch, Tom joined the APM Council in 2003 and became APM chairman from 2004 to 2006 – a period of significant change. He oversaw the appointment of chief executive Andrew Bragg, a full governance review, rebranding and the publication of the APM Body of Knowledge 5th edition. He was awarded the President’s Medal for his contribution to the association in 2007 and became an Honorary Fellow in 2009, which led to him receiving the Sir Monty Finniston Award for a lifetime of achievement. He became an APM Registered Project Professional in 2011 and is an APM Certificated Project Manager.
Tom is the founder and principal of the project management consultancy dashdot and has over 30 years experience at the front line of project management. He is a popular and engaging trainer, course leader, author and speaker, and has chaired conferences in many parts of the world. His expertise in project management has been further recognised by his appointment as a Visiting Professor to the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford. He jointly founded project management consultancy Buro Four in 1985 and has been involved in a wide range of projects including Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) - Centenary Project and the National Tennis Centre for the Lawn Tennis Association.
David have led over 100 assignments improving the performance of teams and organisations and delivering projects. As a senior consultant in PA Management Consultants and as owner of Oxford Project Management Ltd he enabled clients’ rapid maturity towards world class management, integrating Portfolios, Programmes and Projects.
As one of the UK thought leaders he writes and speaks internationally on governance and project management. His contribution is recognised by Project Magazine as a top 10 influencer and by the APM with the award of Honorary Fellowship.
A Chartered Engineer as well as a Certified Management Consultant with experience of many cultures He enthusiastically combines systems investigation and analysis with working to develop people and teams.
Alan is an independent consultant bringing evidence based behavioural science to address organisational and people issues in the UK infrastructure sector. He does this in support of organisations that want to improve their products and business processes and organisations bidding for major infrastructure projects. In a recent commission he provided a critical review of aspects of a procurement process used by a national public sector infrastructure owner and operator. He has provided sales advice and lead development to an SME bringing a new technology product to market and supported major national and international engineering contractors and consultants in their successful pursuit of contracts that include work for HS2 and Crossrail.
Alan is particularly keen to facilitate the formation of relationships between industry and Universities bringing leading-edge thinking and robust methodologies to the development of people-centric process and product proposals. He is a member of the Association for Business Psychology and a Chartered Civil Engineer. His career background spans forty years in the UK construction industry with engineering design, construction, outsourcing and advisory service organisations, leading business strategy, relationship development and work winning initiatives.
Mark Reeson is an award-winning Chartered Project Professional who works within both the project management learning consultant and project and programme delivery side of the industry. No matter what the role is, his first aim is always to fulfil the need of the client and to ensure project success FOR ALL. In addition to his primary role, he is also a driver for change within the world of sustainability and change working with organisations from schools to the United Nations to try and make a small difference for a better tomorrow. Working on the concept that learning only starts in the classroom and that by introducing learning through experience and action, the approach that our small business has taken has led to great success globally but we still strive to go further. With the creation and development of his personal sustainability and efficiency brand, the SMART family of products are now being introduced, taught and used in numerous countries and throughout six continents. With a focus around a FOR ALL brand, this has helped with the development of schools, the enhancement of urban planning and around the research into solutions for homelessness. He has been especially successful recently working within the Middle East, developing a new approach to Urban Development Planning. A regular published article author in national and international project publications, he has been recognized as a thought leader in his profession and a specialist trainer and consultant in his discipline, being rewarded with his professional titles, memberships and accreditations as a Chartered Project Professional, a Fellow of Association of Project Management and an award winner for innovation and inspirational project management and customer focused products.
Chris is a Senior Director accountable for developing strategy, and ensuring the timely delivery of a portfolio of digital marketing and B2B e-commerce products. Has relationships with UK Trade & Industry, International Trade Advisers and Teams in Hong Kong & China to develop and deliver new business opportunities.
China Market Entry
Project Management, Programme Management (APMP)
UK Public Sector, Business Planning & Business Case Development
Digital Marketing (DipM)
IT Service and Software Asset Management.
IT Procurement and Supplier Evaluation
Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
Dimitris has 30 years’ experience in Programme and Project Management positions having covered project phases from concept to handover and operation / maintenance.
He held Senior Management posts in major utilities, infrastructure and construction organisations delivering programmes of works ranging from £250M (Nottingham Building Schools for the Future) to £3.2Bn (Egnatia Odos).
As Head of Programme Management Office (PMO) he has set up and run the departments within challenging partnering environments, setting up all the processes from governance to reporting.
He has also led / co-led major business transformation programmes for Client organisations in UK and abroad integrating project management software tools with ERP systems.
He is the author of the book ‘Demystifying Project Control’; contributed chapters in books on complexity, leadership and other project management topics and has written a number of journal and conference papers. He has been a guest speaker at International conferences on various project management topics; he has lectured the complete project management module for undergraduates and also a guest lecturer to postgraduate courses at UK Universities.
He was awarded the PhD, from Loughborough University, UK, for his research on the subject of ‘Managing Complexity in Project Teams’.
He is a Fellow of the APM and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
Tim has extensive civil engineering leadership experience, gained particularly in the geotechnical and rail sectors, where he has helped niche businesses become market leaders, and quadrupled turnover in Taylor Woodrow’s rail division.
With a strong background in business development, Tim spearheaded growth at Vinci’s civil engineering division, deploying customer relationship and pipeline management techniques to grow the company’s work in the transport and energy sectors.
Tim is An occasional lecturer at UCL Bartlett, he is an advocate of progressive approaches to business development, project management and CRM. He is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Edward LEHMAN is a founder of Lehman, Lee & Xu, a full-service Chinese law firm. Along with the international law team, he focuses on setting up/registering companies (via WFOEs, ROs or JVs), drafting international contracts (NDAs, NNNs, Labor & Employment, OEM Agreements, licensing, distribution) FDI, corporate tax, white-collar crime, forex derivatives, banking/finance, corporate commercial, infrastructure, healthcare, IT/telecom, blockchain, AI, IOT, open-ledgers, and protecting IP (managing IP litigation, trademarks, trade secrets, software, copyrights and patents), and overseeing M&A transactions. He is also a State-media Commentator of CCTV/CGTN and China Radio International, a Research Fellow of CASS (Central Government think tank directed by State Council), and the Founder (with son US 41st President George HW Bush & younger brother US President George W Bush) of the LehmanBush PE firm.
Simon is Professor and Director of Engineering & Enterprise at London South Bank University. He worked at Imperial College London as a director of Programme Management for 15 years, Founded and led the Programme Management Office (PMO), which focused on supporting a range of research programmes and projects across the university. This portfolio included strategic international research programmes, European Commission funded collaborative research projects and commercial projects.
Simon has driven academic leading a university institute focused on embedding enterprise into engineering education and industrial practice. Professional experience in senior level programme and business management roles with different organisations. Research across engineering management, including project management as well as research and technology management. Published widely and involved in various academic societies and initiatives. Commercial experience with defence, oil & gas, nuclear power, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.
Efrosyni (Effie) is Chair of the Knowledge and Learning Special Interest Group at the British Academy of Management, and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Between 2012 and 2019, Effie led the MSc in Strategic Management of Projects – a UCL executive masters designed to address the need for strategic and critical thinking, and the political skill to address multiple-stakeholder power dynamics.
Beyond academic research projects, Effie has been involved in knowledge transfer/exchange, industry-funded projects, and she is invited as an expert speaker and field expert by professional bodies and organisations.
Dr Lihong Zhang currently teaches Innovation Management, Project Planning and Control, Applied Project Management to MSc programmes and Planning and Resource Management to NTU and Distance Learning Professional Development programmes. His research broadly focuses on Business Model Innovation and Digital Transformation for Future Engineering Projects – to develop Innovation Capabilities through sustained Project Learning.
Before joining University of Manchester Dr Lihong worked with Liverpool Business School for 13 years and Central South University (in China) for ten years. His industrial experiences include China Construction Corp and National Ministry of Mechanical Engineering.
Chief Executive Officer | Managing Director
Roby is involved in helping large multinationals on a wide array of operation issues. Cooperated with many world renowned management consultancies, He has more than 10 years extensive experience in management of projects at strategic level.
Chief Strategic Officer | Director
Lewis works in several projects to facilitate business collaboration between UK and China. With the experience of developing new technologies at world renowned universities and companies, Lewis has the expertise in managing and globalizing high-tech projects.
Chief Knowledge Officer | Director
Oscar has been working as a senior excutive based in Chile with over 20 years leadership experience in multi-national companies. Oscar is mainly involved in improving organisational performance and capacity with an emphasis on project management certification.
Regional Head of China
Regional Head of Chile
Regional Head of Brazil
Regional Head of Central Asia
Regional Head of Middle East
Regional Head of Africa