About Cly


Cly established her independent consulting business in 2001 following an extensive international business career.

Career Highlights

  • The Coca-Cola Company
    Eight years as a Communications & Public Affairs executive at The Coca-Cola Company, managing a wide range of communication programmes in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. In the mid-1990s she led a team that successfully communicated the Company’s re-entry into a number of emerging markets globally, including Russia and central/eastern Europe (following the collapse of communism), India and the Middle East. She also served for two years as head of the public affairs and communications team in the Philippines Division – then the Company’s sixth biggest market globally – based in Manila.
  •  United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
    Cly spent seven years as Director of EU & Investment Affairs at USCIB in New York, representing the views of US business on economic policy to intergovernmental organisations, including the EU, OECD and United Nations. She spearheaded the USCIB’s work on the European Union, led a coalition of US business associations representing common views to the EU, and published a business guide to EU institutions.

Academic Qualifications

Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy (MALD) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the pre-eminent international relations graduate school in the US, with specialisations in public international law, trade and economic policy, and EU law and institutions.

More recently, driven by a life-long passion for cultural heritage, she earned a Masters degree, with distinction, in Cultural Heritage Studies from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London. Conducted research on cultural iconoclasm, the impact of tourism on heritage sites, and the role of the private sector in heritage conservation.


For more detail on background, see Cly’s LinkedIn profile.

When not working, Cly can often be found either under the water with scuba gear on, or on a stage singing her heart out as part of an a cappella singing group.