CEO , International Marketing Partners Ltd.
Allyson Stewart-Allen is a renowned educator, advisor, author, speaker and Non-Executive Director whose expertise in brand internationalisation and creating in-company leadership development programmes is sought by global businesses. A Californian based in Europe for over 30 years, Allyson applies her extensive international consulting experience, MBA education with Dr. Peter Drucker and languages (French, German) to the company she founded, International Marketing Partners. She has advised more than 260 businesses across 27 countries including Aegis, BAE Systems, Burberry, Cadbury, Chanel, Electronic Arts, HSBC, Lufthansa, NBC Universal, Ricoh, SAB Miller and Shell. Allyson is author of both editions of best-selling book Working with Americans, the first business manual exclusively about the US business culture, which helps professionals improve their relationships with, and profits from, American business partners, bosses and colleagues. An experienced and frequent commentator, she lends her insights to broadcast, print and digital media across the globe. Besides her 4-year slot for Sky News as The Muse of Marketing, she has appeared on several television shows, including five seasons of BBC's The Apprentice and CNBC's The Business Class. Other outlets regularly applying her insights include BBC News, ITV News, CNN, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, USA Today, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and Fortune magazines. A frequent keynote speaker at international conferences, Allyson has appeared on the platforms of The Global Peter Drucker Forum, The Conference Board and Financial Times Board Directors Programme. She served as Chair of Marketing Judges for The International Business Awards and the Chartered Institute of Marketing's Marketing Excellence Awards. She is one of the original mentors for the Mayor of London's International Business Programme Allyson currently serves as a Member of the Board of IORMA and recently served as a Non-Executive Director for the Chartered Institute of Marketing.