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Meet Our Team

Synergia One places a lot of emphasis on talent, collaboration, and building a nurturing culture to get the best results out of its teams. With the right people in the right position, pursuing the right strategy, and having the right execution capabilities is what ultimately enables each company in its portfolio to create value.

Fred Mouawad

Fred Mouawad

Chairman and CEO

Synergia One Group of Companies

Fred Mouawad is a global citizen, serial and portfolio entrepreneur, and founder of Synergia One Group of Companies. Synergia One is the entity that groups all the companies he founded and includes the family jewelry business, Mouawad, of which he is the fourth generation.

The group operates in 16 countries across several industries that encompass gems and jewelry retailing, diamond manufacturing and wholesaling, watchmaking, food service franchising, food manufacturing, interior fit out, IT development and consulting, and publishing and trade shows. With his experience in private equity, in incubating and growing several ventures internationally, and of overseeing the century old family business, Fred has developed the expertise in building management systems that add value to a diverse group of companies.

Joined by a diverse group of pundits with
expertise across different industries and markets.

Dr. Kishore Babu Kota

Dr. Kishore Babu Kota

Group Chief Financial Officer

Synergia One

Holding a Doctorate in Business Administration and Two Master Degrees in Commerce and Business Administration, Kishore brings a vast knowledge and expertise to all levels of financial as well as non financial concerns at Synergia One Group.

Somsnit Vanprapa

Somsnit Vanprapa

Managing Director

Synova

Graduating with first class honors initially in medicine, specializing in medical genetics, Somsnit has turned her passion toward culinary arts and food sciences.

David Squires

David Squires

Group Editorial Director and Associate Publisher

SmartWork Media

Over the last 20 years, David Squires has worked in virtually every type of publishing medium — ranging from small local newspapers to metropolitan dailies, from consumer magazines to business-to-business publications.

Matthijs Braakman

Matthijs Braakman

Chief Executive Officer

SmartWork Media

For over 12 years, Matthijs has been successfully advising businesses and organizations on how to effectively interact and engage with their target audience through print, online media and event marketing campaigns.