Tom Stephenson Ruben Bassoli Carlos Amaya Ortega
CEO Operations Director Chief Financial Officer
A global business leader with 15+ years of C-level experience. Prior to GZI, Tom spent four years as CEO of DAL Group; a US$1.2 billion, North African regional Agri-food conglomerate and Coca Cola bottler. Immediately prior to this he was Group Director of Revenue Management at Avis Europe plc, a turnaround, where he lead the transformation of the Group’s Revenue management practices, impacting the core operations of over 3000 rental stations across Europe. His early career included six years with Barclays Bank in London and New York; 4 years with GE Capital; and 4 years as a founder of a successful PE backed leasing business.

He was born in Africa, raised in Asia and has worked across Europe, USA, Africa and the Middle-East. He has a degree in Economics and International Relations, an MBA from INSEAD, and has INSEAD certification in Corporate Governance.

39 years’ experience in the two piece can industry (Latasa, Metalic and Rexam, in South America) in various senior managerial positions, culminating on heading a 7.2 Billion Ends manufacturing plant. Expert in can manufacturing technology and processes. An experienced international finance leader with 20+ years of experience across three continents. Spanning senior finance roles in blue chip FMCGs such as Nestle and Diageo, business partnering across Strategy, Marketing, IS&T, Procurement, HR, Supply Chain and Sales. Strong international track-record across developed and emerging markets in global, regional and in-country roles/responsibilities.

Born and raised in Peru, he has a degree in Accounting, an MBA from Manchester Business School and executive certifications in Strategy and Finance from Wharton and IMD respectively.

 
Tassos Sofos Yemi Oyetola
Sales Director Head of HR/Admin
Experienced and accomplished Sales Director in Cans, Glass and Fast Moving Consumer Goods companies.

Before joining GZI, he was Commercial Director of Frigoglass Nigeria. Started his career as an Auditor (PWC) and Financial Analyst (Diageo Hellas). Then he moved to sales, to become Off-Trade Sales Manager of Diageo Hellas.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Economic Theory & Policy and degrees in Economic Analysis from Hellenic and French Universities.

A qualified & licensed HR professional & resource manager with proven competencies in start-up operations from  People strategy  alignment to business operations and implementation spanning  Manufacturing, Construction, Consultancy and FMCG. Has over 26 years’ experience in managing and driving people and organizational performance.

He has 2 Masters degrees in HR management and Managerial Psychology respectively.