Meet the Team

Rob Thurner

CEO & Founder

Rob is a digital strategist, executive education specialist and author.  He founded Burn the Sky to help clients build the skills and capabilities their teams need to succeed in the fast-changing digital age. 

 

He’s proud to work with a team of exceptional associates and world class partners like Google, Emeritus, INSEAD, MIT, Columbia and Cambridge Judge business schools.

 

Each year, Rob’s in-person and e-learning workshops engage over 4,000 people from over 40 countries, and receive excellent feedback.

Alexander Ivakhov

Product Development Consultant

Alexander is a business transformation director with client-side experience managing people-led organisation change.

 

He has extensive experience leading skills development programmes for large divisions and small agile teams with FMCG clients across Europe and APAC markets. 

 

Based in the French Alps, Alexander brings subject matter expertise from Harvard Business School and Cambridge Judge Business School to ensure our programmes tackle clients’ real-time strategic goals with measurable results.

Raquel Guerero

Digital Banking Consultant

Raquel has 10 years’ experience with Barclays, Credit Suisse and JPMorgan in London, Paris, New York and Geneva where she worked on electronic trading and financial technology.  

 

She brings subject expertise in investment & financial risk management and digital disruption from Cass Business School, Cambridge Judge Business School and Imperial College, London.

 

Based in Geneva, Raquel ensures our programmes include content and case studies from world leading FinTechs and banks.

Sian Evans

Learning Design Consultant

Sian is an accredited executive coach and learning designer, who leads our e-learning program design. 

 

Through her eyes as an artist, facilitator and coach, Sian brings a unique insight to developing high impact learning experiences for our clients.

 

Sian has created and delivered workshops for clients like Apple, Avon Cosmetics and Savills.  She is also Involved in numerous education programmes in communities and schools.

Mohammed Debouk

Experience Management Consultant

Mohamed is the founder and CEO of New Metrics, a leading experience management consultancy. 

 

Besides being the CEO, Mohamed leads on experience management and digital transformation projects. Since 2014, New Metrics has expanded from Oman to serve clients like Zain, Dewa, Bank Muscat and Danat Hospital across 13 countries. 

 

Based in Muscat, Mohamed holds a Master’s in Organizational effectiveness from NYU and Master’s in Computer Science; he’s a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP), and Qualtrics XM Scientist.

Ian Byrne

Leadership Consultant

Ian is CEO at Living Systems, which helps leaders, groups and organisations break through their most critical and complex adaptive challenges while also developing collective agility and resilience. 

 

Living Systems reimagines organisational change, transforms collaboration and revitalises the role of leadership.

 

Based in Windsor, Ian is an inspiring facilitator who helps clients like Amer Sports, Jaguar Land Rover and Klarna map out comprehensive change programs which are proven to deliver rapid improvements in team performance.

Burn the Sky brings together a network of digital experts, learning design and delivery specialists, partners, and alumni from around the world – all supported by a global network of associates.  Each year, we train over 4000 learners from over 40 countries.
 
Based in London and Dubai, we deliver live and pre-recorded programmes and sprints, in all time zones, through a team of world-class facilitators.

Our clients and partners

Each year we run digital training programmes for over 4,000 people in 40 countries across the world.  We’re proud to help build the digital skills and confidence for our clients and partners.

To learn how we support them, please email support@burnthesky.com

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