Our International Team of Experts

The beginning of our story is rooted in language learning and the experience of not being able to communicate even when knowing several languages. We saw the opportunity for the birth and use of an advanced iconic language - one that allows a high-level communication, with a sound linguistic background study, and that also exploits the clarity of modern computer icons. Communicating with Icons can be precise, engaging and fun!

Management Team

Cesco Reale

Project founder

  • Italian in Switzerland
  • Engineer and communicator, maths & language coach
  • World Polyglot Gathering committee
  • UN representative of the World Esperanto Association
  • 10+ languages

Andriana Georgieva

Business analyst

  • Slovenian-Macedonian in Switzerland
  • Bachelor in information systems
  • Master degree in international relations and diplomacy
  • Business analysis, programming, sales
  • Slovenian, Macedonian, English, German, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Bulgarian

Abdelbaset Alomari

Business analyst

  • Jordanian in Switzerland
  • Strategic Marketing Analyst
  • PhD in Business and Marketing
  • Expert in Strategic & International Marketing
  • English, Arabic, French

André Amaral

Strategy and business development mentor

  • Brazilian in Switzerland
  • Masters in Strategic Management
  • Corporate Strategy, Business Development, B2B Marketing, Education
  • Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, French

Yvonne Imongan

Project Manager

  • Nigerian in Switzerland
  • Bachelor in Environmental Science and Resource Management
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Business Management, Sales, Customer Service
  • English, Bini, French

Gilberto Dario Giovannini

Fundraiser

  • Italian, Swiss in Italy
  • Master in Innovation Strategy & Entrepreneurship
  • New venture development, fundraising, start-up
  • Italian, English, German

Linguistic Team

Marwan Kilani

Linguist

  • Swiss in Germany
  • PhD in Egyptology
  • Expert of writing system
  • Italian, French, English, Spanish, 10+ ancient languages

Bernhard Appelhaus

IKON for medicine

  • German in Germany
  • BA-student of Linguistics and Spanish at Bremen University
  • Dentist since 1990
  • German, English, Spanish

Laura Meloni

Linguist

  • Italian in Sardinia
  • Master's degree in Linguistics
  • Semantic analysis
  • Italian, English

Phimolporn Hitmeangsong

Linguist

  • Thai in Hungary
  • University Student in Psychology
  • Working on emoji research
  • Thai and English

Linda Sanvido

Linguist

  • Italian in Switzerland
  • PhD student in Linguistics
  • Corpora analysis
  • Italian, French, English, Spanish, German

Graphic Team

Alexandre Xiao

Graphic designer

  • French-Chinese in Switzerland
  • Graphic designer
  • Student in history of art at Neuchâtel University
  • French, Chinese, English

Florilú Petruzzelli

Graphic designer

  • Italian in Italy
  • MS degree in Design
  • Student in Digital Innovation Design
  • Italian, English

Sylvestre Thiaw

Graphic designer

  • Senegalese in France
  • Web design student
  • Graphic designer
  • French, Wolof, English

Aiman Belhadj

Head graphic designer

  • Moroccan in Switzerland
  • Brand Identity Designer, Visual Artist
  • BA degree in Graphic Arts
  • Art History and symbology devotee
  • Visual Communication and language enthusiast
  • Aspiring Art Director
  • English, French, Arabic

Julie Blanchard

Brand designer & communication

  • French in France
  • Master's degree in digital communication engineering
  • Soon-to-come Ph.D. in ludic communication
  • English, French, Italian, German

Development Team

Omar Saied

System administrator

  • Syrian in Syria
  • Linux system administrator
  • SysOps Engineer
  • Arabic, English

Ján Krajčík

Developer

  • Slovak
  • Software developer, mathematician and language enthusiast
  • Slovak, English, Russian, German

Bashir Altereh

Developer

  • Syrian in Syria
  • Software Engineer and Senior mobile app developer
  • Certified Scrum master
  • Arabic, English

Pierrick Loubier

CTO

  • French in France
  • Innovation, IT & Digital Leader
  • Master of Business Administration at La Sorbonne
  • People development, business transformation, customer success
  • French, English, Spanish

Didiet Nugroho

Webmaster

  • Indonesian in Indonesia
  • Web Developer
  • Indonesian, English, Sundanese

Jesse Bett

Front-end engineer

  • Kenyan in Kenya
  • Bsc Computer science
  • English, Swahili

Youcef Khaoua

Fullstack Web Developer

  • Algerian in Algeria
  • Master's degree in Software Engineering
  • Arabic, French, English

Communication Team

Teddy Nee

Communication and social media

  • Indonesian in Taiwan
  • Engineer, writer, educator, translator, entrepreneur, YouTuber
  • Master's degree in Business Administration
  • Medan Hokkien, Indonesian, English, Mandarin, Spanish, Esperanto, Portuguese, French, Tok Pisin, Toki Pona

Hamza Benouaoukes

Ecommerce and PPC specialist

  • Moroccan in Morocco
  • Bachelor in business administration
  • Meta Certified digital marketing associate
  • Google Ads Search Professional
  • English, Arabic, French

Nfor Nchanji

Social media manager

  • Cameroonian in Nigeria
  • MBA in International Relations and Diplomacy
  • Journalism and communication
  • Consultant with UN
  • English, French

Abir Arous

Blogger/ Article Writer

  • Tunisian in Switzerland and Greece
  • Agronomic Engineer and master's graduate in Business Economics and Management specializing in digital marketing and digital transformation
  • Customer service specialist
  • Arabic, French, English, German, Greek

Legal Team

Gianmaria Gonzini

Lawyer

  • Italian in Italy, U.K., Spain
  • Italian qualified lawyer
  • Expert in civil law
  • Italian, English, Esperanto

Eralda Hoxha

Law attorney

  • Greek-Albanian in Switzerland
  • Greek qualified lawyer
  • Albanian, Greek, English, German

Partners

ICAN, a private higher education institution

Rapsodoo, ICT consulting agency in Rome specialized in digital transformation

Mentors

Maurizio Tormen

Strategy mentor

  • Italian in Switzerland
  • Project Management
  • Product Development
  • Business Development and Strategy
  • Start-up launch & management
  • Italian, French, English

Eugenio Grapa

IT and strategy mentor

  • Mexican in Germany, France, US
  • 20 years in Marketing, Project Management, Innovation
  • Expert in Application Product Development
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Founder Institute, Director, Frankfurt
  • 6+ languages

Dimitrios Polychronopoulos

Network mentor

  • Greek in Norway
  • Multilingual Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialist, MBA
  • Founder Institute, BI Norwegian Business School.
  • 10+ languages

Pedro Paiva

Strategy and business development mentor

  • Portuguese-Swiss in Switzerland
  • IoT-Digital Business
  • Transformation Leadership
  • Management & Execution of Business, Technology and Innovation Strategy
  • Multi-cultural Team Management
  • Portuguese, French, English, German, Spanish, Italian

Academic recommendations

Siska Fitrianie (former researcher in iconic languages, postdoc in Interactive Intelligence Group, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Michele Gazzola (Lecturer in Public Policy and Administration at the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences, University of Ulster, UK; editor of the journal "Language Problems & Language Planning").

Federico Gobbo (Professor of Interlinguistics and Esperanto, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Raphaël Maître (Linguist, Univ. of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

Dario Martinelli (Semiotician, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)

Daniel Peraya (retired professor of University of Geneva, creator of the Iconomètre)

Stefano Rezzonico (Linguist, Prof. at Univ. Montréal, Canada),

Elisabetta Zuanelli (expert in iconic ontologies, Professor of Digital Communication, University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy)