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
  • World Polyglot Gathering committee
  • UN representative of the World Esperanto Association
  • 10+ languages

Besim Demiri

Business analyst

  • Swiss-Albanian in Switzerland
  • Bachelor in business administration
  • Market analysis
  • French, Albanian, English

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

Mari Sofia

Fundraiser

  • Swiss and French in Italy
  • Fundraiser, arts, writings, languages, documentation, imagination, artistic dictionary inventor, Luigi Serafini, Ercole Pignatelli
  • Graduated with honor at the Brera Academy of Milan in 2020
  • Italian, English, French, Mandarin

Abdelbaset Alomari

Business analyst

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

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

Araceli Gimenez Lorente

Graphic designer

  • Spaniard in Spain
  • Scientific illustrator
  • Teacher at Higher Education School of Art and Design
  • Researcher in Math, Physics and Aesthetics
  • Spanish, Catalan, Basque, German, English, French

Stéphanie Rosalie

Graphic designer

  • French in Switzerland (soon in USA)
  • Indépendant Graphic Designer, chifoumidesign.com
  • InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • French, English, a little bit of German

Darya Ivanushchenko

Graphic designer

  • Ukrainian in Germany
  • Master of Economy of enterprise
  • Illustrator, Photoshop, Procreate
  • Ukrainian, Russian, English

Development Team

Roman Oechslin

Head developer

  • Swiss in Switzerland
  • Robotics engineer and consultant
  • Software Engineer
  • German, English, French, Norwegian

Mirko Cappuccia

IT consultant

  • Italian in Italy
  • Project Manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Italian, English

Esteban Quiñones

Ikonometer developer

  • Ecuadorian in France
  • Web design student
  • Web Developer
  • Spanish, French, English

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 (Looking to relocate)
  • Software Engineer and Senior mobile app developer
  • Certified Scrum master
  • Arabic, 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

Vincenzo Petruzzelli

Translator

  • Italian in Southern Italy
  • Translator and supporter for the public relations
  • Language student in Univ. Trieste and music student in Conservatorio Piccinni in Bari
  • Italian, English, French, German, + other languages

Shreya Rai

Marketer

  • Indian in Switzerland
  • MBA in Marketing & Operations
  • Marketing experience in strategy, planning & sales, majorly with startups
  • Banking experience with Deutsche Bank Operation India
  • Hindi, English, Bhojpuri, German

Rita Ashemeza

Media manager

  • Ugandan in Switzerland
  • YouTuber, Ash & Evan
  • Tabloid journalist and content creator
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication
  • Studying MSc in Media Management at USI
  • Menstrual health/rights advocate gofund.me/d6175ad9
  • English, Runyankole, and Luganda

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

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

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)