Who we are
As Project Coordinator, Kim is responsible for organizing and tracking project activities as outlined in the agreement with Western Diversification, and reporting on progress. She has been supporting the labelling task force with their logistical and information needs.
Kim recently completed her Master’s in Library and Information Studies. She is particularly interested in how Academic Librarians are contributing to their institutions in new ways. She also focuses on knowledge management in projects she’s involved with, and on how information can be most effectively disseminated.
Prior to becoming a librarian she was a project coordinator for a BC Health Authority. Kim has also worked in the BC wine industry, as a wine shop/sales assistant and tour guide, and at a VQA store.
Anne‐Claire is in charge of International Partnerships & Networks at KEDGE Wine & Spirits Academy.
Anne‐Claire holds a Master Degree in Political Sciences from Sciences‐Po Lille (France), a Master Degree in Management from Lille University, a University Diploma in Mandarin Language from Shandong University (China) and a University Diploma of Introduction to Oenology from the prestigious Bordeaux Faculty of Oenology.
Anne‐Claire’s profile and fields of expertise are strongly built on international experience. After she graduated in France, she moved to China where she lived for more than eight years, mostly in the cities of Jinan (Shandong Province) and Wuhan (Hubei Province). Over those eights years in China, she studied Mandarin at the University, worked for a French industrial firm and was an officer in a Chinese Service agency in the field of education. Finally, Anne‐Claire spent four years working for the French Embassy as Head of Campus, France Office in Wuhan (CampusFrance is French National Agency for international promotion of French Higher education).
Anne‐Claire joined KEDGE Business School in 2010 as International Development Manager and has been working closely with Jacques‐Olivier Pesme ever since. She is in charge of developing the Wine & Spirits Academy connections and partnerships across the world and notably in wine‐growing regions. She is also the communication & brand manager for the Academy. Anne‐Claire assists Jacques‐Olivier in monitoring, researching, modeling and business intelligence in his work for the Wine Industry.
Chandel is Events Coordinator for the Wine Industry Collaboration and is responsible for planning and producing each Wine Industry Collaborative, Wine Leaders Forum and meetings in between. She has experience managing everything from intimate educational dinners, to large-scale public runs, to national award-winning galas. Her focus on participant experience and attention to detail ensure seamless execution every time.
Dr. Malida Mooken
Malida is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Management. She holds an MSc in Economic Competitiveness and International Business from the University of Birmingham, UK and a PhD in Management from the University of Stirling, UK.
Her work in the wine industry project is especially focused on understanding and analysing strategic issues that emerge out of the interactions amongst academics, industry actors, policy-makers, and others. She also contributes to the overall process of the project, including the development of appropriate methods and methodologies.
More generally, her research interests are related to the development of individual and collective capabilities, regional economic strategies and qualitative methods of inquiry in real-time. Her research activities provide particular contexts and opportunities to explore critical concerns about the roles and responsibilities of university academics in societies.
Dr. Jacques-Olivier Pesme
Jacques-Olivier is Director of the Wine & Spirits Management Academy at KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux, France. He specializes in the business of wine and development of wine regions.
Dr. Roger Sugden
Roger is Dean of UBC's Faculty of Management on the Okanagan campus, and is Advisor to UBC's Deputy Vice Chancellor and Principal on Innovation and Economic Development.
Marcela is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Management. She holds a degree in Teaching of English as a Foreign Language at University Level from the National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina.
Her role in the wine industry project focuses on three areas: contributing to the process, organization and strategic implementation of project activities; helping to develop creative arenas that stimulate participants to engage and inquire; assisting with research and research presentations, notably on the role of academics and universities.
Marcela was previously a professor of English as a Foreign Language at the National University of Mar del Plata, and worked in academic administration coordinating research and teaching projects at the University of Birmingham, England, and the University of Stirling, Scotland. Her experience has entailed inputs into a wide set of projects, including seminars, conferences, workshops, festivals, graduate schools, short courses and research. A major feature has been the focus on establishing and nurturing relations with colleagues in international and local networks. A significant aspect of the latter has included contributions to multi-lingual research and learning activities, and to project funding applications.