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Meet Our Team

Synergia One places a lot of emphasis on talent, collaboration, and building a nurturing culture to get the best results out of its teams. With the right people in the right position, pursuing the right strategy, and having the right execution capabilities is what ultimately enables each company in its portfolio to create value.

Fred Mouawad

Fred Mouawad

Chairman and CEO

Synergia One Group of Companies

Fred Mouawad is a global citizen, portfolio entrepreneur, and founder of Synergia One Group of Companies. Synergia One is the entity that groups all the companies he founded including the family jewelry business, Mouawad, of which he is the fourth.

The group operates in 16 countries across several industries that encompass gems and jewelry with Mouawad, diamond manufacturing with Premier Diamond Alliance, food manufacturing with Synova, software as a service with Taskworld, publishing with SmartWork Media, and video-on-demand with CI Talks. He also from 1997 to 2017 founded and led Global Franchise Architects - a food service company with five brands that expanded to 240 stores throughout 7 countries. With his experience in incubating and growing several ventures internationally, and managing a portfolio of several companies, Fred has developed comprehensive management systems that support each of the individual companies while simultaneously seeking synergies across the portfolio.

Joined by a diverse group of pundits with
expertise across different industries and markets.

Dr. Kishore Babu Kota

Dr. Kishore Babu Kota

Group Chief Financial Officer

Synergia One

Holding a Doctorate in Business Administration and Two Master Degrees in Commerce and Business Administration, Kishore brings a vast knowledge and expertise to all levels of financial as well as non financial concerns at Synergia One Group.

Somsnit Vanprapa

Somsnit Vanprapa

Managing Director

Synova

Graduating with first class honors initially in medicine, specializing in medical genetics, Somsnit has turned her passion toward culinary arts and food sciences.

David Squires

David Squires

Group Editorial Director and Associate Publisher

SmartWork Media

Over the last 20 years, David Squires has worked in virtually every type of publishing medium — ranging from small local newspapers to metropolitan dailies, from consumer magazines to business-to-business publications.

Matthijs Braakman

Matthijs Braakman

Chief Executive Officer

SmartWork Media

For over 12 years, Matthijs has been successfully advising businesses and organizations on how to effectively interact and engage with their target audience through print, online media and event marketing campaigns.