Founder and CEO
Suesal founded Arieli & Company to provide incisive advice to international leaders. She specialises in helping organisations navigate change.
Prior to Arieli & Company, Suesal spent 10 years investigating talent management and organisational ecosystems while consulting across diverse fields, including law, media, and design. Previous employers include Deutsche Bank, ITN, and McAllister Olivarius LLP.
Suesal has an MA (Oxon) in PPE from Balliol College, University of Oxford. She trained in executive coaching at the Hudson Institute, Santa Barbara (U.S.). She is an accredited member of the International Coach Federation, the British Psychological Society, and the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations.
Chief of Staff
As Chief of Staff, Eleanor acts as an advisor to the CEO, and manages the internal affairs of the firm. She also consults on the firm’s leadership development programmes. She is particularly interested in psychoanalytic approaches to leadership and peak performance.
Eleanor holds a MA in French and Spanish from New College, University of Oxford, and an MSc in Psychology from University College London. She has completed programmes in coaching at the Strozzi Institute in California, and in analytical psychology at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich.
Olivia conducts analysis to support the design, development, and implementation of People/HR Strategy to drive business transformation. She currently assists with psychological safety, DEI initiatives, and the motivation, development, and retention of high-potential and high-performing employees. She is particularly interested in the relationship between psychological safety and productivity.
Olivia holds a BA in Human, Social, and Political Sciences from Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge. She completed her final year at the Judge Business School, with a focus on organisational behaviour.
Anora conducts research and assists with the development and implementation of culture change initiatives regarding psychological safety, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is interested in how behavioural interventions equip businesses to sustain more inclusive, innovative, and higher-performing cultures.
Prior to working at Arieli & Company, Anora worked in the cultural sector. She edited museum publications and launched arts access initiatives, among other roles.
Anora holds a BA in English Language & Literature from St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford and an MPhil from Christ’s College, University of Cambridge. She has lived in 4 countries and enjoys cooking, cinema, and nature walks with her Brittany spaniel, Otto.
Uche Ezichi is an executive coach, speaker, and facilitator with over 15 years’ experience working in and with FTSE 100 companies and leading business schools, respectively. He specialises in behavioural change, building resilience (mental health and wellbeing), and managing career/leadership transitions.
Uche has an Executive MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change from Henley Business School. He is currently completing a part-time doctorate in business administration programme (DBA) at Henley, with a focus on leadership effectiveness and how successful leaders build resilience. He is certified by both ICF and Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching. He is also an executive coach with the INSEAD Executive Coaching Centre.
Kevin is a leadership coach who works with individuals and teams to reach their personal vision of success. He has expertise in the financial services industry, where he has worked with investment advisors and executives in both a training and coaching capacity. He has also worked with senior executives within diverse global corporations, with a particular focus on high-potential female and minority leaders.
Kevin holds a Professional Certified Coach designation through the International Coach Federation and Series 7 and 66 licenses through the United States Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He has a secondary teaching certification, an MA in History, and a BA in History and Political Science.
As a copywriter, Sophie supports the firm’s Thought Leadership practice in print and online. Sophie is a multidisciplinary writer, with experience in digital, print, and multimedia. She has worked in the UK and South Africa at media agencies including Ogilvy, Pearson, and Mortimer-Harvey. Prior to joining Arieli & Company, she freelanced as a features writer for the international mindfulness magazine, Breathe, and as the lead writer for designer travel publication, Command + i.
Sophie obtained a BA in English and Drama from Rhodes University, South Africa, as well as a post-graduate Honours degree in Theatre Studies from the University of Cape Town. She completed a diploma in Life and Business Coaching from North-West University.
As a Graphic Designer, Arinze supports the team’s mission to create sustainable behaviour change through creative and compelling visual content. He enjoys combining his interest in technology, design, and psychology to communicate innovative ideas and solve problems.
Arinze graduated with a BA in Digital and Graphic Design from the University of Greenwich, London in 2016. He strongly believes that art and design should liberate people, provoke their imaginations, and encourage them to go further.
Arieli & Company was conceived in 1990 and born in 2014.
The seed for Arieli & Company came from a trip taken by the Founder to Freetown, Sierra Leone. As a child, she spent a summer in a breeze-block housing community there. A young boy proposed to her: "If you marry me, I'll take you to Disney World!"
Years later, she thought back to this little boy. If he was willing and able to be a great leader, what obstacles stood in his way? This question and finding solutions to it became preoccupations ever since.
In 2014, Arieli & Company was founded to provide career management solutions for leaders. The firm provided performance coaching, leadership branding, and advice for work challenges. Clients began to ask the Company to develop solutions to fuel peak performance at their organisation. With this, Arieli & Company evolved into its present-day form.
Our genesis retains a strong influence on how we do business. We serve transformational leaders to help them build a legacy. For us, the epitome of success is a client who looks back with pride on what they achieved for their community, organisation, or nation.