Profile of Dr. Matthias Krups
BCI Media Group owes its existence to Dr. Matthias Krups who founded the company in 1998 and has overseen its expansion across SE Asia, Australia and most recently, New Zealand. In his leadership role, Matthias provides the overall strategic direction and is particularly involved in the business growth through merger and acquisition. However, he is also passionately heading the ‘spiritual’ direction of the organisation and enjoys actively nurturing and promoting our corporate culture and values.
Matthias studied at the University of Muenster in Germany and gained a diploma in business administration and a PhD in economics with a major in marketing and statistics. He spent three years in the hotel industry in the USA in various operational and marketing and development roles. He then spent 10 years in Europe working in the construction information industry before establishing the BCI business.
Profile of Damian Eastman
Damian Eastman joined BCI in 2004 originally as a Customer Liaison Consultant but was assigned a product development role soon after and eventually was asked to head up the Australian Research Department. In 2012, Damian was appointed as Chief Operating Officer for BCI Australia and New Zealand, taking responsibility for all BCI’s business operations in those countries. In this function he works closely with the management team of BCI Australia and New Zealand on improving efficiencies, maintaining strong growth and analysing opportunities of strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisition.
Damian has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Otago and before joining BCI, held various roles with the Australian Bureau of Statistics and with several Australian based international financial institutions.
Profile of Robert Krups
Robert Krups was appointed as Chief Operating Officer – BCI Asia in July 2012, taking responsibility for all business operations across Asia. In this function he works closely with the management team of BCI Asia on improving efficiencies, maintaining strong growth and expanding into new markets. Robert joined BCI in 2010 as a Project Manager for South America and was appointed as General Manager for the Cross Media Division of BCI Asia.
Robert attended Goettingen University in Germany where he was awarded a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics before graduating with a Master of Science in Renewable Energy from Murdoch University, Perth. He then spent three years working with the German office of the World Wide Fund for Nature after which he moved to BCI Media Group to start working in emerging markets.
Profile of Anna Krups
Appointed as Chief People Officer in 2012, Anna Krups oversees the people and training divisions within the BCI Media Group. This comprises the Human Resources, Organisational Development and Learning & Development operations, in addition to BCI Academy, the customer training division of BCI. Together with her team of HR professionals, Anna is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the organisation’s Human Resource Management capabilities through the provision of operational and strategic services across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.
Anna has a Master’s Degree in Adult Education (major) and in Psychology (minor) from Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany. Before joining BCI in 2010, Anna worked at multinational organisations across Germany and Australia such as BMW Group, Nokia Siemens Networks and Alcatel-Lucent in various Learning and Development related positions.
Profile of Peter Rolshoven
In his position as the Chief Financial Officer of BCI Media Group, Peter Rolshoven is responsible for the accounting and reporting functions as well as the financial control and corporate governance of the Company. With data analysis and financial risk planning he supports the operations, continuously trying to improve efficiencies.
Although Peter formally commenced with BCI Australia in November 2008 as Commercial Manager, he did work for BCI as an intern in 2006 while finishing his bachelor degree in International Business and Management Studies (IBMS). He also completed an apprenticeship as a ‘Bankkaufmann’ (banker) at Deutsche Bank.
In 2008 Peter graduated from Maastricht University in the Netherlands with a Master of Science in International Business Finance.
Profile of Michelle Aizenberg
Michelle Aizenberg was appointed the role of Chief Research Officer and onto the Executive Board in 2014. With a focus on improving project research practices and quality, Michelle oversees the development of BCI’s research resources and the overall management of the operations across Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Having started with BCI Australia in 2006 as a researcher, Michelle has a deep understanding of the role and its importance to the company.
At the time she joined BCI, Michelle was continuing her studies and has been awarded a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours), Master of Arts and Bachelor of Law from the University of NSW. She has also completed her practical legal training with Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) and was admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in December 2011.