Our Team

Meet our Team!

Want to know who is behind Helvetiq?

Creatives at heart, we are passionate about providing you with precious moments of fun, adventure and learning. Enthusiasm is our key ingredient to everything we do.

You can call us adventurous. We’ve lived in many countries from Switzerland to the USA, Germany, Ireland, France, China, Algeria and Denmark. We have come together to craft authentic titles with quality content and sophisticated, yet uncluttered design.

We are committed to diversity, equality and inclusion, and we use our energy, titles and voices to create long-lasting, meaningful change.

Hadi BARKAT

CEO

hadi.barkat@helvetiq.ch

An achievement? Learning to ski alone with 2.20 m Rossignol.
Two cities of heart? Boston and Biskra.
A passion? Reading and writing fiction.

 

Eleni KARAMETAXAS

Deputy General Manager

eleni.karametaxas@helvetiq.ch

A music? An eclectic mix from hip hop to folk and anything in between.
A dish? Stuffed or filled! Dumplings, Pierogi, Tacos, Bao Buns, Maultaschen, etc.
A language? Greek.

David AMARAL

Visual Content Manager - Sales Representative

david.amaral@helvetiq.ch

A passion? Making music – piano, guitar, all sorts of synthesizers.
A movie? Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. Special mention for Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut.
A week-end? A calm countryside retreat in Alentejo, Portugal.

 

Aurélie FOUREL

Project & Production Manager

aurelie.fourel@helvetiq.ch

A favorite dish? Perch fillets from Lake Geneva.
A continent? South America.
A hidden talent? Building cardboard huts.

Richard HARVELL

Head of Bergli Books

richard.harvell@bergli.ch

An accomplishment? Publishing a novel.
A holiday? Hiking with my kids across the Alps.
A sport? Ski touring.

 

Clara SAN MILLAN

Graphic Designer

clara.sanmillan@helvetiq.ch

A city? Madrid.
An illustrator? Ciara Quilty-Harper.
A dream? Playing drums in a band.

Alizée DABERT

Export Manager - Rights Manager

alizee.dabert@helvetiq.ch

An author? Christelle Dabos. Can't wait to see what she has in store for us.
A city? Beijing.
A drink? Tea ! Lapsong, Earl Grey...

Barbara WEUS

Sales & Marketing Manager - Suisse Romande

barbara.weus@helvetiq.ch

A place? The seaside in Brittany.
A feeling? Waking up in the middle of nature.
A book? Beauté fatale by Mona Chollet.

Ajša ZDRAVKOVIC

Graphic Designer

ajsa.zdravkovic@helvetiq.ch

A painting? Pink Stage by Genieve Figgis.
A dish? Grandma's Schnitzel.
A hobby? Playing piano.

Ludovic PAPAÏS

Game Editor

ludovic.papais@helvetiq.ch

A game? Château Aventure by Jared Sorensen.
A book? Invisible women by Caroline Criado Perez
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A mountain? Cerro Guaneguane in Chile.

Kali RESLER

Sales & Marketing Assistant - Bergli Books

kali.resler@bergli.ch

A book? Lexicon by Max Barry.
A hobby? Reading and dog training.
A travel? Probably Kauai, although I’m torn between that and Thailand.

Aude PIDOUX

Editor

aude.pidoux@helvetiq.ch

A smell? The smell of the lake.
A childhood book? My Sweet Orange Tree by José Mauro de Vasconcelos.
An adventure? Karakoram, Pakistan.

Satu BINGGELI

Editor

satu.binggeli@helvetiq.ch

A country? Wales.
A book? The Power by Naomi Alderman.
An ecosystem? Coral reefs.

Wesley LALA

International Sales Coordinator

wesley.lala@helvetiq.ch

A dish? My grandmother's mesturet - pumpkin fritters, a specialty of the Tarn!
A festival? Woodford Folk Festival, Australia.
A game? Dixit.

Mathilde SPRIET

Communication & Marketing Manager

mathilde.spriet@helvetiq.ch

Two cities of heart? Sagone and Montréal.
A childhood book? Le meilleur des mondes by Aldous Huxley.
A movie? La ligne verte.

Magali KNOBEL

Accounting

magali.knobel@helvetiq.ch

A climate? Tropical.
A music? Renaud.
A city of heart? Quebec City.

Annina GOLCIC

Sales & Marketing Assistant

annina.golcic@helvetiq.ch

A hobby? Screen printing.
A book? La belle aux oranges by Jostein Gaarder.
A country? Croatia.

Raphaël NICOLET

Project Manager

raphael.nicolet@helvetiq.ch

A passion? Wind orchestras.
A hobby? All paper arts: Origami, Papertoys, Quilling...
A game? Orleans, by Reiner Stockhausen.

 

 

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