MERIT is an initiative for corporate and L&D leadership, launched in 2016. Our mission is to create a community that brings together people and knowledge. Leveraging individual experiences, business intelligence, and academic and non-academic research, we aim to empower leaders and their organisations to reach strategic goals and make the most of in-house potential through learning, exchange and benchmarking.
In 2019, building on the success of our four global and regional summits, we have launched the MERIT Leadership Community (MLC). Thus, we are responding to the desire of MERIT event participants to keep the spirit of the summits alive and take the learning and collaborative experience to a global scale throughout the year. Membership is now open for the first 200 interested key Learning and Development leaders and HR and C-level executives of large multinational companies in Europe and Asia.
MERIT is a corporate services initiative of Advent Group, celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2019, an independent media group with offices in Europe, North America and Asia (soon) and global operations. Under the motto “Where corporate and higher education leaders meet”, MERIT builds on Advent Group’s proprietary flagship expertise -- personalised events for connecting professionals, higher education institutions, and companies from all over the world, based on their best match of expertise and potential for collaboration in learning, development and leadership growth.
Advent Group’s team of over 150 dedicated and enthusiastic professionals is committed to ensuring a worthwhile experience for all MERIT members and event participants, sourcing engaging and practical expert content, and organising enriching face-to-face and online events.
All team members are devoted to supporting you in your quires and finding collaborative solutions for your business needs. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Director - Corporate and Exec.Edu. Services
Kremena took charge of the then new MERIT Summit project for corporate learning and executive education in 2016. Enthusiastic about and committed to bringing business and education closer together, she sees the value of their collaboration in bridging the learning–doing gap and growing together.
Kremena has been part of the Advent Group journey for the past 8 years. She has worked for two of the company flagship brands – the Access MBA and Access Masters tours. Growing to become a project development director, she has successfully launched PrepAdviser, a global online preparation network for MBA and Master’s applicants.
International Development Director
Kirt enthusiastically joined Advent Group in 2019 to develop further strategic relationships with business schools, companies, and experts in order to inspire and grow the MERIT Leadership Community within Europe and worldwide.
He brings with him more than 25 years’ experience as educator, marketer, admissions director, and pedagogical designer focused on executive and MBA education within leading international institutions of higher learning in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and North America.
Rumy Le Gal
Programme & Content Manager
Rumy joined Advent Group in 2016 to contribute to the successful launch of the first MERIT Summit. Her next frontier was taking the MERIT Summit to Asia for the first time. In 2018, she assumed the role of Programme & Content Manager, responsible for ensuring compelling expertise, speakers and content for all MERIT and MLC events.
Rumy’s professional experience spans Europe and the Middle East. She holds a degree in Journalism & Mass Communications from the American University in Bulgaria. She enjoys travelling and intercultural communication and exploration.