The Diplomatic Council has entered into a worldwide cooperation with the InterNations Global Exchange (INEX) Foundation. InterNations Global Exchange is a global crown foundation with offices in Dubai, Toronto, The Hague, Brussels and Washington D.C. It is operated by a team of directors who each have at least 15 years of international business experience. INEX has an extensive international network in the political, diplomatic and business arena complementary to the Diplomatic Council´s global network. INEX gives Diplomatic Council members access to top level officials worldwide. It is especially strong in banking, transport, trade and government access. INEX is the top-level organization of the global expats network InterNations which is active in 390 cities worldwide.
INEX is represented at the Diplomatic Council by its CEO and Chairman Yohan Byrde as an official Advisor to the DC. He has a vast background in International Business Development, Branded hotels, Education and Psychology and has held many key positions in a broad range of fields ranging from the UN,- Airline Industry, Food Industry, Storage Industry, Commercial and Global Trading, Education and Counseling, Politics and Political strategies, Policies, International Relations, International and Local Economic Community Development, New Business Development, Hospitality, Hotel, Resort, Entertainment & Fashion Consultancy, Change Management. With 28 years of experience in Diplomacy, Politics, Public Policy, Yohan Byrde also serves as Chairman European Union Advisory Commission Canada, and is also the Political Leader of the Progressive Liberal Democratic Party ALDE in the Netherlands whose members also include the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel, and EC Commissioner Margrete Vestager.
Yohan Byrde was senior and special envoy advisor at the UNESCO/UN Directorate World Youth Affairs, Policy Development and International Affairs where he was appointed to the global leadership development commission. In 1991 he was appointed Chairman UNICEF North America Youth Services. He was also Executive Director for the commission on economic development and global training and policy development with policy files such as International Affairs Education and Social Policy. Mr. Byrde also served on over 18 boards and committees nationally and internationally and has wide experience in Board Governance, International Business Development, Education, Globalization and consulting, public policy and European Affairs.
His personal mission statement: “sharing of knowledge and experiences is a pleasure especially when it makes a difference in another person’s life or career”. The new Advisor to the Diplomatic Council was recommended for his new role by DC Co-Founder and Chairman of the Presidents Board Ambassador Buddhi Athauda. Both dignitaries are Sri Lankan natives.