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Dr. Matthias Krups Chairman & Founder of BCI Media Group

Matthias Krups founded BCI Media Group in 1998 and has overseen its expansion across Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and most recently, the United States.

In his leadership role, Matthias provides the overall strategic direction of the company whilst allowing his Co-CEOs the freedom to innovate, develop and guide the organisation into an increasingly technological and global future.

Matthias holds an honors degree in business administration and a PhD in economics from the University of Muenster, Germany. Having spent three years in hotel development in the US Matthias embarked on a corporate career with the global media house Bertelsmann in Germany. As member of the board of Bertelsmann’s Professional Information Division Matthias grew the group’s construction information business to an unchallenged leadership position in Europe. In 1998 Matthias followed his dream to build his own business from his new home base in Sydney, Australia.

Damian Eastman Co-Chief Executive Officer

Damian Eastman was appointed as Co-CEO for BCI Media Group in 2018.

In 2020, Damian also took on the role of CEO BuildCentral, our Chicago based US affiliate.

Damian joined BCI in 2004, originally as a Customer Liaison Consultant but was assigned a product development position soon after and eventually was asked to head up the Australian Research Department. In 2012 he took on the role of Chief Operating Officer for BCI Australia and New Zealand. 

Damian has responsibility for all BCI’s business operations with a focus on our US business Unit. In this function he works with the management teams to improve efficiencies, maintaining strong growth and analysing opportunities of strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions.

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.

Robert Krups Co-Chief Executive Officer

Robert Krups was appointed as Co-CEO for BCI Media Group in 2018, with his current focus on BCI’s Asia Pacific operations.

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. In 2012 he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer – BCI Asia.

Robert has 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, expanding into new markets and analysing opportunities of strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisition. 

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.

Peter Rolshoven Chief Financial Officer BCI Media Group

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.

Michelle Aizenberg Chief Research Officer BCI Media Group

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, USA, 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.

Nikhil Roy Chief Information Technology Officer BCI Media Group

Nikhil Roy joined BCI in 2001 in the formative years of the business as a Developer in the Singapore office. He was appointed IT Manager in 2002 where he was responsible for the management of all BCI’s internal IT systems and the development of BCI’s proprietary software programs. Nikhil was instrumental in the launch of BCI’s proprietary software systems in Australia and also took sole responsibility of managing the IT needs for BCI Australia. Relocating to Sydney in 2005, Nikhil established the local Australian IT team and coordinated the development of new products, improvements and features. He has since moved into a group wide management position, overseeing all development, support and infrastructure as the head of the regional IT Department.

Nikhil has a Bachelor of Engineering degree, specialising in Computing from the University of Mumbai along with over 20 years of experience in web development. Prior to joining BCI, he held various roles working on high-profile websites in India for the Times Group and in Singapore for the Singapore Stock Exchange.

Ashleigh Porter Co-Chief Operating Officer - Australia & New Zealand

Since starting at BCI Media Group in 2008, Ashleigh has gained a wealth of experience in both the architectural and construction industries, having worked in roles as diverse as Information Researcher, Sales Manager and Learning & Development Manager.

Ashleigh joined Architectural Information Services (AIS) in 2014 following the acquisition of AIS by BCI Media Group. Working as a liaison between AIS and BCI Media Group, Ashleigh was instrumental in the integration of the two businesses and in July 2016 was appointed General Manager of AIS, taking responsibility of all business operations across Australia and launching the business into the New Zealand market. In 2019, Ashleigh spearheaded the launch of Archify in the ANZ market and has been a key contributor to the platform’s ongoing development and expansion across the Asia-Pacific.

Ashleigh joined the Executive Board of BCI in 2019 when she was promoted to Co-COO of BCI Media Group alongside Paul Reid. Ashleigh holds a bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication from the University of Wollongong.

Paul Reid Co-Chief Operating Officer - Australia & New Zealand

Since joining BCI Media Group in 2011 as a Business Development Manager, Paul has consulted with hundreds of businesses to improve their prospecting, sales and sales management processes.

Paul made the transition into sales management in July 2013, tasked with guiding and developing the Victorian sales team. In 2015 Paul’s scope expanded to include the NSW sales team and, as of July 2017, he became directly responsible for all new and renewal subscription sales across Australia & New Zealand as National Sales Manager ANZ.

Paul was promoted to Co-COO, BCI ANZ in July 2019, tasked with running all BCI ANZ operations along with Ashleigh Porter. In 2020, Paul spearheaded the design, development and launch of the Analytix platform. Prior to joining BCI, Paul co-founded a training & events company with his primary focus being on sales performance. Paul holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) from Victoria University.

Nish PKN Chief Operating Officer - Asia

Nish was appointed as Chief Operating Officer for BCI Asia in 2018. In his role, he is responsible for the business and operations across Asia. Prior to this, Nish became General Manager for BCI Asia’s emerging markets in 2015, and he held the responsibility of all business operations. Nish began his career with BCI Asia in 2008.

Nish focuses on BCI Asia’s core business growth and works closely with General Managers to build high performing teams and improve customer retention. He is responsible for improving the company’s performance, leading change and strengthening financial returns.

Nish received a BA in Marketing from Coventry University, UK, and he was awarded MBA, majoring in Finance from the University of Derby, UK.