Meet the team

Stephen Wilyman

Stephen Wilyman
Chief Executive of Mteq

Corporate experience includes Managing Director of Revlon and Commercial Director of Philip Morris. CEO of two internet start ups. Awarded business migration sponsorship status in 1985 by the Australian Government, Stephen went on to build a successful publishing business in Western Australia; his case study was subsequently used by the Australian government.

Advisor to companies on business improvement, working globally with blue chip clients across a wide range of sectors.

Loves relaxing in and on the water of Poole harbour, discovering new travel destinations and watching the artistry of Arsenal football club. Keen swimmer and skier and collector of antique furniture.


Azhar KhanAzhar Khan
Director and Senior Analyst

Azhar runs and manages all Mteq P4i’s as a Senior Analyst. He also oversees operational delivery of projects. Prior to Mteq Ltd., Azhar spent twelve years with an private International American implementation consultancy. He has delivered operational implementation assignments for blue chip clients across the world. To date, he has been responsible for the successful delivery of more than £150M in operational improvements for his designated clients. His Industry experience is extensive, having delivered assignments in mining, retail, steel, manufacturing, aerospace, chemicals, electronics, insurance, retail and Healthcare.


Peter AepliSimon Gardner

Simon is a qualified accountant and an experienced FD and CEO including Finance Director at Harvey Nichols, where he was also responsible for merchandising, distribution, property and IT, and FD and subsequently CEO of Caledonia Motor Group, one of the largest car retailers in the UK.

Simon’s broad experience enables him to deliver operational and organisational improvements across all business areas and his strength is in finding innovative and creative solutions. He also ensures that financial modelling of proposals are robust and have fully considered all factors before being implemented.

Leisure time is taken up by family and friends and Simon enjoys cooking and has had a recipe published (albeit for charity). A mid-life ‘better late than never’ foray into running has peaked with a recent half marathon.


Rolf GerritsenRolf Gerritsen
Director Sales and Marketing

Rolf has been working in financial services, retail and natural resources globally for more than 20 years. He has developed and completed more than 100 client programs implementing strategic, organisational, operational and financial assignments delivering bottom line improvements in more than 20 different countries.

He combines his unique consulting skills with real hands on business experience having worked as COO for a major UK Bank, headed the Transformation Office for a large mining company and worked as a Senior Executive with a number of mining companies. Rolf is a keen skier, tennis player, golf player and has successfully completed two London marathons running for charity.


Peter AepliPeter Aepli
Chairman of the Advisory Board

Swiss national, English barrister at law, formerly president of Mister Minit (4,500 shops) and Chairman & CEO of the 5 à Sec Group (1,400 shops), world’s largest dry cleaning chain. Experienced in retailing,  petro-chemical, hedge fund & related service industries.  Advisor to banks, private equity and companies for international operations & expansion, structures,  retailing and franchising.  Commercial & residential real estate investor and advisor.

Interests include golf (poorly), mountain walking & trekking, skiing, travel, dogs and fine wines (chevalier du tastevin).


David Short

David Short
UK Market Advisor

David has held senior roles in implementation consultancy for the last 16 years, working globally with clients - mostly blue chip but also has considerable experience in owner operated and family run businesses. He has been involved in the successful sale and delivery of improvement projects worth hundreds of millions sterling in client profit improvements.

A finance man by profession, David was previously CEO of a European retail services group and FD in manufacturing, service and retail organisations.  

Keen on most sports and playing golf whenever he can - off a handicap of 26 he seems to be on a personal crusade to ‘plough’ some of the better courses in Berkshire.


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