Meet The Team



Aviad Goz

Globally recognized thought leader in personal and organizational development, Aviad Goz is the founder and Chairman of N.E.W.S.® Coaching and Training, and the founder of Momentum Group.

Aviad started his career as a facilitator and coach in 1986 and has worked successfully since then with key-talents, managers and executives in more than 2,000 organizations around the world, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.

Over the span of his career, Aviad has trained generations of trainers and coaches all over the world and helped millions to lead more productive and fulfilling lives.

Following an extensive research Aviad created the N.E.W.S.® Compass in 2003. Following this breakthrough Aviad has created 11 programs and solutions for different applications, all relating to various aspects of development for greatness. These programs are now being used around the world in over 40 countries.

Aviad has so far authored and published 13 books and numerous articles on development in Human Resources and Organizational Development magazines. 

His most recent book – Navigation in times of change : The N.E.W.S.® navigation journey was published in 2020. 

Dr. Laurent Choppe


As part of the founding team, he has been involved in the development of the company since its inception in 2006, mainly focusing on business, finance and management, and was successively CEO and Chairman of the board.
Laurent leads Cukierman & Co. Life Sciences since 2008 and has been involved in more than 100 medtech and biotech corporate finance transactions and advisory assignments for the Cukierman group. His team works worldwide with venture-backed and middle market companies for fund raising, licensing deals and M&A transactions as well as strategic projects for key life sciences industry players. After a veterinary practice and a new venture management experience, he worked 10 years in Schering-Plough (acquired by Merck & Co.) in marketing positions in dermatology, allergy, respiratory and animal health in France, General Manager in Israel and Vice President, Virology, Oncology & Cardiology in Canada. He then served 4 years as International General Manager at Bellus Health (ex-Neurochem, NASDAQ & TSE, dedicated to Alzheimer’s disease).
Laurent is also a board member of Israel Brain Technology and HeroKi Ltd. 
Dr. Choppe is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine of the University Paris XII, laureate of the École Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, CES of Veterinary Ophthalmology and earned a MBA from INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France).

He is married, father of 3 and lives in Lausanne (Switzerland) and Tel Aviv (Israel).

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Roni Ratner


Roni is a global thought leader in the field of coaching and HR development. Her passion has always been to create environments for people to grow and develop. Over the last 20 years Roni has coached thousands of executives, HR leaders and CEOs around the world. Her client list includes Fortune 100 companies as well as start ups and innovative companies.

Over the course of her career Roni acted as the CEO of Momentum Group, the largest training organization in Israel for over 10 years.

In the last few years Roni is the CEO of N.E.W.S.® Navigation, a global training & coaching company based in Lausanne Switzerland.

Roni leads the company in over 40 countries and develops globally coaches and trainers. 

Roni co- created many of the N.E.W.S.® global programs and co- authored books such as “Life of Joy”.

Roni’s unique expertise is training HR leaders as internal coaches for their organizations. She trained generations of HR people and managers as N.E.W.S.® coaches around the world. Her style of coaching and training is unique and is acclaimed around the world.


Sara Marcus



Marina Giareni 

Director L&D


Walter Santaliz

Director Latin America


Silvia Baril

Padmaja Vaswani

Partner Success Direc

CEO & Director, N.E.W.S. India


Jessica Soussan

Executive Assistant & project manager


Cristina Maduro

Academic Consultant