Julian Dent is Chairman of VIA International, a specialist routes-to-market consultancy. He has over 35 years of global experience in distribution, specializing in channel strategy and implementation at global, corporate and regional levels. His clients cover industry sectors from FMCG to hospitality, construction and healthcare, eg Barclays bank, Cisco, Hyatt, Esso, IBM, Microsoft, Philips, Subway and Xerox. Julian is a Chartered Accountant and a Freeman of the City of London. He also works closely with the Global Technology Distribution Council to define accreditation for their industry-recognized awards.