About Director & Team


Eric Francis Manu

As a powerful and enigmatic keynote speaker, Eric effortlessly inspires and uplifts his audience, taking them on a journey to remember. Always in tune with each audience, he engages and motivates with often uncanny and intuitive insight. His unsurpassed speciality is demonstrating simple charm and elegance, whilst being renowned for his persuasive and enlightening presentational and coaching skills. Eric has spoken at major events, including The FIFA Conference in London and The UK China Trade Expo, The UK-China Youth Federation Conference, as well as at The House of Commons. He is a member of the Council of Advisors for the FIFA Ethics and Regulations Watch (FERW), working as an independent advisor to FIFA.

Countess Elena Felice De Bacci
Patron & Coach

Descendant of Russian Nobility from Kursk Region dated to 18th century recognition to Tzar's decree of reward missile manufacturers Family of Chistyakov, later Medical Scientists. Parents are Russian intelligence: Mother - Silver Medal Bearer of Physic and Mathematic Science, Doctor od Pediatric, singer.

Anna De Bacci
Spokesperson & Coach

Anna De Bacci represents The British Protocol Academy worldwide, she is also our spokesperson and deal with all PR engagement. An etiquette trainer with a special focus on ladies and young, a passionate advocate for young and children, she bring people together and empowering individuals to reach their true potential. She is also a Political Analyst, Philanthropist and Ambassador of Family Protection.

Elenora Dedieu
Social Media and Marketing Executive

Elenora is a French student who graduated from IESEG school of management in Paris in 2021. After finishing her Erasmus at the University of Hertfordshire she is now entering her master's in Digital Marketing & Innovation. Passionate about charity work after working at Oxfam in 2018, she took part in a charity organisation named Yes’poir in Paris.

Li Yun Xia (Irena)
Head of North America & Coach- Los Angeles

Li Yun Xia becomes the latest person to join onboard of the British Protocol Academy, Head of the United States of America, (North America). Li Yun Xia has extensive experience in the business and etiquette industry. She possesses seven years of experience in the Business Development field in the Telecommunications industry.