Our Team

Avinder Laroya

Founder of Minute Mediation


Avinder is the founder of Minute Mediation and a CEDR-accredited Mediator, member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of the Civil Mediation Council (CMC) the International Mediation Institute (IMI).

Adriana Vela

Conflict Coach


Adriana Vela is based in the USA and is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur, market and technology trends analyst, strategist, and professional business and leadership coach who was named one of the 10 Most Empowering Women Leaders of 2021.

Menahem Kanafi



Menahem is a former diplomat and mediator based in Berlin, Germany. After studying law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he began a thirty-year career in the civil service, first as a civil and commercial lawyer for five years, and then as a career diplomat in the Israeli Foreign Service.

Manuela Pliżga-Jonarska



Manuela is a native Polish mediator and mediation trainer with over 20 years of expertise in conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Her areas of expertise include family and multicultural mediation. As a multilingual mediator based in Poland, she can offer mediations and training in Polish, German, and English.

Abiola Abiodun



With over 16 years of expertise in civil litigation and dispute resolution, in Nigeria Abiola is now based in Canada and is a globally accredited Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Mediation Advocate, Restorative Justice Practitioner, and Nigerian-trained Legal Practitioner and conciliator.

Are you a skilled mediator looking to join a network of international mediators?


If so, we would love for you to join our affiliate network. Our team is diverse and inclusive, with each member bringing their own specialist experience, skills, and knowledge to the table.


As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to share skills and expand your practice through collaboration and co-mediate with other experienced mediators. If you’re interested in joining us, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We would be happy to discuss the details with you further.