The Company

Excess Noise, LLC is a Maryland-based corporation.

We are a high-level, boutique consulting firm. Our work has provided critical guidance to UN Director Generals, national presidents, prime ministers, legislators, Nobel laureates, civil society and corporate leaders. As a matter of principle, we have also provided extensive guidance to grassroots organizations.

The Principal is Master Analyst Cemil (Jim) Alyanak.

Past Relationships

We most often intervene at the senior management and board level. We have listed below a list of organizations and companies that the principals have worked with substantially.

Public Interest Organizations

  • Aéroport International de Genève (AIG)
  • Agence Mondiale de Solidarité Numérique (AMSN)
  • Albania, Government of (Presidency and Prime Minister)
  • American Cancer Society (ACS)
  • American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO)
  • Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste
  • BioVision – World Life Sciences Forum
  • Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI)
  • Clinton Foundation
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
  • Department of Health, UK
  • Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA)
  • Ecumenical Loan Funds For Human Development (ECLOF)
  • European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
  • European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA)
  • European Union (EU)
  • Europa Donna, The European Breast Cancer Coalition
  • Franciscans International (FI)
  • Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
  • Global Forum for Health Research (GFHR)
  • Global Movement for Children (GMC)
  • Global Observatory for eHealth (WHO)
  • Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health — World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Green Cross International (GCI)
  • Institut Pasteur
  • International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
  • International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • International AIDS Society (IAS)
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • International Bridges to Justice (IBJ)
  • International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC)
  • International Centre for Migration and Health (ICMH)
  • International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
  • International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Unions (ICEM)
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
  • International Federation of University Women (IFUW)
  • International Hospital Federation
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF)
  • International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI)
  • International Social Security Association (ISSA)
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
  • International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
  • Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)
  • Mali, Government of (Presidency)
  • Médecins Sans Frontières, section Suisse (MSF)
  • Medicines Patent Pool (MPP)
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
  • Oak foundation
  • Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • Organization of African First Ladies Against AIDS (OAFLA)
  • Public Services International (PSI)
  • Ramsar convention on wetlands
  • Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership — World Health Organization (WHO)
  • The Safe Water Network
  • Small Arms Survey
  • Stop TB Partnership
  • The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Tobacco Free Initiative TFI (WHO)
  • Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC)
  • UN-Habitat
  • Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
  • Union Network International (UNI)
  • United Nations (UN)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
  • UNplus
  • UN Watch
  • Universal Postal Union (UPU)
  • USAID Office of Transitional Initiatives
  • World AIDS Campaign (WAC)
  • World AIDS Day (WAD)
  • World Alliance for Patient Safety — World Health Organization (WHO)
  • World Bank
  • World Council of Churches (WCC)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA)
  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
  • World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM)
  • World Prevention Alliance (WPA)
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • World Urban Campaign (WUC)
  • World Vision International
  • World Water Day — World Health Organization (WHO)
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF International)
  • World YWCA — Young Women’s Christian Association
  • Zambia, Government of (Presidency)
  • Approximately twenty additional public interest organizations worldwide have been omitted due to contractual agreement to keep the relationship entirely confidential.


Media for whom we have either consulted, used for dissemination of films and public service announcements or that we have partnered with:

  • Al-Jazeera
  • Al-Jazeera (English)
  • Albanian Radio and Television
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • CNN
  • Crosslines
  • CRSG
  • Discovery Latin America
  • Disney Channel
  • Euronews
  • France Televisions
  • GloboSat
  • International Herald Tribune
  • The Province Newspaper
  • South African Broadcasting Network
  • SuperRTL / Disney
  • Télévision Suisse Romande
  • TF1
  • The {Montreal} Gazette
  • TV8 Mont-Blanc
  • The Vancouver Sun
  • The Victoria Times-Colonist
  • World Radio Geneva
  • World Radio Switzerland

Private sector

Companies for whom we have done communications work or with whom we have partnered on projects:

  • Accenture
  • Amadeus
  • Arcelor
  • BMW
  • KPMG
  • Sanofi-Pasteur MSD
  • SAP
  • Sunoco
  • Approximately twenty-five additional corporations and three dozen high value individuals have been omitted due to contractual agreement to keep the relationship entirely confidential.

References and Case Studies

Please note that what we have done for each client remains confidential. We have, however, selected some case studies that are in keeping with our confidentiality policy and practice. See them here.

Individual image and perception clients

Please note that in the case of work done for individuals (vs. entities) we DO NOT list or in any way share the name of clients. Though potentially lucrative, years ago we simply made the choice to keep that list confidential.

Places we have worked or been on assignment

Our principals have worked or been on assignment in the Canadian Arctic, the Sahara and the Far East. We have been on assignment to Yemen, Afghanistan and Chechnya. We have spent time in slums but also in corporate penthouse suites. All in all, we have collectively lived in, worked in or visited 150 countries. We have had the privilege of spending time with Presidents and Prime Ministers but have also been astonished by the work of community workers in Old Fadama and Kibera. We still have many places to visit and will continue to do so with an open mind, each and every time.