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Shanghai, China · Cell: + · SUMMARY Sales and business development professional specialized in the energy industry. Profound knowledge of power distribution systems, particularly medium and high voltage switchgear. Mandarin speaking China connoisseur with over five years of living and working in China. Experience in starting up a manufacturing WFOE in China. Specialties Strong sense for crosscultural business and project development. Openminded to new challenges and opportunities. Strategic planner and implementer with a strong focus on getting things done. Skillful in handling multiple tasks and controlling different projects in a demanding environment. EDUCATION Master of Business Administration MBA, August HULT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL, Shanghai, China Rotation: San Francisco Master of China Business MCB, June VLEKHO BUSINESS SCHOOL BRUSSEL, Brussels, Belgium Graduated: "Magna Cum Laude" Master of International Business MIB, June VLEKHO BUSINESS SCHOOL BRUSSEL, Brussels, Belgium Thesis: "Cultural Differences and how they affect the process of doing business and management in China" Internship: Flanders Investment and Trade at the Belgian Embassy in Beijing, China Bachelor of Science in Economy BSc, June VLEKHO BUSINESS SCHOOL BRUSSEL, Brussels, Belgium
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SUZHOU DEBA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., Suzhou China Manager China Operations Responsible for investigating and determining the ideal location in China for our new startup. Within months, had effectively located and arranged the optimal space in Suzhou Industrial Park in the "Yangtze River Delta" economic area. Startup a new Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise WFOE from scratch, dealt with government regulations, and acquired business license and other legal documents. Finished the whole application process in less than months of my appointment. Setup of the supply chain: managed shipments with equipment and parts through Chinese customs, found local companies to source from, and negotiated premium prices with suppliers. Implemented new production line, organized internal quality control system and started assembly of mechanisms for medium voltage switchgear.
LK ELECTRIC CO., LTD., Zhuhai, China Global Sales Manager Responsible for setting up the Global Sales Department and writing the department&;s ISO procedures, which were audited and certified by BSI. All was completed within months of my arrival. Made mature and responsible hiring decisions and trained my sales support staff to a high level of proficiency. Quickly developed knowledge base and technical expertise in the power distribution sector and managed to cultivate a significant number of new clients. Personally pushed the successful development of a new product to satisfy client demands in Indonesia. Successfully organized and lead exhibitions in Dubai, UAE &; & `, Hannover, Germany `, Odense, Denmark `, Madrid, Spain &;, Johannesburg, South Africa &;, Jakarta, Indonesia &;. Despite the global recession in , increased overall sales by more than %. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Languages: Dutch, English, French, German and Mandarin Technologies: MS Office Suite expert Clubs: Chairman of the Hult Energy Club, Shanghai Certifications: Certificate of Appreciation by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority on "How to do business with DEWA" Publications and papers: Environmental Technology in China, Flanders Investment and Trade, Brussels, Cultural differences and how they affect the process of doing business and management in China, Vlekho Business School Brussels, Brussels,