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Resume for Alp A. for Executive Manager / Professional & Consulting Services in Shanghai, China

Occupation: Executive Manager Industry: Professional & Consulting Services
Country: China City: Shanghai
State: Shanghai ZIP: 200120

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Alp A. 

C, Building , Shimao Riviera Garden, Lane Weifang Xi Lu,  
Lujiazui, Pudong

Shanghai, P.R. China 

Tel.: +


Curriculum Vitae & Appendices

Dear Sir or Madam,                  

Having arrived in China back in with a solid educational background and degree in Business Administration majors: Marketing, Organization and HR Management, I entered and grew a German manufacturing business from scratch by % p.a. in average through the next years through smart marketing and market positioning in the retail sector.  

Today, an industry leader with > employees has been established with sales in provinces in China and to countries worldwide, being the first foreign brand in its industry on the Korean and Japanese retail markets. This was good enough for the Financial Times Germany to publish a story on the success of our business in China and the Asia Pacific Region.  

During and into , I have started a fullyserviced international incubator centre for SME’s ICSME successful entry into China with services ranging from registrations services, accounting and backoffice support to recruiting and training staff to sourcing and business development.  

From August , to October , , I was directing the efforts of the China operations of USbased Escalade Sports, a publiclylisted m USD sporting goods company and a client of the ICSME. My responsibilities included sourcing, vendor management and market research for a possible market entry in China. Beyond those responsibilities I proposed and restructured the supply chain with about core factories to protect the company legally and create tax savings ranging in the . – m USD based on the current purchasing volume of about m USD. I also conducted due diligences of potential acquisitions and developed an AsiaPacific expansion strategy. 

I am looking for a position that will enable me to utilize my overall view on business in general and help my employer to be more successful through onthegroundexperiences coupled with a quick mind and strategic perspective. I have startup and retail experience and am structured in my approach to leading diverse teams such as commercial and engineering units.  

On a personal note, I grew up in Hamburg, Germany and am living in China since , am married to my Japanese wife and have two daughters.

I would be happy to discuss more indepth my track record and outlook for the future.  

With kind regards, 

Mobile: + 
Work Experience

ICSME Shanghai – Management Consultancy, Incubator

Executive Director

, January current

Responsible for the ICSME Real Estate project developing a fullservice business park for SME’s investing in China. Support of consulting projects in China.

ESCALADE Sports Shanghai Co., Ltd. – Publicly listed US Sporting Goods company

General Manager

, August – , October

Responsible for operations setup, sourcing, Supply Chain Management, market research, legal framework. Trading volume m USD from China, employees in sourcing, QC and Product Development, due diligence of potential acquisitions, developed Asia strategy.

CRISTIN Far East Co., Ltd., China and Singapore – Marketing/Sales

Director, Inhouse Consultant

, January , December, parttime

Responsible for Strategy, Alliances and sales coordination

CRISTIN Far East Co., Ltd., China and Singapore – Manufacturing/Marketing/Sales/HR

General Manager

, September , December

Leading the company from employees in the workshop and three in administration to over employees in the manufacturing and in Sales and Administration

Average sales growth in this period % p.a.

Implemented ERP System, devised and implemented CRM, Master Planning Tools

Expanded sales into countries from in see below

became industry and brand leader in China and selected Asian countries from scratch

CRISTIN Co., Ltd., China

Marketing and Sales Director

, August , August

Responsible for devising and implementation of Marketing & Sales Strategy

CRISTIN Co., Ltd., China


, March , July

Market survey on the Chinese market to evaluate its future potential. Hired on permanent basis after submitting the results and proposals of the research.   

Work experience parallel to education:

EIDOS Interactive, Germany – Software

Junior Product Manager

, July , October

Responsible for two products' coordination of on time delivery of developer team, localization for the German market and trade marketing activities.

Former client from my work at KMF.

KMF Advertising, Germany – Advertising


, July , December

Worked officially as Account Executive, responsible for overall service provision and coordination with graphics team on designs and with promotions and events team for PR works.

Continued freelance work after official exit for another year.


Fachhochschule Wilhelmshaven, Germany University of Applied Sciences

Bachelor's Degree,

Majors: Marketing, Organization, HR Management

Gymnasium im Alstertal, Germany High School

High School Diploma,

Languages: German, English, Turkish, basic Mandarin 

Brief Bio Alp A.        

With a year experience in senior roles Mr. A. draws from his involvement in the China businesses of international manufacturing and trading companies with multiple locations. Prior to his China engagement Mr. A. worked as a product manager for a British software company and as an account manager for a German advertising agency.

He has a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences Wilhelmshaven, in Germany.

Mr. A.’s expertise in the Business Development, Marketing & Sales and in brandbuilding in the Asian region and on the ground in the manufacturing and trading industry provide a crucial advantage to help businesses in China to succeed.

Mr. A. grew up in Hamburg, Germany. He is married to his Japanese wife Tomoko and has two daughters. He lives in Beijing and Shanghai, P.R. China since and speaks German, English, Turkish and basic Mandarin and enjoys time with his family and a good round of golf. 

Recommendations from peers and the business community members:

“As Beijing Bureau Chief for INC., the leading American Entrepreneur Magazine, I came across Alp and the wonderful company he built in China in the context of a series of articles I was writing in . Alp is one of the rare entrepreneurs in the Middle Kingdom who gets right into business, who is not afraid of looking Chinese reality in the eye, and is refreshingly direct and honest and successful. His company was wellrun, his vision and ethics were crisp and he had an obvious knack to implement.”

, Managing Director, China, Dolce Media

“Alp A. is a highly efficient and proactive manager. He has achieved impressive levels of growth in a highly challenging market place. As well as being a strategic and innovative manager, Alp is also very personable and is a pleasure to deal with.”

, Senior Director, Hines Properties

“To write a recommendation for Alp is not doing him justice. He had an impressive career. Alp is an interesting person to have around. He is a quick thinker, who can analyze situations clearly and make decisions based on facts and experience. Due to these analytical skills, he takes responsibility for his actions and is therefore a strong partner in business and life alike. Such skills are rare and to be appreciated when can be found. I wish him all the best for his future career which I know will be remarkable, and look forward to keeping our friendship progressing.”

, Owner, studio pek

“Alp is one of the most capable business people that I know.”

, Director, Lowes Wealth Management

“Alp has an outstanding personality and ability to get things moving. I would recommend him to anyone without any hesitation.”

, Owner,

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