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CV,Country Manager With Exp Across Multitude Of Sectors

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 46704
(03/29/1962, male)
List top 5 skills: business development, country manager, international sales
Short Bio:

I have worked with banks, multinationals, SME's and start-up companies.
Government tendering, investment funding, private business.
Industries : Banking, Health & Pharma , Agriculture, Education, Textiles, Oil & Gas, Water treatment, Finance, Legal Services, International Trade, Construction, Engineering, Architecture, etc..
I have a wide range of experiences and geographical and Geopolitical knowledge and am always looking for an opportunity to help companies in growing their export markets.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Nationality: 

British

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

General Management

Spoken languages: 

Arabic, basic Italian, english, french, Turkish

Locations I am interested in working:

Anywhere



PROFILE

I have spent most of my working life, traveling and working in various countries. My experience includes; Investment, International Trade, Construction, Banking, Consultancy, Business Development, Contract Negotiation, Country Management. I am multilingual, speaking: Arabic, French, Turkish, and basic Italian. I have consulted for Banks on Central Banking issues and worked on numerous occasions as a volunteer for the UK Trade & Investment, and UK Construction Link on missions to North Africa.

I have worked in the following locations: UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland and Turkey (Europe). Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya (North Africa) Liberia, Gambia, Sierra Leone (Africa), Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau, China (Asia), United States, New York & New Jersey.

I have worked with Banks, Multinationals, SME’s and start-up companies involving government tendering, investment funding, private business.

Industries : Banking, Health & Pharma , Agriculture, Education, Textiles, Oil & Gas, Water treatment, Finance, Legal Services, International Trade, Construction, Engineering, Architecture, etc..

I have a wide range of experiences and geographical and geopolitical knowledge and I am looking for an opportunity to help companies in growing their export markets and helping them gain success in the global arena.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

COUNTRY MANAGER
PRATICA PACIFICA LDA, LISBON, PORTUGAL
Feb 2013 – Dec 2015

Company start-up in Portugal with complete registration, office setup, obtained grants from local Government for the refurbishment of historical buildings, purchased Investment sites, Successfully managed the refurbishment projects of historical buildings for student accommodation, on-time and within budget.

Awarded a contract with the University of Lisbon, for a student dormitory.

Recruited the project team, and required personnel, achieved timely project execution and positioned the post-management team.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT
TURKEY/UK
Apr 2011 – Current |

Working with various companies and groups expanding their International activities

This involved the research of the market for specific industries and products, pinpointing new business opportunities, then executing a marketing and sales campaign to obtain new business, bridging the cultural and language barriers on international trade.

HEAD OF CONTRACTS, INVESTMENT, PROCUREMENT
LIBYAN INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTING & REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT CO. TRIPOLI, LIBYA
Jan 2010 – Apr 2011

This position in a Government Investment Fund Company, was very exciting and fast moving, we were undertaking specialist construction projects including; 5 Star Hotels, refurbishment of Historical Buildings, Ports and Harbors, through to Public Housing projects.

My responsibilities were numerous, but particularly I was responsible for liaising with all the foreign companies, negotiating on behalf of the fund for consultants, construction contracts, supplies and for recruitment of all the personnel required to execute and successfully handover projects in excess of 350 million USD, within budget and on time.

I was required to host trade missions from various countries, meeting, greeting and holding conferences to define our policies and future projects.

I regularly sat on the Executive Board as Chief Adviser to the Chairman and Committee.

It was extremely sad, that due to the breakout of civil war, I was obliged to leave my position in the fund.

GENERAL MANAGER
ISMAHART TEKSTIL VE GIDA SAN TIC LTD., ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Apr 2005 – Dec 2009

Responsibilities

Negotiated and concluded contracts for 4 million Turkish Liras, with Dogan Holding Group, which is a blue chip company in Turkey, including pricing, delivery, design and distribution.

Recruited the full design and manufacturing team and oversaw all operations of manufacture through to delivery and distribution on a nationwide basis.

Tripled the turnover of the company within the first year, and ensured the company’s success through quality management and intelligent outsourcing.

Through networking and personal relationships, I achieved a position as supplier to various other major companies, which ultimately increased the company’s profitability, enabling longevity and security for the shareholders and employees.

QUALIFICATIONS

MBA
Kingston University (2003 –2005)

MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

Member of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management (ISMM)

Member of the Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply. (M.CIPS)