With a management role related to African and Asian health issues - mainly related to products used for malaria and dengue control projects - I am open to extending my Southeast Asian career experience to Africa; exploring new and emerging markets both locally and globally. I am a Dutch national with two law degrees and a career based primarily in Southeast Asia since 1992. My skills fit an executive-level role, for example a Sales & Marketing Director or strategic advisory role to a CEO within an SME. I am adept at seeking out opportunities to help companies stay competitive in fast-changing markets; a role I have successfully explored within Southeast Asia.
Based on my experience I am interested in a position with a dynamic, and internationally orientated company. My skill set, international experience and background affords added value to companies with local and expatriate staff as well as locally based branches of international enterprises.
Freelance independant consultant for Dutch SMEs that have no presence in S.E. Asia yet, but want to explore potential business options in the region. The work involves market research, contacting prospects, product sourcing, etc.
Thai regional company supplying insecticides to the Public Health Sector in Thailand and within Southeast Asia, mainly for malaria and dengue control projects. Worked closely with the CEO on day-to-day operations, visiting distributors, evaluating performance, overseeing logistics and assisting with FDA registrations.
My personal initiative to develop E-commerce Thai handicrafts business retailing to western markets. Sourced artisans and suppliers, set up and compiled the company website and dealt with all aspects of running a small business.
Worked closely with the CEO as his senior advisor, assisting with the day-to-day operations and customer management and relationships. Supported development in new markets as well as dealing with distributors and all aspects of business management.
Worked with the UN’s office in Bangkok on the UN’s Common Service strategy, a six-month-long project harmonizing services to create a more cost-effective organization. Conducted consultations and surveys, designed workflows and ToRs, identifying potential efficiency gains and solutions.
During this period, I also worked as a Management Development Coach with Central Hotels staff and as a Researcher for a boutique hotel project offering on-the-job training to underprivileged youngsters.
Leading manufacturer of mosquito nets supplying malaria control projects in Asia and Africa, high-profile INGOs as well as retail and wholesale markets in the West. Developed country-specific sales and marketing strategies, establishing agents and distributors and managed logistics along with developing and sourcing products.
Reported on fast-growing Asian economies to media in The Netherlands, gaining an in-depth understanding of global markets and socio-economic and political situations.
Advised the Dutch merchant bank’s portfolio of high-net-worth clients, developing a core knowledge in the working of high-finance and financial markets along with the impact of economic and political developments across the globe.
MCL Master’s Degree in Comparative Law (US), at George Washington University in Washington D.C. , USA.
MsL Master’s Degree in Dutch Civil Law (Netherlands), at Leyden State University