Jan-Willem P.


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.


Project Consultant
June-2017 - Present

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.

Country Manager Philippines
WellTech HealthCare Co., Ltd.
April-2012 - September-2016

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.

Founder Asian Legend
Asian Legend
January-2010 - March-2012

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.

Commercial Manager
WellTech HealthCare Co., Ltd.
August-2008 - September-2009

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.

Project Consultant
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Management Development Programme (MDP)
January-2006 - January-2008

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.

Senior Sales & Marketing Manager
SiamDutch Mosquito Netting Co., Ltd.
May-1995 - August-2005

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.

Foreign Correspondent
Dutch newspapers and KRO-radio station
January-1992 - April-1995

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.

Account Manager
Pierson, Heldring & Pierson
April-1986 - July-1991

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.


Comparative Law
George Washington University
United States
August-1984 - July-1985

MCL Master’s Degree in Comparative Law (US), at George Washington University in Washington D.C. , USA.

Civil Law
Leyden State University
September-1979 - May-1984

MsL Master’s Degree in Dutch Civil Law (Netherlands), at Leyden State University