Ernst N.

Summary

35 years professional working experience with over 27 years (out of it 17 years in Africa) in private enterprises and international funded projects engaged as;
Director, Team Leader, Technical Advisor and Consultant with practical field experience in;
Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Brazil, Guinea and Switzerland.
Leading international production manager with 17 years of African experience in the field of;
Management of international funded projects and private enterprises.Setting up and operate large private enterprises in close consultation with foreign management. Setting up a new location. Negoziation at government and local authoritie level. Exploitation, logistic, transport, rural infrastrucure construction, production and HR. Leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature and national/international in scope. Strong problem solving skills to plan, organize and manage resources for successful completion of projects. Strong background in management and financial administration. Excellent and demonstrated project management skills with up to 1'350 employees.

Experience

Consultant
Independent
Guinea
January-2017 - Present

Elaboration of business plan for private investors in the field of;
Acquisition of Bauxite concession including infrastructure construction, logistic. Investment value $ 320 million.
Acquisition of Gold concession including infrastructure construction. Investment value $ 9.5 million.

Consultant
PRECIOUS WOODS Zürich, Switzerland
Guinea
April-2016 - December-2016

Elaboration of business plan for investment in plantation and tropical forests project as well as company takeover in Guinea. Investment value $ 28 million.

Project Team Leader
GOPA-CONSULTANTS Bad Homburg, Germany
Morocco
October-2014 - March-2016

Team Leader in the project; “Contribution to sustainable management of the National Park of Ifrane-Morocco ".
Strengthening of the environment sector with regard of organizational and administrative capacity. Support in the extension of financial capacity and in improving the technical knowledge of the members including technical and economic assessment. Support and advice of the administration of Morocco for the implementation of innovative and adapted procedures, especially in; design and introduction of a new traceability system, implementation of training to introduce the new traceability system. The aim was to compare different operational systems to identify the optimal ones.

Consultant
COMPANY FOR AFRICA WEST Zürich, Switzerland
Guinea
April-2011 - September-2014

Preparation of Business Plan for Swiss Investors for tropical forests and sawmill project in Guinea

Director
VALE VERDE MADEIREIRA, Boa Vista
Brazil
October-2010 - March-2011

Overall management of private enterprise with 365 employees, including long-term strategic planning, operational planning and setting results-based management objectives and development of operational tools. Responsibilities included specifically; infrastructure construction, rural roads, bridges and building construction. Preparation of annual plans for all activities, monthly and quarterly progress reports to the board, management and audit the companies according to the approved quality & certification procedures, preparation and presentation of budgets for the board, control of all fixed and non-fixed assets (incl. land, plantations, roads and other infrastructure, buildings, equipment), control and monitor work safety. Project management and development and construction of infrastructure as ; Rural roads / Reprofiling of rural roads / Construction of treated wooden bridges / Logistic of heavy machinery / House construction

Technical Advisor
FORET FORTE S.A. N’Zérékoré
Guinea
July-2007 - September-2010

Overall management of private enterprise with 1’350 employees, including long-term strategic planning, operational planning and setting results-based management objectives and development of operational tools. Project management and development and construction of infrastructure as ; Rural roads / Reprofiling of rural roads / Construction of treated wooden bridges / Logistic of heavy machinery / Hangar and house construction. Preparation of viability studies, business plans, strategic plans, and quarterly reports, building relations and communication with local government. Responsibilities included specifically preparation of annual plans for all activities, monthly and quarterly progress reports to the board, certification procedures, preparation and presentation of budgets for the board, control of all fixed and non-fixed assets (incl. land, plantations, roads and other infrastructure, buildings, equipment), control and monitor work safety.

Director, Company owner
GUI-BOIS, Private Business
Guinea
May-2004 - June-2007

Creation of private enterprise and set up of wood processing unit with 65 employees. Owner of the processing unit. Import of equipment’s from Germany and Switzerland for the processing unit. Production of lumber, square, strep, semi-final parquet for the international market and charcoal for the national market.

Technical Advisor
GFA – Consulting Group Hamburg, Germany
Guinea
December-2000 - April-2004

Technical Advisor for the “Forest Resource Management Project of the Forestry Center of N’Zérékoré.” State owned Project, financed by the KfW-Germany.
Project management and development and construction of infrastructure as ; Rural roads / Reprofiling of rural roads / Construction of treated wooden bridges / Logistic of heavy machinery / House construction. Plantation forests and primary topical forests management. Elaboration of management plans and development of annual forests operations plans and budgets. Strengthening of the Forestry Center of N’Zérékore with regard of organizational, administrative and financial capacity. Responsibilities included specifically preparation of annual plans for all activities, preparation of the forestry certification procedures, control of all fixed and non-fixed assets (incl. land, plantations, roads and other infrastructure, buildings, equipment.

Director
PRIVATE BUSINESS
Morocco
January-1999 - October-2000

Timber trade of imported sawn timber from Europe

Consultant
INTERCOOPERATION, Bern, Switzerland
Kyrgyzstan
December-1995 - July-1998

Privatisation of the Issyk-Kul Les-Hoz from the previous system of the UdSSR in the field of forestry, agriculture and village development. Reorganization of the Issyk-Kul Les-Hoz management. Obtained formal training in teambuilding and leadership. Based on the strategic plan, formulation of an operational plan and specific targets and objectives through teambuilding exercises drawing from the capacities of participants. Applying result-based management and monitoring of implementation of the operational and strategic plans. Elaboration of the new management plan for the Les-Hoz of issyk-Kul. Controle of the management plan guidelines . Obtained formal training in teambuilding and leadership. Briefing and debriefing with SLO-Gslesagentstvo and forestry institute of academie. Analyses of the forest production and harvesting plan of the Issyk-Kul Leshoz. Evaluation of educational requirements concerning forest management and production.

Education

MSc
Technical College/University
Switzerland
January-1972 - December-1980