Sound communicator & networker, with high work ethics, time management, task prioritisation & multi-project management skills. I am process-driven, coupled with an aptitude to focus on details as well as the bigger picture, who models high standards, acts with conviction and fosters a “one team” approach. I care about people around me, which has led to many long-term relationships.
I am dynamic and accomplishments are my drive. I like to innovate and inspire both customers and colleagues with passion, professionalism and a desire to thrive.
My most recent exposure to developing markets together with my experience of living and working in Africa suggest that I am willing to relocate for the right opportunity - doing business with purpose, create shared value and develop sustainable, long-lasting systems in an inclusive fashion.
My recent start-up (an agri business in Zimbabwe that equips rural farmers with skills and intends to integrate their produce in international value chains in the EU and the US) has, I believe, equipped me with valuable insights and the experience necessary to do business in a challenging environment in Africa.
On a personal level, I am used to investing time and energy in any project I start. I have recently invested time for a project in Madagascar, where I helped a French NGO repairing a primary school building in the bush while improving my French language skills. Also, I travelled through Rwanda and Uganda in 2017 with the founder of a German NGO, where we established social entrepreneur networks. I ended the journey by climbing Kilimanjaro and every experience so far has led to great opportunities.
I am currently looking for that next position that allows me to grow a business, develop strong relationships with stakeholders and existing teams, and contribute to positive change in Africa.
Please connect. Let’s discuss opportunities!
I partnered in this agri start-up to add entrepreneurial skills to establish the company in international value chains
My desire is to develop operations in Africa and create inclusive business opportunities for people at the base of the pyramid
Aside from my voluntary engagement at Stay in Stuttgart, I joined a trip to Rwanda and Uganda in 2017 with the founder, where we established networks of social entrepreneurs in rural areas.
I ended the journey by climbing Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
KFT is a manufacturer of mobile solutions for water purification, catering, field camps and cbrn protection systems for the public sector. My responsibilities were to grow business in North Africa & France.
I was assigned with the setup of customization projects in the food processing dep. in a structured manner, including acquisition, implementation and management of the engineering and sales team.
My duties as product manager included the creation of product concept catalogues to advance the product line for the digitization era.
I regularly performed product trainings in international subsidiaries and backed up the after-sales team with product expertise.
By impressing with a presentation at IFFA 2007, the dean of hospitality and culinary arts invited me to be a guest lecturer at NAIT to present knowledge and techniques of a German master butcher
I used the travel and work visa of New Zealand to boost my English skills in different jobs while exploring this incredible country
At the age of only 20, I had to replace my grandfather in his butchery and took over the family business with 10 employees.
Investments into new production equipment and the installation of modern processes lead to high standards and increased efficiency.
With product innovations, introduction of new product lines (e.g. a poultry line), modern concepts and some fresh, dynamic spirit, our family business experienced a 20% growth in revenue.
Master Thesis: “Local Entrepreneurs as a Source of Innovation: Innovation from the Bottom of the Pyramid in South Africa”
Bachelor Thesis: “CSR as Competitive Advantage? Strategic Impact on Firm Success through Responsible Business Practices”