David R.

Summary

I am passionate about leading multicultural and diverse teams to high performance, through commitment,innovation, and creating an efficient business environment to meet targets,

I’m driven by ensuring production, sales and supply chain plans are in line, forecasts are realistic, and me and my colleagues achieve their KPI’s.

I am an avid networker and passionate about developing business strategies.
I enjoy being in an international business environment and implement products which support customers increase their sustainability and profitability.

Experience

Team Coordinator Sustainable Fish Production and Processing
GIZ
Myanmar (Burma)
November-2020 - Present

As Team Coordinator, I’m responsible for the strategic and operational management of all aquaculture related activities in the Food and Nutrition Security Project (FNS-R) in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
The identification of necessary areas of intervention, along the value chain to improve the sector and increase the availability of aquaculture products that are produced sustainably by small-scale producers and local fish processors, thus provide affordable nutritious food and incomes is my field of work.
I’m responsible for the management of the local teams and the coordination between partners and external stakeholders, such as contractors, suppliers, NGO’s and private sector partners.

As low production rates have multidimensional causes, among inadequate production materials and a lack of technical knowledge, efforts to improve the aquaculture sector and therefore enable its potential for food security, must be achieved by a multi sector approach.
Hatcheries --> Feed --> Production --> Sales channels

Head of Aquaculture
Tropical General Investment (TGI) Group
Nigeria
October-2018 - November-2020

As HOD, I was responsible for the result of the whole department.
I supervised and coordinated large management teams which incorporates the production team, sales and marketing teams, customer service team, procurement team, Human Resources team and other administrative units.

The department produces table size fish, juveniles, trades with Agri goods and produces higher value-added products which are sold to restaurants, hotels and supermarkets. Main business is B2B, but during the COVID 19 lockdown, 1/3 of the sales have been shifted to B2C.

Achieved a significant production and sales increase by motivating an efficient, capable and high-performing team to highest excellent standards.

Internship Trainee
Omar farming
Uganda
July-2015 - October-2015

Omar farming Ltd. is a large scale Agriculture company in the north of Uganda.
International investors started the production of Maize, Soya and other cash crops.

It was a pleasure to join this well organized company and see what you can achieve with discipline and a well minded cooperation with the local inhabitants.

The internship was mainly focused on business development, but covered overall:
- Construction supervision
- Market survey and CRM
- General farm management
- Interaction and regularization with the local community and government

Internship Trainee
AFRICAN Water Ltd.
South Sudan
May-2013 - July-2013

Made an internship at an German/African drilling company.

My responsibility was traveling through South Sudan and documentation and reporting to the management about the progress on different construction sites.

Education

Msc Aquaculture, business focused
University of Rostock
Germany
October-2016 - July-2018

Made my business focused Aquaculture Msc. at the University of Rostock.

Learned the relevant agribusiness aspects and got insights in general farm and sales management.

Bs, Agriculture
University of Goettingen
Germany
October-2013 - January-2016

Made my bachelor in Agriculture.

Was focused on resource management and marketing.