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Dutch citizen with over 30 years of working experience, living and working in South Africa. Fully bi-lingual and specialized in the writing of business plans, marketing strategies and plans as well as translations from English to Dutch, Dutch to English and French to Dutch and English. Will take on any interesting job in above mentioned fields.
$25 USD/hr
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Aug 2012

Creation and lobbying for new businesses in the region of Hanover, Northern Cape, South Africa - Co-operation with local businesses & local municipalities - Motivation of school drop outs and learners/students - Promoting and advising businesses about Hanover as the crime free alternative for: tourism, industry with a green character, transport & storage, agriculture (aeroponically grown vegetables and fruit, olives and olive related products, pomegranates, cheese and finished prod

Business Owner

May 2010

Mission Statement: To be the preferred marketing and services provider to assist clients fulfilling their needs Currently working together with: o ReboundTag (UK) - Sales Agent Africa o Merlien Institute (Singapore) - Conference Consultant o Agent for various paper mills in Tanzania, France and Germany - Agent Africa Work portfolio: o Idea generation sessions o Innovative business development and product development (

Manager Innovation & Optimization

Mar 2003 - Sep 2009 (6 years)

Responsibilities: o Identifying and initiating new products based on real customer demand o Market research leading to new products and business activities o Product profitability analysis and rationalisation on non profitable products o Forecasting new trends and markets o Facilitating strategy sessions

Purchasing Manager

Sep 1997 - Mar 2003 (5 years)

Responsibilities: o Sourcing and purchasing new paper products o Sourcing substitution for existing paper products o Maintaining contacts with existing suppliers and identify potential suppliers o Developing concepts for new products

Marketing & Sales Manager

Mar 1986 - Aug 1997 (11 years)

Responsibilities: o Promotion, marketing and selling product portfolio to paper merchants and converters o Visiting existing and potential customers, including end users and prescribers like designers and ad agencies o Identifying and creating new markets for existing and new paper products o Market research and competitor analysis o Profitability analysis


Marketing & Communication

1990 - 1992 (2 years)


Management course (1997)

Dale Carnegie

People's management

Field guiding (1996)

Fgasa (South Africa)

General knowledge South Africa, flora, fauna, Geology, Geography, bush cooking, general survival skills

Various language course (1989)

Various Institutions

Language courses: - Italian - French - Business English Passed all exams

Sporting Massage (1982)

Nederlands Genootschap voor Sportmassage

- practice massage - knowledge of human body (bones, muscles etc.) - first aid

Marketing & Sales (1990)


Economics, Marketing & Market Research, Marketing Mix

Matric (1980)

Johannes Calvijn

Dutch, English, French, German, Geography, Chemistry