Huddersfield and Blackpool, England
1 July 1998 - present
Freelance activities, including the research, analysis and
reporting of investment projects in the CIS and Central Asia.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan and London, England
Compiled full and partial proposals
for joint venture projects involving the production of cotton, marble,
syringes, particleboard and oil storage containers, with total value of
Acted as liaison between local
partners, potential foreign investors and equipment manufacturers.
Managed on-site investigation
of drip irrigation techniques at Israeli suppliers.
Developed proposal and spreadsheet
templates for analysis and reporting of investment projects.
Investigated and reported the potential of advertising on the Internet for local hotels.
Compiled Business Plan for the foundation of a local Law Centre.
1 July 1997 - 13 June 1998
Director, CIS Operations
Working on expatriate
basis for investment advisory company. Director of representative
office actively researching and progressing investment project opportunities.
Jahn International A/S
Opened and staffed multicultural,
multifunctional representative office from zero, achieving official accreditation
in remarkably quick period of three months.
Directed investigations and
reporting of various joint venture and investment possibilities, including
brewing, medical, stock market, mining and oil projects, with a combined
value over $200 million.
Headed local delegation at meetings
with business, governmental and investor contacts.
Instrumental in the formation
of the Irish/Uzbek "Central Asian Decorative Stone" joint venture, with
an eventual Charter Fund of $5 million, for the extraction and processing
of marble deposits in Karakalpakstan.
15 April 1996 - 30 April
1997 Project Director
Working on expatriate
basis for Danish trading company. Initially acted as co-director
in commercial section, before taking over newly-opened project department.
Controlled the ordering, shipping,
distribution, marketing and sales of Carlsberg and other imported beers,
with monthly invoice value of up to $500,000.
Initiated restructuring of sales,
distribution and marketing programmes, supported by rigid computerised
recording, reporting and control systems, delivering beer sales improvements
in the region of 200%.
Managed all stages of completion
of $1 million project to export apple juice concentrate from the Namangan
Conserve Factory, in exchange for imported pressing machinery.
Directed all local research,
analysis and reporting of project to build a Carlsberg brewery in Uzbekistan,
in a deal worth upwards of $50 million. Working closely with Danish
specialists, provided local economic, marketing, legal, financial, construction
and raw materials input to corporate feasibility study.
Developed business plan to encourage
the cultivation of almonds in Uzbekistan, at the request of the Ferrero
company. In co-operation with the Minister of Forests and foreign
experts, published the "Almond 2000" report which envisaged dramatic crop
improvement in a 5-year, $5 million joint venture.
Organised and controlled negotiations
between a Hong Kong buyer, the TACIS Silk Project office and relevant ministerial
representatives on a range of proposals to improve the cultivation, processing
and preparation for export of silk in a deal with a potential $10 million
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