Flexibility & Ability to Catalyse Diversity
into Strategic Strength
I feel comfortable in and enjoy diverse and cross-cultural situations requiring emotional and business intelligence, because they have the powerful potential of individual elements cemented together by consensus and shared goals.
This realisation and flexibility comes from a career that has taken me on project and long-term assignments to Europe, Australasia, and the Americas. This includes seven years in Greater China in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
I have worked with and for a wide range of industries, from specialty services to distribution to tourism to media to gourmet food & wine to architectural products and security systems and furniture to biofuels, industrial equipment and chemicals.
And I have also been fortunate to work with and for all sizes of organisations - from sole traders to some of the largest global companies.
Chaired management team (women & men from five nationalities) of a mid-size equipment manufacturer, mentoring and developing team members to be able to attain ambitious profitability & market share goals
Led cross-functional (and multicultural) feasibility project team to construct a manufacturing facility (USD 300 million) in Southeast Asia for a German chemicals conglomerate
Founded an educational and fundraising wine tasting group in China, which attracted regular attendance by individuals from the highly diverse expatriate community
Extensive experience in general management, marketing and sales leadership roles in Europe, the Americas and Asia for major global companies