Mark is an experienced consultant and project manager and is in his element managing large and complex projects such as trade missions, B2B partnering and matchmaking events. He also hones his skills by making the most of market opportunities in the UK for our overseas client companies. In addition, Mark facilitates training workshops on many aspects of international business. His early career was in the British Diplomatic Service and he maintains a healthy interest in current affairs and travel. He is fluent in Spanish, French and Portuguese.
Born and educated to degree level in Germany, Petra now divides her time between Germany and the UK. She has been active in the fields of international trade and business development for more than 15 years. Through her involvement in numerous private and publicly funded international trade projects, she has assisted enterprises in building alliances and entering new markets. At Europartnerships she has been responsible for business development in the German-speaking countries, international marketing and for managing complex projects, such as trade missions and B2B partnering programmes, where she makes full use of her extensive experience to help connect businesses and build partnerships. In her free time she likes hiking and swimming.
Carol Forero has a Business Management degree. Her main professional experience has been in HR and marketing. She worked for BP for 10 years during which time she gained considerable experience and knowledge of the oil industry. She has worked successfully in many multicultural projects and is particularly skilled at the facilitation of meetings and the management of events of all sizes. Since she joined Europartnerships, she has worked in a wide variety of business sectors and gained expertise in new areas, notably market research. Her native language is Spanish and she is also fluent in English and Portuguese. Carol is a passionate traveller, a food lover and an enthusiastic advocate of pilates.
Janina is a bilingual (German/English) brand and communications specialist. At Europartnerships, she helps clients to localise their content for their target market, and promote their brands across a range of channels, including email marketing, social and printed media.
Nick is a marketing specialist who has worked in the B2B arena for 30 years. He has supported trade missions, international business partnering and matchmaking, with a particular emphasis on preparing sector reports and the identifying potential partners through highly focused research. Target sectors have included renewable energy, construction, ICT and food & drink. He has also produced feasibility reports (desk-based and field-based) for UK and international clients seeking to understand overseas markets and their suitability for specific products and services. Nick regularly supports clients with their strategy and plans. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Following a degree in Geography and Economics, Christine’s experience was in administration which included working for Thames Water for over 10 years and more recently in education. Since she joined Europartnerships she has worked on a wide variety of projects across many business sectors and is particularly skilled at desk and telephone research. She enjoys travelling, theatre and reading.
Both as an agent and as a consultant, Christina has been working in international trade for the past thirty years, living in turn in the UK, France, Spain, and Malawi. As a consultant she has multi-sector experience with SMEs with deliverables varying from deep knowledge industry reports, to lead production, appointment setting, and contract negotiation. Her work at Europartnerships has included desk/telephone research for US and Nordic clients in sectors such as defence/aerospace, food technology and FMCG. Currently she represents Taiwanese manufacturers of ePOS devices, setting up distribution channels and driving the sales development mainly in South Africa but also the UK and Australia She is a member of the UK Institute of Export. Christina is bilingual, French and English. In her spare time, she plays country music and rides horses.
Gaston has more than 20 years of experience in the ICT industry in Latin America and has an impressive track record as a consultant in strategic market analysis, competitive scenarios, partner search/selection and marketing. He has worked for more than 13 years in business development positions in technology-based companies located in Argentina, Mexico and the United States. He has a Master of Business Administration degree, with honors.
Onno has an extensive track record as a business advisor and company director. He has lived and worked in a number of countries and has been responsible for the management and delivery of international services for 15 years. Onno holds degrees in financial management and marketing. His main expertise is in mergers and acquisitions where he focuses on the ICT, technology and professional services sectors. Onno is a keen and competitive sportsman – one of his proudest achievements was completing a marathon inside the Arctic Circle, in Greenland. Onno is a Dutch speaker and fluent in English.
International Business Consultancy & Project Management
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