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Work experience

Nov 2009Present

Business Manager

Fortex SA, Leading Swiss paper and board trading company
  • Responsible for international paper sales across East and West African markets with an annual budget of 22M, contributing to 15% annual portfolio growth for 2013.
  • Responsible for the implementation of commercial deals for clients including negotiating with third party suppliers and managing international product delivery to strict deadlines.
  • Led the planning and implementation of an annual industry networking event to develop new business leads and oversaw the execution of company stands at relevant trade events.
  • Managed relationships with new and existing clients to grow the business in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, Ivory Coast;
  • Responsible for strategically managing an extensive paper supplier network across the Far East, Middle East and Europe and overseeing a network of regional sales agents.
  • Strategic partnership development and management with Swedish counterparts to secure funding and operational support for Fortex SA.
  • Managed client payment processes – from invoice preparation and delivery to the preparation of financial reports.


Sep 1996May 2000

International Baccalaureate Diploma (English).

The International School of Geneva