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Jan Jaap Folmer is an experienced international business development professional. Jan Jaap Folmer has set up businesses, distribution networks, sales and marketing teams, launched new products, led, turned around and improved businesses in amongst others Vietnam/SE Asia, West-Africa/ Nigeria, the UK, Netherlands and Kazakhstan. He has worked in international trade, consultancy, the oil & gas sector (10 years in senior commercial leadership positions for Shell) and in recruitment and manpower business (as director). Currently Jan Jaap Folmer is using his experience and commercial competences to help other businesses in developing their business in Vietnam and China for Global7. Jan Jaap Folmer is owner/founder of Global7, an independent international business management consultancy based in The Netherlands and focusing on doing business in Vietnam and China.

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Owner, International Business Management Consultant


Global7 is offering support to companies wanting to develop their international business in Vietnam or China. Jan Jaap Folmer, owner, has an extensive experience in sales/marketing management, business development, distributor management and logistics/supply chain in both Asia and Africa. Global7 focuses on strategic and organisational business support and is also offering coaching and interim management solutions. 

Global7 also represents PTL Group in the Netherlands. PTL group offers HR, Sales/Marketing, Logistics/Supply Chain, Management and Financial support for companies wanting to do business in China.



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