Philippe Nicolas

Philippe Nicolas

Interest

fine goods non-food & food : diamonds, precious metals ;  fine arts /

history / preservation of cultural heritage and wildlfe / 

cultures & civilizations /

religious syncretism - humanism   

Summary

MINI C.V.

International Trade & Business Development - (Fine) Consumer Goods - Overseas

Name : NICOLAS (R.R. n 60 03 14 019 - 66)

Christian Names : Philippe (S.M.G.)

Address : Jemappesstraat 2 BE - 9000 Gent BELGIUM

Phone / Fax : c/o + 32 (0)9 222 24 72

GSM : 0486 / 944 459

E-mail : philippe.smg.nicolas@scarlet.be

Currently into free-lance & ad hoc Consultancy

Available for new Challenges - overseas

(recently travelling back from Asia, India - ongoing contacts in China)

* Video- presentation, so far in French only :

(click or copy/paste + download)

http://www.citeinternationale.be/cgi-bin/datadirs.pl?id_datadir=1&lg=1&extlink=3&sw=detail&id=17

* Website Belgian Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce & Industry in London

 http://www.blcc.co.uk/Jobseeker.php?Jobseeker_id=50

* Networking : Facebook / Linkedin / Viadeo / Netlog / Ecademy

Skills :

Lawyer serving (commercial) business development,

so far mainly with regard to (high-end) consumer goods

(jewellery & diamonds, fine chocolates, fine leathergoods, antiques & fine art, etc.)

International trade : wholesale, retail, including niches such as & fashion accessories,

( tax-free ) airoport retailing

Trustworthy all-rounder dedicated to growth and image building,B to B & B to C sales-marketing, product development, organisation of distribution, business communication (training - promotion - PR/PA), client servicing, follow-up of legal issues etc.

Degrees :

- Law - Master s, Diploma : 'Licentiaat in de Rechten', (R.)U.G.

- P.R. & P.A. - Master s, Certificate : 'Master of Business Communication & Public Relations', E.U.

- International Trade - Certificate : 'Post-Graduat en Commerce international', P.G.C.I./S.B.S.

- Various Certificates & punctual Training courses, on topics such as :

Management, Marketing, Export Promotion, Diamond Grading, Development Cooperation etc. etc.

Languages :

Bilingual : French (mother tongue) + Flemish-Dutch

English : fluency as a working language

German : fair - so far limited use

Markets :

Interested in following markets Growth markets in Asia, such as India, China etc.

as well as Emirates and Africa (born in Congo, Tshikapa 14th March 1960)

Objective

Business Development - overseas, consumer goods etc. - relocation OK ;

Markets :Asia, such as China, India ; Africa - Congo DRC ; (Emirates) 

Work History

Work History

free-lance consultancy (fine) consumer goods

NIT Philippe Nicolas International Trade

Assignments History / Ante-chronology  :

- currently search position & free-lance consultancy - short term missions :

(a) Business Development, Belgium & overseas, s.a. :

- Hunghei Group, AAED Fuxi Jewelry Company Limited, (Retailing of Diamond Jewelry, AA Diamonds - 'Asia for Ace'), Dongguan, Guangdong, P.R. China, Summer - Autumn 2008

- Sakirwa Industries, Kigali, Rwanda, Summer 2006 (limited to laundry soap, cosmetics & packaging)

- Diamex Manufacturing n.v., Antwerp Spring 2003 (polished diamonds)

(b) N.I.T. - Philippe N ICOLAS I nternational T rade,since 1998

Diamond Trade (natural rough & polished stones) - currently on hold (no activities, no stocks)

Company registration - VATBE 0 587.945.110

(c) Drafting of a couple of tax-free retail concepts (food & non-food)

‘Le Comptoir International du Diamant’- ‘The Diamond Box’ (brandname no longer protected)

‘The Chocolate Box’, ‘The Fashion Box’

- Jewellery, DiamondsGautam Associates n.v., Antwerp

Sales & Bus. Dev.1997 - 2002

- Fine ChocolatesNeuhaus-Mondose n.v. (Artal-Equibel) , Bxl.

Export Manager1993 - 1996

- Fine AntiquesChâteau la Garenne n.v., (Mons) - Bxl.

Sales Manager Flagship1993

- LeathergoodsLouise Fontaine n.v. (Admico), Bxl.

Sales & Bus. Development1992 - 1993

 - CommoditiesSchepens Rice Brokers n.v., Antwerp

Trader1991 - 1992 

- Public AffairsThe Rowland Company n.v.,Bxl.

Account Manager 1990 - 1991 

- PharmaceuticalsThe Wellcome Foundation n.v., Aalst - Bxl.

Training Manager1988 - 1990 

- Chemicals                      Federation Belgian Chemical Industires, Bxl 

PR - Officer 1987-1988

Education

Education

master + master + certificates

RUG + EU + SBS + various institutions

EDUCATION

- LAW 

‘Licentiaat in de Rechten’ (~ Master of Law) - (R.)U.G., Gent 1985

- BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

‘Master of Business Communication & Public Relations’  - European Univ., Brussels 1987

Free-lance Traineeship EU Parliament, Brussels - Summer 1987

 - INTERNATIONAL TRADE

‘Post-graduat en Commerce International' - P.G.C.I. - Solvay, U.L.B. ,Brussels 1990

- ADDITIONAL COURSES

. s.a. on management, marketing, export, training, pc-applications, languages at :

VLERICK, ICHEC, EHSAL, VDAB, ONEM,

FOREM-AWEX-ULG,HEC-Fonds social européen,

CCI, IVO, …

. Diamond Valuation

‘Certified Diamond Grader’  (polished stones) -  H.R.D., Antwerp 1996

Introduction to Rough Diamond Valuation  - I.G.I., Antwerp 1996 & D.E.C. Jo’burg, R.S.A. 1997

Introduction to Diamond Polishing - Nijlen 1998

 . Development Cooperation

Information Course  - Bxl, B.T.C./C.T.B., Belgian Technical CooperationSpring 2004

Introduction Lectures to International Humanitarian Law, Red Cross - I.R.C.,FL-Belgium,Brussels 2005