Mentees Seeking Mentors

Below is a list of  candidates looking for a suitable mentor.

Becoming a mentor, or being a mentee, is absolutely free. Neither side pays the other and the service is managed at no-cost by Trade Council staff. Where there is a physical distance between mentor and mentee the Council can provide an online / internet-based platform to facilitate free conference calling and document sharing.

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Last updated: 15th February 2016

CEO / President (Chemical Industry)

Title: CEO / President Location: Singapore
Business Size: Small Industry: Chemical
Areas of Interest: Ideas for business expansion including establishing new marketing channels and distributorships.
Years of Management Experience: 10+
Individual Summary: Manufacturer of commercial grade photo luminous chemical products suitable for use in glass, plastic, ceramic, rubbers, inks and textiles.
Hobbies: Photography, website design.
Reference Number: 1689

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CEO / President (Chemical Industry)

Title: CEO / President Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Business Size: Medium Industry: Chemical
Areas of Interest: Generating market awareness and follow-on demand.
Years of Management Experience: 20+
Individual Summary: Company owner for more than 20 years, having entered the Middle East and African markets in the wholesale of textiles, moving later into retail (point of sale) presentation materials. Started a brand of high-tech and environmentally friendly cleaning solutions and degreasers two years ago.
Reference Number: 1847

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CEO / President (Engineering Industry)

Title: CEO / President Location: Haryana, India
Business Size: Small Industry: Engineering
Areas of Interest: Sales and marketing
Years of Management Experience: 40+
Individual Summary: Have been employed for about 20 years in organisations like L&T, Blue Star, DCM data products, Ranutrol Instrumentation Limited (Honeywell). For last 22 years have been in consultancy, detailed engineering, distribution, manufacturing, project execution etc. in the aforesaid fields.
Reference Number: 1846

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Operations Manager (Financial Services Industry)

Title: Operations Manager Location: Georgia, USA
Business Size: Small Industry: Financial Services
Areas of Interest: Financial mentoring
Years of Management Experience: 35+
Individual Summary: Holds degrees in business administration (Howard University) and law (Georgetown University Law Center). Career spanning over 35 years with a range of experiences from working as a legal researcher for various government agencies and law practices, an adjunct lecturer in business, a licensed real estate agent through to an insurance agency practice manager.
Hobbies: Volunteering, fencing, reading, chess.
Reference Number: 1691

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Vice President (Industrial Equipment)

Title: Vice President (Exports) Location: Tamil Nadu, India
Business Size: Medium Industry: Industrial Equipment
Areas of Interest: Establishing new business abroad. Learning about advances in marketing.
Years of Management Experience: 20+
Individual Summary: B.E and MBA qualified. Started with the Indian Navy (on-board warships for 7 years) in charge of operations mad maintenance for all on-board machinery including air craft deck machinery. Subsequently joined a medium-sized industrial equipment manufacturer in the field of sales and marketing; now heads exports for global operations having expanded their network gobally.
Hobbies: Trekking, travelling.
Reference Number: 1833

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Director of Business and Proposal Development (Information Technology Industry)

Title: Director of Business and Proposal Development Location: Texas, USA
Business Size: Large Industry: Information Technology
Areas of Interest: Upcoming markets and hot areas of the IT business market.
Years of Management Experience: 25+
Individual Summary: Over 24 years of successful business development, proposal management, staffing and systems experience from mainframe operations to program management of complex systems development projects throughout the Department of Defense and other federal agencies.  Extensive experience in proposal management, writing efforts and capture management duties within standard contracting vehicles including: GSA, IDIQ, Schedule 70, MOBIS, CPFF, T&M, and 8(a) STARS II.  Very well versed industry best practices in PMBOK, ITIL, project planning, project tracking, status reporting, technical development approaches such as SCRUM, AGILE and has received all Blue Ratings as Program Manager of large DOD/Federal IT programs for client/server and intranet environments.  Army Officer Veteran and Service Medal recipient.
Hobbies: Avid fisherman.
Reference Number: 1542

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CEO / President (Information Technology Industry)

Title: CEO / President Location: Queensland, Australia
Business Size: Small Industry: Information Technology
Areas of Interest: How to develop and leverage the social media environment to grow and advertise my business.
Years of Management Experience: 15+
Individual Summary: More than 25 years of experience in Asian Pacific operations, assessement, business improvement and governance of structures and processes, particularly with respect to IT service management, risk, security and technology. Holds an impressive list of qualifications including MCSE, ITIL V3 Certifications, PRINCE2, Bachelor of Education, IT Infrastructure Management and many more.
Hobbies: Web, social media.
Reference Number: 1821

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CEO / President (Information Technology Industry)

Title: CEO / President Location: Washington, USA
Business Size: Medium Industry: Information Technology
Areas of Interest: Upcoming markets and hot areas of the IT business market.
Years of Management Experience: 17+
Individual Summary: 17 years consulting experience with Acumatica and Microsoft Dynamics (GP, AX, CRM, RMS). 12 years development experience with Visual Basic, .NET, Dexterity, SQL, ASP.NET. Certifications: CPA, MCSE, MCDBA, CITP. I love being able to help people use technology to make their businesses run more effectively and efficiently. I also like being able to consult and help my clients choose the software solution that fits them rather than having to hard-sell a “one-size fits all” solution.
Hobbies: Radio broadcasting.
Reference Number: 1574

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CEO / President (Logistics Industry)

Title: CEO / President Location: British Columbia, Canada
Business Size: Medium Industry: Logistics
Areas of Interest: I have a goal this year for my company to earn 10 million in revenue. Since the last few months, there has been a global decline in shipping making it harder to compete. I want to work with my mentor to overcome slow business periods, learn to increase cash-flow, know how to get into a niche business, learn how to automate some areas of the business and to reach my goal for this year.
Years of Management Experience: 15+
Individual Summary: Started work 15 years ago in local trucking and moved his way up into international air/sea shipping within three years. Started a logistics business but failed after 2 years. Worked with other companies and came back to owning a freight forwarding company again 2 years ago.
Hobbies: Likes to ski, travel and network with others.
Reference Number: 1730

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CEO / President (Packaging Industry)

Title: CEO / President Location: Bengalur, India
Business Size: Medium Industry: Packaging
Areas of Interest: Marketing and sales, with a particular focus on e-commerce and social media.
Years of Management Experience: 5+
Individual Summary: Over 15 years of experience in sales and procurement in a variety of industries. Believer in long term relationships and creating a unique value proposition for a customer based on understanding their individual needs.
Reference Number: 1855

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Director of Business Development (Tools Industry)

Title: Director of Business Development Location: Illinois, USA
Business Size: Medium Industry: Tools
Areas of Interest: International sales, opportunity development in different countries, becoming a better sales person.
Years of Management Experience: 10+
Individual Summary: MBA qualified (Northern Illinois University). More than 10 years experience in marketing, of which 7 were in the field of banking / finance and the balance working in the tool industry. Currently leads all business development, product management, pricing, and marketing communications activities. Regularly commended for her ‘get the job done’ attitude and the ability to work diplomatically with different internal and external people.
Hobbies: Volunteer art teacher, pet lover.
Reference Number: 1735

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  • Review and validate what you know and what you’ve accomplished.
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