Short Bio of Richard
Driven, dynamic and accomplished International Business Executive with a BA/MS, International Business and over 35 years of distinguished contributions to market expansion, revenue growth and profitability in multi-cultural and international markets. Vast experience setting up operations, managing businesses and establishing distribution networks in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia Pacific.
1. Undertook market review and analysis of Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Peru, India and Vietnam to determine feasibility of setting up pre-paid and mobile operations. Initiatives included regulatory scenario, consumer attitudes and preferences, legal infrastructure, hiring, identifying and negotiating with sponsor banks and retail distributors. • Member of the Internal Executive Committee of MasterCard International Inc. which was responsible for company-wide management, strategy, policies and resource allocation. Generated divisional pre-tax profit of $9.6 million in 1997 and $10.8 million in 1998, in spite of adverse economic conditions, representing 10% of company profit on 5 % of company sales. Managed a board of directors with 22 members.
Industry Sector Competencies
• Consumer Goods
• Financial Services
• Function: Consulting for a company in development, turn around or expansion
• Sector: Financial Services, consumer goods and seervices
• Interim Manager: Yes
• Permanent Position: Yes
• Consultant: Yes
• Availability: Full time
• Prefered Locations: USA, Latina America, UK
Additional Professional Interests
• Non Executive Director Assignments
• Business development (Professional)
• New product or service launch (Professional)
• Geographical expansion (Professional)
• Company rescue or turnaround (Professional)
Licenciate in International Business
English, Portuguese, Spanish
more than 15 years
Start-up, SMB, Multinational
Founder or co-founder
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