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Dr. Jan Siemons
Chairman ITIC Global
Before founding ITIC Jan has been a partner at EY for 16 years, being responsible for starting and managing the International Location Advisory Services (ILAS) and Real Estate Advisory Services (REAS). Jan has been engaged in projects for over 200 multinationals expanding and restructuring in Europe. Furthermore has Jan for 4 years been the Managing Director of the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion (Nederlands Centrum Handels Bevordering), and the Secretary General Europe for the Chinese One Belt One Road Culture & Trade Association. Jan lived and worked in Japan for five years, and has also worked in the US, Germany, Eastern Europe, China and the Middle East.
+31 (0) 652659062
Leader Think Tank ITIC “ASEAN”
Professor International Business
Leader Think Tank ITIC “Smart Cities”
Chris Polmans is an expert in the field of Outsourcing, Supplier Selection, Market Entry and Strategic Alliances. He has done several studies on how to make Strategic Alliances successful, and how to select the best location and the best partner for your international activities. Chris has an Msc. In Change Management, and a second Msc. in Strategic Management. Within these fields he is focused on Supply Chain strategies, Decision Making, Business Model Innovation and Governance Structures. Before joining ITIC Chris had experience organizing business trips to Estonia. Also has he been responsible at VDL ETG for analyzing potential countries in the Eastern European Union for outsourcing, for which he had to develop country selection, supplier selection and supplier evaluation tools.
+31 (0) 646626613
Business Development Manager
Focus Team Middle East & Central Asia
Focus Team Leader and Business Developer Middle East & Central Asia
Omid Asgari is a Neuro Branding Strategist with a lot of experience in doing business in the Middle East and Central Asia. Omid has done a lot of international trading with and between Middle Eastern and Central Asian counties. Now Omid has joined ITIC, ITIC has access to his Neuro Marketing Laboratory (www.dcglab.com) where we can investigate marketing, packaging, advertising and value propositions through biometric measurements. This is extremely helpful when pursuing international endeavors to make sure the your marketing strategy is tailored to the local public and their culture. Also does Omid run the VCW Lab at Nova University in Portugal, which has helped many fortune 500 companies, NGOs and governmental institutions with decision making and complex problem solving.
Focus Team Italy and Focus Team Gulf States
Focus Team Leader and Business Developer Italy and Gulf States
Francesco Attanasio is a professional generalist with experience in the field of Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Sales and Business Development, and has a broad network in Italy and the Gulf States. He studied International Business Administration and Change Management TIAS University in the Netherlands. Originally from Italy, Francesco started at the wine business of his family, where he was responsible for sales and business development with China, the USA, Canada, the UK and Germany. Furthermore has he worked at Spotzer, Nicopure Labs and Golden Agri-Resources where he was responsible for marketing, market analysis and business development. Francesco is a great asset when engaging with Italy or the Gulf States, or for projects related to business development, market development and the implementation of supply chain and marketing practices.
Focus Team China
Business Developer Team China
Jane Han is the official Representative in France for one of China capital city High-Tech Economic Zone International Business Platform for technology, culture and education exchanges. She is also the official representative and agent in France for one of the world’s leading renewable energy solar companies of China. Jane has been a professor for 22 years in a Chinese university and served in the International Communication Department under the Ministry of Education. Now she is living in France as an international development consultant and associate for France and America Entrepreneur Business School.
Focus Team Baltics
Jaak Erik Laja
Business Developer Team Baltics
Jaak studied European Studies/Civilization at the University of Leuven where he graduated cum laude. Jaak has been a Liaison Officer when Estonia holds the presidency of the councel of the European Union in 2017. Therefore Jaak is well connected with governmental instutions and individuals in the Baltics. More recently Jaak has been a coordinator of a Chinese company who organizes trips to Europe. Jaak joined ITIC global to connect us better with the Baltic countries.
Focus Team Portugal
Business Developer Team Portugal
Heitor Fox is leading the focus team in Portugal. He is a Neuro Communication specialist. He is a consultant/coach to help people better communicate and become true leaders. Heitor fox is very well connected in Portugal and other Portugese speaking countries such as Brazil, Cape Verde islands and Mozambique.
Focus Team Belgium
Business Developer Team Belgium
Jean Blondeel from Belgium has more than 25 years experience in international business development for European companies, planning to expand either in Europe or in emerging markets, such as South-East Asia and Africa.
His strongest point is his observational capacity to match the ambitious companies with the right partners and sourcing the right funding (private or multilateral, such as from the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the European Investment Bank). He has participated as manager in various EU-funded projects.
Focus Team ASEAN
Business Developer Team ASEAN
Focus Team Latin and Central America
Sonia Catalina Muñoz R.
Business developer Team Latin and Central America
Focus Team Brazil
Business Developer Team Brazil
Hans Mulder has studied Foreign Trade at Morley College in London, after which he dedicated his career to Brazil. He assists both Dutch companies with their Brazilian interests and Brazilian companies with European endeavors, which led to his appointment as Managing Director for the Dutch Brazilian Chamber of Commerce which he has done for over 27 years. Furthermore has Hans been responsible for European multinationals as Attorney-in-Fact in Brazil. His expertise lies on the legal, administrative, managerial, strategic and fiscal aspects of doing business with- or investing in Brazil. Hans helps ITIC with feasibility studies, advising on entry strategies, drafting steps in M&A’s and guiding the set-up of legal and administrative structures.
Focus Team China
Business developer Team China