Business Development Executive


Last Updated: 16th October 2020 (over 2 years ago)

Address
United Kingdom

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Gender
Male

Age Range
35 to 44

Qualification Level
Masters

Languages
English

Summary

Technocrat with sound business development, marketing and facilitation competencies with experience in developing diverse sectors of the economy including:
 energy, non-energy, manufacturing, ICT, business process outsourcing (BPO), creative and human resource development sectors.
 previously held posts in supporting and leading sectoral development projects both for the Government and the private sector in sectors such as Education & Training, Fashion, Animation, Music, Steelpan, Printing & Packaging, High-Tech Manufacturing, Aviation, Finance, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Development.
 Twenty (20) years’ working experience in capacity building, planning and implementing major projects.
 fifteen (15) years senior management experience.
 twelve (12) years’ experience in investor relations, investment facilitation, new business development and engaging in strategic business relations.
 Entrepreneurial attributes, ability to leverage the diverse nature of people, strategic thinking, process oriented, adept to negotiations and ability to communicate effectively. Self-motivated and self-driven. Able to work long hours and travel.
 Policy Development: Supported several national policies including more recently, the National Innovation Policy (EDAB) and the National Culture Policy (as a representative of the Creative Industries).
 Leadership: Highly successful in leading and managing teams of professionals in several large scale, long-term projects across many sectors.
 Highly Networked: Established an extensive network of relationships - locally, regionally and internationally. Worked across many sectors in both the private and public spheres. Served in various committees within key Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations.

Experience

The University of the West Indies
Manager, Engineering Institute

   Oct 2017
— Current

Leads the promotion of the institute as a resource for resolving public sector and industrial issues. Directs the financial administration and generate project, monthly and annual reports. Member of the Engineering Faculty Board and Executive Management. Serves in the UWI’s Entrepreneurship Committee. And was a member of the Regional UWI Re-Imagining UWI Committee (Post Covid-19 Planning).

Developed courses in motivating engineering students to advance entrepreneurial thought, converting ideas into business using the Business Model Canvas, understanding the need for Intellectual Property and registering start-up companies.

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