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Expert in Agricultural Extension Services in Tobacco and Coffee

Expert ID: 728605 Germany

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Expert developed his expertise in Research and Development through more than 25 years of working with the tobacco industry. Areas of interest are: cigarette design, tobacco blending, casing and flavours, marketing research, agricultural research and agricultural extension services in the areas of tobacco and coffee.

Expert is an Agricultural Engineer with a Masters Degree in Agribusiness Management. He has applied his academic knowledge in the development of his wide professional expertise.

Expert worked as a consultant for the Guatemalan Small Coffee Growers Association.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: MBA Subject: Agribusiness Management Institution: Instituto Centroamericano de Administracion de Empresas, Nicaragua
Year: 1979 Degree: BS Subject: Tropical Agricultural Engineering Institution: El Zamorano, Honduras

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: European Portfolio Manager Department: Research and Development
Responsibilities:
He is responsible to rationalize the European product portfolio in preparation for regulation.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2003 to 2009 Employer: British American Tobacco Germany Title: Brand Champion Department: Research and Development
Responsibilities:
He was reponsible for the two largest products in Europe, i.e., Pall Mall and Viceroy. The areas of responsibility apply to new product development, marketing research and quality.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1996 to 2003 Employer: Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. Title: Leaf Blending and Product Development Manager Department: Research and Development
Responsibilities:
He was responsible for the international purchase of tobacco, tobacco blending for specific taste profiles in cigarette products.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1995 to 1996 Employer: Spice America Corp. Title: General Manager Department: General Management
Responsibilities:
He was responsible for the general management of a spice purchasing, processing and exporting company.
Specific spices dealt with are: Cardamom and Allspice.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1994 to 1995 Employer: Goldsmith Plants Title: General Manager Department: General Management
Responsibilities:
He was responsible for the creation and putting in operation of a greenhouse facility for the production and export of flowers in Guatemala.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1989 to 1994 Employer: British American Tobacco Title: Tobacco Production and Exports Department: Agriculture
Responsibilities:
He was reponsible for the management of a team of agronomists producing tobacco in Guatemala. He is also responsible for the processing, quality control and export of tobacco to the USA and Europe.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1981 to 1989 Employer: British American Tobacco Title: Agronomy Department Manager. Department: Agriculture
Responsibilities:
He was responsible for the production of all the required tobacco for the domestic production of cigarettes and export to Europe.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Nicaragua Summary: See work experience.
Years: to Present Country / Region: Guatemala Summary: See work experience.
Years: to Present Country / Region: USA Summary: See work experience.
Years: to Present Country / Region: Germany Summary: See work experience.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Graduate Association of Escuela Agricola Panamericana;

Graduate Association of Instituto Centroamericano de Administracion de Empresas.
Publications and Patents Summary
Case Study for Harvard School of Administration: INPESCA.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent

Fields of Expertise

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