Professional Experience Record




Date: 2008/2009
Description: Running a demonstration apiary for education and training purposes.




Date: 2006/2007
Client: Shemp
Location: Zambia
Position: Consultant
Description: Situation analysis of Bark Hive beekeeping in Zambia




Date: 2006
Client: ITC
Location: Zambia
Position: Consultant
Description: 3 seminars to develop a beekeeping strategy for Zambia




Date: up to 2004
Client: Private Industry
Location: Europe
Position: Auditor, Inspector
Description: Chain of custody evaluation and follow up reports, multisite reorts according to SCS/FSC standards




Date: 2004
Client: GTZ
Location: Vietnam
Position: Consultant
Description: Evaluation of the economics of pine resin production, processing and marketing in Quang Tri Province




Date: 2003/2004
Client: International Tradecenter (ITC), Geneve
Location: Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Europe
Position: Consultant
Description: Potential analysis, market analysis for organic beeproducts like honey, beeswax, propolis




Date: 2002
Client: GTZ
Location: Tanzania
Position: Consultant
Description: Supply and Demand of Fire Wood and Timber in the Mwanga District Project Area.




Date: 2001/2002
Client: EU
Location: Indonesia
Position: Consultant
Description: Midterm Evaluation of a Forest and Forest Industry Project.




Date: 2001
Client: Privat Industry
Location: Europe
Position: Consultant
Description: Chain of Custody Certification Evaluation Reports for FSC-standard.
Chain of Custody Follow up Inspection Reports for FSC-standard.




Date: 2000
Client: Privat Industry
Location: Europe
Position: Consultant
Description: Chain of Custody Certification Evaluation Reports for FSC-standard.
Chain of Custody Follow up Inspection Reports for FSC-standard.




Date: 1999/2000
Client: International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneve
Location: Germany, Emirates, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland
Position: Consultant
Description: Export promotion forest minor products including a marketing tour




Date: 1999
Client: International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneve
Location: Africa, Near East, Europe
Position: Consultant
Description: Export promotion for timber products, honey and beeswax including organising an export promotion mission for Tansanian exporters




Date: 1999
Client: Privat Industry
Location: Europe
Position: Consultant
Description: Diverse audits and inspections for FSC certifications for timber industry




Date: 1998/1999
Client: Phare
Location: Estonia/EU
Position: Consultant
Description: Export promotion for Estonian wood based industry incl. market studies of two EU target markets and a sectoral development plan for the Estonian wood based industry




Date: 1998
Client: Private industry/USA
Location: Europe
Position: Consultant
Description: Chain of Custody Audit, inspection and evaluation of timber trade companies trading timber from certified sources



Date: 1998
Client: WWF/GTZ
Location: Zar, Germany
Position: Consultant, member of team
Description: National Park Pufferzone management, here: planing of a sustained yield management of a tropical rain forest under FSC management standards



Date: 1997/1998
Client: GTZ
Location: Ethiopia
Position: Consultant
Description: Evaluation of Boswellia and Acacia forests, fact finding to prepare a general management plan to improve cropping of incense and gum arabic in regard to sustained utilisation of forests in the North Western Province



Date: 1997/98
Client: GTZ
Location: Egypt
Position: Consultant
Description: Fact finding mission of the Egyptian furniture industry, evaluation of furniture companies, proposals for improvements and recommendations for furniture export into the EC market, especially Germany



Date: 1997
Client: GTZ
Location: Mexico
Position: Consultant
Description: Evaluation of furniture factories producing rustic and other furniture, export promotion , improvements of products and possible participation in fairs



Date: 1997
Client: GTZ
Location: Mexico/Germany
Position: Consultant
Description: Evaluation of wood working and furniture industry for export promotion and partizipation at European furniture and timber fairs



Date: 1997
Client: EU
Location: Suriname
Position: Consultant
Description: Evaluation of the forest industrie, raw material supply, quality control



Date: 1997
Client: Private Industry/USA
Location: Europe
Position: Consultant
Description: Chain of Custody Audit, inspection and evaluation of timber trade companies trading half finished and finished timber products from certified sources



Date: 1996
Client: Private Industry/USA
Location: Europe
Position: Consultant
Description: Chain of Custody Audit, inspection and evaluation of timber trade companies trading timber from certified sources.



Date: 1996
Client: Private Industry
Location: Northern States/Germany/Europe
Position: Consultant
Description: Marketing analysis for sawn timber from Scandinavian countries in the EU



Date: 1996
Client: GTZ
Location: Benin/Europe
Position: Consultant
Description: Evaluation of the forest management and timber processing industry according to market demands and market analysis for tropical timber for the local market and the EU market, quality and quantity of half finished and finished products



Date: 1994/1995
Client: ADB
Location: Philippines
Position: Consultant/team leader
Description: Identification, evaluation and feasibility studies on alternative income possibilities for forest communities with timber and nonwood products, incl. furniture from rattan and other material for the local and export market.



Date: 1995
Client: GTZ
Location: Germany
Position: Consultant
Description: Preparing and implementing a marketing tour for participants from Madagascar



Date: 1995
Client: Private Industry
Location: Germany/Nordic Countries
Position: Consultant
Description: Analysis about the relation between quality and price and market mechanism for Nordic sawn timber



Date: 1994
Client: Private Industry/UK
Location: Europe
Position: Consultant
Description: Market chances for furniture, furniture parts, and other value added timber products out of small diameter timber from teak plantations.



Date: 1993
Client: EU
Location: Belize
Position: Consultant
Description: Sector study of the timber industry incl. raw material analysis, possible product range for the EU market and necessary investment to reach European requirements in quality and quantity.



Date: 1993
Client: GTZ
Location: Germany/Baltic Countries
Position: Consultant
Description: Evaluation of EU import regulations regarding the import of untreated logs, timber and timber products from Eastern European Countries.



Date: 1993
Client: GTZ
Location: Malaysia
Position: Consultant
Description: Marketing-symposium on high value added timber products for foreign markets.



Date: 1993
Client: EU
Location: Ecuador, Bolivia
Position: Consultant
Description: Seminars on marketing of furniture and furniture parts in the European and other markets. Evaluation of furniture companies as potential exporters



Date: 1993
Client: GTZ
Location: Germany
Position: Consultant
Description: Trade promotion for teak and palm wood products from Costa Rica, Benin, Fiji on the Protrade stand during the INTERZUM FAIR, Cologne and the IMPORT FAIR, Berlin.



Date: 1993
Client: GTZ
Location: Benin
Position: Consultant
Description: Evaluation of the furniture industry for trade promotion in Europe



Date: 1992
Client: EU
Location: Peru/Bolivia/Ecuador/Europe
Position: Consultant
Description: Evaluation of the furniture industry, raw material supply, proposals for forest industry development and proposals for export promotion into the EU market with special regard to solid timber furniture.



Date: 1992
Client: GTZ
Location: Benin
Position: Consultant
Description: Evaluation of a teak forest plantation and a timber industry complex processing teak incl. proposals for future organisations and activities in regard to investment, marketing, and training.



Date: 1992
Client: Private Industry
Location: Latvia
Position: Consultant
Description: Potential analysis for forest products for export promotion



Date: 1992
Client: EU
Location: Peru
Position: Consultant
Description: Seminars on marketing of furniture products in the EU markets.



Date: 1991
Client: GTZ
Location: Europe/Germany
Position: Consultant
Description: Identifying organisations, institutions, and persons who are active in research and/or processing and/or marketing and/or utilising of forest minor products.



Date: 1991
Client: Private Industry
Location: Germany
Position: Consultant
Description: Evaluation of woodworking industry in East Germany



Date: 1991
Client: GTZ
Location: Europe
Position: Consultant
Description: Trade promotion and follow up during the furniture fair in Cologne for different countries from Asia and Latin America.



Date: 1991
Client: Private Industry
Location: Germany/Europe
Position: Consultant
Description: Preparing and organising the PRO HOLZ FAIR in Chemnitz 1992



Date: 1990
Client: Private Industry
Location: Cameroon
Position: Consultant
Description: Evaluation of the forest, felling equipment and logging equipment and the sawmill and furniture production of a private company



Date: 1990
Client: Private Industry
Location: Russia
Position: Consultant
Description: Evaluation of a forest and woodworking complex for export promotion and joint venture arrangements in Leningrad



Date: 1990
Client: Finish Government (FTP)
Location: Botswana
Position: Consultant
Description: Improvement and strengthening of forestry and forest industry colleges in the SADACC region; preparation of a project document for implementation of a forest education program



Date: 1989/1990
Client: EU
Location: Europe
Position: Consultant
Description: Evaluation of drying kiln technologies and sharping equipment for private company furniture and construction in Western Samoa



Date: 1989
Client: Private Industry
Location: Albany/Europe
Position: Consultant
Description: Market survey on the German market for planned timber goods and wooden components, evaluation of Albanian industries for export capacities



Date: 1989
Client: Private Industry
Location: Russia/Europe
Position: Consultant
Description: Evaluation of the woodworking industries in Kiev and West Russia for joint ventures and trade possibilities into EU countries and product identification in the EU market



Date: 1989
Client: GTZ
Location: Europe
Position: Consultant
Description: Trade promotion during the furniture fair in Cologne and during the INTERZUM, Cologne, a special fair for furniture components and half finished timber products



Date: 1989
Client: Finish Government (FTP)
Location: Zimbabwe
Position: Consultant
Description: Seminar for planning officers of the SADACC countries for planning and implementation of appropriate forest industry and furniture production projects for rural development, here sawmilling, rural woodwork shops, sustained yield in forest utilisation.



Date: 1988
Client: FAO
Location: Ethiopia
Position: Consultant
Description: Evaluation of timber industries and woodwork shops in Ethiopia and specially in Addis Ababa in regard to machinery, product markets and marketing, incl. recommendations



Date: 1988
Client: FAO
Location: Ethiopia
Position: Consultant
Description: Planning of small woodwork shops as villages industries and for training purposes



Date: 1988
Client: Finish Government (FTP)
Location: Botswana/Malawi/Zambia
Position: Consultant
Description: Assisting participants of a seminar in preparing projects in forest industries and forest minor products up to the state of implementation



Date: 1988
Client: EU
Location: Europe
Position: Consultant
Description: Planning of a pilot palmwood processing plant for Tonga, incl. products and marketing strategies, exports



Date: 1988
Client: EU
Location: Europe
Position: Consultant
Description: Organisation of marketing study tour for exporters visiting importers processing plants quality control institutions in Belgium, Germany, France, The Netherlands, and The United Kingdom



Date: 1987
Client: FAO
Location: Ethiopia
Position: Consultant
Description: Promotion of forest minor products as part of rural development, planning and training in Agricultural Junior Colleges



Date: 1987
Client: EU
Location: Western Samoa
Position: Consultant
Description: Processing technology appropriate for the Pacific: wood sector; seminar on improvement of timber industry and export promotion



Date: 1987
Client: EU
Location: Pacific Islands
Position: Consultant/team leader
Description: Evaluation of timber industries, rehabilitation proposals and market prospects




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