I was part of the Senior Management team at the German-British Chamber for many years. I dealt with trade development and promotion, environmental consultancy and marketing communications. As well as my own appointments, I deputised for the Director General at meetings, seminars and presentations.
By concentrating on activity areas where the Chamber has influence, credibility and a role to fulfil, the Chamber has built up an outstanding reputation and I feel I contributed to that image. As well as managing and motivating members of staff, I set budgets and targets for my department, monitored results and acted accordingly. I also maintained relationships with key stakeholders, partners, members and clients.
Being a fluent German speaker, I am in a unique position to be able to garner precise and up-to-date information on the latest developments. I am familiar with both UK and German business practices and am aware of potential 'cultural conflicts' - and how to avoid them!
Throughout all my work, a professional presentation and maintenance of high service levels are of great importance. I am happy dealing with contacts at senior level and developing beneficial working relationships with them. I pride myself on the ability to communicate complex concepts effectively and present information, including statistics, clearly to non-specialist audiences. I have built up an extensive network of contacts and suppliers to help me in my future roles.
I look forward to having the opportunity to make a contribution to the success of your organisation.