GD CONSULTING INITERNATIONAL ADVISORS GROUP gathers companies and referenced professionals, specialists in different fields of national and international consulting.
Our goal is to provide a comprehensive service to clients in need of advice or who desire a quick and effective expansion and internationalization.
Any service provided from GD CONSULTING INITERNATIONAL ADVISORS GROUP is analyzed and coordinated from a global perspective, inside of which experts of each area take part. In a globalized world, it is difficult to design strategies that are multidisciplinary. Leaving aside partial views is synonymous of putting in danger the success of a good plan.
GD CONSULTING INITERNATIONAL ADVISORS GROUP team is comprised of the following members, partners, collaborators and correspondents:
Gerard Duelo -General Partner-Manager
61 years old. Master and Industrial Engineer. Subsequently carried out business studies in Barcelona and London, graduated in multiple disciplines by IESE, ESADE, EADA, ESMA and EAE business schools. In each one of them it has exercised as lecturer or academic collaborator. With more than 30 years of experience on Senior Management in national and multinational enterprises, outstands for his leadership, dynamism, strategic analysis capacities and negotiation. In particular, his international knowledge in marketing and promotion, commercial distribution, exportation and international establishment, corporate finances and in general business trading, are his principal specialities. Founder and President of GD&A Business Brokers, has exercised as broker in more than four hundred Corporative Financial operations. Has also occupied and continues occupying various associative positions. Author of various books, is also interested in contemporary culture. He was recently appointed Business Ambassador of Catalunya. Founding Partner of GD CONSULTING more than twelve years ago.
Xavier Liso - Manager-Partner.
50 years old. Graduated in Commercial and Financial Management by the Middle-Ranking School. Initiated his professional activity in the automobile sector in during eight years. During the next eighteen years has been exercising as a Financial Consultant of GVC-GAESCO group. Personal Consultant for multiple investors with Fix and Variable Rent portfolios, and also with derivatives and foreign currency products. Lately has been moving towards global management of assets and electrical platforms to operate in the Intraday Trading. Has offered numerous conferences and seminars about investment in financial markets, in various public and private entities like Bolsaria (Madrid), Brosadiner (Barcelona), EADA (Barcelona), IEFE and University Foundation (Manresa), and in the lecture formation room of GVC-GAESCO. Collaborator since many years with Gerard Duelo in Corporate Financial operations has recently incorporated as partner in GD CONSULTING.
Francesc Alexandre - Associate
63 years old. Graduated in Publicity by the Publicity School of Barcelona, degree in Marketing (ESADE), Commercial Management (EADA), Corporative Communication (AERP) and Public Relations (AERP). With more than 40 years of experience as a Senior Manager in national and international businesses of marketing services, promotion and publicity at all means. Has gained a lot of experience on strategic planning and management of any marketing and communication disciplines. Founder of various firms like; ENTROPY (1996) and EUPHORIA (2009). Collaborates since many years as an associate with GD CONSULTING.
Enric Peidro - Associate
62 years old. Technical Architect, begins his professional activity in the Banking Sector, five years later passes to the real estate sector as Project Manager in this area of an important firm quoted in Barcelona’s Stock market (FILO). Afterwards creates its own firm in consultancy, investment and real estate management , working closely related with very important real estate national groups. Also, collaborates with numerous banks contributing with real estate portfolios for capital increase operations. During more than 35 years acquires considerable experience in all types of disciplines of real estate management, in residential, touristic, commercial sectors, as well as in the tertiary. Specialist in designing solutions to relocate real estate assets in the market and create projects to refinance them. Knows how to detect new business opportunities. During 5 years collaborates intensively with GD CONSULTING, to who now has incorporated as an associate.
Nina Gogvadze - Associate
47 years old. Bachelor’s Degree in Biology by the University of Tbilisi (Georgia). Starts her professional activity in Spain in 2002 responsible of the Commercial Department of a Corporate Financial Firm, moving afterwards to Investor’s Attention. Since 6 years ago she is responsible of the Domestic Department of GD&A BROKERS INMOBILIARIOS and has accumulated considerable experience in real estate transactions in the residential and commercial area. Collaborates with GD CONSULTING during these 6 years and has incorporated as a Commercial Associate. Attends the relations with Eastern Europe.
Llorens Viu - Associate
48 years old. Bachelor’s Degree in Administration and Management of Enterprises by the University Abad Oliva of Barcelona. Degree Business Sciences (UAB) and in Financial Management (EADA). Carries out various courses in accountancy and fiscal perfection in EADA. Occupies several positions in administrative and financial management in important firms, acquiring important practical experience. During ten years has been collaborating with GD CONSULTING as an external consultant, taking part in numerous Corporate Financial operations.
Piama Estrada - Associate
46 years old. Studied Business and Economic Science in the UAB, carried out an MBA in EAE and UPC. After working some years in different national and international companies, obtains a Degree in Marketing and Communication, areas to which she professionally dedicates during 5 years, creating her own company in 2008 (PiELEVATE). Specialist in creating and carrying out business events, managing speakers and opinion leaders. At the moment focuses her experience towards Corporative Management, sponsorship and communication media management. Collaboration with GD CONSULTING during 10 years as a external consultant, taking part considerably in various projects.
Adrian Gomis - Associate
51 years old. Graduated in Forwarder International, 1984. Carried out a Master in External Commerce in CEDEN. Afterwards founded SETRANSA society focused in transoceanic services in Barcelona and TRUST LONG EUROPE, management consultancy for China. At the moment he is currently partner of various logistic engineer firms and developer of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, city where he alternates his residence during fifteen years. Holds various positions in associations and international entities of Exterior Commerce. Since 2007 is member of the Banc of Experts of MEDASIA and professor-collaborator in different Post Graduate Masters in the UAB. Co-author of the book “Commerce in China and its Business Opportunities”. Specialised on international issues. For 7 years he has been collaborator of GD CONSULTING, being currently associate. In charge of the relations with the Far East countries.
Jorge Vidal Hausmann - Associate
47 years old. Law Bachelor’s Degree by the University of Abad Oliva and University of Barcelona (UB). Carried out a Postgraduate Degree in International Business Law (LLM) in London School of Economics (LSE). Consulter of project adjudications of BCN Shopping Bus and BCN Aero Bus. Lawyer during 2 years in Commercial Law and Pharmaceutical in an important Lawyer’s Office. Collaborating for 3 years in Japan with Copca-Cidem with exportations, trading business, focusing on international investments and afterwards as a consultant in Marketing and Promotions in Telephone services and high consumption markets for Japanese and European companies. Collaborator in cinematography production projects. Partner and founder of specialised Firms in Marketing, new technologies, publicity, promotion, production, organization of events, public relations, sponsoring and special actions in the national and international field and online. Carrying out projects in multiple national and international sectors. After more than 15 years of international experience has incorporated to GD CONSULTING as an Associate.
Cristina Carvajal - Collaborator
41 years old. Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture by the Architecture Superior School of Barcelona (2000), very soon she specialised in Architecture applied to Retail, specifically, designs and redesigns in commercial spaces. After five years working in Store Design department of a company related to the Distribution sector, created her own company specialised in Retail concepts (MILIMETRIC). Founder member of RDI, non-profit association focused on Retail diffusion. Her enterprising spirit took her to collaborate with GD CONSULTING with various thematic space and establishment design projects. Currently collaborates in Retail projects, working closely with other collaborators of Marketing of GD CONSULTING. In charge of the links with European companies specialised in strategy and design Retail.
Enric Marfá - Collaborator
53 years old. Degree in Business and Economic Science, Accountant Legal Censor (Senior Auditor), Degree in General Management (PDG), IESE of Barcelona. Has a huge experience in the financial sector since 1987, being and having numerous positions and functions in important private financial entities, emphasizing the fact of being Business Manager and Administrator of a Securities Broker Agency, running a team of 20 members. Experimented in the confection of reports and financial investigation, has been related with most of the industrial, commercial and service sectors, points that make him an ideal consultant for companies that may require an investment analysis with a high guarantee of success. Stand out his strong specialisation in real estate and construction companies. Collaborates during three years with the financial area of GD CONSULTING.
Xavier Reig - Collaborator
49 years old. Studied Business and Administration Management, Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences of the UB of Barcelona. Specialised through various courses and seminars in fiscal legislative innovation and in determined legal-mercantile aspects applicable to the Pyme (small and medium company). Graduated as an Accountable and Tributary Consultant, being partner of the Spanish Association of Accounting and Tributary Experts. During 16 years has been working in different financial entities as an Office and Territorial Manager, to then become a private consultant of medium companies at the head of his own office GESPYME. Has been collaborates during more than twelve years with GD CONSULTING in the financial and administrative area.
Sofía Gongadze - Collaborator
24 years old. Bachelor’s Degree in Economics by the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona. Currently studying a Postgraduate Master MA comparative European Social Studies in the Hogeschool Zuyd (London Metropolitan University) in Maastricht (Holland). Has participated in interesting programmes of the United Nations for Development (PNUB), alternating her stays in foreign countries with labour experiences in Deloitte Consulting, Field IIT and Lead Solution Investment. Currently collaborates with GD CONSULTING in international issues focused on the European Community and Caucasian countries, especially in subsidized Governmental Tenders.
Jordi Carbonell - Collaborator
56 years old. Degree in Psychology. Worked during several years as a teacher, graduating afterwards in a Post Graduate Master of High Management of Companies (ADE), ESADE (University Ramon Llull of Barcelona), and a Post Graduate in Knowledge Management, Catalan Institute of Technology (Barcelona). During many years worked as a Manager of various recognised Formation Centres (CEAC and HOME ENGLISH groups), accumulating considerable experience in company learning process issues. Manager of several private Foundations dedicated to the improvement of education. Currently is Partner-Manager of a Consultancy specialised in Publishing (BUILDINGBOOKS), from where he collaborates with GD CONSULTING since 2 years ago.
Jordi Roig - Collaborator
66 years old. Industrial Superior Engineer, UPC. Experience of more than 30 years in advising companies on Research Processes and Manager Selection, intermediate commands, auditory and strategic planning of Human Resources, plans of management perfectionism and development of professional careers, coaching and personalised advice, creation of family protocols and professionalization processes and succession in the family company. Member of the Executive Committee of PIMEC and the Board of Administration of Public and Private Institutions. During 25 years has been running his own consultant company and collaborates with GD CONSULTING.
Anna Duelo - Collaborator
24 years old. Degree in Architecture, International University of Catalonia (Barcelona) ESAEQ School of Architecture. During her studies she worked in Restoration Companies and in Real Estate Offices, collaborating in national and international jobs. In 2007 worked in Baigorria&Boshell Architects in Florida, Miami (USA). Recently has incorporated to the Division of Real Estate Services of GD CONSULTING to help with the management in the coordination of international projects.
Mansur M. Peleteiro - General Manager Assistant
29 years old. Degree in Economics, University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona. Afterwards carries out a Post Graduate Degree Master in Marketing and Commercial Management, ESIC, Business and Marketing School (Barcelona). During his years as student he took a course in Technical Pharmacy to be able to work in this sector. With a good office automation level has incorporated to GD CONSULTING to help with the monitoring of the international operations with the Correspondent Posts in each country.
Enric Marín - Assistant General Manager
29 years old. Upper Graduate in International Commerce (Bachelor’s Degree) and Degree in Business Science, by the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Master in Suppy Chain Management and Technology by the University La Salle, Barcelona. During two years he worked as a Freelance International Promotion Technician in the Department of International Promotion of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Barcelona, offering assessment and aid to companies and entrepreneurs to improve their competitiveness. Afterwards, he developed his activity in the IT sector, with management positions in the areas of Business Development and Customer Care.
In the last years he has been active in international distribution and logistics, working at one of the world’s leading shipping companies and exporting luxury cosmetics to Brazil.
An expert in International Commerce, with a solid track record in public institutions as well as in private companies, he has become a member of GD CONSULTING to assist the monitoring of the international operations with the Correspondent Firms in each country.
Giorgi Pochkhua - Assistant
24 years old. Studied Business Administration, Technical University of Tbilisi (Georgia). Worked in an important assurance company meanwhile he graduated in various disciplines of marketing. In 2010 moved to Barcelona to continue with his studies in Tourism and External Commerce. Taking advantage of his stay in Spain and due to his good level of Russian and Georgian incorporates to GD CONSULTING as deputy of operations with the Caucasian countries.
Jordi Casas - Delegate in Panama
28 years old. Degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Barcelona. Degree in Business Sciences, also from the University of Barcelona. Has worked in the academic secretary in the Business School ESADE. Until now has been part of the Marketing Department of the Spanish company Aneto Natural, S.L. Is now member of the Delegation that GD CONSULTING has in Panama.
Leandro Marinez - Delegate in Panama
Industrial engineer from the ETSII of Bilbao, University of the País Vasco. Specialised in the management of operational areas, process plant engineering, as well as management of work equipment. Developing capacities managing and leading factories, companies and as consultant of organizations. Factory Manager of Cigars and Warehouse in Santander in the company Tabacalera y Altadis, tobacco multinational dedicated to the manufacture, distribution and sales of cigars and cigarettes. Then becomes Senior Consultant in Cehum S.L., consultancy specialized in human resources services and productive processes. During two years is Deputy Manager in the company SuBus, company holding dedicated to urban and interurban transport in several cities in Spain and France. Factory Manager in Cobopa S.L., distribution business group. Currently dedicates himself to project analysis and commercial/technical link between Spanish and Panamanian companies, and for this, becomes a member of the Delegations that GD CONSULTING has in Panama.
Andrea Wu - Correspondent in China
35 years old. Degree in International Commerce by the Central University of Financial and Banking, Beijing, China. Has been 12 years collaborating with associates of GD CONSULTING in operations between Chinese and Spanish countries. She has a great knowledge of the business operative of sourcing and logistic in Europe and a great experience in negotiation with local suppliers and in representative and productive units of establishments in that country. Due to her ideal professional profile and dedication to the company’s aims has incorporated to GD CONSULTING, covering all the Chinese territory, controlled from the Setransa’s Office based in Shanghai.
Daniel Puig - Correspondent in Morocco
41 years old. After several research programmes on commercial and marketing management in Italy, carries out a Degree in ADE, Company Management and Administration, in EAE of Barcelona and in IL3, University of Barcelona. Worked as a commercial in several companies until he incorporated as General Manager in the consultancy AMSEL CONSULTING, specialised in consultancy with countries in Maghreb, principally Morocco and Algeria. During more than 10 years has acquired a great experience in negotiation and treatment with these countries, as well as the basic knowledge to establish there. Currently collaborates with GD CONSULTING and since one year is his correspondent in Morocco.
Ferran Royo - Correspondent in South of Brazil
62 years old. Publicity and Marketing Graduate by the University of Information of Sciences in Barcelona, carried out logistic and commercial degrees. Worked during more than 20 years in USA as a Sales Manager, General Coordinator and Development Manager in important American international logistic companies. 9 years ago moved to Brazil as an International Sales Manager in an important Brazilian transportation and logistic company, moving afterwards to General Manager of an American Trading for all Latin America. These 30 years of experience make him especially useful to detect business opportunities and to implement them. President of the Brazilian-Catalan Business Club, thanks to it maintains important contacts with Spanish in the country. From a few years ago he has been an International Investment Consulter in Brazil and recently has incorporated as a correspondent to GD CONSULTING in Sao Paulo.
Jorge Arias- Correspondent in Costa Rica
37 years old. Degree in Laws and Notary by the University of Costa Rica, he graduated with an Honours Distinction as recognition of his academic performance. Has given several talks in the School of Lawyers of the country and several National Government Departments. After working as a lawyer in two important offices, moved to work as an external lawyer for various national companies. Currently and since 2006 works in his own Office offering to companies all kinds of legal and fiscal services. A few years ago started his professional collaboration with our Correspondent in Panama and a few months ago started collaborating as Correspondent in Costa Rica for GD CONSULTING.
Konrad Ziller - Correspondent in Chile
60 years old, born in Chile. Industrial Engineer and MBA in ESADE of Barcelona. Has been business consulter for 10 years in Barcelona, specialized in Financial and Commercial Prospection. Afterwards and during 10 more years, became Vice-president and General Manager in important business groups in Chile, Brazil and Argentina. Then assumes other general managements in the Telephone and Food Industry. Has been teaching Finances and Project Evaluations in different Chilean Universities. Has published different books on the area of humanities and business. Currently is a private consulter and has recently incorporated as a correspondent in Chile for GD CONSULTING.
Alejandro Miguel Ruedlinger Ortega – Chile’s Correspondent’s Office Deputy
50 years old. Industrial Engineer and Graduated in Business Management Sciences by the University Austral of Chile. Executive MBA in Administration by the University Adolfo Ibañez. General Accountant by the Commercial Institute of Valdivia, with improvement courses, IEDE & UAI, and participation in important forums, congresses and seminars in Marketing, Finances, Clients, HR and Strategic Planning. With 20 years of experience in Industrial Management of Financial Services, Consultancy, Commerce and Retail. Experience as General and Commercial Manager (CEO) in important businesses and holding familiar company in the Mining, Earth Movement and Transports industries, achieving leadership positions in sales. High Executive (Agent, Subagent and Manager) in national and foreign Institutions (Santander Bank, Scotiabank Osorno and Central Bank of Chile) reaching important achievements and results in sales, investments and auditing. Experience as a Senior Financial Consultant. Partner and Manager in the company ACR Financial Partner in Chile, fund stockbroker. New incorporation to GD CONSULTING as a Deputy of Chile’s Correspondent’s Office.
Julio Ross - Correspondent in Panama
59 years old. Economist, University of Panama. Master in Business Management, INCAE Business School, founded by Harvard to attend the Central American region. Master in Industrial Management, Catholic University Santa Maria la Antigua. In the business field, the graduated Ross Anguizola carried out his career as an executive of recognised industries and banks. In the public sector he has been General Administrator of the Authority of the Interoceanic Region and Administrator-Executive Secretary of the Administrative Unity of Reverted Goods. Organizations created by the Government of the Republic of Panama to administrate, sell and promote investments in reverted lands near to the Canal riverside in virtue of the treaties that were eliminated due to the permanence of The United States of America in Panama. In 1991 founds the firm ROSS &ROS ASSOCIATED CONSULTORS, specialists in corporative finances and strategic planning; in addition, also founder of Interglobal Business Brokers, firm specialised in consultancy and enterprise sales. Partner and Manager of ACCA – ‘Agentes Comerciales para Centroamerica’ (Central American Commercial Agents), firm that represents the interests of about twenty Spanish firms. Master’s degree teacher, where he has taught Corporative Finances. Has given several conferences and seminars to firms, banks, professional groups and University congresses related to finances and business’s strategic planning management. Ex President of the Association of Graduates of INCAE and member of the National Committee of INCAE during 5 years. Ex President of the ‘Club Rotario Panamá Nordeste’ and member of APEDE, Asociación Panameña de Ejecutivos de Empresas (Association of Business Executives of Panama). Author of several books selected by Universities to be used for Degrees and Masters, and frequently publishes articles in newspapers. Collaborator of GD CONSULTING since 5 years ago and has incorporated recently as an associate. Attends the contacts with Central American countries.
Ricardo Martí - Correspondent in El Salvador
45 years old. Business Administration Degree by the University Dr. José Matías Delgado in San Salvador (El Salvador). Afterwards did a post-graduate Master in Business Administration (MBA) in INCAE of Panama, to then do another post-graduate Master in Global Supply Chains – EXMGSC in the Business Institute (IE) of Madrid. Also, during 2006 and 2007 carried out specialized courses of Marketing and Finances, also, in the IE of Madrid. Here he fully took advantage to acquire a considerable experience in Spanish International Financing. After working more than 12 years for important business groups in various Central American countries, settling back to El Salvador from where, since ten years onwards, exercises as a Private Consulter of companies, providing professional services of consultancy through sectorial support programmes in Management, Internationalization, Exportation, Strategy, Marketing, Finances, Logistic Supplies and adoption of Technological Platforms. Has participated in more than 50 exporting projects approved for Pymes by the ‘Fondo de Fomento’ FOEX (Chilean organisation), adding up an investment portfolio of various millions of dollars. Correspondent for GD CONSULTING since a few months ago in El Salvador and collaborates with the Head Office for International Financial and Co-Financial issues, as well as in Financial Aid to relocate to LATAM.
José Nicolás Gómez - Correspondent in Venezuela
Nina Pochkhua - Georgia's Correspondent’s Office Deputy
50 years old. Degree in Biology, University of Tbilisi. Moved quickly to be a tutor in the Pedagogy Faculty of this same city. Since 1996 run several businesses of commercial distribution in different high-consumption sectors. Also, advises companies and institutions with respect to external commerce issues, being well related with authorities and principal companies of the country. Since 2009 collaborates with GD CONSULTING and currently, together with a team of three people, she is the correspondent for the three Caucasian countries: Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, where she works actively.
Victor Soler - Correspondent in Peru
61 years old. Degree in Architecture by the Upper Scholl of Architecture of Barcelona (UPB). During 4 years has been Teaching Urbanism. Subsequently Post-Graduated as Master in Real Estate Company Management. During his 22 years of labour experience has worked as a Technical Director and Manager of important Real Estate companies, like KEPRO, Catalunya de Cubiertas, NECSO and Layetana Inmobiliaria. Currently is partner of ARTE EXPRESS, Peruvian company developing several projects in Lima. Has just incorporated as a Correspondent in Peru, preferably for real estate issues, but collaborates in several kinds of projects driven by Spanish companies.
Herve Delhumeau - Correspondent in Argentina
Jorge Morera - Correspondent in Bolivia
52 years old. Degree in Business Sciences by the Business University of Barcelona. Awarded with a personal prize; ‘Young Businessman with Most Projection’, by the ‘Generalitat de Cataluña’. Currently occupies several lead positions in several important companies related to real estate, property management and service issues, nationally and internationally. Manager in a family business ‘Lámparas y Accesorios Morera S.L.’ (company awarded with the prize; ’Technological Innovation and Industrial Product Quality’), with an international activity. Manager in ‘Mobiges S.L’., real estate and energy Construction Company, investor in foreign projects. Manager in ‘DLU Fuentes de Iluminación’, supplier and manufacture society of light sources, with good contacts in Spain, Europe, China, Tunisia, Korea and Taiwan. Executive President of ‘Fe Logística’, Transit Company with business development in land and maritime transport and custom management in Bolivia. Also, but not currently, has been Executive President of Fondat S.A., property management society, and Executive President of the Cooperative Society of Urban Services, for various local governments. With experience in important business and investment activities in Bolivia, joins the GD CONSULTING’s network as a Correspondent of this country.
Salvador Guerrero - Correspondent in Honduras
56 years old. Industrial engineer by the Polytechnic Institute in Mexico F.D. and MBA by the Technological Institute of Upper Studies in Monterrey, Mexico, and the Austin Texas University, USA. Has worked as an executive in important multinational companies in the agro-business food industry, with experience in operations, finances, project evaluations, consultant and negotiation. Afterwards worked as a Consultant carrying out Strategic and Market investigation Planning projects for private companies and non lucrative organizations. Currently works as a teacher for the Central American Technological University in the Marketing Department, giving classes on market research, consumer behaviour, business and logistic consultancy, and also managing the Postgraduate Department in this same University. Currently collaborates as Correspondent in Honduras with GD CONSULTING.
Angel Miguel Barbosa - Correspondent in Colombia
63 years old. Industrial Engineer by the Industrial University of Santander, Colombia. Specialised in Systems Analysis and Computer Programming by the Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge School of Computers, USA. During the last 15 years has been linked to Bucaramanga’s Chamber of Commerce, Colombia, as Project Manager, working on consulting business projects related with their improvement in productivity, investment and competitiveness. Project Administrator of Co-financing Economic Resources for business which need support, through the Development Inter-American Bank, United Nations, American Embassy, Public Works Andina Corporation, Department of Commerce and Agriculture of Colombia and Local Government. Administrative Manager of consulting projects for affiliated companies to the Chamber of Commerce, focused on commercialization, productivity, quality, human resources, systems, internationalization, financing, etc. Holds important positions in the Administrations and Management of private companies in Venezuela and Colombia. Wide experience as Teacher in prestigious Universities, in Colombia. Recently has incorporated to the GD CONSULTING’s NETWORK as Correspondent in Colombia. .
Nidia Angélica Herrera - Correspondent in Colombia
28 years old. Expert in International Commerce at the Colombian School of Industrial Roads, Bogota 2009. Specialist in International Commerce Management at the Military University of Nueva Granada, Bogota 2012. Wide experience in the Management field, as well as in the administrative and consultancy, dealing with the procedures related to external commerce, as it can be importations, international drafts, international transport quotes, shipping instructions, custom classification, international logistic coordination, international and financial knowledge, negotiations with international suppliers, custom processes, market investigation and intelligence, product internationalization, experience in international trade fairs, and custom, legal and exchange rate legislation. Gives advice to national companies in logistic processes, and also in national and international purchase transactions. Has knowledge in the quality management system ISO 9000. Executive Manager and consultant in the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota, in the area of business internationalisation. Is now a new member of GD CONSULTING’s Network as Correspondent in Colombia.
Ricardo Carrasco - Correspondent in Mexico
54 years old. Aeronautical Engineer from the Mexican Polytechnic Institute (IPN). Specialised in Manufacturing Processes at Komatsu Ltd in Japan. Has done various courses in planning, investment projects, finance, leadership and quality.
Has experience in the Mexican Industrial Market, working in different areas such as engineering, planning, promotion, finance, exports & domestic sales and international areas. He has worked in world-class companies. Coordinator of different industrial projects in the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Government Owned Industries in Mexico. Project Manager & Commercial Director preparing governmental tender applications, Commission of Electricity (CFE) in France. 14 years promoting national and international businesses in the Bancomext, Foreign Trade National Bank, Mexico. Since 2008, has being as an independent business consultant in CARRASCO & ASOCIADOS focused mainly on supporting foreign companies to establish their business in Mexico. Providing contacts with potential customers and partners and linking with the authorities at state and federal levels to negotiate the best conditions in support and incentives for projects. With a strong network of contacts at a national and international level joins GD CONSULTING’s team as Correspondent in Mexico.
Francisco Gil - Correspondent in Mexico
58 years old. Bachelor`s Degree in Law at the Autonomous National University of Mexico, specialised in Corporative and Economic Law at the Panamerican University. Specialised in Commercial and International Law focused in corporative and commercial law areas. Has given advice to mexican and foreign clients about all kinds of issues related to the establishment and development of businesses in Mexico, specialising in the areas of external investment; Has participated in diferent types of transactions and used to manage tough issues with top-managers of northamerican companies as well as with foreign lawyers. Is now new member of GD CONSULTING’s Network as Correspondent in Mexico.
Maria Elsa Lacayo - Correspondent in Nicaragua
63 years old. Studied Journalism and Communication in the Central American University. She is a determined entrepreneur achieving to develop pioneering projects during emerging economic development periods. As from the year 1974, establishes a micro uniform manufacturer business company and an exclusive linen clothes boutique. In 1994 identified the opportunity to project herself in the real estate market and founded Real Estate Center (REC), company focused on real estate sales and consultancy in Nicaragua. Given the rise in this market during the post-war, it was the precise moment to develop this market. REC since then has become a company that offers added value to its clients, assuring the company’s sustainability throughout this last 18 years and being an investment engine in Nicaragua and nearby regions. Becomes new member of GD CONSULTING’s network as Correspondent in Nicaragua
Hugo Teruzzi - Correspondent in England
50 years old. MSc in Computer Science from the “UniversitéLibre de Bruxelles”, Belgium; PRINCE2 RegisteredPractitioner in the UK. He specialises in emerging technologies and international business,focusing on finding opportunities and creating cross border projects.
Hugo’s evolving professional career started in the early 90s in Belgium as a software engineer for point of sales and payment solutions, and progressed into systems consulting and management for major multinational retailers in Europe and Latin America. He managed warehouse IT development for major retail clothing company Zara in the UK and Spain, led remote management and card systems development for Shell stations in Portugal and championed the full automation programme for the 150-site owned network of the privatised Repsol-YPF in Argentina.Lived and studied in France, Belgium, Spain, Argentina and the UK – fluent in English, Spanish and French; Italian (intermediate level). Is now member of GD CONSULTING’s network.