German Lorenzo

German Lorenzo

Asia-Pacific Director in Mondragon Corporation

Education

1983-1989 “DEGREE  IN LAW”, Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain.

1990 “DIPLOMA IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE”, Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Navigation of Bilbao, Spain.

1990-91:“INTERNATIONAL MBA,  EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM" by three Universities:

Universidad Comercial de Deusto, Spain

Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Nantes, France

University of Strathclyde, Graduate Business School Glasgow, UK.

Executive Education

2000-2001:“EXECUTIVE  DIPLOMA  IN  MANAGEMENT”, Advanced Management Program & “CHINA MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME” The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, School of Business & Management, Hong Kong. PRC

2001:“TOP MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR RETAILERS & SUPPLIERS”.Harvard Business School. Cambridge, Boston. USA

2003:“MODERN ECONOMICS FOR SENIOR EXECUTIVES" London School of Economics. London,UK

2004: “ BUILDING BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR ASIA-PACIFIC” INSEAD-Singapur.

Professional experience

 

2002 MONDRAGON CORPORACION COOPERATIVA. MONDRAGON, SPAIN

One of Spanish Business leading Groups operating worldwide. Three divisions: Financial, Industrial and Retailing. Turnover: 10Billion Euro. Over 250 companies and 72.00 people.

International Operations: Asia -Pacific Director

Corporate Development

Asia Corporate Strategy planning and design in coordination with the different Business Divisions in the Region. In house consulting for our companies: Entry models, partners evaluation, sector analysis etc..

Business Development

Promotion and development of Industrial Investment, Selling and Sourcing operations in Asia-Pacific region. Strategy and implementation.

Corporate Management & Team Leading

Mondragón Corporate offices management in China, India and Thailand. Management and coordination of investment projects, sourcing and selling operations.

1998-2001:INTERGROUP FAR-EST LTD, HONG-KONG, PRC.

International Buying Office in charge of Sourcing and Procurement for Leading Retailing Groups in Scandinavia, Finland, Italy and Spain. Operating all over Asia through liaison offices in Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Vietnam, Thailand and Shanghai.

Business Development Manager.

Company Development.

Assisting the Managing Director in designing, implementing and managing the company expansion plan throughout the whole Asia.

 Key Functions improvement and refining, Souring, Order Follow up, Quality Assurance. Designing, implementing and improving new business processes.

Designing and Implementing a Quality Management System: ISO 9002: 1994.

SA 8000 Management System.

Procurement

Improvement of our Procurement Processes towards our European Owner companies. Responsibility for Italian and Spanish procurement. Joint Buying methods implementation & development. Textile Area Development.

IT & E-Business.

IT Business Development. Project Management for e-portal and e-sourcing development. Supply Chain Management Portal solution for the whole Asian Organization.

1991-1998: GRUPO EROSKI.  Spain.

Leading Retailing Group of Hypermarkets & Supermarkets. Turnover: over US$ 4 Billion. Food and Non-Food products. Travel Agencies, Petrol Stations. Member of MCC, Mondragon Cooperative Corporation. Conglomerate. Industrial, Banking and Insurance Group in Spain.

Import Manager

International Development

Assisting General Purchasing Director in Strategic International Alliances and  International Partnership Contracts. Designing International  Purchasing Strategy.

Management

Leading, managing and training the Import Dep. human team. Change Management from European operating department to worldwide operations.

Operations

Import Department design and building processes and operations. Developing main functions, sourcing, negotiating, logistics, customs clearance, international payments. Direct Purchasing Operations in Europe, Africa, Asia for Food and Non-Food products.

Asian Procurement. Intergroup  Far East Ltd. joining negotiation and operation’s development of Eroski purchasing strategy in Intergroup.

Board Member.

Eroski Central Purchasing Office. Mondragon International Corporation Committee.Intergroup Far East Ltd.(Board Member Executive Assistant).
1991:SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE, Industry Division. Glasgow, UK. Director Assistant

International Service Group:”Club European”. Assistance to European companies in creating partnership on the field of Merge & Acquisitions Joint Ventures, Technology Transfers, Distribution Agreements, Products Exchange. Marketing Strategies set up. Management of  portfolio client companies. Consultant Projects.

GROUPE LACROIX. Nantes, France. Conglomerate Director Assiatant.

Management Assistant. Overall Group Strategy analysis. Concentric Diversification.

Group study of activities and strategic options for future development.

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION HALL. Bilbao, Spain. Consultant.

Management Control System Analysis and Organizational Lay out.

1990:DATA COLOR. Bilbao (Graphic Art Sector). Directors Assistant.

Marketing and Export functions. Foreign markets Development.

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