Member at Large
A highly motivated global trade professional with more than 25 years of experience in international business development, export strategy and promotion, trade facilitation, foreign investment attraction, international market research and entry strategies in both private and public sectors. Well-rounded professional with a graduate degree in social anthropology and certified in international trade in Canada. Highly qualified with a proven adaptation capacity and cross-cultural business skills, a career developed in diverse and challenging cultural environments around the world, specialized in creating trade opportunities for companies in Canada, the United States, Poland and other countries in Central Europe (Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria). Advised and assisted new-to-export and new-to-market companies in trade regulations, customs and standards, market intelligence and practical advice on U.S.A., Canada and Central Europe markets.
Opened, set-up and successfully managed the Chilean Trade Commission in Warsaw, Poland for the Chilean Export Promotion Bureau, ProChile and the Chilean Agricultural and Trade Representation inVancouver, Canada for the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture.
Developed new markets and set up trade deals for the export of canned and frozen seafood from Chile in the U.S.A (Roland Foods and Summit Import Corporation); Hong Kong and (Anklin Trading) and Brazil (Supermercados Zona Sul), among others.
LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/felipejgajardo
Start Date: March 2019