ü For a leading European producer of fine chemicals and API’s: Looked at outsourcing possibilities throughout the entire value chain, with a special focus on outsourcing to India and non-traditional areas
ü For a leading fine chemical company: strategy review and identification / assessment of potential new markets and investment opportunities for the company
ü During 2001-2014 Jan has been running a number of ‘Export Coaching Programmes’ for CBI of The Netherlands, in the segments
o Fine & Specialty Chemicals
o Pharmaceutical Products
o Paints & Coatings
§ CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries - www.cbi.eu) is an agency of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Development Co-operation aimed at supporting companies in developing countries to achieve sustainable exports to Europe (i.e. export promotion).
§ The Export Coaching Programmes are aimed at selecting and assessing companies and training them in marketing to European companies. Selected companies were then given the opportunity to exhibit at relevant trade shows in Europe. Following that they were guided and supported in the process of building a firm and long-lasting relationship with these buyers.
§ The programmes included companies from the following countries: Armenia, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Thailand, Tunisia, Venezuela, and Vietnam.