Andrés Bogarín Geymayr
International Consultant
Asunción, Paraguay

Expertise Areas

Project management - business plan development - marketing strategy - investments in Paraguay and the region- market research - PR - financial projections - business contacts in Paraguay and the region - value added services design and development - crm implementation - information for project development - translations from and to spanish.english.portuguese - iso 9000

Education
  • Post-degree in Project Management (Asunción, Paraguay, 2003)
  • Mechanical Engineer (Curitiba, Brazil, 1999)
  • High School Degree (Florence, Mississippi, 1992)
  • High School Degree (Asuncion, Paraguay, 1992)
Professional Experience

nov 2008 to june 2010
  • Paraguay Trade Fairs (Asunción / Paraguay): Company which creates and organizes international events in Paraguay mainly focused on promoting the country as a Congress Tourism destination. Paraguay Trade Fairs (www.ptf.com.py) is owned by the same group of investors which represent Starwood International in Paraguay (Sheraton Hotel Asuncion). It organizes Fairs, Forums, National and International Congresses, and any other corporate events on demand. Position: Manager. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors. Strategic planning, financial projections, budget execution, market analysis, case studies, human resources management (CRM) software implementation. National and international negotiation of partnerships in new projects (including contract analysis). International Speaker selection according to each event`s needs. Direct involvement on each event`s marketing campaign design and execution (10 events per year on average). Sales and PR at the highest executive level in the country. Presence on Radio Interviews, TV programs and newspapers representing the company.

jun 2005 to oct 2008
  • Investments and Exports Network (Rediex) – Ministry of Industry and Trade UNDP PAR 05/002 Project (Asunción / Paraguay): Public Project which was generated from the “Acción para el Desarrollo” NGO. Rediex (www.rediex.gov.py) is a Governmental Agency with two main objectives: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Exports Promotion. Position 2: Investment Promotion Director. Definition of Sectors and Project profiles with best potential in Paraguay. Strategic Planning. Financial analysis, including yearly budget design and execution. Design and development of marketing campaigns, brochures, MS Power Point presentations and documents to be presented Internationally on official and non-official missions (including missions of the President and Vice President of the Republic of Paraguay). Human resources profile definition and recruitment. Migration from Locally developed CRM to Microsoft CRM Solution. Investment Feasibility Studies development. Presence on Radio Interviews, TV programs and newspapers representing the Organization. Presence on national and international forums and congresses presenting the advantages of investing in Paraguay.Position 1: Project Development Manager. International Benchmark of the best practices on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Promotion. FDI Promotion strategy design in accordance to the Paraguayan case. Design, development and implementation of a home CRM based on MS Access Software. Country Presentation to 600+ businessmen. Investment Feasibility Studies and Project Development (Ethanol, Rodotrain Traffic enablement, etc.). Investors Guide development. Web page design and development. Technical Specifications for the acquisition of specific software and hardware tools (Microsoft SharePoint Portal, CRM, etc.) for Rediex and for the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

aug 2004 to jun 2005
  • Action for the Development NGO (Asunción / Paraguay): Non-Governmental Organization which was created to contribute with labor and economic conditions improvement in Paraguay. The initiative was generated by a group of prominent Paraguayan businessmen and operated as a think tank and Project development office. This NGO played a vital role in the birth of Rediex, and its whole staff migrated to Rediex. Position: Project Development Manager. Management and Accounting of the funds donated by the AVINA Foundation (www.avina.net) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency – JICA (www.jica.go.jp). Investment Feasibility Studies and Project Development (Freshwater Prawns, Tilapia, Heart of Palms, Asparagus, Wooden Footers, Floriculture, Stevia Sweetener Processing Plant, Convention Center, etc.). Pineapple and banana cluster development through the support of JICA, small projects funding. Direct Contact with high level executives nationwide. Funds raising (sales) projects aimed to EU and North American Organizations. Design, definition and implementation of the website of the organization.

jul 2003 to
aug 2004
  • Hutchison Telecom Paraguay (Asunción / Paraguay): International Telecommunications Company, part of the Hutchison Whampoa Limited Holding (www.hutchison-whampoa.com) which operated Cellular Telephony Services in Paraguay from 2.002 to 2.006. Position: Value Added Services Chief (VAS). Market analysis and benchmarking of worldwide services for cellular phone users.Development of Feasibility studies to justify the investment to the board of directors (Hutchison Whampoa Limited - Taiwan). Design, development and implementation of Value Added Services based on text messages, multimedia messages, internet platforms and voice channels. Direct contact and permanent negotiation with international service providers. Project management through Microsoft Project and other tools in order to fulfill deadlines. Design and development of instruction manuals, advertising campaigns and merchandising materials. Development of training courses for the sales forces (400+ people). Presence on Radio Interviews, TV programs and newspapers representing the Company.

jan 2001 to jul 2003
  • NSA Logistics S.A. (Asunción / Paraguay): First Logistics Operator in Paraguay, part of the ‘Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion’ Holding (www.nsa.com.py). Storage and Distribution services nationwide for third party products in supermarkets, wholesalers and bulk channels.Position: Operations Manager. Responsible for sales and negotiation with clients and service providers (including labor services and third party distribution services). Direct contact with “C Level” executives through commercial sales engagements. Advanced Warehouse Management Software Implementation (MK Logistics-Computer Associates). Logistic variable analysis for cost definition according to the customer’s operation (times, lay-outs, distribution systems and channels, strategies, etc.). General Management of the distribution channels of national and international clients (SC Johnson, Kimberly Clark, Inbev, London Import, Unilever, Cervepar, Chispa, Sallustro y Cia, Asan, and Sigma srl). Key performance indicators definition and analysis.

aug 1999 to dec 2000
  • Tubopar S.A. (Asunción / Paraguay): PVC and PE Plastic Factory, part of the international Brazilian TIGRE Holding (www.tigre.com.br). Position: Maintenance Coordinator. Technical Staff Management for 8 PVC Tubes extrusion lines. Implementation of corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance management systems with IT support. ISO 9002 Quality Standard System implementation. ISO 9002 internal auditor

sep 1997 to mar 1998
  • Action Power Racing (Curitiba / Brazil): Brazilian Stock Car Racing Team. Position: 3rd Mechanic – Part of the Final Project at the Mechanical Eng. University. Omega Stock Car - B Category – Pilot Rodney Felicio (SP). General mechanics, logistics and technical support for mechanics 1 and 2. National Champions in 1.998 season with driver Ingo Hoffmann (A Category)
Languages
  • Spanish: Native language
  • English: Reads, speaks and writes fluently
  • Portuguese: Reads, speaks and writes fluently
  • Guarani: Understands clearly, speaks on basic level
Software knowledge

Advanced Skills in Microsoft Vista and Office tools, Microsoft SharePoint, Access, Arena, Project, Excel, Word, Power Point, DOS, MathCAD, CAD/CAM, Arc View Gis (GEO Referred Map Management Tool), CA MK Logistics (Advanced Warehouse Management Tool). Team-up (Project Development Tool). Mind Manager (Brainstorming and mind mapping tool). UNDP COMFAR System (Financial and Economic Feasibility Development Tool). MyOlive CRM tool.

Specializations

  • FDI Promotion (40 hours): Online Course from the Spanish Ceddet Foundation. International FDI Institutions structure and operation strategy, product and sector analysis. Customer approach and follow up process.
  • Workshop Ethanol (8 hours): World Trends of the Ethanol production sector based on sugarcane as its main raw material. Technical, logistical and sustainability factors. (FEALQ - Sao Paulo /2006)
  • Mobile Messaging Americas 2004 (24 hours): Market Trends and analysis of the Latin American Cellular Phones services based on SMS, MMS, GPRS and Web platforms (Miami / 2004)
  • Operational MS Access (60 hours): MS Access as a tool to create, manage and manipulate Databases - statistical reports and user interfaces (Institute San Ignacio de Loyola-Asunción / 2002)
  • ISO 9000 and 14.000 Standards (24 hours): ISO Standards analysis and application. Quality Control and Internal Auditing (EDAN / 2000)

Other Activities

  • Director of AFC Consulting – (since 2008)
  • Pre-feasibility Studies and Business Plan Development (since 2005)
  • Logistics Advisor (since 2003): Warehouse Management, Lay-out definition, operative flow, documentary flow, technology application opportunities assessment, distribution channel analysis, organizational flow, outsourcing opportunities, etc.
  • Technical Translator from an to Spanish-English-Portuguese (since 1994)
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