Our comprehensive team covers the agricultural spectrum including individuals with expertise in entrepreneurship (concept developers), development and agricultural economics (quantifiers), technical experts (food processing engineers and scientists) and marketing experts with diverse global experience. Working as a team, 20/20DC capitalizes upon the proficiencies of individuals with different disciplines which allow us to have a panoramic view of the challenge while still having the know-how on the ground to improve production and teach these skills to a diverse audience. This results in successful businesses utilizing existing and enhanced resources.
Areas of Expertise – strategic planning, business management, market development, product development, entrepreneurship training, export training Extensive international business and marketing experience in meeting the needs of businesses in the global economy. Practical and functional experience in bringing products to markets and achieving market success. Success combining the aid industry together with businesses to achieve mutual objectives. Proven ability motivating businesses to cooperate with development programs through business integration into a project at the early stages of business development. Able to assimilate concepts relating to markets, consumer trends, product acceptance, pricing, and competitive and comparative advantage. As consultant has successfully integrated businesses into several development projects in Central and Southern America, MENA, Asia, Central Asia and Europe. Instructed businesses and local producers in export market development through the creation of business courses designed to bring local businesses into the global marketplace. Conducted buyer and seller missions to and from markets and production regions.
Experienced entrepreneur and business leader. President and owner of international trading company that was able to turn a $15,000 investment in 1990 into a $25 million dollar company in 1995 with branch offices in Tokyo Japan, Rio de Janeiro Brazil and joint ventures in Hong Kong and Peru.
Applied marketing concepts, skills and procedures to successfully market products and services ranging from RFID technology to High-End fashion. Taught marketing skills and concepts to groups as diverse as wood products and wine.
Area of Expertise – Agricultural Value Chain Augusto is an agribusiness professional with a proven track record of successful development and management of agribusinesses with global sales. Augusto understands agricultural production and marketing from soil to shelf and has strong relationships with global buyers. Augusto’s work in the Middle East (Egypt and Tunisia) and Central Europe have applied his agribusiness expertise, market contacts and complete understanding of the international trade. Resident Entrepreneur - Peru
Area of Expertise — Agriculture Marketing and Economic Development As a leader and key advisor to the Expertise Mauritius (government export promotion agency) and the private sector in Mauritius Ashween applies his knowledge of agriculture and strategic industry development to support 20/20DC as the Resident Entrepreneur for Southeast Asia and Oceana. Ashween has participated in multiple trade development efforts including tradeshows, seller and buyer missions, and direct sales efforts with a strong network of buyers in the Middle East region and importers in Europe, Asia, Asian sub-continent and Oceana.
Area of Expertise – Food processing, food engineer, plant design, processing plant operations and develop of policy and operational procedures, HACCP and standards.
As an agriculturalist Olivier has experience as a producer of crops in South Africa and extensive experience in designing and commissioning process plants in Africa, Brazil, Peru, Ethiopia, Pakistan and other developing agricultural economies. Olivier can convert complex food standards and practices into standard operating procedures at plants designed and commissioned by him and other members of the 20/20DC team. Fluent in several languages.
Areas of Expertise – Development project management.Tetsuo Fukuyama is a Tokyo based international development consultant with extensive experience in business development and training in SE Asia including currently supports with onsite consulting include Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Kyrgyz, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Mongolia, and Palestine.
Areas of Expertise – Japan market business consultant. From Tokyo Mr. Hirakawa works with 20/20DC to integrate product from 20/20DC projects into the Japanese market. Utilizing his network of Japanese buyers and thorough understanding of Japanese culture and the import/distribution system opens doors for 20/20DC projects that would otherwise remain closed to outsiders without the existing network and understanding.
Areas of Expertise – USA PhD in Toxicology (Spec. in Pesticides and Risk Assessment) As the Director of the Director and Associate Professor for the Food Innovation Center, Dept. Food Science & Technol., in the state of Oregon and working for Oregon State University in Portland, OR. Doctor Stone works with 20/20DC by providing training and food processing support for businesses to move from ideas to shelf.
Area of Expertise – consumer goods, retail goods, corporate management, training, business leadership. Shawn is a proven executive in the global consumer goods packaged industry. As the past President of a leading consumer goods company Shawn has worked with the supply global supply chain for competitive consumer goods. Shawn applies his leadership experience as CEO with his education with degrees in Agriculture Economics and Agriculture Education to lead the 20/20DC Institute of Trade and Entrepreneurship which leads the 20/20DC training programs for education of rural farmers and SME business owners around the world.
Area of Expertise – Agricultural Value Chain As a resident of Egypt Heike utilizes her European education and experience in the Middle East and India with trade relationships across Asia and Europe. Heike works with companies globally to source and supply product from the Middle East to their markets. With multiple certifications in food sanitation and production. Resident Entrepreneur – Cairo.
Areas of Expertise — Agriculture Development Economist and Project Management Reinaldo is an experienced development professional with a successful record of accomplishment as COP of multiple development projects in LAC, the owner of a Micro-Finance organization and rancher. An economist with an M.B.A. from the, European University, The Hague, Netherlands, and an M.A., in Development Economics, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Mr. Penner has academics coupled with private sector and Development agency work to achieve success in developing businesses globally. Resident Entrepreneur – Paraguay.
Area of Expertise – Global trade and the Indian market. Based out of India Raj and his family have been involved in the India food industry, including representing the US Wheat Associates (past) and High Bush Blueberries (currently) for year. His network across India and the region is extensive and well respected. Raj has worked with 20/20DC on projects in Central Asia and MENA where his contacts add value to market linkages and business integration. Raj provides 20/20DC with presence in the large and growing Indian market.
Areas of Expertise – Food processing, Meat processing, Quality control, plant engineering, food service. A proven food process engineer with trade and marketing experience. Extensive experience in Europe and Latin America in the food processing industry. Federico leverages his experience in the European markets and South America to bridge the gap between these regions. With sales and marketing experience working with some of the largest food processors in the world Federico also understand the business systems for decision making, product development and marketing. With fluency in several languages Federico is comfortable in business activities negotiated in different languages.
Areas of Expertise — Japan food market, Trading company management, import and export trade, brand development. Nagashima-san is a leading Japanese businessperson with global experience in food production, procurement, and trade. Thirty plus years of global food processing and trade executive. Ide’s understanding of global trade opens the doors for involvement of development projects in the Asian markets. Ide and his team have been instrumental in the introduction of Sacha Inchi from Peru and Mongolian Blueberries into the Japanese market. It was Ide-san and his team that trained the Mongolians to produce blueberry jam to Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS).
Areas of Expertise — US Market and international trade.From his USA base, Barry Westfall has worked 25 years in the food and food ingredient export and import business. During this time, he imported food products from Europe, Asia and South America to the US and exported food products from the US, Canada, South America and Europe to Japan, Korea, France, Italy, UK, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and Canada. Barry is a prime example of 20/20DC team members as his career has been driven by success in marketing agricultural products which includes product development, costing, supply management and customer development and retention. There are few global trade events which Barry has not participated in as a buyer or seller.
20/20DC works on commercial rates for our team members that are fully loaded and set utilizing a pricing formula which takes into consideration the team members skills, experience, tenure, formal education, opportunity costs, benefits, and the company overhead and profit objectives.
Our Team Members are experienced business executives with years of experience in understanding the time required to complete a task and the costs associated with an assignment. We work as a team with many eyes reviewing most opportunities, challenges, courses, product and plant design.
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