LAWRENCE P. HOWORTH, PRESIDENT & FOUNDER
Lawrence P. Howorth is the President and Founder of HOWORTH International, LLC, a multinational Interim, Fractional/Part Time and Project Management and Advisory Services firm based in Dallas Texas, USA. Lawrence has over 40 years of multinational business experience in multiple industries.
Lawrence is currently active in several international-focused organizations: International Business & Trade Advisory Committee, Richland College, Richardson, TX (www.richlandcollege.edu); Chairman Emeritus International Business Council and current Board Member, Board of Directors, Frisco Chamber of Commerce, Frisco, TX (www.friscochamber.com); and Chair Emeritus of The District Export Council of North Texas (www.exporttexas.com/northtexas).
Lawrence has been active in several additional organizations: a mentor in the Independent Study and Mentorship Program for the Frisco, TX Independent School District (www.friscoisd.org); member, OCTANE (www.octaneoc.org) – supporting the development of biomedical and information technology in Orange County, CA; Tech Coast Angeles (www.techcoastangels.com) – investor and mentor for early/mid stage medical device, bio-technology, information technology, consumer products and other organizations – member of the TCA Board of Governors and Executive committee; Forum for Corporate Directors (www.fcdoc.org), Education Committee, including Chairing the development of the first Survey of Corporate Directors of Orange County, CA; Director, National Academy Foundation Board of Directors (www.naf.org); and Co-Chairman, Advisory Board of Directors, Center for Social Enterprise, Volunteer Center, Orange County, CA (www.volunteercenter.org)
INTERNATIONAL RESOURCE PARTNERS
Our Project Teams include international and domestic business specialists – trusted individuals and organizations – specialists not only in specific disciplines, but where necessary, they are local “country” experts and experts in multinational business that are well known for their field of expertise and understand international business and regulatory requirements.
MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA (MENA) REGION
Ziad Alkhayat, Principal, Independent Consultation Services
Ziad Alkhayat has more than 20 years accumulative experience and management skills in engineering, onsite construction/ renovation/ repair projects, sales & marketing, buildings/ facilities assessments, operation & maintenance, outsourcing and procurement projects. Ziad managed and supervised different projects totaling three-digit million US Dollars covers a diversity of fields such as infrastructure, traditional and commercial buildings, power plants, Oil & Gas, hotels, hospitals, industrial facilities, airports, roads & bridges, military camps, water treatment, retail markets, warehouse and steel structure buildings.
Ziad provides sales, marketing, business development advisory services, assist in training programs, represent companies in trade shows and seminars to improve sales process and maximize opportunities, and has international business development experience in the USA, Europe, and the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) countries.
He has extensive experience and knowledge in the outsourcing of products/ equipment/ materials used in any construction/ maintenance/ repair projects such as building materials, construction chemicals, Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC) with BAS, pumps, boilers, valves & control valves, process control, plumping, water and sewer piping, lighting, power/ control/ communication cables, power supply boards components, power generating units, walls/ partitions, paints & coatings, roofing, cladding, concrete substrate waterproofing, walls & partitions, tiles and all kinds of flooring system, concrete treatment and repair, pavements, doors & windows, cranes, construction machinery, cleaning chemicals, fire detection/ alarm/ fighting, lightening protection, waste disposal, filtration & separation, testing instruments, welding machines, power tools, and safety products.
Ziad has a Bachelor’s & Master Degree in General Engineering from the College of Engineering
Stanley K. Au, President, Grand Billows International Media (HK) Company Limited
Stanley K Au is a 30-year multinational finance & business veteran. From 1982 to 1992, Stanley K Au was the CFO of leading companies in the energy service (Smith International – now Schlumberger) and hi-tech venture capital sectors – Surest Ventures in Canada and Australia.
He returned to Hong Kong in 1993 to establish the first hi-tech business incubator under the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation to nurture technology companies in the development and commercialization of their innovative product and services. In further collaboration with the investment community (Hong Kong Venture Capital Association) and tertiary organizations a number of startups were successfully funded and expanded thru private placement and public listings. From 2002, Stanley took on consultancy and business development roles in technology and infrastructure projects in Hong Kong & China. He has established strong connections with business, tertiary, government, professional and support organizations in Hong Kong & China.
A native of Hong Kong,Stanley has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba, Canada – www.umanitoba.ca. He is a Canadian Chartered Accountant (CPA) and a US Certified Cash Manager. Stanley is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) and English. Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
He has held positions in sales and marketing at Dow Chemical; was for many years partner and finance director of IMA do Brasil group, acquiring extensive experience in formation of Brazilian companies with foreign partners.
Chemical Engineer, 49 years old, married with three children, specialized in negotiating and implementing actions with consumer products for food companies like Coca-Cola, Nestle, Pepsico, Panini; taking part of the biggest promotions with premiums of the Brasilian market in the last 15 years.
Helio is fluent in Portuguese and English.
Robin Evaige, Élan Elite Consulting, LLP
Ms. Evaige is Managing Partner of Élan Elite Consulting, LLP, a professional consulting company in Dallas, TX USA specializing in international business development in Nigeria and other regions of Africa. For the past 5 years, Ms. Evaige has focused her expertise in developing new business opportunities in Nigeria in the technology, banking and oilfield industries.
Ms. Evaige served for 4 years as Vice President of Business Development with Zycom Surveillance, a high-tech security surveillance company in Dallas, TX. She was the driving force behind ZYcom’s new global business development and partnership with HoganGuards, Ltd, headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria―the largest security guard company with 12 branches throughout Nigeria. In 2012, Ms. Evaige was a key player in the implementation of Zycom’s plans for expansions into the Ecowas Region and South Africa. She was also instrumental in developing new business in Monrovia, Liberia, by introducing Zycom’s high-tech analytical video surveillance system to businesses through its partnership with APEX, Incorporated, a security company in Monrovia. Ms. Evaige is the owner of REVAIGE Management, Inc., a Texas corporation, specializing in executive management and corporate image restructuring for small businesses.
Ms. Evaige served for 5 years as Director of Operations with Channel Source, Inc., an African-American-owned retail merchandising company based in the Dallas metropolitan area. As Director of Operations, Ms. Evaige oversaw all office operations from finance to personnel as well as employee relations and some business development. “My extensive background in executive management of top executives allowed me an opportunity to grow my business and reach out to small businesses where I was able to utilize my business management degree, focusing on restructuring my client’s corporate image, making that crucial leap in growth from good to great.”
Ms. Evaige is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Business/Global Management. Contact Email: email@example.com
Adriana Gomes, Director/Owner, Kanoe
Adriana Gomes is the director/owner of Kanoe, a representation and distribution Company based in Brasil. She is a graduate in Advertising from the University Ibero-Americana in Sao Paulo with a postgraduate in International Relations at FMU and attended Executive Program in Management degree from University of La Verne in California specializing in International Marketing, Strategic Thinking and Planning.
Kanoe works tirelessly to assist their customers to achieve peak performance. A team of consultants and associates brings to every engagement, a keen awareness of the social context, political and environmental factors affecting the workplace, institutional and organizational culture and a genuine ability to resolve the customer’s issue.
Kanoe has deep experience in Information Technology , Financial Services, Construction, Transportation, Education, Engineering and Importation.
With partners in North America and Asia, Kanoe has skills to find quality products, negotiate with foreign suppliers and import solutions that bring benefits and improvements to national companies. Web Site: www.KANOEIMP.com.br; Email Contact: Adriana.Gomes@KANOEIMP.com.br; Telephone: 55 (11) 963381221
CANADA, CHILE, CAYMAN ISLANDS
Gordon E. Howorth, BA, LLB, MBA and MSIB
Gordon Howorth is a lawyer and business advisor with broad experience in cross-border structuring and emerging markets, especially in relation to investment funds, management services, infrastructure projects and acquisitions and divestitures and financings. Mr. Howorth has been involved with offshore investment fund structures and transactions, including time based in the Cayman Islands and London, UK.
Prior to that Mr. Howorth was General Counsel for South America based in Santiago, Chile for a private equity investment fund for US institutional investors. Mr. Howorth has been called to the bar in three Canadian provinces and his work in Canada has included in-house counsel to a multinational conglomerate and time spent at one of the largest Bay Street law firms.
Mr. Howorth has a law degree (LLB/JD) from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada and MBA and Master of Science in International Business degrees from the University of Miami in Florida, USA. He has been back in Canada for more than a decade as a Manitoba lawyer and practices in the areas of corporate/commercial/business law, real estate law and wills and estates. Web Site: www.howorthlaw.com; Contact Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com; Cell Phone: +1 (204) 898-1983; skype: gordonhoworth
He was an Assistant to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Brazilian federal Government in 1985 and 1986 where he was a key participant in several industrial development programs, electric power generation and supply investment programs.
As a Private Consultant from 1986 to 2006, he provided consulting services for companies of varied sizes and diverse sectors in the areas of business plan development, economic projects plans to request financing and government incentives and/or strategic support, development of economic viability studies in industrial, energy and environmental projects, strategic planning and corporate tax planning, development of commercial proposals in public bidding, development of viability studies for CDM projects (Kyoto Protocol) with emphasis in sanitary landfills and renewable energy generation and Contracts and financing renegotiations with BNDES (the Brazilian Government Development Bank).
In September 2006, Soichi became the CEO Assistant responsible for the development of new projects and services for Andrade & Canellas (A&C) – www.andradecanellas.com.br, a leading electrical engineering and consulting company. He was also involved in energy market studies, energy pricing and cost projections, energy strategic plans and other types of related studies. While with A&C, Soichi coordinated and participated in several projects including viability studies for “Waste to Energy (WTE)” projects, viability studies for energy generation projects – wind farm, biomass, mineral coal and hydro, tax planning for energy generation and transmission lines projects and development of strategic plans for power generation projects.
Currently, with Esseka, Soichi is focused on various projects including Economic viability studies, Negotiation and contracting of BNDES financing, a viability study for a major WTE project in Brazil, Technical and legal support for foreign companies entering the Brazil market and Legal, technical and economic support for companies participating in the Public Biddings process for various levels of government in Brazil. Soichi is fluent in Portuguese, English and Japanese. Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Claudia Calmon Lemme, Marketing Director, SUSTENTECH
Claudia is the Marketing Director for SUSTENTECH, who is the leader in consultancy for well-being and sustainability certification in the architecture, engineering and construction market, and their expertise includes standards such as LEED, HBC (Healthy Building Certificate), HQE-AQUA, PBE EDIFICA, NBR 15575, ENVISION, and DGNB.
Claudia has held senior positions in the areas of Business Development, Environment & Sustainability, Oil & Gas and Environmental Protection, Communications, Marketing and Oil and Gas Ventures since 1982 with Promon Engenharia – www.promon.com.br – a longstanding leader of the design engineering industry, with a significant presence in many of the most important Brazilian projects and many other projects abroad. Investing continuously in the pursuit of excellence and the creation of value-added solutions for clients in oil & gas, electricity, mining, metallurgy, steel, chemicals, petrochemicals and civil works, the company has contributed since 1960 to the development of Brazil’s basic and manufacturing and processing infrastructure. Its brand is present in oil refineries, offshore platforms, thermal, hydroelectric and nuclear power plants, pipelines, electricity transmission systems, steel mills, chemical and petrochemical plants, traffic systems, and urban transit infrastructure.
Claudia holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro and graduated with high distinction as a Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Michigan Business School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. She is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian. Contact Email: email@example.com
Henrique Luckmann, Henrique Luckmann Consulting
Tom Marsh, President and COO of Boulder Equity Analytics LLC
USA, CANADA, MEXICO, LATIN AMERICA, EUROPE & ASIA
Mr. Alejandro Nieto is an Advisory Board Member and Resource Partner at HOWORTH International. Mr. Nieto has an extensive career in International General Management, Supply Chain, Information & Technology Services and Global Trade, and he is publicly recognized as business leader and trusted advisor worldwide. He is a Fellow and Advisory Board Member of International Affairs at the Tower Center of Political Studies at Southern Methodist University (SMU), and Advisory Board Member of the Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado.
Over the last couple of years Alejandro led the international growth of LLamasoft, Inc. as Senior Vice President of International Sales responsible for Europe, Asia and Latin America. Prior to LLamasoft Alejandro was Vice President of Retail for Latin America for JDA Software Group, the leading provider of innovative supply chain management, merchandising and pricing excellence solutions worldwide. For over a decade, Alejandro Nieto contributed to the growth of Infor Global Solutions holding diverse Senior Management positions in sales, marketing, consulting and channels, both globally and in Latin America. Before Infor, he was Managing Director Latin America for EXE/SSA Global Technologies. Between 1998 and 2001, Alejandro was Vice President of Global Services for Prologis Trust. Mr. Nieto also held Senior Management positions with leading Public Warehousing and Logistics Corporation in Mexico (ACCEL) from 1992-1998. From 1990-1992, he was involved in the privatization of a $2 Billion USD grain warehousing and trading company in Mexico (ANDSA).
Mr. Nieto received his Bachelor Degree in Public Administration from the National University in Mexico, where he received the “Gabino Barreda Medal”. He received his Masters Degree from the University of Sorbonne in Paris, France, where he was also Honored receiving “The France Prime Minister Medal” He also pursued Postgraduate Studies at the Royal Institute of Public Administration in the UK affiliated to the University of London, as well as the Instituto Nacional de Administracion Publica (INAP) in Mexico.
Mr. Nieto has been Professor of Economics, Finance and Logistics in the National University of Mexico and in the Monterrey Tec. He also has an extensive career as speaker in Conferences and Seminars in Latin America, the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia.
Mr. Nieto co-authored with Mr. Ken B. Ackerman the Spanish version of the book “Warehousing Profitably”. He was the Founder and Coordinator of the Dallas/Fort Worth–Mexico Logistics Group and Vice President of Programs of the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, where he also was a member of the Board. Mr. Nieto is also frequently invited as Commentator at different business, educational and media events. Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Luis Oliveira – Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt – OTIMA Estratégia e Gestão
ÓTIMA is a Management Consulting and Training company in the areas of Strategic Planning, Management Systems, Training and Lean Six Sigma. OTIMA’s focus is to drive rapid and significant results in cost reductions, profitability increases, productivity gains, quality improvement and sales growth. OTIMA works in partnership with their clients to improve business performance through implementation of a robust continuous improvement process to identify and eliminate waste across the enterprise value chain.OTIMA has Lean Six Sigma as its principal methodology to leverage operational excellence, optimize working capital, reduce process lead time, increase speed to market and create value to the customers.
Luis Oliveira is one of Brazil’s leaders in this field. He is a Graduate in Statistics by UNICAMP, Master’s Degree in Business Administration by FVG. Certified Quality Engineer – CQE/ASQ and ISO 9000 LEAD ASSESSOR – National Quality Award Examiner.
Luis has acted as an Enterprise Consultant over 25 years on implementation and training of Quality Systems Standard (ISO 9000, VDA 6.1, EAQF, TL 9000, QS 9000, ISO/TS 16949), Internal Audit and quality tools (SPC, QOS, FMEA, APQP, PPAP, MSA, 5S, Solving Problems and others).
He has worked for over 10 years at Ford Motor Co., responsible for the implementation of the Statistical Process Control in the manufacturing area and as coordinator in the deployment of Quality & Productivity Programs as Q1, Total Quality Excellence, ISO 9000, QS 9000 and ISOTS 16949.
In the last 18 years he has led Lean Six Sigma Program deployments in major companies in Brazil and the USA including Delphi, ThyssenKrupp, York, Praxair, Honeywell, Merck Sharp and Dohme, Siemens, Panasonic, Unilever, Vale, 3M, Mexichem, Essilor, Whirlpool, Transitions, Serasa Experian, Zurich Santander, Mercedes-Benz, Meritor, Essilor, International Paper, Villares, Johnson&Johnson, Embraer, Nestle, Parker Haniffin and Gerdau to name a few. Luis was certified as a Black Belt in 2001. Ótima has a partnership with AIT Business Solutions as a Provider for South America.
Richard Ouang, Managing Partner and a Private Consultant for MARIA PAULA CARUSO OUANG ARQUITETURA S/C LTDA.
Richard brings over 45 years of experience residential and commercial real estate and housing, specifically planning, public administration, development, architectural conceptualization and project management for public and private projects.
His experience includes managing the commercial activities of large engineering and construction companies with over 3.000 employees (Schahin Cury, Lix da Cunha, Conter, Marquise) with interests in both private (industries, hotels, shopping centers, residential and commercial buildings) and public sectors (housing, schools and hospital projects, electro-mechanical projects, concessions and privatization, programs for sanitation and transportation). He has experience in strategic planning, introducing and developing new opportunities, partnerships, joint ventures, financing sources and engagement of technical and professional work as well as international concession and privatization projects and “turnkey” jobs. He is also the Director for IDESTRA an Institute specialized in transport and urban mobility projects. (www.idestra.org.br)
His past assignments and employers have included SINDUSCON–SP-Syndicate of the civil construction industry of São Paulo, the Superintendent of the largest labor union in Latin America representing 30,000 plus construction companies working in private and public jobs, CONSTRUTORA MARQUISE SA, São Paulo Regional Director, VILLANOVA ENGENHARIA E CONSTRUÇÕES LTDA, Commercial Director, CONTER CONSTRUÇÕES E COMERCIO LTDA, Director for Concessions and Development of New Businesses, CONSTRUTORA LIX DA CUNHA S.A., Commercial Director, SCHAHIN CURY ENGENHARIA E COMERCIO LTDA, Board Assistant and Commercial Director, MAX OUANG PROJETOS E ARQUITETURA LTDA, Technical and Commercial Director, CIA DE CONSTR. ESCOLARES DO EST. DE SÃO PAULO-CONESP, Project Superintendent, CONSTRUTORA COMERCIAL PROJECTOR LTDA, Managing Partner, FUNDO ESTADUAL DE CONSTRUÇÕES ESCOLARES – FECE, Project Manager & RACZ CONSTRUTORA S/A, Senior Architect.
Richard’s education includes a B.A. in Architecture – Mackenzie School of Architecture – São Paulo; Master of Sciences in Architecture – Columbia University – School of Architecture – New York; and Marketing for Graduates – Superior School of Propaganda and Marketing – São Paulo. Richard is fluent in Portuguese, English as well as French and Spanish.
Contact: Telephone: +55 (011) 3758-3692; cell phone: +55 (011) 99955-0316; email: email@example.com; Linked In – https://br.linkedin.com/in/richard-ouang-58ab7826/en.
João Jr. A. Rodrigues, Founder and Executive Director, IMAECO
Fernando Diez Viotti – Director of P2Brasil, Director, Business Development of Highline do Brasil and Partner and co-founder of Viotti Equipamentos Medicos
Fernando is currently a Director of P2Brasil which was established by Pátria and Promon to manage private equity investments in infrastructure assets predominantly in Brazil. He is also the current Director, Business Development of Highline do Brasil, an independent provider of infrastructure solutions for the wireless telecommunications industry, building and operating customized projects and a portfolio of potential communication sites (towers, rooftops and distributed antenna systems).
He is also a Partner and co-founder of Viotti Equipamentos Medicos he managed new product line development which was incubated in a research center. Viotti Medical is a Brazilian medical device manufacturer with headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Viotti holds the rare medical device manufacturing certification issued by the Brazilian federal regulatory agency, ANVISA. In addition to Viotti manufacturing their own brand of medical device equipment, they contract their facilities and expertise to outside holders of medical device technology.Together with the Viotti in-house team, they have an extensive engineering and regulatory network that serves the medical device as well as a broad range of other industries.
Fernando was a partner with Greentech Capital, a Private Equity firm for clean technology and the founder and Country Manager Brazil of Avangard Innovative, a Recyclable material trader. He led the investment for a bio-control company in Brazil and Perenne an engineering Company in Brasil and for Sykué, Brazil’s first biomass thermoelectric plant run entirely on elephant grass. He is also the acting CEO of Panozon, the first ozone industry in Brazil.
He was a member of McKinsey & Co., Unibanco Fellow Program, the 3rd largest private bank in Brazil. While at McKinsey & Co. he created a new business model for Fininvest (Largest financing company in Brazil)
Fernando was the Manager at UTE Bahia I (Thermal Power plant included in the Brazilian government emergency energy program, invested in by Promon Engenharia and led projects in new business development, marketing and corporate structuring).
Fernando has a Brazil Bachelor in Civil Engineering from the Escola Politecnica da Universidade de Sao Paulo (POLI – USP), and a Brazil Specialization in Capital Markets from the Faculdade de Economia e Administracao (FEA – USP). He is fluent in Portuguese, English and German. Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jia Qing Zhu
Jia Qing Zhu is originally from Shanghai China. He has a Bachelor Degree in Finance from Texas Wesleyan University and International Trade, Richland College, Dallas Texas. Before he came to the United States, he worked at the Shanghai Baud data communication company as account manager in 2009. In addition, he also worked in a Shanghai construction company in Cairo Egypt as a Chinese to Arabic translator in 2010.
He has also worked for Pride Green as Business Development Manager in electric recycling since 2012 in Dallas Texas.
Jia is proficient in Chinese, English and Arabic language. At HOWORTH International, Jia Qing works with business relationships between HOWORTH International and China.
Contact Email: email@example.com – Cell: (682) 252-3545
Charity is originally from Rwanda, but went to school in Uganda and Rwanda. During her school years she took on several leadership roles including the President of Never Again for the youth in Rwanda.
In 2015, she organized a Rwanda genocide commemoration at her University where they were visited by the Rwandan Ambassador and City Council of Longview, TX. In 2014, Charity was active in an internship with the United Nations in Senegal, Dakar.
At HOWORTH International, Charity will focus her time on trade between several African countries and the USA as well as other countries.
Emilienne Fiogbe, graduated in International Business and Trade from Richland College (http://www.richlandcollege.edu), part of the Dallas, Texas county Community College District, and was an intern with HOWORTH International, LLC since early 2013.
Emilienne is originally from the Benin Republic, a Western country of Africa. She has a Bachelor Degree in English from the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin and has always been interested in international studies.
When Emilienne came to the United States after her graduation, she decided to major in International Business and Trade. Emilienne was active in student organizations at Richland College as the president of the International Studies Club (ISC) at Richland College and the co-founder & vice-president of the African Young Leaders Association (AYOLAS). At HOWORTH International, Emilienne has been actively researching natural personal care products produced in Africa with a market potential in the United States and Canada – see the Research White Paper below: “AFRICA – the New World Market”.
Emilienne is currently working on a nonprofit organization called iSupportHer. The goal of the organization is to empower women farmers in Benin.
HOWORTH International & the Independent Study & Mentorship Program (ISM)
of the Frisco Independent School District (ISD), Frisco, Texas, USA
HOWORTH International was pleased to participate in the 2014 and 2015 ISM program of the Frisco ISD.
Lawrence P. Howorth, President of HOWORTH International, was been selected as a mentor for Frisco High School student Alex Bouterse. Mr. Bouterse selected a project in “International Business”. Alex is currently attending Ohio State University, enrolled in the International Business Program.
Karene Goff-Owen, M.A., LPC, Independent Study and Mentorship , Teen Leadership I and II, Gifted and Talented Facilitator will be the faculty representative representing the Frisco High School in Frisco, Texas, USA. More information about the program can be found at the Frisco ISD web site – http://www.friscoisd.org/ly/departments/CurriculumInstruction/ism.htm