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Seiichi Yamanaka

Senior level business development expertise, with over 25 years of Japan and Scandinavia experiences. Worked 17 years as the commercial division of Danish Embassy in Japan and 2 years as the contracted adviser for the commercial division of Finish Embassy (Finpro). Certified trade adviser as the member of Association of International Business Advisers (AIBA)

Professional expertise
Over 40 years of professional experience ranging from a Japanese pharmaceutical company listed with first section of the Tokyo Stock, a computer software company, and Nordic Embassies (Denmark and Finland). Established his own company called J.S.Trading (Japan-Scandinavia Trading) in 2011 and have been working mainly for the companies in Europe who want to enter the Japanese market in various ways.

Apart from business development,  she worked three years as country partner of Tekes, Finnish Agency for Innovation Funding,  developing R&D collaborations between Finnish and Indian companies and academia.

She also designs and runs cross-cultural team work and communication workshops, with special focus on companies working with Indian IT experts.

International experience:  Japan, Netherland (2 years, as the representative of a Japanese Pharmaceutical company)

Major client assignments

Food:  alcohol beverages, soft drinks, berries, chocolate, jams

Medical related items:  Pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, health food supplements, medical devices,

Biotechnology, pharmaceutical raw materials

Fashion:  Clothes, fashion accessories

Design items:  Furniture, interior items, interior accessories, kitchen items, agent activities for designers from

Scandinavian countries

Software:  Arrangement of software (business and game) license

Construction:  log houses, glue-laminated timber, flooring, doors, windows

Tourism:  Arrangement of various study tour from Scandinavia to Japan and from Japan to Europe
Cleantech: wind power generation

Legal issues:  Establishment of companies/subsidiaries in Japan

Educational background

Bachelor of literature (Sociology as major),  Sofia University in Japan 1981

AIBA certified Trade Adviser  (former JETRO adviser)

Various project management, leadership and international business courses

Language skills
Japanese (native) and English(excellent), Certified guide (English) in Japan