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ANA CRISTINA KLEIN Rua Joaquim Nabuco,1562 • Centro • Novo Hamburgo • RS • CEP 93310-002 • Brazil • Tel.55 51 91138789 Profile Dynamic leader who combines an entrepreneurial spirit with incisive business acumen. Hands-on foundation in Buying, Product Development and Sourcing for global businesses. Expertise in articulating a new project, while enlisting participants to become stakeholders in its success. Resourceful and pragmatic risktaker in building start-up operations. Seasoned traveller, who fulfills a passion for new cultures by working with people from different countries. Experience : New Frontier Assessoria em Comércio Exterior Novo Hamburgo, RS, Brazil 2002 – 2009 Owner and President Sourcing Office for fashion clients in the US and Europe. Product Development Services. Buying Office International Marketing Consultant for Assintecal (www.assintecal.org.br). Instituição Evangélica de Novo Hamburgo Novo Hamburgo, RS, Brazil 2002 – 2003 Teacher Night classes to Foreign Trade Technical Course and Business Management Technical Course in several subjects – Foreign Trade, International Trade, International Marketing and Business Planning. Capital Corporation International Freight Forwarder Novo Hamburgo, RS, Brazil 1993 - 2002 Sales Director – 1998 to 2002 Key Account Manager – 1993 to 1998. Led Sales team in Brazil. Successfully managed key accounts such as JC Penney, Payless Shoe Source, Kenneth Cole, and others. Opened offices in Blumenau, Caxias do Sul and Porto Alegre, hired staff and started operations and Sales. Launched the first website for the Brazilian operation. (www.capital-corp.com.br). Education and Affiliation: • • • Unisinos (Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil), university degree in Business Administration, major on Foreign Trade. UFRGS (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil), MBA in Business Management. Fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish. International Experience • • • • • English course in London – “The Cambridge School of English”. Countless trips to Europe on vacations. Attendance to international shoe shows in New York (FFANY), Dusseldorf (GDS), Milan (MICAM) and Madrid (Modacalzado) – 1993 to 2009. Other trips for business purposes over the years: Australia/New Zealand Dubai South America (Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Colômbia) leSeveral American cities: Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago. Attendance at the FTDC (Footwear Traffic and Distribution Convention), for 5 years in a row (1999 to 2000) in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Several trips to China (Hong Kong (Ásia Pacific Leather Fair) , Guangzhou, Dongguan, Beijing and Shanghai (All China Leather) . Other Experiences Always an avid reader, published a first novel in 2006, a murder mystery book called “Moinhos de Sangue”, followed by a number of short stories.