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Gonzalo
Aramayo
Languages: 
English
Spanish
Portuguese
March, 1965
Bio: 
Gonzalo Aramayo-Careaga has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with emphasis in International Management from THUNDERBIRD (School of Global Management), a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Economics from Arizona State University, and Post Graduate Degree Diplomas in Marketing, International Trade, Electronic Government, Open Government and Design Thinking. Gonzalo Aramayo-Careaga has developed his professional career working in the area of strategic planning, product and services development, programme and project management, Knowledge Management and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Nineteen years of professional experience including managerial and supervisory work with major responsibilities like the implementation of different Development Programmes and projects; the development of business plans, marketing strategies, ICT and Knowledge Management projects, telecommunications products and services; and national and regional ICTD strategies. Has experience in providing policy analysis and advisory services, hands-on experience in design, managing, and evaluating projects and programmes. Ability to get consensus and collaboration across organization’s units; ability to explain complex concepts in layman's language; ability to generate enthusiasm; ability to communicate with all levels of management and staff treating all individuals with fairness and respect and demonstrating sensitivity for cultural and gender differences. Accustomed to a fast-paced environment where deadlines are priority and handling multiple jobs simultaneously is the norm. Gonzalo enjoys the challenge and work hard to accomplish goals. In addition to the work listed on Gonzalo’s resume, he has more than nine years’ experience in teaching different courses (Knowledge Management, Marketing, Product Development, and Project Management). Fluent in English and Spanish; and can communicate in Portuguese and French. Planning & Organizing – Ability to work independently and plan his own work, manage conflicting priorities and works well under pressure when meeting tight and conflicting deadlines. He has the ability to: develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed upon strategies; identify, and prioritize activities and assignments; adjust priorities as required; foresee risks and allow for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently. Communication – Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills including the ability to convey complex concepts and recommendations to staff at all levels, both orally and in writing, in a clear concise style that can be readily understood by all. Client Orientation – Facility to consider all “clients” to whom services are to be provided, and understands how to view issues form the clients’ point of view; designing solutions and basis recommendations on the principles of usability; establishing and maintaining productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; monitoring ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and attempt to anticipate problems. Teamwork – Strong cross cultural and human relations, sensitivity to gender and cultural differences. He possesses excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Technology Awareness – Strong technical expertise and fluency with ICT/telecommunications services. In-depth understanding of how relevant technology works and could help businesses to understand in layman’s terms these issues. Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, such as: MS packages, spread sheets, databases, Web authoring posting software and content management platforms.
Volunteering Experience: 
MBA’s WITHOUT BORDERS: Grassroots Business Initiative (IFC) Business Development Consultant (Volunteer work) Streetwires – Mielie - Kunye (Cape Town – South Africa) July 2008 – January 2009 Conduct business analysis for South African Art Craft companies. Advice on necessary improvements needed on business processes to achieve better results and increase productivity/profitability of the companies. Prepare a strategic marketing plan, conduct a SKU product rationalization, revise the costing and pricing of the different products and lines of products. Develop a long-term Cash Flow Projection system and a Business Plan.
Education: 
MBA International Management
Occupation: 
International Consultant
Gonzalo Aramayo
VERONA
United States
Languages:
English, Spanish, Portuguese
March, 1965
Description
Gonzalo Aramayo-Careaga has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with emphasis in International Management from THUNDERBIRD (School of Global Management), a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Economics from Arizona State University, and Post Graduate Degree Diplomas in Marketing, International Trade, Electronic Government, Open Government and Design Thinking.
Gonzalo Aramayo-Careaga has developed his professional career working in the area of strategic planning, product and services development, programme and project management, Knowledge Management and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Nineteen years of professional experience including managerial and supervisory work with major responsibilities like the implementation of different Development Programmes and projects; the development of business plans, marketing strategies, ICT and Knowledge Management projects, telecommunications products and services; and national and regional ICTD strategies.
Has experience in providing policy analysis and advisory services, hands-on experience in design, managing, and evaluating projects and programmes. Ability to get consensus and collaboration across organization’s units; ability to explain complex concepts in layman's language; ability to generate enthusiasm; ability to communicate with all levels of management and staff treating all individuals with fairness and respect and demonstrating sensitivity for cultural and gender differences.
Accustomed to a fast-paced environment where deadlines are priority and handling multiple jobs simultaneously is the norm. Gonzalo enjoys the challenge and work hard to accomplish goals. In addition to the work listed on Gonzalo’s resume, he has more than nine years’ experience in teaching different courses (Knowledge Management, Marketing, Product Development, and Project Management). Fluent in English and Spanish; and can communicate in Portuguese and French.
Planning & Organizing – Ability to work independently and plan his own work, manage conflicting priorities and works well under pressure when meeting tight and conflicting deadlines. He has the ability to: develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed upon strategies; identify, and prioritize activities and assignments; adjust priorities as required; foresee risks and allow for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Communication – Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills including the ability to convey complex concepts and recommendations to staff at all levels, both orally and in writing, in a clear concise style that can be readily understood by all.
Client Orientation – Facility to consider all “clients” to whom services are to be provided, and understands how to view issues form the clients’ point of view; designing solutions and basis recommendations on the principles of usability; establishing and maintaining productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; monitoring ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and attempt to anticipate problems.
Teamwork – Strong cross cultural and human relations, sensitivity to gender and cultural differences. He possesses excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Technology Awareness – Strong technical expertise and fluency with ICT/telecommunications services. In-depth understanding of how relevant technology works and could help businesses to understand in layman’s terms these issues. Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, such as: MS packages, spread sheets, databases, Web authoring posting software and content management platforms.
Volunteering Experience
MBA’s WITHOUT BORDERS: Grassroots Business Initiative (IFC)
Business Development Consultant (Volunteer work)
Streetwires – Mielie - Kunye (Cape Town – South Africa) July 2008 – January 2009
Conduct business analysis for South African Art Craft companies. Advice on necessary improvements needed on business processes to achieve better results and increase productivity/profitability of the companies. Prepare a strategic marketing plan, conduct a SKU product rationalization, revise the costing and pricing of the different products and lines of products. Develop a long-term Cash Flow Projection system and a Business Plan.
Education
MBA International Management
Occupation
International Consultant
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