Education: Massey University MBA Strategic Management 2003-2005 Auckland University of Technology BA Japanese 1996-1998 Unitec Institute of Technology BBS Management 2000-2002 NZIM (NZ Institute of Management) Adv Dip Mgt, Management 2000-2002 apnss a
Languages: English, Japanese
Executive Committee Member Australia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Japan (ANZCCJ) 2013-2016 Member Japan New Zealand Business Council (JNZBC) 2016 - Chair Auckland University of Technology, International Languages Advisory Board 2017 - Volunteeer SOK (Support Our Kids) support activities to assist kids who lost family, friends and possessions in the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami. Interest Capability building and getting entities "match fit"
LinkedIN Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-reeves-0704591/
Current Company: New Zealand Trade & Enterprise
Current Position: International Coalitions & Industry Sector Navigator (Former Trade Commissioner)
Experience Description: International Business Development (focus on East Asia) Market Identification Market Entry Capability Building Channel Partner Selection Distributor Management Developing High Performing Teams Leadership of both domestic and off-shore sales teams Experience includes: • International Coalitions & Industry Sector Navigator - New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (Jan 2017 - Present) (New Zealand) • Trade Commissioner - New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (May 2013 - Nov 2016) (Japan) • Trade Development Manager - New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (Nov 2011 - May 2013) (Japan) • Key Account Manager - Global Sales - Fonterra Co-operative Group (2007 - Nov 2011) (New Zealand) • Business Unit Manager - Asia - Fonterra (May 2004 - Jul 2007) • Deputy Airport Manager - Japan Airlines (1994 - 2004) (New Zealand)
Meet in Person
An innovator – leveraging IP and sales assets to act as the catalyst for international business generation. A track-record of developing long-term sustainable partnerships delivering both superior returns and enhanced employee engagement. Facilitated 30 international distribution agreements and delivered $151 in new business across FY13-16 supported by an employee engagement score of 87% (IBM Kenexa) and customer satisfaction score of 83% (IBM Kenexa).
10 years country and general management experience – domestic and foreign jurisdictions, leading diverse teams (18+ FTE) in both verticals. History of developing high performing multi-cultural teams across both the public and private sector in multiple jurisdictions. A change agent with a pedigree of implementing transformational projects across New Zealand, Japan and multiple East Asia jurisdictions. Results focused with an emphasis on discover, plan and perform.
Strong working knowledge of; Food & Beverage, Agribusiness, Life Sciences, Renewables & Government across both B2B and B2C verticals.
I am passionate about capability building and enabling individuals to deliver peak performance. I love working with people who are open and have the cacapity to learn.
Outside of work and professional activities, I enjoy travel and meeting new people, tramping in the bush with my better half and spending time with my granddaughter.