Who We Are

Our edge and the way we distinguish ourselves in by being local and having a great deal of commercial, legal and business knowledge coming from top Export Governmental Organizations or export oriented companies in Europe, North America, Asia and beyond. Work Local., Trade Global!

Some of our key players:

Kari has been working in business development since 2001, with a versatile sectoral experience in Far and Middle Eastern and Northern European markets. Currently Kari is in charge of our research activities in Nordic countries and shares his time between the dynamic business hubs of Helsinki and Amsterdam.


Klas has a wide and key experience within B2B and he has worked as Sales and Marketing Manager, Senior Business Developer and Project Management increasing business and customer value. He is very familiar in both private and public sectors in Sweden where he also trains and supports Swedish companies in “Sales within the public sector – how to succeed in the public market”

Jenni has great experiences in Export Growth at FINPRO, the Finnish Government Export Agency for 15 years, and she worked either in Bogota with the local Chamber of Commerce, following Export Key Projects. Jenni has also a special expertise in Health care and Food & Beverage sectors, developing a long track record of successful projects.


Jean Luc is an experienced Marketing, Communications and Strategy Executive. He has been in charge of the overall positioning of a series of companies e.g. ADB SAFEGATE, Nokia, Siemens and Texaco supporting the brand and their expansion. Jean Luc is based in Belgium and supports Columdae customers there as well as developing Columdae’s marketing approach.


Hye Jin has acquired a wide experience in Export during 7 years at KOTRA, the Korean Government Export and Investment Agency, as previously worked in key corporate in Korea like LG Electronics. She has also a special expertise in Health care, Food & Beverage and automotive sectors, developing a long track record of successful projects


Alessio studied in the Netherlands and has worked for the Dutch government for several years as a local foreign affairs officer. He has experience in internationalization, business development for SMEs and market research. He is fluent in Italian, Dutch and English. In our Team, he is responsible for supporting Dutch companies, looking for Export Growth in COLUMDAE markets and for the coordination of all activities in the Netherlands

Su-Hyun has worked with a wide range of Korean and European governmental and industry organizations with a key focus on high technology projects including Industry 4.0, AI, Biotechnology and renewable energy. She was an export specialist to the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), senior advisor to the Seoul Energy Corporation and general secretary of the German-Korean Society. She consults diverse corporations and public sector bodies in the areas

Giuseppina has been working as a Management Consultant since 2005 after a four years’ experience as Distribution Channels Manager in an Italian Printing House. Her competencies widen from business management to communication, from advertising to digital marketing, from strategy to international sales. She now works as Export Manager of different micro and small enterprises as well as Export and Digital Export Specialist to support international projects.

Miquel has years of experience leading international business development projects in the UK, Spain, the Netherlands and Russia, from large corporations to startups and with a strong focus on technology-driven industries. Miquel is a graduate of the London School of Economics and ICEX (Spain’s International Trade Agency)


Laurent whom resides in Atlanta , Georgia (USA), has been involved in the International Trade arena for over 35+ years. He has helped many Multinationals grow their exports (Hella, International Paper, Habasit AG , Kaiser Aluminum, Hercules International to name a few) in various regions of the world. He has also worked for the Port of Charleston, South Carolina as a Cargo Sales Manager. He is multilingual and passionate about global business

Esther has been in international business for several years now, first as Export Manager and later as a consultant, either for private SME’s around the world, or in government agencies such as the Trade Council of Denmark. She is certified collaborator of ICEX the Spain’s Export & Investment Agency and has had collaborations with the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce. Mainly involved in healthcare and biotech sectors, cosmetics,  marine industry and FMCG.

Terhi is located in Munich, Germany, and has broad experience of customer projects within several industries (e.g. ICT, machine construction, metal industry, energy, cleantech, medical devices). She has a master’s degree in International Marketing from the University of Vaasa in Finland. Before starting in the Export Consultancy Business for 10 years ago she gathered experience in sales and business development in several German companies both large and small

Claudio graduated in Political Science in Milan in 2002. In the same year, he worked in several key international and governmental agencies like UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Agency), and KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency) and multinational corporation, mainly to develop business and export in international markets

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