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					                                            LOUIS F. DESSAU, mba
                                                 1221 Pine Street
                                       Columbia, South Carolina 29204 USA
                                             Phone+1(803) 777 3608


2007           COLUMBIA COLLEGE, Columbia, South Carolina USA
               Adjunct Professor ( International Business 401 – Department of Business & Economics)
               o Taught a fall evening class of 28 seniors practical aspects of international business
               o Arranged for guest speakers from industry involved in international commerce
               o Organized course in such a manner to stimulate an interest in graduate studies with cases
               o Incorporated state of the art tools ie PowerPoint presentation, internet usage, videos

1995-Present   UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, Columbia, South Carolina USA
               Associate Director (International Master Business Administration - Moore School of Business)
               Chair Staff Advisory Council Moore School of Business 2007 -2008
               ° Participated with two week overseas international IMBA field trip to Portugal & Spain 2007
               ° Grown revenues identifying cost effective projects abroad motivating corporate involvement
               ° Procured over 500 paid internships (US, European, Russian, Latin American firms)
               ° Participated with other major business schools on research trip to Havana, Cuba 2006
               ° Increased student recruitment implementing student/company problem solving approach
               ° Carried out alumni events in France, Spain, Peru, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina.
               ° Coordinate overseas studies with institutions in Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Russia and France.

1993-1995      FIABILA, S.A. Paris, France
               International Sales Manager (Specialty chemicals producer for the cosmetic industry)
               ° Generated revenues in emerging markets including Turkey, Romania, Czech Republic
               ° Developed business partnerships with new clients in France, Spain, Argentina
               ° Initiated USD 2 million joint venture, identified financing in Mexico and France
               ° Implemented hardware upgrade for computer, telecommunications and copier

1991-1993      TECHNOMED INTERNATIONAL, S.A. Paris, France
               Area Manager (High Tech Medical Equipment manufacture ie laser, lithotripter, Prostatron)
               ° Achieved sales objectives of USD 3 million despite recession with aggressive fieldwork
               ° Negotiated sales contracts in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Spain, and Venezuela
               ° Analyzed market and effectively reorganized distributor network in Latin America
               ° Coordinated trade fair participation in Andorra, Spain, and Brazil

1984 -1989     KOSAN CRISPLANT a/s, Aarhus, Denmark
               Export Manager (Liquid Petroleum Gas bottling plant manufacturing firm)
               ° Developed in excess of USD 10 million of business by obtaining project financing
               ° Negotiated projects with World Bank and Danida financing in Ghana and Bolivia
               ° Obtained major projects in Spain, Portugal, Chile, Ecuador, Nigeria, and Algeria
               ° Managed corporate presence at trade fairs in Sao Paulo, San Francisco, Monte Carlo

1980 - 1984     PROCESS ENERGY SERVICES INC., Houston, Texas USA
               Treasurer & Consultant (Consulting for the Latin American oil industry)
               ° Generated USD300K with oil & gas related projects in Venezuela, Mexico, and Bolivia
               ° Implemented microcomputer applications for finance, accounting and inventory

1990           Master Business Administration, ESCP-EAP European School of Management, Paris, France
1980           Bachelor Business Administration, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida USA
LANGUAGES   Danish-fluent, English-fluent, French-fluent, Spanish-fluent, Portuguese-operational

COMPUTER    Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, e-mail, ACT, Photodraw, Picasa, HTML

INTERESTS    Certified Scuba Diver – PADI Advance open water / YMCA 1974
            FAA Private Pilot License
            Rotary Club of Five Points, Columbia, SC – Board of Directors
                     Completed Rotary Leadership Institute training 2006
            The Nordic Club, Columbia, SC - President (Established 2003)
            Alliance Francaise de Columbia, SC – Vice President
            Richland County Transportation Commission – Volunteer 2007-2008
            Columbia Museum of Art Design League - Member
            Photography & u/w photographyHabitat for Humanity, Travel, Golf, Ebay