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High level expertise for Beachheads clients

High level expertise available to Beachheads clients

Four more high level independent business advisors have been appointed to Beachheads advisory boards around the world, increasing the calibre of advice available to New Zealand companies in New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s Beachheads programme.

A new advisor has been appointed to the Americas advisory board and three further advisors to the South East Asia Board.

Susie Hoeller specialises in advising international and domestic firms on the legal aspects of successfully importing, designing, labelling, marketing, and selling their products and services in the United States. She has held a range of senior positions; she was a partner in a prominent law firm and also provides consulting services on how to implement international supply chain quality, safety and traceability processes.

Charnchai Charuvastr was one of the pioneers of electronic commerce in Thailand and is President and CEO of the Thai Institute of Directors Association. He spent 23 years with IBM culminating in the position of Managing Director of IBM Thailand. He also serves on many government committees.

Warrick Cleine is joint Managing Partner of KPMG in Vietnam and Cambodia. He has been based in Vietnam for nine years during which time he has advised many of Vietnam's leading companies on taxation, corporate governance, strategy and financial issues.

Dato’ Dr Michael Yeoh is the Founder, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute, Malaysia’s leading private sector think tank. He is also a Trustee and CEO of the World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation and Secretary-General of the ASEAN Business Forum, the Malaysia-China Business Council and the Corporate Malaysia Roundtable. Michael has extensive boardroom and consulting experience over the past 30 years, specialising in corporate strategic planning, Asian leadership strategies and the political economy and has consulted for the World Bank, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, the Nomura Research Institute and the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Full biographical details are available at


For more information contact Jennifer Andrewes, Communications Director, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, (04) 816 8318, 027 228 0261,

About New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the government’s national economic development agency. We work to stimulate economic growth by helping boost export earnings, strengthen regional economies and deliver economic development assistance to industries and individual businesses. As a global organisation, NZTE uses its knowledge and contacts in key overseas markets to provide crucial international connections for New Zealand businesses looking to expand internationally and also to attract direct investment into New Zealand. 0800 555 888

About NZTE’s Beachheads Programme
NZTE’s Beachheads programme gives high-growth-potential companies faster access to better international networks.
The programme is designed around a unique partnership between NZTE and successful executives who are willing to share their experience, skills and business networks to help New Zealand businesses accelerate their market entry and growth in key export markets.

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