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Managing Director Tech Center Portugal @Rocket Internet

Sep 2011 - current

Rocket Internet is a leading Internet powerhouse that creates Ecommerce worldwide leaders.

Looking for an opportunity to play a key role in shaping the future direction and growth of the fastest growing companies in the world? Do you want to be part of the next eBay, Groupon or Zalando?

In the past 12 years our group has built over 100 companies in 43 countries and had over 40 exits. Our past successes include amongst others Citydeal which we merged with Groupon, Alando which we sold to eBay Europe and global ecommerce leaders like Zalando. Our founders were also early investors in Facebook, Linkedin and Zynga. We are the the most successful internet group outside the US and we focus on Europe, Latin America and Asia.


Feb 2011 - Sep 2011

In my function as the organisation CIO I set CUTEC's technology strategy and directed the planning and introduction/implementation of IT systems in support of initiatives such as TVC 2011.

The Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club (CUTEC) hosts a number of events to enhance the entrepreneurial spirit amongst academics and students. Our focal event, Technology Ventures Conference (TVC) is one of the world's largest student-led entrepreneurial conference.
The TVC attracts high profile venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and angel investors from around the world and affords unmatched access to this community for student attendees. In parallel, CUTEC also organises workshops and ideas@CUTEC open innovation events throughout the year, either independently or in collaboration with the local and global professional networks. It aims to provide the platform to encourage entrepreneurship across multi-disciplines around the University of Cambridge.

Interactive and Digital Media Consultant @Contact Singapore

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Project Title: "Adapting Singapore’s Interactive and Digital Media ecosystem to mobile and tablet platforms"

For the developing tablet and mobile IDM industry of Singapore, conducted research, assessed trends, provided strategy and recommendations on how to create an ecosystem that can best meet new IDM industry needs and help attract talent and investment to further grow the local IDM industry base.

Sales and Marketing Consultant @Google

Feb 2011 - Apr 2011

• Analysed AdWords reseller sales across EMEA countries, developed deep understanding of Google’s core business and its search offerings/tools, identified market opportunities and improvement areas
• Established scalable business framework, recommended growth strategy and presented action plan

Strategy Consultant @Argon Design

Oct 2010 - Dec 2010

• Understood customer needs, gathered product requirements, enhanced and created new products, recommended business development strategy for the hi-tech design services and consulting firm
• Conducted extensive market research, identified strategic partnerships across EMEA, outlined value proposition, defined relationship management, and presented to C-level executives

Senior Engineer Product Development Web @3M

Apr 2008 - Aug 2010

• Created and launched high performance Web-based network management system for blue chip company with a 15 member team of engineers, business development, sales and marketing managers
• Implemented multi-purpose Web-based infrastructure monitoring system for blue chip company
• Supervised the development cycle and managed communication within 3M and with clients
• Introduced state-of-the-art software development tools and practices to speed up implementation of Web projects

Lead Web Developer @CSL

Jan 2003 - Mar 2008

Leading Domain and Internet Service Provider in Germany

• Initiated software architecture and user-experience changes; created paid and free services for the flagship project of CSL, - a popular E-Commerce platform for managing and selling domains
• Developed, launched and supervised CSL’s portfolio of websites
• Defined product vision, strategy, best technical implementation methods and execution schedule
• Implemented and scaled online payments including Verified by VISA/MasterCard SecureCode gateway
• Maintained Web presence of industry and telco multinationals in Germany and internationally

IT Consultant @BearingPoint

May 2001 - Dec 2002

Project: Barents Group Bulgarian Health Project, Part-Time and Full-Time
• Designed and directed the development of Web application software and new IT solutions for the Bulgarian National Health Insurance Fund and Voluntary Health Insurance Funds

IT Specialist @National Health Insurance Fund

Sep 1999 - May 2001

Division: IT Services Division, Part-Time
• Administered the company’s network on the territory of the country from the central site.



Program on Negotiation (PON) - Negotiation and Leadership, Negotiating International Business Deals @Harvard University

2013 -


Computer Engineering @Technical University Sofia

1998 - 2002


Computer Science and Communications Engineering @Universität Duisburg-Essen, Standort Duisburg

2003 - 2005


Business, Management, Entrepreneurship @University of Cambridge

2010 - 2011


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