Carsten Wortmann has focused exclusively on trade between Asia and Europe since 2006.
Carsten is the CEO of Carsten Wortmann Global Partners. He has previously held a variety of management positions in Germany, Sweden and Russia, and has worked for firms such as Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young and Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH. In addition, Carsten also spent time managing a medium-sized company in China. He is a management expert who has studied in Germany, Great Britain and the USA, and also holds an MBA. He has published many articles about Global Sourcing, holds regular lectures about Global Supply Chain Management, and is also a member of the German-Hong Kong Association, as well as Frankfurt International Alliance (FIA).
Julia Herget supports our team as Project Coordinator
Julia Herget studied in Würzburg and Beijing and is an experienced bridge builder between western and far eastern cultures. She led a variety of projects in international and intercultural projects related to marketing and talent management - among others for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and a German high-tech company which was acquired by a Chinese investment fund. Numerous articles by Julia Herget about internationalization topics between Europe and the Far East have been published in relevant magazines and newspapers.
You Wu supports our China actitivities
After the completion of her studies in Finance in China and Germany, she was working at China Construction Bank. She fully understands Chinese customers and Chinese culture. In addition to the job, she is also a travel blogger with tens of thousands of followers.
Gaurav Gattani is our expert in logistics in our Indian business
He brings along hands-on experience in Sales & Marketing, CRM and Business Analytics through working with a global leader in Shipping and Logistics. Gaurav Gattani holds huge basket of scholastics with Bachelor’s in computer sciences, Diploma in Logistics, MBA and pursuing MSc in Logistics from ISM Frankfurt Germany. He holds a rich cross functional experience in overall management of the entire spectrum of Sales & Marketing, analytics involved in Sales and CRM related functions.
He has the hunger for knowledge and determination to turn information into action which has led him to manage and convert global clients like DB Schenker, DHL and Kuehne + Nagel as one of the endeavours while working with Maersk group. The combination between global client portfolio and practical experience, makes him compatible with dealing with people and a highly competent consultant for Indo-German projects.
Rucha Ambekar supports the team as Associated Partner
Indian-born Rucha Ambekar (Associated Partner) holds a Bachelor Degree in Geman Studies from the University of Pune, and a Master’s Degree in German as a Second Language from the University of Kassel. The certified trainer for intercultural competences (IKUD, dgikt) has many years of experience in consulting projects for both small and medium sized companies. The combination of her international background, education, and practical experience, makes her a competent and highly sought after consultant for Indian-European projects.
Head of India Office
Abhijeet Kulkarni leads the company activities in India
Abhijeet is a dedicated expert in internationalization projects, and is head of the Carsten Wortmann Global Partners office in India. He is a qualified Electrical Engineer, and holds a Master’s in Business Administration (Marketing). In addition, Abhijeet holds a Masters in Global Marketing from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in the USA, from which Carsten is also a graduate. He has lots of practical experience of working within both the consumer and industrial goods sectors, and one of his projects was facilitating the expansion of a well-known multinational British firm in India. In his spare time, Abhijeet loves to read about muscle cars and enjoys spending time with his family.
Head of China Office
Yukiko Yu has over 10 years of experience within the field of international business
And has built up strong connections along the way. Yukiko Yu has supported the sourcing activities of the Carsten Wortmann Global team since 2015. Her previous experience includes working within the global trading sector of multiple home decoration companies. From 2003 - 2008, Yukiko worked for a Japanese homeware firm, in which she specialized in new product development for OEMs. Her role also included the entire sourcing process, such as ordering samples, factory inspections, product shipment, customs information etc. She also acted as a link between the Chinese and Japanese offices, building upon her strong communication skills. Her experience of working with international clients has expanded her understanding of other cultures, and she is a valuable asset to the Carsten Wortmann Global team.
Senior Manager China Office
Bill Zhang supports the team as China Representative
Bill Zhang joined the Carsten Wortmann Team as China Representative in November 2016. He brings a wealth of experience in sourcing and international trade to the team, and has dealt with customers in China, Europe, the USA, and the UAE. His previous position as Export Manager required him to oversee the export department and the entire shipping process, making him a valuable addition to the Carsten Wortmann Global team. He also acted as a link between the Chinese and International offices, building upon his strong communication skills along the way.
Head of Marketing und Business Development
Sabine Engel has many years of experience in Marketing and Business Development
After the completion of her studies in International Management in Germany, England and the US, Sabine’s career began as an Associate at a well-known headhunting company. After changing her career focus, she became head of marketing activities for a well-established private bank in Frankfurt. Sabine then moved to Zurich to join an international financial institution, and then moved on to a private equity organization where she took over the International Business Development department. Sabine has been part of the Carsten Wortmann Global Partners team since July 2016 and brings value to the company through her international mindset and many years of experience in marketing and business development. Sabine is a busy mother of two young children, and enjoys relaxing with her family in her spare time.
Maximilian Peschel supports our team as Consultant
Maximilian Peschel joined the Carsten Wortmann Global Partners team in November 2016. He brings with him a strong technical and intercultural background through his courses in Chinese Studies at Frankfurt Johann Goethe University, and International Management at FOM in Frankfurt am Main. Furthermore, his studies at Beijing University and first working experience in the China-Business allows Maximilian to support us with our Project Management both in and outside China. During his free time music plays an important role, as does meeting friends.
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