I grew up in a third generation family bakery in South Africa, which taught me to appreciate local, artisanal trade as well as entrepreneurial flair. It also established a healthy work ethic at an early age and the need for optimizing processes to deliver excellent quality and service. During and after gaining an MBA at the University of Pretoria, I gained invaluable experience at managerial level with family businesses, franchise systems and corporates, and notably for many years as an associate director with a major international audit firm. This international experience was mostly centred on Consumer, Telco and Professional Services Markets, together with significant subject matter expertise in Compliance, Risk Management, Internal Audit and Global Business Services. Through this work, I travelled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and am now settled in the region of beautiful forests and mountains in Slovakia. This central location is a short distance from Bratislava, Budapest and Vienna, enabling me to continue to offer specialist services internationally.

I feel privileged that my career journey has resulted in extensive experience of international business operations. I am adept at developing and implementing strategic visions and leading teams to improve efficiencies and drive revenues.

J. Sean Andrews – BCom MBA
Senior Project Management Consultant
J Sean Andrews
I have a proven ability in utilizing operational and leadership strengths to solve specific and measurable needs for organizations through the training, development, and engagement of associates. My key area of interest is in optimizing internal processes and organisational design to enable clients to offer excellent levels of service to their customers.  This work involves review of structure, process, and functional workflow management, and includes design and roll-out of franchises. I am fluent in English and Afrikaans, and have intermediate language skills in German and Slovak.

I like people and love life!  My admiration of hard work has made me want to create a hub where good people, good products and good trade can meet.  In Slovakia I do this through local consultancy work and also a community project that I established called Forest Walk Market.  With Recree8 I bring specialist expertise complementing the rest of the team skill-sets, and can offer some capacity to work in regions with cost effective connections to Bratislava or the immediate neighbouring capitals of the CEE region in the EU.

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