Xosé Figueiras

Category: Manager of Cluster Libro

-Solvay Business School (Brussels), 09/2003 – 07/2004.
- Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with “Honours”.
-Catholic University of Louvain, -Institut d’Etudes Européennes, 09/2002 – 09/2003.
- Master in European Studies, (European Market and European Institutions).
-University of Santiago de Compostela, 09/1994 – 07/1999.
- Political Science and Administration.


 Work & Activities

08/2010 – up to date (4 months)
Manager (Full-time worker, senior executive (CEO, CFO, President))
CLUSTER LIBRO, http://www.blogoteca.com/clustrlibro
Sector: Writing and publishing of texts
Non-profit organization, 1-10 employees
-Operative plan development, new projects and working groups according to the guidelines established by the strategic committee.
-Implication of the associations that are members of the cluster in the development of joint innovation and internationalization projects.
-Meeting arrangement of the strategic committee and the managing committee.
-Quality of the projects promoted by the cluster.
-Representation of the interests of the sector before Administration.
01/2008 – up to date (2 years, 11 months)
International Relations & European Affairs Manager (Board of directors, executive (VP, SVP, etc))
METODO CONSULTORES LTD (Spain), http://www.metodoconsultores.com
Sector: Consulting
Private society, 201-500 employees
-Responsible for internationalization and expansion.
-Coordination of International projects, proposal and arrangement of programmes of international and cross-border cooperation.
-Lobbying in international institutions and European affairs.
-Fundraising and creation of new international partenariates.
-Opening of new businesses and premises and staff searching.
05/2007 – 01/2008 (9 months)
IT Business Developer Consulting (Board of directors)
Tangent International Ltd (United Kingdom), http://www.tanint.com
Sector: Telecommunications
Private society, 201-500 employees
May 2007 – up to date: Tangent International Ltd. IT Business Developer Consulting (Essex, UK).
-Responsible for Business Development in IT Consulting in Latin-America, Spain, Portugal, France and North-Africa.
-Dealings, negotiations and account management with big customers in Europe.
01/2006 05/2007 (1 year, 5 months)
International Cooperation Coordinator executive (Full-time worker)
FGCS International / IGADI (Spain), http://www.igadi.org/fondo
Sector: Research, 1-10 employees
-Direction & Coordination of the international service.
-Sales promotion, prospecting new markets, event organization, public relations and personal sales.
-Development of new business through prospecting and cold calling.
-Web maintenance, mailing, related articles.
09/2004 – 12/2005 (1 year, 4 months)
International Coordinator executive (Full-time worker)
IGADI (Galician Institute for Analysis and International Studies) Spain, http://www.igadi.org
Sector: Business consulting
Private society, 1-10 employees
-Communication & Sales department.
-Communications Management & investment research.
-Promotional activities in South America (Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Salvador de Bahía, etc).
06/2001 – 07/2002 (1 year, 2 months)
Customer Care and Event Organization manager (Full-time worker)
Wren’s Group (United Kingdom), http://www.sirchristopherwren.co.uk/default.aspx
Sector: Event organization
Private society, 201-500 employees
-Preparing meetings for important clients, Glaxo-Smithkline, BP, etc.
-Customer care related activities; telephone calls, reservations, complaints, etc.
08/2000 – 02/2001 (7 months)
Assistant to the International Relations Department, European Voluntary Service (Training period)
Concordia, http://www.concordia-association.org/
Sector: Cultural organizations
Non-profit organization, 11-50 employees
-Communication with new European volunteers across Europe in different languages.
-Customer care related activities; telephone calls, reservations, complaints, etc.
06/1999 – 10/1999 (5 months)
Assistant to the sales director (Training period)
Sociedad Cooperativa FEIRACO, http://www.feiraco.es/
Sector: Feeding        
Private society, 201-500 employees
In charge of customer care, handled customer calls, logistics and pricing.

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Languages: Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan and Galician.