Chinese,English, international trade experience

ELENA O. IESINA _____________________________________________
London, United Kingdom ∙ +44 79189 36716 ∙ ∙ LinkedIn Profile

OBJECTIVE: Seeking a challenging position in an internationally focused organization that utilizes my previous five years of China business experience and fluency in Mandarin, Russian and English


University of Liverpool , Liverpool,
U.K. January 2012 – Present
Online MSc in International Management, concentration on Chinese Finance and Economics
Working Thesis: Impact of CNY (Chinese Yuan) Internationalization on China’s Trade Patterns
•Expected graduation September 2013

Shanghai International Studies University , Shanghai, China September 2007 – August 2008
Study abroad focused on advanced Mandarin Language
•Full time scholarship granted based on previous Mandarin proficiency
•HSK - Level 5 degree obtained

Kiev State Linguistics University  Kiev, Ukraine September 2003 – August 2007
Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics – GPA equivalent: 3.8
Double Major in Mandarin and English Languages


C.E.S. Group Shanghai, China September 2011 – September 2012
Sales Manager, Russian and Eastern European Division
• Led a team of six salespeople in a China-focused Consultancy responsible for capturing the end-to-end network opportunities for numerous large Russian and Eastern European companies expanding their supply chain into or procuring material from China.
• On boarded six new clients despite slowdown in Chinese business cycle during this period
• Led the company RMB Steering Committee on the use of the CNY (Chinese Yuan) as a trade invoicing/settlement currency for paying their local Chinese suppliers.

Neuro Hardware (Hangzhou) Co. Ltd Hangzhou, China December 2008 – September 2011
Sales Associate, Construction Sales
• Worked in the China sales department of an international construction firm involved in sourcing large scale construction equipment from China for overseas buyers.
• Travelled internationally to represent the company in several international fairs, including but not limited to: Beton Tage, Germany; Precast Show, USA; Moscow Build, Russia; Turkey

EXTRA CURRICULAR: For a full list of awards and certificates, extracurricular activities and personal interests please visit my full LinkedIn profile by clicking on the link provided above.
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