Patrick Rottiers


Technology and innovation veteran, Patrick E J Rottiers brings 25 years of international corporate know-how. His expertise comes from working on four continents in four languages in a broad range of sectors ranging from international sales and marketing, strategic product development, management development, M&A, and technology collaborations.

In 1995, Patrick was appointed Advisor for Foreign Trade to the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Trade, and Advisor for New Zealand for Flanders Investment and Trade in 2009. He is based in New Zealand for 70% of the year, working with an average of 50-60 businesses a year, both SME and blue chip. His Internationalisation and Commercialisation consultancy firm specialises in ‘growing businesses to be ‘world-class’’. Those businesses are the ‘research laboratory’ that makes Rottiers’ teachings so relevant and real. Patrick also teaches various post-grad programmes in various universities, as well as ‘technology incubation’ and ‘entrepreneurship’ executive development programmes around the world.

Patrick’s focus and research is in improving teachings and outcomes of international multi-cultural negotiations and more expert commercialisation models.

Patrick has a reputation for being demanding and inspiring. His classes mostly comprise international managers/students from all over the world. The expertise he brings is bridging management schools and academia with the international business world, government organisations, economic development agencies and funding/investment organisations, etc. His mission is to challenge managers and management students to be the best they can be in developing and negotiating better quality, sustainable international business.



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