Patrick Rottiers


Negotiation expert and technology and innovation veteran, Patrick Rottiers brings 35 years of international corporate know-how to executive development. His unrivaled multi-cultural, multi-lingual expertise on four continents spans an exceptional range of sectors and sets him apart from most.

Patrick is a senior management consultant, is a well-known senior lecturer of International Business in a number of Masters programmes in universities and management schools in Australasia, Europe, China and Russia, and has held numerous senior management roles in Europe, Africa and the US.

Through his teaching around the world, he has fostered many close collaborations between management schools and organisations such as Fonterra, Zespri, Seequent, Mitsui, Inbev, Solvay, NZ Trade and Enterprise, regional economic development agencies, MFAT and their regional equivalents.

Patrick works 75% of the year in New Zealand and 25% overseas. He works with over 40 companies a year - blue chip organisations, government departments, SMEs and start-ups - in sectors ranging from biotech, software, embedded software, food (tech), IT and health. These businesses are the equivalent of the 'research lab' that makes Patrick's teachings so relevant, fresh and real.

Patrick’s expertise spans anti-trust, export regulations, biosecurity compliance, Free Trade Agreement negotiations (including the on-going NZ-EU FTA negotiations), and WTO directives.

Patrick is the quintessential ‘prac-ademic’ (the blend of practitioner-academic); when not teaching or training, he is immersed in the multiple facets of international trade development. As Economic Advisor for New Zealand to Flanders Investment & Trade, Brussels, Belgium (Belgian's equivalent to NZTE), Patrick supports private and public organisations in trade and economic development with New Zealand. In that role, he has been in charge of the execution of various trade missions between Belgium and New Zealand.

He practises what he teaches, and teaches what he practises. He has a reputation for being equally demanding and inspiring. His mission is to challenge leaders and entrepreneurs to be the best they can be and keep bringing extra value to their organisation in today’s demanding global economy.

Patrick is known for his passion for the outdoors, wide spaces and mountains, photography and hiking, his eclectic music collection with which he travels the world, and a passion for 'really good coffee'. He is on record for saying he is always happy to leave his beloved New Zealand and always even happier to come back.

Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Masters Degree in Germanic Philology
  • Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching

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