Professional bio

Roel Thijssen
Sales Manager UK, France & Mediterranean – SKB Cases / SKB Europe

Place of residence: The Hague, The Netherlands

"Roel Thijssen"

Summary
Myers Briggs: ENTP – Innovation – Sales – Tech – Legal – Rugby – Science – Multilingual – Art – Politics – History

Experience

SKB Cases (August 2019 – Present)
Sales Manager UK, France & Mediterranean
Orange County, California, United States / Eindhoven Area, Netherlands

SKB Cases is a manufacturer dedicated to travel, storage, and shipping protection needs for music, pro audio, sporting goods and industrial applications including government and military contract fulfillment.

Sdu Uitgevers (April 2016-August 2019)
Team Leader
June 2017 – August 2019 (2 years 3 months)
The Hague Area, Netherlands

Company Compliance – chemicals

Team Leader France
July 2016 – June 2017 (1 year)
Lille Area, France

I managed the introduction of Toxic into the French market. Toxic (by Sdu | Editions Lefebvre Sarrut) is European market leader with regard to the safe handling of chemical products. Via tools, consultancy and training.

Sales Consultant
April 2016 – July 2016 (4 months)
The Hague Area, Netherlands

Sdu is a Dutch legal publishing company, whose name derives from the company’s origin as the Staatsdrukkerij en -Uitgeverij. The company started as the official publisher (“State Printing House”) of Dutch governmental publications and documents.

Thijssen Translations (May 2006 – December 2015)
Founder/owner
Maastricht Area, Netherlands

Thijssen Translations is a supplier of language services and conference interpreting services to various industries, educational institutions and government bodies.
Thijssen Translations operates nationwide through various marketing channels and seven regional offices in Maastricht, The Hague, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Tilburg and Eindhoven.
I sold my company in 2015.

Industrie- und Handelskammer / Chambers of Commerce & Industry (September 2010 – May 2014)
Consultant
Cologne Area, Germany

Consultant (one day a week) for IHK Düsseldorf and Cologne (Chamber of Commerce) to help Dutch companies enter the German market in North Rhine Westphalia.

BC BV (August 2005 – April 2006)
Operational manager
Tilburg Area, Netherlands

Teleperformance Group, Inc. (June 2004 – August 2005)
Project Manager
Tilburg Area, Netherlands

Secon (July 2001 – October 2004)
Team Manager
Tilburg Area, Netherlands

Education
Tilburg University
Master’s degree, International and European Public Law (LL.M) · (2004 – 2006)

Tilburg University
Bachelor’s degree, International and European Law (LL.B) · (1997 – 2001)

Bernardinuscollege, Heerlen
Gymnasium · (1991 – 1997)

Language skills

Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Spanish

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I grew up in Nuth and Valkenburg aan de Geul (Limburg), studied in Tilburg and I currently live in Den Haag (The Hague), The Netherlands.