The Aydon UK team - Curriculum Vitae

Aydon ConsultantsJacob Sandal
Banking and International Trade Consultant
Jacob is the agent for a large number of internationally known shipbuilding and repair yards, producers of ships equipment and other marine products, other industrial products and consumer goods. Consulting expertise and services are provided in each of the following areas:
- Branding
- Business Plans
- Compettitive Research
- Direct Marketing
- Distribution Channels
- Market Research
- Market Entry Strategies
- Marketing Branding Services
- New Market Development
- New Product Development
- Positioning
- Public Relations
- Sales and Presentations
- Seminars
- Start-Up Business Services

Professional Qualifications
- University of Bergen: Preliminary Admittance Exams: Psychology, Philosophy, Logic. Latin. Philological Studies: French language and literature
- University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA: BA-Degree. Subjects: International Trade and Economics, Marketing, Business Administration
- Language courses in English, French, German and Spanish

Relevant Experience
1953- 1962: Johan Troye A/S, Bergen, Norway: Employed as Office and Export Manager
Principal export markets: Sweden, Denmark, West-Germany, Poland, Hungary, the Soviet Union, United States and Canada.
1955-1962: Johan Troye A/S Eiendomsselskap.(real estate company): Owner of large and modern office and apartment building.
1958-1962: Johan Troye A/S Agenturforretning (Agencies): Co-founder and Co-owner of Johan Troye AS Agenturforretning. The company became agent for a number of foreign shiprepair yards, producers of marine products and shipchandlers
1963-2000: Co-founder, Managing Director and major shareholder of Egil Bjoern-Hansen & Co. A/S, Oslo.
1968 Appointed Director of Scandinavia-Asia Trading Co. Pte. Ltd.(”Scanastra”), Oslo and Singapore.
1970 Appointed Director of Scanastra(Hong Kong) Ltd.
1971 Appointed Director of Scanastra(UK)Ltd., London
1971 Appointed Director of Scanastra(USA) Inc., Connecticut, USA
1970- 2000 Founder and Co-founder of various other companies in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, UK, the Netherlands, Germany, USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan
1990-2000 Export Manager and Export Coordinator for some Scandinavian producers and exporters.

Languages Spoken
English, French, German and Spanish