Being committed to international project work since 1993, Mr Zilcken has a wide range of experience to Transition Economics and privatisation at enterprise level, and several publications have been made about the subject. From his professional career in industrial marketing, he is well versed in presentation and launching of new projects and products.

  • Transition Economics: Mr Zilcken has a broad knowledge to multi-cultural project work dealing with technical assistance to Eastern Europe, concerning the set up of post-privatisation advisory centres, enterprise restructuring and decentralisation of the decision making processes, strategic planning, troubleshooting and turn around management, the preparation of business plans, computer-based cost accounting systems, the preparation of project proposals and their presentation with EU Tacis in Brussels, monitoring and evaluation, and the implementation of the Logical Framework Approach.

  • Theoretical Background: After several years of lecturing at University level in Denmark, he also became acquainted to the specific academic environment in Central and Eastern Europe when carrying out scientific research projects and case study work, as well as lecturing and conducting seminars at various educational institutions in the region.

  • Business Consultancy: Due to a strong theoretical background in managerial economics, the delivery of technical services such as: Market Research, HRD Surveys, and Project Management belong to his broad range of experience.

  • Industrial Marketing and International Business: Through his previous work for major industrial concerns in the food and chemical industries, he has extensive international marketing experience including comprehensive marketing plans, market and competitive analysis, how to set up distribution networks, financing, and price management.

  • Specific Experience from Central and Eastern Europe Region: Kosova 2007, Montenegro 2005 - 2006, Lithuania 2001 - 2005, Ukraine 1995 - 2000, Latvia 1995, 2000 - 2005, Russia 1993 - 1994, former Soviet Union and former Yugoslavia 1983 - 1986

  • Education: cand. oecon. from Institute of Economics, Dept. of Management, University of Aarhus, Denmark

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