c/o Movinvest - Modus Vivendi Investment SenC
Cra. 51A 118-80 Of 101
Bogotá - Colombia
+57 (1) 629-0377 x 102
+57 (1) 807-0383 Fax
E-mail: Ernest Matzalik
Ernest has nearly 35 years of experience in the airline and international freight forwarding industry where his main focus was Air Cargo, Projects/Heavy Lift, Sea Freight, SCM, and Contract Logistics. Additionally he has great expertise and familiarity with the Latin American market place.
For the past 17 years, Ernest served as Kuehne & Nagel's Managing Director for Colombia where he was responsible for approx. 190 employees in 5 branches.EXPERIENCE:
Ernest has gained most of his professional experience while serving as General Manager and Managing Director in various global operating companies specifically in the areas of: Strategic Development
Working in diverse cultural settings
Management changes and implementation of new structures
Create and implement aggressive sales structures and performance monitoring
Analyze and drive divisions and entire companies to achieving substantial gross and net profit increases
Develop and implement global carrier policies as well as global product development strategies
Analyzing P&Ls and operational controlling
Born and raised in Vienna, Austria, Ernest started his career as an apprentice with the International Forwarder Schier - Otten & Co. in Vienna Austria. After his military service in Austria and his 3 year internship with Lufthansa, he became Branch Manager of Lufthansa Navemar GSA in Cali Colombia in 1974. In 1975 he was transferred to Bogota to run the General Management of Transaereo as GSA - General Sales and Handling Agent for Lufthansa (Passenger and Cargo) as well as Canadian Pacific, and LADECO LAN in Colombia. In 1988 JH Bachmann appointed him Managing Director for their Colombian Company, where he founded JHBachmann Travel. In 1992 Kuehne and Nagel appointed him Managing Director and partner to run their Company and Operation in Colombia, where he founded KN Travel, which after KN sold all travel offices, became CTO Corporate Travel Office. In 2004 he was appointed by Kuehne + Nagel South America Management Regional Key Account Manager High-tech and Regional Sales Manager North America.
Ernest left Kuehne & Nagel by the end of 2008 in order to run his own businesses Imotion Ltda. a WSI Franchise in Internet Marketing, Sales & Education where he became a Certified Internet Marketing Consultant. He also founded Modus Vivendi Investment SenC as an International Logistics Consulting Firm and Investment Company.