Mark Kater

Mark Kater

Commercial professional

Location
Netherlands Antilles
Industry
Legal Services

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Mark Kater's Overview

Current
  • Director at WKICS
  • Co Founder and partner at Divestart
Past
  • Regional Vice Chair Latin America / Caribbean of Marketing Committee at Lex Mundi
  • Board Member at Bonaire Bar Association
  • Head of Business Development & Marketing at Allen & Overy
  • Business Development Manager at Allen & Overy
  • Interim Manager at Trias Politica BV
  • Co founder & CEO at Toock Sports BV
  • Publisher and Market Manager at Wolters Kluwer
  • Attorney at Law at Houthoff
Education
  • mla
  • School van Maas en Waal
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Mark Kater's Summary

Proven track-record in start-ups, green field business and project management. Broad international experience. Qualified attorney at law.

I worked in different roles varying from professional services to the leisure industry. Common denominator is that I prefer to work with professionals.

I have been responsible for start-up businesses, projects, reorganizations and the management of teams. In most roles, I hold P&L responsibility. As a lawyer, I work on both small and large matters, especially providing guidance and advice to entrepreneurs.

Specialties: business development, client management and sales / acquisitions, in multi-cultural settings.

Characteristics: independent and result oriented.

Mark Kater's Experience

Commercial Director

VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne

Partnership; 51-200 employees; Law Practice industry

January 2009Present (5 years 9 months) Dutch Caribbean

Commercial role in business development and creating new business for the whole firm (Dutch Caribbean and international). Overseeing all marketing aspects of the organization and leading the full-time team.

Vice President

Bonaire Business & Employer Association

November 2012Present (1 year 11 months) Bonaire

Co-founder of Bonaire Business & Employers Association, BBE; the representative organization of entrepeneurs on Bonaire vis a vis Governments.

Attorney at Law

VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne

Partnership; 51-200 employees; Law Practice industry

March 2009Present (5 years 7 months)

Attorney at Law specialized in corporate law, real estate and general business matters. Built teams of lawyers on several locations (new branches).

Director

WKICS

January 2011Present (3 years 9 months) Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

Consultancy services

Co Founder and partner

Divestart

November 2003Present (10 years 11 months)

Co-founder of and partner in the world's largest online marine life encounter database for divers, providing information on the probability of encounter of a large number of marine species. Extensive search options allow visitors to specify WHAT they want to see, WHERE they want to see it and WHEN they want to go, to get a list of relevant dive locations. URL: http://www.divestart.com.

Regional Vice Chair Latin America / Caribbean of Marketing Committee

Lex Mundi

May 2010July 2014 (4 years 3 months) Global

Board Member

Bonaire Bar Association

August 2009December 2012 (3 years 5 months) Bonaire

Head of Business Development & Marketing

Allen & Overy

March 2006September 2008 (2 years 7 months)

Business Development Manager

Allen & Overy

January 2005March 2006 (1 year 3 months)

Interim Manager

Trias Politica BV

February 2004October 2004 (9 months)

Co founder & CEO

Toock Sports BV

September 2000March 2002 (1 year 7 months) Netherlands

Publisher and Market Manager

Wolters Kluwer

May 1999September 2000 (1 year 5 months)

Attorney at Law

Houthoff

May 1995May 1999 (4 years 1 month)

Mark Kater's Languages

  • English

  • Dutch

Mark Kater's Skills & Expertise

  1. Professional Services
  2. Customer Relations
  3. Start-ups
  4. Business Planning
  5. Business Strategy
  6. New Business Development
  7. Strategic Planning
  8. Public Relations
  9. Change Management
  10. Customer Service
  11. Real Estate
  12. Marketing Strategy
  13. Negotiation
  14. Marketing
  15. Mergers & Acquisitions

Mark Kater's Education

INSEAD

20082008

University of Groningen (RUG)

August 1988July 1994

KU Leuven

19941994

mla

19801988

School van Maas en Waal

19741980

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