Donald Pillai

Putting the WOW Factor back into your Business and Personal Life - Author, Consultant
Location:Pretoria, South Africa
Skype:bravodonald

Profile

Donald is a creative and hardworking professional focused on always growing in the field of Marketing , Communications, Public relations, Motivation and Leadership. He has helped to liberate many people from the mental barriers that held them back. and many more to excel in what they are passionate about.
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Current employment

President/CEO
Genesis Tradeway - http://www.genesistradeway.co.za
Present
>Established a corporate presence in Europe, USA, South and East Asia, Russia, South America and Mexico. >Developed & accelerated new business achieved sales targets & maximised sales revenue opportunities through maintaining partner relationships involving sales & client management. >Managed and coached the national and international marketing team for driving the marketing strategy and brand plans to support sales growth through development and management of national and international marketing, advertising and promotional activities, including managing strategic pricing and product management functions for the global market. ? Dealt directly with Wal-mart and Target USA and Tesco in the UK. ? Succeeded in growing company from 12 people to 500+ employees in less than 5 years. ? Structured and managed strategic proposals, negotiated business terms, closed sales transactions, leveraged market knowledge and experience, and assisted customers in 5 Continents to maximizing returns on investment, 2002 to present. ? Accomplished top ranking Brand recognition globally for local company since 2002 ? Connected with account managers of global retail giants, Importers, Distributors and launched major contracts, instigating availability of product in more than 180 countries since2002. ? Landed multimillion-dollar clients for Company by teaming with senior sales leaders to develop marketing collateral by conducting multiple conference calls and face-to-face meetings to win buy-in, and revenue opportunities with new and existing customers. ? Won 25 + Awards for Company & Products nationally and internationally since 2002. ? Managed a Game Store and Stax Store after I started as a Departmental Manager at Dion Stores. Improved standard of communication and presentation skills within the company and team. Motivated team to keep commitments to customers and respond timeously. ? Achieved efficient co-ordination of activities in order to meet objectives and assisted team to manage time efficiently resulting in exceeding daily targets and deadlines. ? Secured and managed multi-faceted projects exceeding 10 million Dollars, created profitable partnerships and successfully led strategic initiatives. ? Conducted one on one meetings and fostered relationships with Ceos, Buyers, Department Heads, and Distributors from all countries around the world. ? Planned and Promoted Events and Tradeshows. ? Exhibited and trained personnel at International Trade shows in Europe, Asia and United States since 2002. ? Achieved and maintained status of Distinguished Judge and Advisor for Stevie International Business Awards in The USA. ? Identified solutions for small and mid-sized businesses with establishing and maintaining an Internet presence. Services includes project management; social media, e-business strategy; website design, implementation and management; e-commerce infrastructure; content creation; creative direction; and customized web-based application. ? Worked remotely with customized content management solutions for http://www.ffc.co.za | http://www.allscan.co.za |http://www.beachme.co.za http://www.digital-marketing.co.za | http://www.thelifehabit.com | http://www.bobroff.co.za | http://www.corconcepts.co.za | http://www.peakadventures.co.za | to achieve substantial reduction in time needed for updates, eliminate high fees paid to outside maintenance companies. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: ? Advised and established sports, recreational and training centers for youth and young adults as well as specially advantaged children. ? Implemented Feeding scheme for 1000 people every day three times a day. ? Established Motivational Pages, Blogs and Website to inspire people all over the world. ? Certified Trainer ~ Mastery: Train-The-Trainer with Map4Life Institute ? Trained Musicians and Singers and formed many Bands. ? Author of the forthcoming Book “You are Better than That”- How to Re-ignite your spark, re-claim your place in the world, and shine like never before.

President/CEO
Genesis Tradeway - http://www.genesistradeway.co.za
Present
We conclude joint ventures and strategic partnerships with best buyers and suppliers worldwide to get your products and services to the right buyers at the right time, globally. Genesis Tradeway holds a prominent position with a number of warehouses and transport fleets in South Africa. We have directly introduced products to Global Retailers the likes of Wal-mart, Target, Toys-R-Us, Babies-R-Us amongst other Global Giants in the USA, Europe and the United Kingdom. Genesis Tradeway was originally established as an export business in 2000. Our expanding range of international marketing platforms, hands-on strategic marketing planning and commitment to client satisfaction have earned us a very fast expanding client base.

President/CEO
Genesis Tradeway - http://www.genesistradeway.co.za
Present

Experience

International Marketing Executive
Bumbo International
1 Feb 2002 - 1 Jul 2012 - Rosslyn
? Established a corporate presence in Europe, USA, South and East Asia, Russia, South America and Mexico ? Developed & accelerated new business achieved sales targets & maximized sales revenue opportunities through maintaining partner relationships involving sales & client management. ? Managed and coached the national and international marketing team for driving the marketing strategy and brand plans to support sales growth through development and management of national and international marketing, advertising and promotional activities, including managing strategic pricing and product management functions for the global market. ? Dealt directly with Wal-mart and Target USA and Tesco in the UK. ? Succeeded in growing company from 12 people to 500+ employees in less than 5 years. ? Structured and managed strategic proposals, negotiated business terms, closed sales transactions, leveraged market knowledge and experience, and assisted customers in 5 Continents to maximizing returns on investment, 2002 to present. ? Accomplished top ranking Brand recognition globally for local company since 2002 ? Connected with account managers of global retail giants, Importers, Distributors and launched major contracts, instigating availability of product in more than 180 countries since2002. ? Landed multimillion-dollar clients for Company by teaming with senior sales leaders to develop marketing collateral by conducting multiple conference calls and face-to-face meetings to win buy-in, and revenue opportunities with new and existing customers. ? Won 25 + Awards for Company & Products nationally and internationally since 2002. ? Managed a Game Store and Stax Store after I started as a Departmental Manager at Dion Stores. Improved standard of communication and presentation skills within the company and team. Motivated team to keep commitments to customers and respond timeously. ? Achieved efficient co-ordination of activities in order to meet objectives and assisted team to manage time efficiently resulting in exceeding daily targets and deadlines. ? Secured and managed multi-faceted projects exceeding 10 million Dollars, created profitable partnerships and successfully led strategic initiatives. ? Conducted one on one meetings and fostered relationships with Ceos, Buyers, Department Heads, and Distributors from all countries around the world. ? Planned and Promoted Events and Tradeshows. ? Exhibited and trained personnel at International Trade shows in Europe, Asia and United States since 2002. ? Achieved and maintained status of Distinguished Judge and Advisor for Stevie International Business Awards in The USA. ? Identified solutions for small and mid-sized businesses with establishing and maintaining an Internet presence. Services includes project management; social media, e-business strategy; website design, implementation and management; e-commerce infrastructure; content creation; creative direction; and customized web-based application. ? Worked remotely with customized content management solutions for http://www.ffc.co.za | http://www.allscan.co.za |http://www.beachme.co.za http://www.digital-marketing.co.za | http://www.thelifehabit.com | http://www.bobroff.co.za | http://www.corconcepts.co.za | http://www.peakadventures.co.za | to achieve substantial reduction in time needed for updates, eliminate high fees paid to outside maintenance companies. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: ? Advised and established sports, recreational and training centers for youth and young adults as well as specially advantaged children. ? Implemented Feeding scheme for 1000 people every day three times a day. ? Established Motivational Pages, Blogs and Website to inspire people all over the world. ? Certified Trainer ~ Mastery: Train-The-Trainer with Map4Life Institute ? Trained Musicians and Singers and formed many Bands. ? Author of the forthcoming Book “You are Better than That”- How to Re-ignite your spark, re-claim your place in the world, and shine like never before.

Skills

Marketing and Communications, Business development, Business Consultancy, Coach & engergise team members, Motivation & Commitment, Training and Implementation, Decision making skills, Directing, Digital

Wallposts

Donald Pillai
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.
Posted 2 years ago | Like
Donald Pillai
I believe in Mentoring and in being Mentored. Occasionally I offer on-going mentoring services to interested parties. Drop me a line: Donald@3gi.co.za
http://tinyurl.com/kqjw7z6
Posted 3 years ago | Like
Donald Pillai
Four ways to use specificity in your communication
Tiffany,
You are magnificent!
Posted on 28 Nov 2011 16:29
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