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Niels Bertschat

Nickname: 'nbertschat'

Lead Generator/ Director/Channel Improvement Spec.

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born 26-05-1983 in Doetinchem Netherlands

Enthusiastic, Professional and open minded Networker/Lead Generator Dutch/German roots.
Have a background in Entrepreneurship, Channel Management,Economics and Hospitality Management.
Residing in Johannesburg since 2009, representing the Dutch Community and the Word largest Expat community in Johannesburg.

Professionally I am the Area Director for the Business Opportunity School pty Ltd. A company which unburdens all the commercial challenges of B2B companies from A-Z. By certifying and accrediting processes in the (in) direct sales environment.
His hobbies are good food and wine, socializing, travelling, football and tennis.

. BSC Business administration (commerce)
. master in Innovative hospitality management

. Large (expat) network in Johannesburg
. Large hospitality Network in NLD,BEL, GER

. 12 years hospitality
. Lead Generator
. Corporate Coaching & Consultancy
. Channel Management
. Set up accreditation & Certification sales Academies
. Channel management
. Sales Expertise and Training
. Recruitment , Selection, Staffing

. Start with the end of mind
. 7 Habits of highly effective people (Covey)
. Help companies and people become more successful by thinking about their functionality and to start with the end in mind.
. Seek first
.FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 VIP staffing supplier
.FIFA World Cup 2010 VIP Staffing supplier
. Set up Studentsatwork and youngprofs SA
. Vodafone partner academy
. Ricoh partner academy
. Alcatel partner academy

Contact details

O: +27(0)11-083-8023

M: 0726239183

Web presence

Business Address

Middle Road, Sandton, South Africa, 2196

Professional details

Current Position(s)

SA Reprensative | Sales & Marketing | Vanguard Protex Global
Johannesburg, South Africa | April 2014 - present

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail

. New Business Development for South Africa
. CORE TM - product line

Area Director Southern Africa | Director - New Business Development | Business Opportunity School Pty Ltd/BV
Sandton, South Africa | 2012 - present

Academia, Education and Training

. New Business development
. Managing the SA Office
. Cold calling
. Networking and functions
. Sales & Marketing
. Project Management
. Consultancy
. Advisory
. Sales interim management
. Match making & lead Generation
. Coaching

Director | Students at Work & YoungProfs SA
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2011 - present

Human Resources and Recruitment

- Name change from ProServ Talent at Work!

Previous Position(s)

General Manager | Talent Placement/YoungProfs South Africa | ProServ South Africa
Johannesburg | 2010 - 2011

Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

Dutymanager TRAINEE | Operations | Cape Town International Convention Centre
Cape Town | 2005 - 2006


Educational history


Het Ulenhof College, Doetinchem, Netherlands (2001)


Turismo Sant Ignasi

Barcelona, Spain | 2005 - 2006

Master in Hospitality Management - Innovative Hospitality Management

Total Quality Management
Cross Cultural Management
Personal Development
Casino Management
Innovation in Hospitality
Business English
Risk Management
Marketing and Sales Management
Leadership Skills

A year of in depth studies in an international group of students from all over the globe. You will study for 4 months in Barcelona, and spend the next 4 months in Maastricht. After this you are ready to go on a international internship that is customized to your needs and wishes. The Master has been developed in co-operation with ESADE -Turismo St. Ignasi in Barcelona and Oxford Brookes University in England. Upon graduation after just one year, you will earn an academic Master of Science Degree.

Hoge Hotelschool Maastricht

Maastricht, Netherlands | 2001 - 2005

Bachelor of Business Administration - Hospitality Management

Languages ( French/German/Spanish)
Business Administration
Business Economics
Hospitality Operations Skills
Leadership Skills
Event Management
Conference Management
Wine/Coffee/Tea/Liquor specialist

The Hotel Management School Maastricht has a rich tradition. We’ve now been supplying the international hotel industry with talented professionals for more than 60 years. In fact, our graduates hold management positions in many different countries worldwide. They are our ambassadors and ensure that Hotel Management School Maastricht’s reputation is maintained all over the world.


media exposure

The Expatriate magazine | 2012

Editorial about my role as ambassador of InterNations

Other Achievements

Successful FIFA World Cup 2010 | 2010

As the exclusive Hospitality VIP staff supplier for Match Hospitality. we contributed to a succesfull confederations cup in 2010. We set up a training program, recruited local staff, trained and were responsible for the Total quality Management. training and recruitment of 6000 people

Successful 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup | 2009

As the exclusive Hospitality VIP staff supplier for Match Hospitality. we contributed to a succesfull confederations cup in 2009. We set up a training program, recruited local staff, trained and were responsible for the Total quality Management




Ambassador JHB Expat Community (5000 members), 2009 - present

Largest Expat community in the world .1.000.000
members.(1 million_
I am responsible for the Johannesburg Community
. online community
. Event organizing
. Marketing & Sales
. Meet & Great members
. Matchmaking


Orange Babies

volunteer, 2013 - present

Visit orphanages and assist with the well being of the Hiv affected childeren


volunteer, 2009 - present

assist the Birchwood hotel with the clean up and managing of the homes..

Other Activities


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