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LindseyM

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Feb 2007 –Apr 2007 (Contract Position) Psiba Works [ City, State ] Taxonomy Project Leader n Tasked with building a taxonomy for an online business directory managing a team of researchers, reviewers and data capturers n The position developed and tested my management skills and illustrated the importance of a properly implemented project plan Jan 2006 – Present Frost & Sullivan [ City, State ] Industry Analyst n Conducted in-depth market research for an international research and consulting firm n Focused on the ICT industry with additional experience in pharmaceuticals, transport and building technologies including clients such as the South African Government n Developed thorough research skills and made valuable contacts in various industry sectors throughout Africa n Enjoyed working under pressure with tight deadlines and the reward of good research Dec 2003 – Jan 2006 Factiva (A Dow Jones and Reuters Company) [ City, State ] Media Analyst n Conducted media research utilising the internet and proprietary software in order to provide clients with synopses of their media profile n The position involved devising means in which to extract the most relevant information from an enormous volume of material n Clients included Hewlett Packard, Nokia and Anglo American Dec 2001 – Nov 2003 MBendi Information Services [ City, State ] Researcher and Client Liaison n Wrote daily newsletters for the website providing users with details concerning business in Africa n Developed online research skills and was responsible for compiling country profiles for various African countries including risk assessments n Responsible for maintaining good relationships with clients EDUCATION 2002 - 2006 University of Stellenbosch Stellenbosch MA International Relations n The degree was completed on a part time basis and included a thesis focusing on The Security Threat posed to South Africa by Transnational Organised Syndicates n Subjects studied included amongst others: International Law, Foreign Policy and Diplomacy, International Marketing, International Strategic Management, International Business Management, International Economics, International Relations and Political Risk Analysis 2001 - 2002 University of Stellenbosch Stellenbosch Hons Political Science n The degree focused on regional politics in Africa and Asia and was completed on a full time basis n Subjects studied included amongst others: Contemporary South African Politics, Conflict Studies, Asia Studies, African Politics, SPSS and Research Methodology 1997 - 2000 University of Stellenbosch Stellenbosch BA International Relations n Subjects studied included amongst others: English Literature III, Political Science III, Basic Xhosa, Customary Law, Private Law I, Introduction to Law, Roman Law II, Public Law and Criminal Law INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES Hockey, swimming, tennis, international current affairs, flute, reading and running. LANGUAGES English – Excellent written and spoken Afrikaans –Excellent spoken and very good written French – Fair spoken and written
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