Christian Graversen

Freelance Language Translator & Business Developer

Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
2 Skills
Personal Statement
MBA Graduate from the University of Aarhus. Extensive experience with strategic management, entrepreneurship and business development. Strong international oriented profile from education environment and academic experiences in various countries. Hard working and result oriented with ability to create results both single-handed and in teams.

2011-2014 MSc International Business – Aarhus University
- EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB accredited
Master thesis on expansion - and entry strategies for European SME’s in USA. Responsible for the development of an efficient entry strategy for a Danish pest control company with ambitions to enter the American market.
2012-2013 Corporate Finance exchange semester – EDHEC Nice (France)
- EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB accredited
2008-2011 Bachelor of business administration – Aarhus University
- HA International (International Business Administration)

Work Experience
2011-2014 Consultant

Offering consultancy services for companies in the hospitality industry. Adapting to different people and situations is central as everything from hosting large events to serving for the Queen of Denmark are typical tasks. Highly devoted to meet the needs and expectations for every single project by treating all clients as VIP’s. Worked closely together with a long-term client on creating a celebrity nightclub in Copenhagen, which included hiring employees, and creating a successful club setup.

2010-2013 Manager – Smagfoerst (Tastefirst) Aarhus
Responsible for creating the first successful wine bar in Aarhus. Deeply involved in the strategy and direction of both wine bar and the wine store. Hosting several wine tastings with up to 200 participants. Developed the strategy and concept of Smagfoerst together with the owner and created a million dollar turnover business within two years. Responsible for search and selection of staff, training and business development.
2008-2010 Bartender and Barista – Römer Aarhus
Bartender/Barista ?Responsible for training and developing new baristas and bartenders at one of the most popular cafés in Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark. Gained valuable experience in handling a great variety of personalities and situations.
Personal information
??Born in Copenhagen in 1986. Highly devoted to social activities with family and friends. Elite sports and health has been a profession for a long time. A Part of Team Denmark in badminton in teen years and later, several top results in running at both extreme marathons and on shorter distances. After more than a decade in this highly competitive environment, setting ambiguous goals and achieving them with dedicated efforts is a key part of who I am. Playing golf and investing in fine and rare wine are two of my favorite hobbies.
Language Skills
Danish – native speaker, Norwegian – mutual intelligible, Swedish – mutual intelligible, English – fluent, German – Working knowledge.

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