Kare Casals

Basic

Helsinki, Finland

Skills

development
mentoring
consulting
business
e-commerce
e-business
retail
ict

Timeline

Professional experience for Kare Casals

  • Current 11 years and 1 month, since Dec 2010

    Executive Advisor

    Movenote Ltd

    Movenote enables you to personally present your digital content (presentations, slide show, photos, documents) anytime, anywhere. Now in Beta. www.movenote.com

  • Current 11 years and 2 months, since Nov 2010

    CEO

    ICT Business Meeting Park Ltd

  • Current 12 years and 7 months, since Jun 2009

    Chairman

    Statuscan Oy

  • Current 21 years and 1 month, since Dec 2000

    CEO, Co-founder, Member of the Board

    E-Finland Network Ltd

    E-Finland Network Ltd is a high level expert and support organization in the field of e-commerce and business development. We offer information and services for the development of business operations and strategies for all type and size of organizations in the private and public sector. The services include education, consulting, mentoring and project supervision and coordination services, outsourcing, web-service production and other very confidential business assignments

  • 4 years and 1 month, Dec 2006 - Dec 2010

    Chairman

    E-Commerce Association of Finland (ECF)

    Fouded in 1996, ECF is the only association devoted to the development and promotion of e-commerce in Finland. We have about 100 different organization members.

  • 10 years and 10 months, Mar 2000 - Dec 2010

    Editor-in-Chief, Co-Founder

    E-Commerce Service Center

    The Finnish eCommerce Service Center (e-finland.org) is the leading e-commerce forum and information media in Finland. It was founded in March 2000, as part of EU Commission and Internet Society's (ISOC) project. The purpose was to follow, promote, coordinate, and support the development of e-commerce in Finland, and offer information about e-commerce for everyone - including customers and companies. Now the focus and roll have change.

  • 2 years and 7 months, May 2008 - Nov 2010

    Executive Director

    IT-Pooli Group

    IT-Pooli Group is a Finnish consortium of high-tech ICT-companies. Members/client incl. about 25 ICT-companies and 500 profesionals from Finland. Achievements; Development of about 30 Finnish ICT-companies, incl. marketing, sales, product development, management. Establish an office to Espoo and Helsinki.

  • 2 years and 7 months, May 2008 - Nov 2010

    Development Director

    Kainuun Etu Oy Ltd

    We are municipality-owned regional development company. Our objective is to support all the sectors of the economic life in Kainuu Area and to assist our regions key sector companies to develop their know-how in business operation, competitiveness, growth and cooperation as well to improve key clusters and their condition of activities.

  • 1 year and 4 months, Jan 2007 - Apr 2008

    Senior Advisor, Director, Member of the Board

    Fruugo Inc

    Fruugo is one of the most interesting and ambitious startups in the European e-commerce sector. Fruugo will bring retailers and consumers throughout Europe together for a new kind of shopping experience. Retailers will have an easy way to expand their market and offer products all around Europe. The people involved include Nokia’s ex-CEO and Chairman Jorma Ollila and F-Secure founder and CEO Risto Siilasmaa among others.

  • 1 year and 9 months, Aug 2006 - Apr 2008

    Senior Consultant, Partner

    Result

    Result is the leading international growth partner for excellent TIME* companies. We execute growth in more than 20 markets.

  • 4 years and 5 months, Aug 2002 - Dec 2006

    Managing Director

    E-Commerce Association of Finland (ECF)

    Fouded in 1996, ECF is the only association devoted to the development and promotion of e-commerce in Finland. We have about 100 different organization members.

  • 1 year, Jan 2005 - Dec 2005

    Teacher, e-business

    Savonia University of Applied Sciences

  • 2 years, Jan 1999 - Dec 2000

    Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO

    Sidus Web Service Ltd

    Internet-technology base service and software productions and consultation. All operations ware sold in December 2000 to a Finnish company.

  • 1 year and 6 months, Aug 1997 - Jan 1999

    Senior Consultant, Project Manager

    Aldata Solution Oyj

    During the merging of 3 software companies (DataCheck Oy, Modern Soft Oy and Tietovoima Oy) into the new Aldata Solution, I was taking care of the internal, mainly software production related projects, like system specifications, reversion & documentation, HRD, Euro, Y2000. The role incl. the main POS-system design development and specifications, and customers consultation in the potential and practical use of this systems in the retail sector. Now Aldata is the leading international company.

  • 3 years and 8 months, Jan 1994 - Aug 1997

    Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO

    Sidus Computers Ltd

    Software production and ICT-consultation for the retail sector in Finland. And yes, small production of computers. The company was sold in 1997 to Finnish private company.

  • 1 year and 9 months, Aug 1992 - Apr 1994

    Co-founder, Member of the Board, CEO

    Retailing research centre of Finland (SVTK)

    SVTK was one of the leading retail research companies in Finland, with more than 80 employees. The company was sold to a private company. The key Accomplishment: Still the biggest retail price research in Finland – with 260 stores and 500 products. All operations were sold in December 1994 to international company.

  • 2 years and 7 months, Sep 1989 - Mar 1992

    Project Manager, Area Manager

    SOK

    I was working in the development of S Groups (SOK) retail supermarket chains (S-market, Prisma, Alepa) concepts and operations, and in the testing and implementation of new POS system in all supermarket stores. SOK is the biggest in Finland in its field, and provides services for the supermarket trade, service station store and fuel trade, the department store and speciality store trade, the hotel and restaurant business, the vehicle and automotive accessories trade as well as the agricultural trade.

  • 1984 - 1989

    seles, marketing, ict

    Other jobs

    Other jobs include; salesman, software designer, group travel officer, controller, project manager, bank officer and several manager positions in companies like Nokia Data, ICL, Nixdorf, Siemens-Nixdorf, Travela travel bureau (Kilroy) Ltd, Travek travel bureau (AMEX Finland), Finland’s Slot Machine Association (RAY), Jarmo Jämeri Ltd, Finnair / TopClub, Kansallis-Osake-Bank (KOP), S-Group

Educational background for Kare Casals

  • 2 years and 6 months, Aug 2008 - 2011

    Faculty of Business Studies

    University of Vaasa

    Enterprise Growth Management Program

  • 1994 - 1997

    Faculties of Education and Social Sciences

    University of Helsinki

    Adult education / Pedagogics, Education

  • 1993 - 1997

    Economics and Business Administration

    Helsinki School of Economics

    Organization and Management

Languages

  • English

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  • Spanish

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  • Finnish

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Wants

New Interesting contacts and business opportunities
jobs
networking

Interests

Golf
Tennis

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