CURRICULUM VITAE | Lars Poignant

Born in Sweden
Living in Berlin since 1999

For almost 20 years, I have successfully worked with European NGOs and international networks. I have developed membership programs, public relations strategies for People to People International and its European office in Berlin.

Together with members and executives I have created opportunities for local volunteer programs and international exchanges. In my position as European Manager I have developed extensive experience within member organizations, European projects and communication. I now look for new challenges within companies, municipalities and organizations, who want to expand their international contacts and activities.

Personal Profile

  • Proven intercultural competence and diplomatic skills;
  • Manager of the PTPI European Office for almost 20 years;
  • Extensive experience with membership recruitment, retention, and organization;
  • Creator and coordinator of European networks;
  • Skilled in international projects and conference planning; More on own planning and content of PTPI conferences…
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in PR, web design, membership publications, and social media;
  • Organizer of leadership and membership trainings as well as youth programs; More on own teaching and training…
  • Experienced in the application, implementation, and reporting of EU funded programs such as Youth in Action, EVS, and Grundtvig.

Employment

  • Program Coordinator at Engagement Global; 2015-
  • Managing Director of European Operations, People to People International; 1997-2014
  • Business consultant at American Management Systems; 1995 – 1997
  • Researcher and teacher at Linköping University; 1992 – 1995
  • Trainee at Migrationsverket, (Swedish board of Immigration); 1990
  • Language Teacher at International Friendship Centre, Tokyo; 1988
  • Infantry Officer at I4, Linköping; 1986 – 1989

 

 

  

Education

  • Academic Training, BTA, Berlin Business Trends Academy October 2014 – April 2015
    • Communication and project management
    • Quality management: planning, presentation, control and improvement
    • Project control and risk management
    • Financial control and performance indicators
    • Personnel development and personnel evaluation
  • Licentiate degree, Economic Information Systems December, 1994, Linköping
  • University, Sweden More on own research of Relocation of Service Industry…
  • University degree in Economics and Business administration 1992, Linköping
  • University, Sweden and Kiel University, Germany
  • Military academy (InfOHS, Halmstad, Sweden and I4, Linköping) 1988

Training

Management

  • Team development and management; 2012 (German vocational school in Berlin)
  • Conflict management; 2011 (German vocational school in Berlin)
  • EVS and Volunteer Mentoring; 2006 (EVS program)
  • Accounting and employment for NGOs (BER, Berlin)
  • Public Relations for NGO (German vocational school in Berlin)

Methods and Evaluation

  • Evaluation I; 2012 (organizer EED in Bonn, training took place in Berlin)
  • Evaluation II; 2012 (organizer EED in Bonn, training took place in Berlin)
  • Methods: Global Learning – Diversity; 2013 (EPIZ, Berlin)

Certificates

  • Project Management; PM-ZERT 2015
  • Quality management; TÜV Nord 2015

Office systems and programming

Developer

  • Access,
  • Excel

Advanced user

  • Powerpoint, Project, Publisher
  • CRM
  • Graphic design GIMP
  • Joomla! WordPress, Web design

Languages

  • Swedish: Native language
  • English: Fluent
  • German: Fluent (PNdS)
  • French: Intermediate

Publications

  • Utlokalisering av tjänsteföretag, (Relocation of Service Industry), Evaluation of the Swedish regional policy – a report to the Swedish National Board for Industrial and Technical Development, NUTEK, R 1993:52
  • Uppskattning av antalet arbetsplatser i Stockholmsområdet som kan avskiljas med hjälp av informationsteknologi, (Estimate of Jobs that can be Relocated from Stockholm by Information Technology), IDA Research report, Linköpings Universitet, 1993:36
  • Informationsteknologi och företagslokaliseringar – utflyttning av företag från stockholmsområdet, (Information Technology and Industrial Location – Relocation from Stockholm Area), IDA-conference 1994
  • Informationsteknologi och företagsetableringar – Effekter på produktivitet och region, licentiate thesis, (Information Technology and Industrial Location), IDA, Linköpings Universitet 1994:441