Managing Director, is an executive with over 30 years’ experience in international business development and diplomacy. Ten years were on location in Asia and Europe, matching products, markets and companies. He has extensive management experience in Federal and State governments at the interface between governments, businesses and international markets. With a significant focus on public affairs and the promotion of trade and investment, he has provided advice, support and business to hundreds of companies. Familiar with the Federal public sector from seven years’ work in Canberra (mostly in Trade and Resources), Frank Unger also worked eighteen months on oil rigs in Bass Strait. His international business facilitation skills are backed up by over six years as Australian Trade Commissioner in Seoul, and in Vienna covering Eastern European markets. After promoting Victorian business interests in Central Europe for 4 years as Commissioner for the Government of Victoria in Frankfurt, he returned to Melbourne as General Manager, International Operations, in Business Victoria. Frank Unger has lived 13 years in Asia and 17 years in Europe and is fluent in the German language. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is the author of Australia-Germany: Advancing Global Enterprise and co-authored Doing Business in Mexico with Roger.
Tel: + 61 3 9816 8345
Mob: 0412 109 341
Director, has an extensive international network of contacts able to be harnessed in support of client organizations. As a former career diplomat he has a strong record of commercial success in Europe and South America. His most recent assignment was as Australian Ambassador to Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. Previously he had headed the Trade Strategy and Business Affairs Branch of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was responsible for the organization of the National Trade and Investment Outlook Conferences in Melbourne. As a result Roger Frankel enjoys a strong personal reputation within the Australian business community and with government at Federal and State levels. At the conclusion of his recent posting in South America, he decided to put his unique and, in Australia, unmatched experience, skills and networks in Latin America at the service of Australian business. He has assisted companies in the education, environmental management, manufacturing and mining sectors with entry into markets in Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil. Roger has lived in Brazil, Argentina, Belgium, France and Venezuela, is fluent in French, Portuguese and Spanish and has a unique awareness of how to achieve commercial success in these markets. He is Brazil’s Honorary Consul in Melbourne.
Tel: + 61 3 9817 6682
Mob: 0414 815 357