Stéphane d'Amours

Human development and technologies

 
 
 

PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE



Twenty-five years of experience in communications and marketing. Focus : human development and technologies. .

Intensive international work experience. Focus: Haiti, Cuba, Latin America and Africa.

Speak French, English, Spanish and Creole.

I contribute to the success of dynamic enterprises and organizations dedicated to human development, growth and innovation.




"The world isn't defined by scarcity
and limits on growth. Instead,
it's a playground of nearly 
unbounded opportunity, where new
ideas beget new products, new
markets, and new possibilities
to create wealth."

PAUL ROMER
The economics of ideas



Some major achievements:

(Today-2010) Vice-président business development, marketing and communications for Global Voice Group, a company specialized in consulting services and governance technologies for regulatory authorities in telecommunications. Head of global development.

(2010-2009) Director business development, marketing and communications for Multilink, an Internet services company. Responsible of the strategic repositioning of company's services toward consumers, large enterprises, institutions and government.

(2009-2008) Vice-president development and strategy for Nestor System, a cross-cultural communications and technologies company. Main responsability was: strategic repositioning of the services and image of the company into new business niches.

(2008-2006) Marketing and business development manager for Pare-Chute inc, manufacturer of rescue and escape technology for high-rise structures. Main responsabilities was: strategic repositioning of the products and image of the company, development of the international distribution network and marketing tools.

(2006-2001) Business development manager for Rolland Virtual Business Systems Ltd (RVBS). RVBS designs and manufactures e-business software. Responsible of the strategic positioning of RVBS towards large integrators, corporations and government organizations

(2001-1999) Representation, public relations and marketing strategy for Turbowave Inc. Turbowave is an information infrastructure technology company that designs and delivers wireless communication devices. Contributed to strategic business developments towards integrators in Canada, Caribbeans and South-America.



(2002-1998) Representation, public relations and marketing strategy of the Silicon Island Project Canada-Cuba, in cooperation with the Commercial division of the Canadian Embassy in Havana. The main objective was to develop strategic alliances between Canadian and Cuban Industry in Information Technologies (I.T.) towards the market of Latin America: telehealth, multimedia, geomatic, remote programming, e-commerce, etc...

(1998) Technical assistance to the Program for the Recovery of the Economy in Transition (PRET) at the trade show Infotel Haiti Expo 98 for DAI / USAID. The scope of work was: to organize the participation of the web site HaitianCrafts.org (Formerly Small Haiti Artisanal Linkage Export - SHALE) at Infotel Haiti Expo 98; to improve the web site's marketing; to promote Haitiancrafts.org's opportunity and USAID's increased interest in Information Technologies; to identify a variety of potential partner interested to take-over Haitiancrafts.org and its societal goals; to prepare and participate in a debate on "The use of Information Technologies in the development of new markets for Haiti's micro-entrepreneurs".

(1998) Communication and marketing strategy for the web site of Société du Rhum Barbancourt, www.barbancourt.com. The objectives was to: contribute to an efficient promotion of Barbancourt rums; reinforce the circulation of information and optimize services towards Barbancourt's distributors; generate trafic and stimulate feed-back.

 
(1997) Communication and marketing strategy for the launching of two credit cards: SOGECARTE - MasterCard and SHELL - MasterCard. The objectives was to stimulate the membership, to promote MasterCard's advantages and educate customers to use credit cards as a modern financial tool.

(1997) Communication and marketing strategy for the launching of the first unleaded gasoline in Haiti for SHELL - Haiti. The objectives was to stimulate the trial of the new gasoline and to associate the commitment of SHELL - Haiti for the protection of the environment.

(1996) Marketing strategy, concept and development of a web site for the Small Haiti Artisanal Linkage Export (SHALE) Project for Development Alternatives Inc. ( DAI). The SHALE is the first program of it kind in Haiti designed to use appropriate technology to streamline the development of artisanal market linkages through the internet. The SHALE is financed by the USAID, under the PRET/DAI. 

(1996) Support to the project team in the design and analysis of a program for the strengthening of the Haitian Parliament and development of a communication and marketing strategy for enhancing the process of public dialogue and constituency relations of the Parliament, under the Modernization of the State Program in Haiti for Inter-American Development Bank and the Government of Haiti.
 
(1995-1992) Development of an organizational and training program for Société du Rhum Barbancourt, an agro-industry in Haiti. The goal of this program was to improve the human and economic well-being of the enterprise and its employees. The objectives was to: reinforce family spirit; develop internal communication tools and the circulation of information; assure a better match between the company's needs and the workers' needs; assure a more powerful competitive commercial situation. The entire program was developed with the workers, with management's complete support. 

(1996-1995) Strategy and creation for the introduction of a new contraceptive pill in Haiti. The lead contractors are SOMARC and Santé Plus and the campaign is funded by the USAID. Pilplan is destined to low-middle class population all around the urban and semi-urban area of the country. The objectives was to stimulate the trial and in a next step to reinforce the loyalty of customers. 


(1995) Communication and marketing strategy for the new Breastfeeding campaign 1995-1996, funded by UNICEF and many others financial and technical partners. The central idea is to value the breastfeeding. 


(1993) Conception and production of a training video on emergency measures for "Aeroports de Montreal"(ADM) and "Regie Regionale de la Sante et des Services Sociaux des laurentides", in Canada. The video is aimed at the emergency intervention groups at the Mirabel international airport.


(1991-1990) Action plan in the "bateyes" of the Dominican Republic, for the Centro de promocion integral y salud educacional (CEPROINSAE). This plan cover human rights, health, education and literacy, agriculture, advancement of women and community organization. 

(1996-1989) National Immunization, diarrhea control and breastfeeding promotion Programs for the Health ministry and UNICEF, in HAITI. The basic approach was to involve local participation, to target the market places, to tap into the spirit of entrepreneurship and the motivation of medical agents. Also, for the first time in this kind of campaigns, we integrated a voodoo organization. We used a wide traditional and electronic media approaches all around the country.
 
(1989) Launching of the first AIDS educational campaign in the work-sites of Port-au-Prince, in Haiti, for GLAS and USAID. Our innovation was to target an homogeneous group: the workers. To prevent AIDS, we need more than a creative slogan. The intervention on the work-site has permitted an interactive exchange, the sharing of common experiences, and has helped the participants develop new behaviors against AIDS in their daily life and work. 
(1990-1989) Launching of the popular gas stove BIP TI CHERI, in Haiti, for Shell - Haiti and Sodigaz. The innovation was to develop an educational approach based on radio and TV soaps. This campaign was rated by UNDP/World Bank (ESMAP), in its "Republic d'Haiti, Strategie pour l'Energie Domestique" study (June 1991) as a great success. BIP took 10% of charcoal market shares in the first 3 months.
 

 (1997-1988) Advertising strategy and social marketing for Shell - Haiti, such as the reforestation program, the tourism development program and the road security program. We have been first in Haiti, to associate advertising and social marketing.
 
(1996-1988) Worked on many UNICEF programs related to child rights and drug abuse. I was responsible of strategy and creation.


PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE
BEFORE 1987


1987-1986
Video producers
Montreal, Qc, Canada

Conception and production of video training programs and corporate video: management, human resources, security, marketing, service... 
1986-1985
Advertising agencies
Montreal, Qc, Canada

Copy-writer for advertising agencies. Most of my accounts was in commercial and retail sectors.


 


OTHER
CATEGORIES


(2012-1994) Amateur-radio license (VE2SDZ). Competencies for the VHF and UHF frequencies. Studying morse code  (5-12 WPM)

(2009-2005) Member of FIQ - The IT network in Quebec.

(2009-1996) Founder member of Save a Country Foundation (Fondation Sauvons un Pays).

(2006-2004) Coordinator communication and marketing of the Innocent Victims of organized crime lobby (RIVCO).

(2004) Candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada in Laval.

(2004) President of the Association of the Conservative Party of Canada - Laval.

(2002-1999) Set-up, representation and accompaniment of commercial missions for Canadian technology companies and organizations in Peru, Cuba and Argentina.

(2002-1992) Commercial delegate in Canada for Société du Rhum Barbancourt.

(2001) Organization and public relations of a round table of 40 Canadian I.T. leaders with a high-level delegation of the Ministry of informatics and Communications of Cuba in Montreal.

(2001- 1999) Member of Club del vino, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

(2001-1998) Distributor in Canada of "Business TIPS on Cuba": Cuban Office of the Technological - Information Promotion system (TIPS / UNDP-DEVNET)

(1998) Organization and public relations of a symposium for the Cuban delegation of Silicon Island Project in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto.

(1996) Founder member of INAI (Institut National de l'Autoroute de l'Information) in Haiti.

(1984-1983) Institut Maritime de Rimouski in Quebec. Studying of maritime navigation.

PRESS ROOM:
National Policy Association / Cuba Today
Wired.News
Canoe-Techno-Sciences




EDUCATION
 
  Universite de Montreal:
marketing and advertising (1985-1988)

Universite de Montreal:
anthropology (1983)

College Montmorency:
human sciences (1980-1982)
 
 


LANGUAGES

French:
native
English:
speaking / good; reading / excellent; writing / good
Spanish:
speaking / good; reading / excellent; writing / good
Creole:
speaking, reading and writing / excellent
 
 


COMPUTER
SKILLS

Word processing, spreadsheet, database and publishing
Internet tools, marketing and communication
HTML and web site development
 
 


NORTH-SOUTH
EXPERTISE


COMMERCIAL SECTOR

(CANADA) SOBEYS (IGA) - CHARCUTERIE TOUR EIFFEL - HERDT & CHARTON - PRODUITS LAITIERS LAVAL - PROTECTION PLUS - ULTRAMAR CANADA - (HAITI) BRASSERIE SEJOURNE - NADALSA - SOCIETE DU RHUM BARBANCOURT - LABORATOIRES 4C - CURACAO TRADING CO. - DAIHATSU - HANKOOK TIRES - KAWASAKI - SODIGAZ - SHELL HAITI -HYUNDAI - LADA - XEROX - CAMPING GAZ INTERNATIONAL - NABATCO SOLIDEX PVC -SEARS RHT TRADING - SHERWIN WILLIAMS - AIR CANADA - AMERICAN AIRLINES - CITIBANK - BANQUE NATIONALE DE PARIS - SOGEBANK - SOGECARTE VISA ET MASTERCARD - SHELL MASTERCARD - TOYOTA - DHL WORLDWIDE EXPRESS - COLGATE PALMOLIVE - BRIDGESTONE - VALERIO CANEZ - MAISON DESCHAMPS

TECHNOLOGIES SECTOR

(CANADA) DMR CONSEIL - GOVERN SOFTWARE - KHEOPS TECHNOLOGIE / JMAP - MIGS / MEGATRAK - NESTOR SYSTEM - ROLLAND VIRTUAL BUSINESS SYSTEMS (RVBS) (USA) TURBOWAVE THE WIRELESS INTERNET COMPANY (HAITI) BARBANCOURT.COM - GROUP CROISSANCE / LETTRE DE CONJONCTURE - INFOTEL EXPO 98 - INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'AUTOROUTE DE L'INFORMATION (INAI) - SMALL HAITI ARTISANAL LINKAGE EXPORT (SHALE.ORG / HAITIANCRAFTS.ORG) - ALPHA COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK (ACN) - GLOBELSUD - MCI - AT&T - DIGICOM - MULTILINK/COMPANET (CUBA) SILICON ISLAND PROJECT CANADA-CUBA - CENTERSOFT / GRUPO DE LA ELECTRONICA - CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE LA HABANA (CIH) / MINISTRY OF SUPERIOR EDUCATION OF CUBA / ISPJAE  (ARGENTINA) SOLUCIONES INTEGRALES S.A. - PARSE (PERU) NETCORPERU

INDUSTRIAL SECTOR

(CANADA) PARE-CHUTE -BOEHRINGER MANNHEIM CANADA - LESSARD BEAUCAGE LEMIEUX (LBL) - MEUBLE SCANWAY - MEUBLE MONDBERT - THERMOPLAST - NERTEC DESIGN - SALOMON CANADA - CASCADE PSH - CUISINES BEAUREGARD & FRERES  - (NEETHERLAND) FRIESLAND COBERCO DAIRY FOODS
 
 


PUBLIC SECTOR

(CANADA) SECRETARIAT DU CONSEIL DU TRESOR - ADM AEROPORTS DE MONTREAL - REGIE REGIONALE DE LA SANTE ET DES SERVICES SOCIAUX DES LAURENTIDES - DEPUTE VINCENT DELLA NOCE - SHAWINIGAN INTERNATIONAL (HAITI) SOFIHDES - CMP CENTRE DE MANAGEMENT ET DE PRODUCTIVITE - ED'H ELECTRICITE D'HAITI - PROMINEX HAITI - TELECO - FHD FONDATION HAITIENNE DE DEVELOPPEMENT - 25th GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF OAS - BANQUE DE LA REPUBLIQUE D'HAITI (BRH) - UNITE DE DEMOCRATISATION DES ENTREPRISES PUBLIQUES (UDEP) - PROGRAMME POUR LA RELANCE DE L'ECONOMIE EN TRANSITION (PRET/DAI/USAID) - PROGRAM FOR THE MODERNIZATION OF THE STATE (INTERAMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK) - LES MOULINS D’HAITI

SOCIETAL SECTOR

(CANADA) SAVE A COUNTRY FOUNDATION (HAITI) GLAS GROUPE DE LUTTE ANTI SIDA - BODE NASYONAL - UNICEF - CARE - IPPF / PAPFO - USAID - PROJET PESTEL - PILPLAN (SOMARC-SANTE PLUS) - JEUNESSE CONTRE DROGUE - APAAC- MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH - PROJET PESTEL - INSTITUT HAITIEN DE L'ENFANCE - INSTITUT DE BIEN ETRE SOCIAL - REACH RESSOURCE FOR CHILD HEALTH - PADF - FONDS D'ASSISTANCE ECONOMIQUE ET SOCIALE (FAES) - COMITE POUR LA PROMOTION DE L'ALLAITEMENT MATERNEL (CAM) - GROUPE DE REFLEXION ET D'ACTION POUR LES ENFANTS DE LA RUE (GRAER)(DOMINICAN REPUBLIC) CEPROINSAE CENTRO DE PROMOCION INTEGRAL Y SALUD EDUCACIONAL


TOURISM AND CULTURE SECTOR

(CANADA) OFFICE DU TOURISME DE L'ALGARVE - TOURISM OFFICE OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLLIC - (HAITI) FETE DE LA MER DE PESTEL - KONKOU MISIK - KONKON FANAL - RALLYE DE PESTEL - SOCIETE NAUTIQUE DE LA BAIE DES CAYEMITES - FONDATION HAITIENNE DES FRERES DE LA COTE 





 







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