The Fitz International Team
Boram - Chairperson
Boram, was born and educated in Sudbury, Suffolk, UK. His
career started with seven years in the Merchant Navy as an
Engineering Officer followed by a managerial role with Unilever.
He started his own business, namely Grabor Plastics Limited
in 1972 to manufacture plastic bottles by the blow moulding
method. With the rapid expansion of this company, he was able
to purchase Armorex Limited in 1982, a company dealing in
cementitious grouts and flooring materials. He became Chairman
of both companies employing a combined staff in excess of
became Chairman of the Bottle Blowers Group, a Division of
the British Plastics Federation in 1997 and is also a Member
of the Institute of Directors. He has wide experience of business
processes and in 2000 was invited to become Chairman of the
Trustees of the Quay Theatre, based in his home town of Sudbury.
He pursues his business interests with a standard of excellence
and attention to detail of his customers, using the slogan:
“Big enough to cope and small enough to care”.
Charlie Zhai – Marketing Manager
Born in China, Charlie Zhai has lived in Britain for the last
ten years. Since establishing Fitz International he has gained
in-depth experience in providing a wide range of services
to both UK and Chinese companies. Projects have included:-
market research for UK companies looking to establish their
products or services in the Chinese market, whether independently
or through local partnerships; providing marketing and sales
support once a strategy has been drawn up; helping Chinese
companies and government organizations arrange fact finding
missions to the UK to meet potential distributors, customers,
or UK government officials.
Protopopov - International Sales Director
Andrei oversees our sales operations in both the UK &
China. A native Russian and a multilingual professional, he
speaks fluent Russian, English and Mandarin. He has lived
in London for eleven years now and jointly set up Fitz International.
An IT professional, he runs our website and databases. He
regularly travels to China to co-ordinate the management of
our programmes and discuss the requirements of our network
of host institutions.
Power - Recruitment & Administration
Glenn has been with the company for five years. His role is
wide-ranging, with responsibility for administering the company,
from personnel matters to finance.
Barnes - Training Manager
Christine taught English as a foreign language in China for
two years - giving her invaluable experience of living and
working conditions, what is expected of teachers as well as
the benefits and potential pitfalls. Christine manages our
training and selection programme for teachers, ensuring they
choose the posts and institutions that best suit their requirements
Y. M. Chan (BA) – Programme
Born in Bracknell (UK), Wendy’s extensive expertise
has been gained in Business, Programmes and Projects spanning
over 10 years. This includes 4 years management gained in
a wide variety of industries including telecommunications,
government, insurance, banking, blue-chip and transport
of projects that she has worked on are the (JLEP) Jubilee
Line Extension Project, BT Home Computing, Reliability Centred
Maintenance for London Underground Limited, Columbus Programme
for Euler & Hermes (previously Euler Trade Indemnity)
and the Hermes Due Diligence Project for Equant.
Zhang – China Project Liaison
Born in China, Jing has been in the import and export business
for 5 years. Her extensive knowledge/experience of China has
given her insight into many areas of business, having worked
for many major companies in China, including the second largest
retailer in the world, Carrefour. She is also a graduate in
Business Management. Her main area of expertise is Customer
Care and she is fluent in both Mandarin and English.
Bonfante (BEng, MSCE) – UK Project
Born within the sound of Bow Bells in East London (UK) with
a great sense of humour, Emilio has a multi-cultural background.
Multi-talented, he is a qualified fitness instructor, electronic
engineer as well as being MCP/MCSE (Microsoft Certified Professional
& Software Engineer) qualified. He also has experience
working in many UK Education establishments and large corporations
such as Deutsche Bank.