Alan Hutchison is a seasoned business development professional, with extensive experience of international business building, as well as restructuring and divestment. He has management and advisory experience with companies of different types & sizes ranging across industries and geographies. He has worked with private and family owned businesses and has a solid appreciation of the inherent opportunities and challenges of family business development and generational transmission.
Alan has an engineering degree from Oxford University. Following 5 years in engineering and production management in the UK he moved to Switzerland. After securing an MBA from IMD, Switzerland, he worked for 7 years with a major international consulting company, developing business, operations and information technology strategies for multinational companies active in industrial goods, medical & pharma products, consumer products and financial services.
From the early-1990's Alan built solid international experience in business and operations management. He headed Corporate Development for an equipment marketing company in Asia, where he refocused the business on investors’ needs, and set-up JVs in Singapore and India. Returning to Europe in 1997 he joined the executive team of a global industrial products company that was turned around from losses to profit within 12 months. For this company be then lead the acquisition of a high-tech company in Switzerland.
Alan Hutchison founded ClusterBridge in Switzerland 2002, allowing him to bring to clients more than 25 years of broad, technical, operational and commercial "multi-disciplinary" experience, as well as his extensive international network. In 2012 he relocated his family and business to Bulgaria and now operates from Sofia.
Alan has dual British and Swiss nationality and is able to work in English, French and German. He also invests in entrepreneurial ventures and dedicates time to economic, social and cultural development initiatives. In May 2011 he became a World Cancer Declaration Ambassador for UICC (see www.uicc.org), supporting the “Together we are Stronger” fundraising campaign, and helping UICC deliver the World Cancer Declaration targets to make a significant difference over the next 10 years.
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