FOUNDER & STRATEGY LEAD
Experienced entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of furthering social justice in the management consulting industry. Skilled in Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Development, and Marketing Strategy, Jean-Paul is a unique management professional with both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused in Global Business from National Chiao Tung University and an Honours degree in International Politics from Stellenbosch University.
2010 – 2012 - MBA (Global Business) National Chiao Tung University | 國立交通大學 - Taiwan R.O.C.
Golden Bamboo Scholarship
Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
Dissertation: "On the Operationalization of Dynamic Capability”
1998 - 2003 BA (Honours) Stellenbosch University - South Africa
Graduated with distinction (cum laude)
Triple Major in Political Science, Sociology & Psychology
Honours Focus in International Politics
1992 - 1997 Northwood High School Durban
South Africa Level 7: 80 - 100% Matriculation with University Exemption
Math, Science, Biology, History, English, Afrikaans
Vice President & Co-founder of the Rotary Interact Club
2011 – present Founder at Moutonco LLC. (Canada / U.S.A.)
Moutonco creates, and deploys, business strategy for ethical organizations around the world. We’re laser focused on creating shared value at the nexus of capacity and innovation potential. After almost 8 years, we’re proud of our work with businesses, non-profits, academic institutions and local government. To learn more about our consulting services please visit www.moutonco.org.
2018 - present Vice President at Edu-Odyssey (U.S.A.)
Our mission as a non-profit pending, academic study abroad program, is to enable participants from all backgrounds to benefit from an international academic adventure. 2016 - 2017 Lecturer at National Taipei University of Business (Taiwan) Postgraduate Teaching Focus: Business Communication Undergraduate Teaching Focus: Business Negotiation
2007 - 2008 National Retail Manager at Ultraline (South Africa)
Promoted from Strategic Business Manager at Duraline (now Ultraline), I led a team of retail managers and salespeople in the Just Paint concept stores spread across South Africa, away from a price and product orientated competitive strategy toward a more holistic marketing understanding, and ultimately increased revenue and profitability. In this role I prepared and managed large annual sales and cost and regularly updated forecasts as part of the company's planning process.
“Jean-Paul headed our Retail Department where he set high quality standards. He applied discipline and procedures in a consistent manner throughout the retail team. These measures were practical and effective and ensured the turnaround of the retail profitability of all Just Paint stores. He led the retail team in an innovative and professional manner ensuring that all members of the team were appropriately motivated to deliver excellence in customer retail service and thus able to continually achieve sales and operational performance goals”
Len Hauptfleisch | CEO - Duraline (Pty) Ltd.
2004 - 2007 General Manager, O’Grady’s (South Africa)
In my positions at O’Grady’s I got the opportunity to turn around a regional company with declining sales and rampant spending. Ultimately, I was able to increase revenue by 29% and net profit by 37% in a three year period. In order to do so I implemented a range of new imported products, innovative point-of-purchase marketing techniques, and partnerships with interior designers to grow our market segment. Simultaneously I streamlined our production and delivery processes to save costs and ensure consistent quality.
“Jean-Paul was required not only to manage the line function of an entire production plant, but he was also expected, among other things, to manage multiple projects simultaneously under budget and time constraints, cultivate and strengthen client relationships, manage the marketing of O'Grady's on a national level, develop internal systems and procedures, develop new products and services, and think creatively. He not only fulfilled but exceeded the expectations in each of these very important functions. It is my belief that he will succeed in any undertaking largely because of his determination to accomplish his goals with integrity.”
William John O'Grady - CEO.
Languages, Skills & Interests
Languages (ILR scale)
English – Native or bilingual proficiency (5)
Afrikaans – Native or bilingual proficiency (5)
Dutch - Limited working proficiency (2)
French - Elementary proficiency (1)
Mandarin Chinese - Elementary proficiency (1)
Speaker – TEDx (2015 - Malaysia)
Speaker - The John Curtin Leadership Academy (2015 - Malaysia)
Speaker - Social Innovation @ Ivey Business School (2014 - Canada)
Speaker – Kid’s Power Conference (2014 - Canada)
Treasurer at UnLondon (2014 – Canada)
Co-Chair Eco-tourism Committee at Miri City Council (2015 – Malaysia)
Skills & Interests
PADI Dive Instructor