In 2005 he organised the re-structuring of Kooga Rugby Ltd, a prominent branded sports goods company taking over ownership from 3i’s Plc with the Guang Der Corporation and became its Chairman until the business was sold in 2008 to JJB Sports Plc. This was followed by a short period in the Far East until finally moving to Vienna.
Born in London, Roger Terry is now a permanent resident of Vienna where he lives with his wife and young daughter. Trained as a secondary school teacher specialising in History and Drama, he left the profession and entered business with his own start up company TRF Ltd which grew rapidly and which he sold in 1979. He has worked extensively in businesses in the UK and China and has sold a variety of products around the world; from Canada and the USA to Japan and stops in between. Before joining the China based Guang Der Corporation he organised the relocation of manufacturing for Crewsaver Ltd to Slovakia. As MD of Guang Der Corp he managed the European operations, growing the revenues to $20 million annually. During this period he was also responsible for the CE/ISO certification of China made safety products, working with the Berufsgenossenschaft der Bauwirtschaft in Haan, Germany.
For the past 6 years I have been undertaking training assignements in Vienna for such companies as Siemens, Verbund, L.K.W.Walter, Kühne + Nagel, Bank Austria and MediaCom among others. Primarily focusing on transitioning my clients into competent English communicators, my insight into all aspects of business, based on my wide experience, as well as my communication skills, has drawn me increasingly into one to one coaching and mentoring.
Business Coaching and Mentoring
My work in Vienna