ERWEKA presents itself – Thorsten Böttcher, Director Bus. Development Asia Pacific
In today´s interview of our series, ERWEKA presents itself, we would like to introduce our colleague Mr. Thorsten Böttcher, Hong Kong, who is responsible for Business Development in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
To learn more about his everyday working life at ERWEKA and his person, we have asked Mr. Böttcher a few questions.
Mr. Böttcher, you have been with ERWEKA for nearly twelve years now. What´s your profession at ERWEKA?
I am working as a Managing Director at ERWEKA Asia Pacific Ltd., a subsidiary of ERWEKA in Hong Kong. I am responsible for our dealers and clients located in the Middle East and Asia Pacific. In addition, I take care of the ERWEKA light production in Zhuhai, China.
What´s your job about?
My office is located in Hong Kong. I also spend a lot of time in our ERWEKA light production in Zhuhai, China. The support of our dealers in the Middle East and Asia essentially covers the support in sales, the implementation of marketing activities, the procurement of spare parts as well as the general advice regarding our products. Therefore, I often travel to our dealers in order to represent the ERWEKA brand in front of our customers. In addition, I support our dealers in the configuration of systems and clarify specific customer inquiries in collaboration with our specialists from our application laboratory. Besides, seminars are held regularly, such as the RoboDis ll workshop in Shanghai or our sales seminar in Hong Kong.
What´s your background? What have you been doing before you have started to work at ERWEKA?
I have studied sinology and legal studies at the university of Hamburg. In addition, I have a degree in International affairs and politics from the university of Fudan in Shanghai. Before I have joined ERWEKA I worked at a company in the semiconductor industry, where I was responsible for sales in Asia and the production in China.
What do you appreciate most about ERWEKA?
I enjoy working in the pharmaceutical industry and for me, the products are very interesting. Furthermore, the constant growth of the company and industry motivates me and enables me to look to the future with confidence.
What do you like to do in your leisure time?
I play field hockey. Hong Kong is very popular for field hockey and has about 40 clubs. I also love to go jogging, watch theatre performances or go to the opera or concerts. I attach great importance to social commitment. If time permits, I support the work of a day center for elderly care close to my apartment in Hong Kong.
Three words, which describe yourself?
Fun-loving. Curious. Inquisitive.
Mr. Böttcher, thanks for the interview and I wish you further success for the future at ERWEKA.