Board Candidacy Nina Rung-Hoch | Business | Science

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l have more Lhan 20 years experlence managlng and advlslng lnLernaLlonal companles, lncludlng
boLh for-proflL and noL-for-proflL educaLlonal flrms, and have been ln charge of scallng operaLlons
naLlonally and lnLernaLlonally. My conLrlbuLlons have malnly focused on deflnlng and developlng
compeLlLlve sLraLegy, mulLl-llne dlsLrlbuLlon, brandlng and sales managemenL, and currlculum
developmenL and quallLy conLrol. l have also been responslble for all phases of execuLlve and
academlc recrulLlng and developlng lnLernaLlonal LalenL.
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"CounLry-speclflc cusLomer-cenLrlclLy" ls a buslness phllosophy whlch l am passlonaLe abouL and
as such, l have conLrlbuLed Lo Lhe LransformaLlon of buslness models and buslness processes, and
have lead organlzaLlons wlLh Lhe ob[ecLlve of lowerlng cosLs and lncreaslng reLenLlon wlLh an eye
Lo poLenLlal exlL. AddlLlonally, when glven Lhe charLer Lo lncrease accesslblllLy and affordablllLy
for a uS -based unlverslLy l converLed a LradlLlonal graduaLe school lnLo a Lrue global, accredlLed,
Leachlng lnsLlLuLlon whlle lowerlng cosL by 60° and quadrupllng revenue and sLudenL counL.

My career experLlse ls solldly grounded wlLh a MasLer ln 8uslness AdmlnlsLraLlon degree from
Parvard unlverslLy, and lncludes decades of advlslng buslness sLarLups & graduaLe buslness
sLudenLs worldwlde Lo develop Lhelr careers as well as Leachlng Lhem Lo bulld and sell
enLerprlses. uurlng Lhls Llme l have also run several personal buslnesses and developed a solld
undersLandlng for Lhe buslness cycle from concepL Lo sale. Whlle aL Zurlch llnanclal Servlces l
managed a salesforce of 2000 and surpassed all sales goals by uslng an educaLlonal approach, as
opposed Lo applylng LradlLlonal (uS) Lop-down, sales managemenL meLhods .

ln my board work l also draw from my mlllLary leadershlp experlence leadlng soldlers as well as
managlng lnLernaLlonal Leams and buslness unlLs across borders and culLures.
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8oard member, !uly 2011 - !une 2012
CreenLech SecLor ÞrlvaLe LqulLy

• ÞrlvaLe ÞlacemenL Memorandum deslgn and developmenL
• CaplLal ralslng
• MarkeLlng

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8oard member- advlsor !uly 2008 - !uly 2010
ÞrlvaLe Lechnology educaLlon company

• ueveloped 8uslness Þlan and CorporaLe LducaLlon SLraLegy
• 8ecrulLed key LalenL
• lmplemenLed currlculum

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8oard member 2006 - 2008
Chamber of Commerce, SLarL up ulvlslon.

1he ClLy of 8ellevue ls Lhe commerclal hub for MlcrosofL, Lxpedla, lnfospace, Adobe, and many
oLher global uS corporaLlons.

• LvaluaLed and screened buslness proposals
• ueveloped and execuLed SLraLegy
• Plred key LalenL
• 8alsed CaplLal funds
• ueveloped vlrLual medla plan

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As ls relaLed Lo my buslness advlsory duLles, l reporLed dlrecLly Lo represenLaLlves of Lhe board of
ueuLsche 8ank from 1990 Lo 1992 and, as proxy for senlor managemenL, l also reporLed dlrecLly
Lo Lhe senlor execuLlves of larmers lnsurance/Zurlch llnanclal Servlces from 2000 Lo 2003.
AddlLlonally, l served on Lhe SLraLeglc Leadershlp CommlLLee as an LxecuLlve ulrecLor aL ClLy
unlverslLy of SeaLLle from 2003 Lo 2011 and reporLed dlrecLly Lo Lhe board of dlrecLors.
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My key compeLencles are based on long-Lerm experlence ln Lhe global markeLplace wlLh a
capaclLy Lo lmmedlaLely galn an overvlew of Lhe company's currenL markeL slLuaLlon, LhreaLs, and
opporLunlLles. ln addlLlon Lo my educaLlon and Lralnlng Parvard 8uslness School, l have 20 plus
years examlnlng buslness plans and currenL buslnesses wlLh Lhe relaLed capablllLy Lo ldenLlfy and
quanLlfy lmprovemenL opporLunlLles and soluLlons whlch conLrlbuLe Lo value generaLlon and 8Cl.
l work from daLa and analysls, yeL l have over Lhe years also developed an overall buslness sense
whlch enables me Lo geL Lo Lhe maln lssues qulLe qulckly.

l have developed and LaughL more Lhan 400 corporaLe buslness classes from 1992 - 2000 wlLh
ClLlgroup. Llkewlse l developed Lhe currlculum for Zurlch llnanclal Servlces from 2000 - 2003 and
LaughL weekly LhroughouL 39 uS sLaLes. llnally, l LaughL Lhe core sLraLegy and leadershlp courses
aL Lhe graduaLe level aL ClLy unlverslLy of SeaLLle from 2003-2010.

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l was accepLed Lo Parvard 8uslness School and graduaLed ln 1990. 1yplcally Lhe unlverslLy re[ecLs
90° of Lhe appllcanLs, all of whom come from a very sLrong appllcanL pool. 1he M8A program
operaLes under a forced curve whlch means LhaL afLer compleLlon of Lhe flrsL year, only 83° of
each class are ellglble Lo aLLend Lhelr second year ln order Lo be awarded a masLers degree.

l graduaLed from Pærens Cfflcersskole, 8oyal uanlsh MlllLary Army Academy, summa cum laude
and second ln my class. 1he years before, durlng and afLer Pærens Cfflcersskole offered me many
opporLunlLles ln Lhe fleld ln Lerms of how one may Leach and lead effecLlvely. 1hls leadershlp
sLyle ls based upon research of mlllLary hlsLory, human psychology and acLual human behavlor as
observed ln Lhe fleld.


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As a board member or as board chalr l operaLe from Lhe llfelong prlnclples of:

• Þrofesslonallsm
• lnLegrlLy
• AccounLablllLy
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l am analyLlcal and make declslons based on facLs. l have a naLural ablllLy Lo process very large
amounLs of daLa ln a shorL perlod of Llme and rarely, lf ever, feel overwhelmed. l am very
comforLable maklng declslons and Laklng a sLand Lo defend Lhese declslons. ln addlLlon Lo sound
declslon-maklng l have respecL for undersLandlng human predlsposlLlons and have developed
over Lhe years wlsdom and lnslghLs lnLo behavloral economlcs. My professlonallsm and manners
are lmpeccable, because of Lhls l work well across soclal levels and culLures. l also have a keen
eye for when people are Lelllng Lhe LruLh and when Lhey are noL.
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uanlsh naLlve speaker

Scandlnavlan languages LxcellenL undersLandlng of norweglan and Swedlsh

Lngllsh lluenL ln wrlLlng and speaklng

Spanlsh 8aslc proflclency

Cerman - lrench 8aslc Þroflclency


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Pavlng Lraveled Lo 41 counLrles and worked ln several has made me keenly aware of Lhe
many dlfferenL pollLlcal sysLems and soluLlons. As a young women l felL Lhe cold war was of
enough of a concern Lo moLlvaLe me Lo [oln Lhe army and serve my counLry for 8 years. ?ears
laLer, l was glven an opporLunlLy Lo work ln Lhe unlLed SLaLes ln a role where l was responslble for
Len campus locaLlons ln LasLern Lurope, LaLln Amerlca, and Chlna. 1hls plaLform gave me a keen
appreclaLlon for Lhe noLlon of free enLerprlse when comblned wlLh solld educaLlon and Lralnlng
can, and have been, Lruly Lransformlng across socleLles and communlLles.

l conLlnue Lo sLay abreasL of naLlonal and global condlLlons relaLed Lo pollLlcal and economlc
lssues and l ofLen dlscuss laLe-breaklng currenL evenLs wlLhln my lnLernaLlonal neLwork Lo galn
Lhelr culLural and buslness lnslghLs. l also read a conslderable amounL of new buslness Lheory as
lL relaLes Lo lnLernaLlonal, globallzed Lrade as well as sLraLegy and leadershlp Lheorles and
flndlngs.


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• lounder, 1he SLraLegy Academy 2012 - presenL
• 8oard Advlsory Servlces, Clobal Covernance Croup / ClC LLd. 2012- presenL
• Av1 8uslness School, ulrecLor 2011 - 2012
• uansk LgenkaplLal, 8oard Member 2011 - 2012
• ClLy unlverslLy of SeaLLle, ulrecLor 2003 - 2011
• Zurlch llnanclal Servlces, vÞ Sales 2000 - 2003
• ClLlgroup, 8vÞ Sales 1992 - 2000
• WrlghL 8unsLed & Co, Manager Leaslng 1990 - 1992
• Parvard 8uslness School 1988 - 1990
• Mlchael ÞorLer, MonlLor Company., ConsulLanL 1988 - 1989
• PoLel ConLlnenLal new Crleans, Sales & MarkeLlng 1986 - 1988
• uanlsh Army 1978 - 1986
• 8oyal uanlsh MlllLary Academy 1978 - 1982


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leaLured ln mulLlple books, 1v, and news arLlcles lncl. Culnness 8ook of World 8ecords 1982 as
Lhe flrsL women ln nA1C as an offlcer leadlng combaL arms.

leaLured ln "Who ls Who ln 8uslness", "Who ls Who ln norLh Amerlca", "Who ls Who ln llnance",
and "Who ls Who ln Plgher LducaLlon".

!ægerkorpseL's ÞarachuLlsL 8adge

8eclplenL of Carlsberg's Ponor Award

Member of "Women on 8oard", Lhe uanlsh lndusLry's daLabase of 140 women deemed quallfled
Lo serve on corporaLe boards.
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Þrofesslonal:

Lars-ChrlsLlan 8rask, uenmark. lnvesLmenL banker.
8rlan Mlkkelsen, uenmark. Member of parllamenL.
ur. Marlella 8emund, Chlna. Þh.u.

Þersonal:

Carol 1haLcher, Lngland.
Søren Schrlver, uenmark. CLC, Pummel.
Søren SLeffensen, uenmark. Luropean CLC, 1rlumph.

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nlna 8ung - Poch
CoLhersgade 130, 1Lv
københavn 1123
uenmark

Cell phone:

uk: 43 JK!LJ!?"!?K
uS: 01 206 910 0802

Lmall: Parvardblz[gmall.com
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