Patrick Rottiers

Industry LeadPatrick E. J. Rottiers

Professor of Practice International Negotiations
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Technology & innovation veteran Patrick E.J. Rottiers brings 30+ years of international corporate know-how to the program. 

As a senior lecturer, Patrick E.J. ROTTIERS has been teaching international post-graduate programs (EMBA, MBA) since 2005 at universities and management schools in New Zealand, Europe, Russia, China, Australia. 

Most popular programs are: 

  • ‘Negotiating Business Development Cross-Culturally’ 
  • ‘Empowering Strategic Alliances’ 
  • ‘Convincing Presentations & Power-pitches’ 
  • ‘Strategy & Business Planning’ 

Since 2006, Patrick has been growing this program with at UC and around the world. 

Patrick Rottiers has an extra ‘higher-education teaching degree’ from Antwerp University and is passionate about incorporating the latest pedagogy insights into his programs. 

Patrick ROTTIERS is the quintessential prac-ademic: someone who blends academia with being an active practitioner in their subject area: a seamless transition between practicing, teaching, research & consulting. Feeding daily international business development expertise back in teaching & publishing. 

Working 70% of the year in New Zealand/Australia and 30% internationally, 

Patrick E.J. Rottiers is founder and managing director of PROconsulting International Ltd., a New Zealand-based international consultancy firm. 

His primary activity is assisting organisations in international business development, with a direct focus on leadership development. Patrick is an experienced executive coach and sits on various advisory boards. 

His ‘Internationalisation & Commercialisation’ consultancy firm specialises in ‘growing businesses to be ‘world-class’’, working with blue chip companies, SMEs and start-ups. Those businesses are the ‘research laboratory’ that makes Patrick’s teachings so relevant & real. 

Patrick has more than 35 years expertise in international, multi-cultural corporate environments and has held senior management positions in Europe, the US and Africa in sectors as diverse as broadcasting, food, durable goods, airlines, recruitment and technology. 

Patrick Rottiers is regularly contracted to deliver in-house executive development programs in strategic business development, negotiation training and strategic alliances in sectors ranging from Oil & Gas, ICT, Agri-Business, Sales & Distribution, Food, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Inland Revenue Department, Dept of Conservation, Construction & Engineering companies. 

He is a regular contributor to both online media and broadcast organisations both here and overseas. 

Appointments include 

  • ‘Senior Fellow’, University of Canterbury, College of Engineering, New Zealand 
  • ‘Advisor for Foreign Trade’ by the Belgian Minister of Foreign Trade, Brussels 
  • ‘Economic Advisor for New Zealand’ for Flanders Investment & Trade, Brussels