Ananth V BE1146 INDIA
We left India in 1984 and have lived in Malawi, Botswana, South Africa, Doha and now in Saudi Arabia. All these years I have been working with Banks heading the finance function, Barclays in Africa and now with ABN in Saudi Arabia. We have two children son aged 18 and daughter aged 8. We are looking to return Back to India and we have chosen Bangalore as our preferred location and recently we have bought a property.
Richard H BE1144 GERMANY
In Bangalore since late 2009 for an international oil and gas company after six enjoyable years in Malaysia (great diving) and six good years in Scotland (great hiking). I speak German, English and some French and can count up to three in Malay. My Malay partner and I are both busy at work and travelling between Bangalore and Kuala Lumpur but we would like to meet more people here to learn more about expats' lives in India and Bangalore and explore new places.
Mathias S BE1143 GERMANY
My Name is Mathias Schröder, and I spent 3.5 Months in Bangalore in early 2010 during my internship at SKF India. I am an industrial engineer and am now working for Continental in Nurenberg, Germany for purchase. I had a great time in India and enjoyed the time with the expat community very much.
Tobias T BE1142 GERMANY
I am working for EMAG since nine years. I am responsible for all projects which be handled by EMAG India and EMAG Germany our Headquater. I also have to take care about our grinding projects. Explain our Customer the technical backround about grinding and support all EMAG Indian employees. Beside I studied Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering in the UK / Walse.
Peter S BE1139 SWITZERLAND
Head Sales - Piping Department
Hi Expat Club, My name is Pete(r).
I moved with my wife and two daughters mid of January on a 3-5years assignment working for Geberit in the piping field for construction business.
I am from Switzerland and my wife Kaida originally from the BVI. I used to live in China for 5 years and we speak English, German, Swiss German, a little French, Spanish and a little Chinese :-).
Our hobby is the family, of course we like to socialize, enjoy dining out, exploring other cultures therefore like to travel. Moreover my personal passion is scuba diving and I used to play some beginner's golf.
Looking forward to meeting you soon.
With best regards,
Arvind J BE1138 INDIA
Currently working as an Investment Banker in Bangalore.
Lived in the USA since 1982 mostly in New York City. Worked in finance at Lehman Brothers, Dean Witter Morgan Stanley, Citibank. I'm also a published author and screenwriter.
Languages spoken are English and Hindi.
My interests are Spirituality, Yoga, Gym, Reading, Writing, Music, Travel, Charity and Art.
Kael O BE1137 AUSTRALIA
I am now entering my fifth day of a five month assignment with the Queensland (Australia) State Government's trade office, Trade Queensland.
I'm 24 years old, born in bred near Brisbane, Australia and have been fortunate enough to spend 2 years in Belfast, N. Ireland playing/coaching rugby and 6 months studying in The Netherlands.
I'm keen to make the most of my time in Bangalore and India, which may include partying, sports (rugby preferably), charity work, hiking and travelling.
Ben C BE1136 INDIA
Nalini N BE1135 INDIA
I have lived in Africa, Saudi Arabia, & UK for over 15 years.Being a Kannadiga, I have returned to Bangalore.I set up 'Npower' where we train individuals in communications, cross cultural issues and dress and etiquette. I am a Rotarian with Rotary Club of Bangalore and have been on their Board of Directors during many Rotary years. Pradeep is my partner and manufactures aircraft parts for the defence ministry. We love meeting people, dancing, swimming and travel extensively. I speak many Indian languages fluently, and understand arabic.
Carlton K BE1134 UNITED STATES
Director, Corporate Sales
I spend on average 8 weeks per year in India working with customers and distributors of our spoken English training software. My work takes me throughout Asia, Europe and Central America. The best part of my work is making new friends around the world. Hobbies include boat building (I'm on my 3rd boat, a skin and frame touring kayak), Nordic skiing, bicycling, kayaking and learning how others live.
John T BE1129 UNITED KINGDOM
Hi - I'll be in Bangalore for a couple of years. I work in IT at an American bank (technical architect). I've lived in Zambia, UK, South Africa and Switzerland. I'm hoping to try some mountain biking in the countryside around Bangalore, and to do some exploring around India.
Jesper T BE1126 DENMARK
Hi, My name is Jesper. I have been permanently in Bangalore for about 1 month. Have been commuting from Denmark to Bangalore for a period of about ½ a year before that. I am leading the establishment of an IT service management organisation in our Bangalore affiliate. I am married to Ann-Karina and have two daughters, aged 3½ and 7. Interests are of course family as well as travelling, running, mountainbiking, skiing, the nature and outdoor activities. I like cars and motorbikes as well.
Sharda K BE1125 NETHERLANDS
We are here from August 2008 with 3 kids. Our native places are Suriname, South-America and the Netherlands. Our roots are Indian, five or six generations back. We had visited India many times and we liked many things about this country. Its certainly not a boring country. On the contrary, where I come from, in the Netherlands everything is perfectly organised, from one's birth till death. Here things are still being invented and the people are kindhearted. Despite the cultureshock, this country is a real adventure for adventurous people!
I have studied economics and econometrics at the Erasmus University in the Netherlands. I have worked in the Netherlands in the field of economics, finance, policy and skilled in management, coordinaton, organisation. We speak Dutch, English, German, French and Hindi. Our hobbies are swimming, cricket, reading, writing and squash.
Bo Lund N BE1122 DENMARK
Hi - I just started at the Danish Trade Commission office here in B'lore for a six month internship until August. I stayed in the city around christmas also, visiting a children's home in J.P Nagar. I have been in India since September - doing some studies at IIM in Calcutta, otherwise only "durable" in english and danish but can party in any language..
Scott S BE1121 UNITED STATES
Lisabeth and I moved here from Chicago for her job and will be here for 2 years. For now, I will be concentrating on setting up our new home. Eventually, I would like to find a job or full-time volunteer opportunity.
I worked in various positions at Northwestern University including Director of the International Office, which assisted international students and scholars with their visa and immigration status. Next, I spent close to 10 years as a Senior Immigration Paralegal with a major law firm and in house with a major consulting firm.
For the last 2.5 years I have worked in politics. I spent 13 months working on the Obama campaign.
As far as interests, politics is a big one. I'm also a big sports fan, baseball being my favorite - I'm anxious to learn cricket! My wife and I are campers and hope to get out of the city and see India from that perspective.
Moving to Bangalore is the first ex-pat experience for both me and my wife. We have travelled quite a bit in the US, North America and Europe.
Jean-Olivier S BE1115 GERMANY
I am working for a programme supported by the German Technical Cooperation to extend Social Security Benefits to the Unorganised Workers. I just arrived newly to Bangalore and worked previously in Bangladesh, Kenia and Rwanda in Health Programmes. I've spent many years in the Middle East too. I speak French and German as mothertongues, English, Russian and to some extent I understand Spanish and Italian. I love outdoor activities and sports (tennis, bicycle riding, swimming), cultural events (cinema, music, theatre) and like good dining and socialising.
Eurides A BE1114 BRAZIL
Senior Mechanical Engineer Analyst
I came to India 2 times before and now I shifted definitive on january 15th, 2010 at Marathahalli Bridge. I work for Weg Industries India Pvt, we are making a new factory in Hosur that will produce Eletrical Motors and Genaretor for heavy industries. I speak naturaly portuguese. My English is good and I can understand spanish a little .
Michel T BE1112 CANADA
Global Project Manager
Presently living in Bangalore since 2009 and now a resident of India for a ful year.
Working for CAE inc. as a project manager. Responsible for Design and construction of all our International sites. We presently have 3 buildings under construction in India. Interested by the local culture and architecture. Walk the city to discover, visit and meet people.
Ute J BE1111 GERMANY
Hi, I've been in India/Bangalore since April 09 but travelled frequently outside the country last year. I will stay here until Dec 2011. I'm working as a project manager for a German governement funded non-profit project in the social sector. Before I moved to Bangalore I lived 3.5 yrs in Jakarta/ Indonesia. There I worked for a project that aimed at improving health systems. I was born near Frankfurt am Main/ Germany. I enjoy reading books, travelling, socialise, cooking or going out for dinner. I'd like to meet more people and get to know more of Bangalore.
Nadine R BE1110 GERMANY
Hi, I moved to Bangalore from Japan where I lived for 5 years. I am here since about 2 years and will probably stay some more. I set-up a chocolate company. I love kiteboarding, dancing and fun stuff.