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Bernard Bear

Address: Mozambique
Date of birth: 1973-08-28
Email address:
Phone number: +999 99999999


My broad background – from working in financial markets in London and Africa to successfully owning and running multiple businesses in Zambia and Mozambique – makes me feel that nothing is too great a challenge to take on, especially here in Africa where a Renaissance has just begun.

Work experience

01/2015 - present, Country Financial and Business Specialist, Proger Lda & Ministry of Transport and Communications, Maputo, Mozambique
Worked on World Bank-funded feasibility study awarded to Proger Lda by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) for the improvement of three development corridors in Mozambique.
Researched, identified, and proposed anchor projects/growth poles along the existing corridors of Lichinga Pemba and Lubombo, as well as plotted the course of the new North-South corridor.
Responsible for writing business plans/proposals and exploring costing and funding mechanisms in each of these anchor projects and growth poles.
Responsible for liaising with and fine-tuning feedback from MOTC mac
02/2013 - 01/2016, Business Development Manager Southern Africa, GSS Energy Ltd, Mozambique
GSS Energy specializes in waste-to-energy conversion, using cutting-edge pyrolysis and gasification technologies designed in the UK.
They deal with municipal waste, coal-to-energy, biomass, tires, solid sewage from water-treatment facilities, and construction waste.
Responsible for identifying African clients, presentations, and strategic bespoke consulting from planning to delivery.
04/2006 - 02/2016, Owner/Director, Schochio Lda, Mozambique
Schochio Lda is currently my trading vehicle in Mozambique.
Initially involved in tourism (both hospitality and consulting), I have diversified since 2012 to include:
  • Financial Consulting
  • New business startup consulting (Mozambique-specific)
  • Government ministry consulting via the World Bank
  • Energy consulting for the mining sector
  • Renewable energy consulting
  • Voluntary and ETC carbon-credit consulting
  • Provide legal advice in conjunction with my current partner
04/2000 - 04/2016, Owner/ Director, Luangwa River Lodge, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Chasing my dreams, I embarked on an unforgettable journey in designing, building, and operating my own successful bespoke safari lodge deep in the Zambian bush (South Luangwa National Park).
Embarking on a steep learning curve, my challenges and responsibilities included government licensing, construction material purchasing/logistics, HR, marketing, staff training, project management, guiding, and much more.
Since 2011 I have outsourced the Lodge to Robin Pope Safaris, although I remain Owner and Director.
01/1994 - 04/2000, Desk Manager/Senior Broker and Trader, Intercapital PLC, Johannesburg / London, RSA / United Kingdom
Johannesburg – Desk Manager, South African Futures Exchange (futures and options)
Traded and brokered South African equity index futures and options.
Instrumental in the inception and development of the South African Agriculture futures contracts.
London – Senior Broker covering African bonds, futures, FRA's, swaps and exotic OTC derivatives.
01/1992 - 01/1994, Senior Broker and Trader, Alpha Financial Futures Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Responsible for servicing banks and private/institutional clients on a broad range of futures and options, including
FTSE 100, Bund, Short Sterling, Euromark, UK Gilts, Eurolira and BTP.
01/1990 - 01/1992, IPE Oil and Gas Trader and Broker Client account broker (Brent Crude, naphtha, gas, oil) for blue-chip clients including British Petroleum., Trafalgar Commodities, London, United Kingdom
Client account broker (Brent Crude, naphtha, gas, oil) for blue-chip clients including British Petroleum.
Included both research and execution.
06/1988 - 01/1990, Settlements and Trading-Floor Clerk, Barclays Metals Ltd (London Metal Exchange and LBMA), London, United Kingdom
Responsible for matching and settlements of the London Metal exchange and for London Bullion Market Association trades until promoted to trading-floor clerk.


09/1983 - 05/1988, GCSE, St Simon Stock RC Comprehensive 8 GCSEs, Maidstone, United Kingdom
01/1992 - 01/1994, Pit Trader and Broker, London International Financial Futures Exchange, London, United Kingdom
SFA (Securities and Futures Association) exam, LIFFE ( London International Financial Futures Exchange) exam, pit trader and broker exams
01/1994 - 08/1996, Trader Exams, South African Futures Exchange, Johannesburg, RSA
SAFEX senior trader exam; SAFEX senior agricultural trading exam
04/2000 - 04/2006, Safari Guide, Zambian Wildlife Authority
Safari guide walking and driving exam


Portuguese - 99%
English - 95%
French - 75%
Nyanja - 40%
Shona - 40%

Voluntary work / Organizations / Awards

Casindira Village Community Project Coordinator (Jan 2015 – present) I have overseen the business plan, construction, tooling, training and handover of a community carpentry workshop and maize grinding  mill.
Responsible for sustaining and promoting skills and training, and empowering the local community economically.
Eastern Province Chamber of Commerce Director (June 2002 – May 2007) Responsible for various project proposals, including the inception proposal for the Nacala Corridor spanning Zambia's Eastern Province (Chipata), using the Sena train line from Mchinji (Malawi) through to the natural deep-water port of Nacala, which as of 2014 has been realized as a joint project of Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique.
Liaison between Eastern Province businesses and government to facilitate fast-tracking and simplification of administration and other potential bottlenecks between the private and public sectors.
South Luangwa Safari Association (March 2004 – March 2006) As Chairman, it was my responsibility to provide solutions to safari operators and resolve/mediate disputes between tourism licensees and the Zambian Wildlife Authority and government.
Victor Ludorum 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1988 for Sporting Excellence in Track and Field.

Hobbies and Interests

African history
Agriculture energy
African business development
Tiger fishing


  1. Robert Jones Davies, Managing Director, ICAP, Johannesburg.
  2. Enrico Nigris, Managing Director, Proger Mozambique Lda.
  3. Jacob Mwansa, Chairman University of Zambia and Ex Minister of Finance, Lusaka, Zambia

Milan’s work-life has been centered around job search for the past three years. He is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW™) as well as an active member of the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Careers Coaches (PARWCC™). Milan holds a record for creating the most career document samples for our help center – until today, he has written more than 500 resumes and cover letters for positions across various industries. On top of that, Milan has completed studies at multiple well-known institutions, including Harvard University, University of Glasgow, and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

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