RESEARCHER / CASES

South East Asia

Hanoi, Vietnam Research Expert

Project1: Ventilation market research in Vietnam
Researched the ventilation market in Viet Nam
- Made interview report
- Co worked with a client to compile data, make report and chart…

Project2: Searching potential local partners for a M&E company
Searched local M&E companies in Viet Nam who shows intention to partner with a Japanese general contractor
- Made Interview report
- Compiled statistics data of the market and made Report

HCMC, Vietnam Research Expert

Project1: Market entry for a financial institution
- Explored the possibility of scaling up lending activities in Vietnam for an U.S.-based financial institution that provides loans to small- and medium-sized agricultural businesses in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
- Traveled to two major coffee regions of Vietnam, obtained contacts and conducted face-to-face 20+ interviews with industry stakeholders including law makers, industry experts and every types of entity in the value chain.

Project2: Identified top biggest e-bikes distributors in Vietnam for potential partnership
1. Report of market size based on primary and secondary research,
2. List up top 10 biggest e-bikes distributors in Vietnam with complete portfolio of sales values, company history, distribution network and point of contact.
3. Set up appointments with 3 of them each and Japanese manufacturer.

Manila, Philippines Research Expert

Project1: Web research and interview: Retailing in the Philippines
This project includes annual update of datasets and country report through the following: Collecting information from secondary sources (e.g. desk research on public statistics, company financial reports, and trade news), Conducting trade interviews with key players and analyzing the information gathered to generate report

Project2: Web research for a salon feasibility study in Metro Manila
Client is currently doing a feasibility study for a salon in Metro Manila. I supplied her with market research information she needs such as Market Analysis, Demographic profile of the target location and Competitive landscape.

Singapore Research Expert

Project1: Field Research: Consumer Electronics Products
For the client of consumer electronics brand to examine top 3 consumer electronics products retailers in Singapore, I visited local distributors, specialized ships and general electronics shops to identify top brands, pricing and popular product type.

Project2: Focus Group Interview – Food tasting
For the client of a food chain to examine the visual of food and taste for perception of locals.
Organized 8 focus groups for target age and income group to understand preference
I also visited popular local food chains and local food stalls to understand the plating and taste of the food

Bangkok, Thailand Research Expert

Project1: Event Online Survey
Post event survey email was designed and sent to the event attendees. To gain feedback on the event. The data was summarized using charts. The feedback was sent to the organizing team for future improvement

Project2: Marketing Research Assignment
Collected data on customer's preferences by conducting survey
Collect the response and highlighted the key findings and write a report

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Research Expert

Project1: Digital Voice of Consumer Analyst, Unilever
Analyzing thousand of social media snippets in company social sites, and semantic categorization to build relevant information for client.

Project2: Exploratory research for smartwatch in Malaysia
Exploring trends, user-preference, public perception, consumer profile, market penetration, marketing channels and other relevant information.

Manila, Philippines Research Expert

Project1: National Census on Cigarette Retail Stores in the Philippines
A nationwide census of all cigarette retail stores in the Philippines conducted to audit brands carried and sales volume.
-Conducted project set-up from questionnaire design, scripting to CAPI, fieldwork management, data cleaning, and data preparation in Excel format.

Project2: Brand Building Studies
Following the merger and acquisition deal of 2 global business process outsourcing (BPO) companies, a brand strategy was developed through conducting qualitative studies on brand perception and follow-up quantitative studies on brand concept execution (online surveys)
- Delivered full project set-up and implementation (e.g. focus group/ IDI guide and quantitative survey questionnaire design, data gathering/ fieldwork management, full analysis and report writing, and presentation to key stakeholders).

Yangon, Myanmar Research Expert

Project1: Research on the major shopping malls developers in Myanmar
Conducted online research on the major developers of shopping mall in Myanmar.
- Delivered the list of top 5 major developers in Myanmar

Phnom Penh, Cambodia Research Expert

Project 1: Academic field research on Perception of International Tourists
A quantitative research to study perception of tourists on their personal safety and security in tourist destinations in Cambodia. I collected data with over 200 tourists using survery questionnaires to answer tourists' characteristic, travel pattern, their perceptions.
- Analysed data using several supporting programs (Excel, SPFF)
- Presented a report with visual elements like tables, charts and graphs.

Project 2: Academic field research: Assessing the impact of FDI on local skills development
A qualitative research to assess the impact of foreign investment on skills of local employees.
- Interviewed 15 people ranking from managers to employees in the hotel industry.
- Delivered a detailed report.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia Research Expert

Project1: Customer Loyalty Model in Hotel Business
For Hotel Business operators in Siem Reap to identify the customer perception and intention to use the service of the hotel by the measurement of Service Quality that provided by respective Hotel Business.
- Conducted field research for 2 weeks in selected hotels
- Delivered a comprehensive report composed of service quality overviews and customer profiles of the selected triple stars class hotels.

Jakarta, Indonesia Research Expert

Project 1: Market research : Spare parts market for motorbike
- Conducted surveys on 10 Merchant in each of 5 cities in Java (Jakarta, Bogor, Bandung, Semarang, and Surabaya)
- Visited one city per week to interview 10 merchants for the Tires and Rim product.
- Delivered a comprehensive report of the interview results with pictures to understand the market trend and the supplier strength.

Project 2: Research on the glass manufacturing industry (for automobile and construction use)
- Conducted interviews 10 merchants in the industry to get connection and understand the market environment.
- Helped as the translator and interpreter in the interviewing process.

HCMC, Vietnam Research Expert

Project 1: Healthcare market research to explore opportunities for a new hospital
-Explore the healthcare demand & evaluate the competitive hospital landscape from both customers & KOLs (top notch doctors)' perspectives.
- Coordinated interviews with 16 patients & KOLs and delivered actionable findings for client's strategic plan

Project 2: Explore online users' behaviors in their connected lives
-Recorded online behaviors on phone through an app
-Conducted nethnographies & ethnographies with 16 online users in Hanoi and HCMC
-Report vividly captured connected lives by pictures (during the immersion) & decoded their online moments in their daily connected lives, which were classified by different user typologies.

Singapore, Singapore Research Expert

Project1: Creating a new mobile authentication service for mobile app developers in the US
-Interviewed 30 users and worked with our user researchers to recruit, create and validate hypotheses and wireframes with customers in US, Spain, Germany, Hong Kong, Australia, Latin America and Africa regions and countries.

East Asian

Hong Kong, China Research Expert

Project1: Research on Chinese Electric Vehicle Industry
Open-source research of the electric vehicle industry in China (as of 2018), with specific questions being addressed
- Delivered a comprehensive report of more than 20-pages in English

Project2: Competitive business intelligence
Conducted pre-investment reputational investigation (including both open source and discreet enquiries with sources)
- Delivered a comprehensive report of more than 20-pages in English, including key areas of exposure the client may face

Taipei, Taiwan Research Expert

Project1: Research on imported dairy products
Research the imported dairy products in Taiwan for the dairy products manufacturer in the UK.

Project2: Research on the ventilation system market in Taiwan
Research 5 types of ventilation system in Taiwan, based on perspectives of house construction companies and/or interior designers

Seoul, South Korea Research Expert

Project 1: Research on credit cards issued by Korean banks
- Made an extensive online research to find credit card terms and conditions on approx. 800 credit cards, and made telephone calls to banks to obtain the details as required
- Delivered a comprehensive report on the findings including the overview of the credit cards, terms and conditions, commission fee, annual fee, URL, etc.

Project 2: Research on noni juice market in Korea
Made both online and offline field research on the Noni juice market in Korea for the client who wants to open up their distribution channel in Korea.
- Visited 7 major markets in Seoul and made research on several online shops that sell Noni juice in order to find what brands of Noni juice were being sold.
- Made contacts to the distributors of Noni juice and connected them with the client.
- Delivered a comprehensive report on the Noni juice market in Korea including brand list, photos of products, the major distributors, packaging, prices, nutrition, etc..

South Asian

Hyderabad, India Research Expert

Project1: Lead Generation: High school teachers in the United States.
- Research on the teachers working abroad who work for high schools in the United States.
- Delivered the list of teaching staff including their contact information (Name, Address, Telephone number etc)

Project2: Online Research: Top online music movie clips in India
- Made online research on the popular online music movie clips in India.
- Delivered the list of top online music videos including URL, no. of views, no. of subscribers, camera used

Pune, India Research Expert

Project 1: Study on new client market
Conducted a research/study to understand the size of the potential market for Sirva (relocation multinational company).

Project 2: Development of competency assessment scorecard
Conducted KPA & KPI analysis and created job profiles at all levels across all divisions of South African Airways (Finance, Risk, CEO’s Office, Legal & General Counsel)
- Identified competencies and prepared job charter to be used as job profiles, airline domain knowledge, IT domain knowledge and various consolidation reports, templates & analysis.
- Conducted skill audits to fill in competency assessment scorecards (e.g. functional testing, training & documentation, skill to create databases on SQL server and use of staging database)

Dhaka, Bangladesh Research Expert

Project1: Lead Generation: High school teachers in the United States.
- Research on the teachers working abroad who work for high schools in the United States.
- Delivered the list of teaching staff including their contact information (Name, Address, Telephone number etc)

Project2: Online Research: Top online music movie clips in India
- Made online research on the popular online music movie clips in India.
- Delivered the list of top online music videos including URL, no. of views, no. of subscribers, camera used

Delhi, India Research Expert

Project 1: Research on BIG 4 related article in Japan
Online research to find the recent articles about the Big 4 companies (Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki) in Japan.
- Delivered a comprehensive report.

Islamabad, Pakistan Research Expert

Project 1: Market Analysis of Web Based Design Tools
- Worked on an analysis of top 10 web-based design tools.
- Delivered a comprehensive report which include such as; the platforms consumers are using to access these design tools; what consumers are creating in these tools; how they are sharing; where they are sharing them (if they are free or paid); and pricing structure.

Project 2: Market Research of Food Delivery Companies in Pakistan
- Worked on an analysis of Top 3 food delivery companies in Pakistan.
- Made face to face interviews with marketing managers of Uber Eats, Food Panda and Cheetay.
- Made a detailed report including pricing structure, revenue sources, and marketing strategies

Oceania

Wellington, New Zealand Research Expert

Project 1: Understanding market potential and size for HVAC products in Australia and NZ
- Made contacts to manufacturers and distributors of heating and cooling products and made interviews with them
- Delivered a comprehensive report from completed interviews including estimation of market size, prices etc.

Project 2: Research into legality of different gambling practices into 50 markets globally
This project was aiming to identify which forms of gambling were legal or illegal across 50 countries.
- Made online research on legal framework of different markets.
- Delivered a report in excel spreadsheet detailing legality of gambling in different markets, with references to sources of information.

NSW, Australia Research Expert

Project 1: Research on Australian health supplement market
This study involved an extensive attitudinal segmentation of Australian consumers using a survey approach, followed by a deep-dive into their purchase history and current behaviors across a select number of health supplement categories including heart, gut and mental health.
- Delivered latent class segmentation model and Market analysis

Project 2: Research on Australian internet security apps
This study involved a concept test of an internet security app for children using a hybrid quantitative and qualitative approach, followed by a price sensitivity experiment to identify the appropriate retail price and optimal bundling (choice modelling experiment), as well as a market analysis of purchase behavior.
- Delivered concept scorecard, pricing model, and market analysis

Central Africa

Yaounde, Cameroon Research Expert

Project1: Cookstove sales promotion activity
1-List up potentialités partners un Douala (Cameroon)
2-Making appointments with them for discussion
3-Arranging demonstration of the products in Douala
*Conducted field research in more than 3 popular markets in Douala and more than 20 supermarkets.
*Conducted a demonstration of 4 hours in a big market at various spots to collect information from customers on prices and proposals to improve products.

Douala, Cameroon Research Expert

Project1: Market research about cooker and fuel in Cameroon
Report composed by pictures of differences cooker, information about fuel and localization of store.

Rwanda Research Expert

Project 1: Customer Satisfaction Survey
- Assisted the experts in questionnaire design, to recruit enumerators, to assist in enumerators' training, to supervise the data collection and to validate the report.
- Delivered a comprehensive report composed of the customer satisfaction in the different aspects of the service such as Reliability of supply, Cost of water, Professionalism of the water company’s service staff, Billing, First-time connection processes.

Project 2: Water Monitoring and Environment Impact Accessment
- Assigned to access the water quality in the region, to examine the potential for pollution of the nearby Lake Muhazi, and the possible water quality implications on the nearby springs and main dam and the potential impact on the lives of citizens who live in the neighboring villages.
- Delivered a comprehensive report

East Africa

Asmara, Eritrea Research Expert

Project1: Examine electrical distribution material
Examine the specification of transformer, wires, surge arrestor and etc on the distribution material
Search for manufacturer online, evaluate and test the products

Tanzania Research Expert

Project1: Short term politics research project
- Research about China's One Belt One Road investment initiative and its implications for developing countries. Case Study: Bagamoyo Port Project (Tanzania)
- Delivered a report with 5 stars rating

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Research Expert

Project1: Service quality index
- I have examine service quality index of Cooperative Bank of Oromia. I have develop a questionnaire and distribute to 400 customers to measure the banks service quality index. I use SPSS to capture respondents reply and analyze the data.
- Delivered a comprehensive report

Project1: Organizational culture, engagement index and employee satisfaction rate
- I have assessed bank's organizational culture, engagement index and the employee satisfaction rate. I have develop a questionnaire and distribute to 400 bank's branches and head office employees.
- Delivered a report

Nairobi, Kenya Research Expert

Project1: Research on Second Hand Cloth market
- Visit second hand cloth stores and interview with 30 local people
- Delivered a report in 2 weeks

Nairobi, Kenya Research Expert

Project1: Complex market research for a mexican investor
The focus of the research was to determine the feasibility of an international boutique hotel.
-Conducted a research on similar resorts and hotels in Mexico and other countries all over the world to find key information that was not readily available.
-Made 15 interviews via web conference and phone calls.
-Delivered comprehensive reports on each resort which took a month to complete.

Project2: Due diligence for a start up
-Made a due diligence for a start up who was looking to expand its investment portfolio in Kenya's and Nigeria's Agri-business.
-Delivered a comprehensive report on the seven sustainable farms including their market share, potential investment opportunities, challenges and target customer group in 3 weeks.

West Africa

Lagos, Nigeria Research Expert

Project1: Short interviews to Pharmacies in Nigeria
To determine competition as well as the challenges and prospects of its introduction into the region, we visited several pharmacies as well as a government hospital for a more general insight into its regulation.
Performed and delivered a macro-study of Nigeria in regard to the Pharmaceutical market in the country.

Project2: Determine market feasibility and affordability of a kitchenware
We visited several distributors and public markets to determine competitions as well as the feasibility of the said item to be introduced and also if the locals in the region will be able to afford it.

Ondo, Nigeria Research Expert

Project1: Web research on Elementary schools in Toronto
Listed up all the elementary schools in Toronto Canada including contact details and details of the school administrators
Delivered report in Excel format

Project2: Research on Bitcoin Exchanges in Nigeria
- Research all existing Bitcoin exchanges in Africa with details on features, registration method, and the popularity among Nigerians
- Delivered a comprehensive report in Word format.

Lagos, Nigeria Research Expert

Project1: Internet/Field Research on Advertising Media in Nigeria
Collect information about 4 different forms of media: Radio, TV, Outdoor and Print in Nigeria including their rate cards, contacts, logos, photo if outdoor etc..
Delivered a comprehensive report including; description of the media options; picture of the logo or photo for outdoor media, description of the target audience, contact person and rate card. Completed in 2 weeks.

Project2: Online research on Medical Tourism in Africa
Web-based research on medical tourism agencies & facilitators in Nigeria. List of local (Nigeria based) medical tourism agents which help people from Nigeria get medical treatment abroad.
Delivered the list agencies including website URLs, phone numbers, addresses etc within a day

Benin Research Expert

Project1: Research on religion in Benin
- Made a research on what are the main religions or belief systems in Benin.
- Delivered a comprehensive report in Word format

Abidjan, Côte-D'Ivoire Research Expert

Project1: Research on the Roste Coffee market in Côte-D'Ivoire
- Made web research to find all about the Roste Coffee market in Côte-D'Ivoire
- Delivered a comprehensive market report with recommendations

Project2: Research on Kigali housing crisis in Rwanda
- Made web research to understand the major causes of the rise of housing price in the city of Kigali (Rwanda) and prepared recommendations for more affordable housings development
- Delivered a comprehensive report with recommendations

Ashaiman, Ghana Research Expert

Project1: GHANA Market research on cooking stove (kerosene stove)
- Visited Fuel stations for prices of fuel(Kerosene)
- Made a field research to understand if there was a market for Kerosene cooking stove by interviewing and getting opinions from 20 people.
- Delivered a comprehensive report including photos

Lomé, Togo Research Expert

Project 1: Research on car sharing service “GoZem” in Togo
Conducted surveys on the GoZem drivers and users to understand their services.
- Recruited drivers and users and conducted survers
- Delivered a comprehensive report including pictures

Cotonou, Benin Research Expert

Project 1: Environmental impact studies of the participatory management plans for forest areas in the protected area. (6 months project)
- Set-up meetings and conducted surveys
- Delivered a comprehensive report

Project 2: Mid-term evaluation of Green Innovation Centers for the Agriculture and Food Sector imentation (PROCIVA)
- Set-up meetings and conducted surveys
- Delivered a comprehensive report

Lagos, Nigeria Research Expert

Project1: Lead Generation
- Worked 40-50 hours per week for lead generation work Using LinkedIn, Hunter.io, and Hubspot.
- Delivered a report in Google Spreadsheet.

Project 2: Appointment setting for the household appliance research project
- Helped to recruit people who are willing to accept house visit and interview regarding to the usage of kitchen and Bath appliances.
- Made cold calls to the prospects to set-up appointments
- Successfully made appointments.

North Africa

Alger, Algeria Research Expert

Project 1: Research on Consumer HDMI Products
- Visit top 5 electronics stores in Alger to research on consumer HDMI products
- Delivered a detailed report composed of Retailer overview, Map of visited store location, Pictures of different brands, and a price list within 1 week..

Project 2: Research on Baby Diapers
- Purchase a list of baby diapers and visit several stores to compare price - Delivered a report composed of pictures of different brand and size, and a price comparison

North Ariana, Tunisia Research Expert

Project 1: Research on Sugar Factories and Suppliers in Africa and Latin America
- Listed up sugar factories and suppliers and made connection with them to the client
- Delivered a list of sugar manufacturer including company name, address, phone number of the contact person.,

Project 2: Research on SPA service providers and SPA products distributors
- Research on the brand of SPA products used by major SPA service providers such as clinics, hotels and beauticians.
- Delivered a report composed of the competitor brands list and pictures of SPA products, and an approach list composed of company name and address.

Casablanca, Morocco Research Expert

Project 1: Research on Consumer HDMI Products
- Visit top 5 electronics stores in Alger to research on consumer HDMI products
- Delivered a detailed report composed of Retailer overview, Map of visited store location, Pictures of different brands, and a price list within 1 week.

Project 2: Research on Baby Diapers
- Purchase a list of baby diapers and visit several stores to compare price
- Delivered a report composed of pictures of different brand and size, and a price comparison.

Cairo, Egypt Research Expert

Project 1: Research on Power Tools in Egypt
- Listed up power tools found at multiple online shops.
- Made visits to Home Center, Pops & Moms hardware store and Specialty Hardware store to research product availability and prices,
- Delivered comprehensive reports in PPT and Excel format.

South Africa

Ankerana, Madagascar Research Expert

Project 1: Research on Printers being Used at Banks in Antananarivo
- For the client, conducted research to identify the brand of printers that are used at the banks of the city of Antananarivoal
- Delivered a report composed of the name of banks, brand of printers currently used, picture of printers, banks need for printers and technical data.

Project 2: Agricultural research
- Conducted research on soil type in the specified area and suitable fertilizer for it.
- Delivered a report composed of the name of farmers, type of fertilizers currently used, and map of their field..

Luanda, Angola Research Expert

Project1: Use of stovetops in Angola
Market research and interviews

Project2: Research for automobile sales
Contact a local company that compiles all car sales data

Eswatini (Swaziland) Research Expert

Project 1: Market research of biofueled stoves in South Africa
- Made a comprehensive research about bio stoves in Johannesburg including market availability, list of prices, governments plans for bio stoves, usage of bio stoves, etc.
- Delivered a report

Project 2: Research on cars and electronics in Southern Africa
- Made a comprehensive research on importation of cars and electronics to South Africa.
- Delivered a report

Maputo, Mozambique Research Expert

Project 1: Lead Generation support for a rice exporter
-Made a Portuguese translation of the meeting request email in English.
-Helped to find good companies to partner with.
-Made cold calls to the prospective companies in Mozambique and set-up appointments for meetings.
-Delivered the status sheet (Excel format) and provided successful leads

Middle East

Izumir, Turkey Research Expert

Project 1: Research on the pasta manufacturing industry in Turkey.
- Delivered a comprehensive report

Europe

Torrejon de Ardoz, Spain Research Expert

Project 1: Market research and strategy planning for an international hotel
Conducted market research and develop sales strategy plan for an international hotel
-Delivered a comprehensive marketing strategy report

Ellerstadt, Germany Research Expert

Project 1: Market research on the land forces training and simulation systems in Germany
Conducted marketing research on the global land forces training and simulation systems.
-Supported information gathering and analysis.
-Delivers a comprehensive report containing all the results of interviews, OSINT, competitive intelligence, and field research.

Project 2: Due diligence research on a company based in Germany
-Conducted due diligence research on a company based in Germany, including production and investment analysis and background checks of executives.
-Delivered a comprehensive report containing OSINT reports, Interviews, local visits, and field research.

Moscow, Russia Research Expert

Project 1: Strategic research for a new Vet Clinic in Moscow
The client wanted to open a chain of veterinary clinics in Moscow. The result of the research was a roadmap for entering this business.
-Conducted online interviews with pet owners
-Delivered a comprehensive report in PPT including suggestions such as WHOM to target, WHAT to offer, HOW to stand out from competition and WHERE to contact future clients.

Project 2: U&A for Salt Crackers brand
-Conducted research to identify points of growth and develop growth strategy for client’s brand against competition. Research methodology: Quantitative on-line interviews with consumers, sample design allowed analysis within target sub-groups of consumers (age & gender)
-Delivered a comprehensive report in PPT

Iserlohn, Germany Research Expert

Project 1: Translating/Proofreading user interface buttons and error messages from English into German
Proofreading and correcting existing translations/ post editing. Making sure the translations are accurate and localized appropriately for the German market

Project 2: Find search terms in German for the specific products
-Delivered a list of search terms in German for 7 major automobile tire brands in Germany.

Granadilla de Abona, Spain Research Expert

Project 1: Find search terms in Spanish for the specific products
-Delivered a list of search terms in Spanish for 7 major automobile tire brands in Spain and Mexico.

Project 1: Lead Generation project
-Conducted research to list up hotel contacts in Spainard video production companies in Georgi