Franz KolbMr. Kolb is currently serving as president of the Kolb Group, an international business development and consulting firm located in Salt Lake City, USA. www.kolb1.comHis previous work experience included a position as the Deputy Director for the State of Utah International Business Development Office, where he was primarily responsible for trade with Europe and the Middle East.Mr. Kolb worked as the Director of International Services in the Management Consulting Group of Ernst & Young.His experiences in international business include target market studies, location analysis, international trade, joint venture analysis, and international marketing.Prior to joining Ernst & Young, he served as president of an international business consulting firm which specialized in the high-tech industry.He also served as the International Marketing Manager of a European company.He is currently an Instructor of International Business at the University of Phoenix, Utah Division.Mr. Kolb was educated at the Business School of Salzburg, Austria and received a Masters Degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, USA.Mr. Kolb has received numerous recognitions and honors for his work in international business development.
Most recently, he
was awarded the Cross of Merit for exemplary services in international trade to the Federal Republic of Germany and the Medal of Honor in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria.He
received a Citation from the State of Utah legislature in March of 2000 and was inducted in the Utah Export Hall of Fame
in May of 2000.