EARLY DAYS OF PORT CITIES
Port Cities has been operating in the Asian market since 1997, focusing mostly on business process consulting & helping to make our clients' businesses more efficient. With the fast growth of the ERP industry & technologies, we started to deliver more & more IT solutions to our clients.
During that time, Odoo was born in Belgium (by that time, it was called TinyERP, then OpenERP and finally renamed to Odoo in 2014).
During the same year, we started our first Odoo implementations for our clients, as well as expanded. In 2014, we opened a local branch in Indonesia and after a huge success of this branch, we started operations in Malaysia (2017), Vietnam (2018), Singapore, Australia & Americas (2019), the UK & Japan (2020), France (2021) and Thailand, Slovakia & Czechia (2022).
OUR VISION & GOALS
IT systems done the right way is our vision and motto which drives us every single day. We are striving to help various-sized businesses to design & implement the IT system based on their needs, so they can fully focus on their core business and grow further.
We focus on implementations of the ERP system Odoo, as we believe that this solution is a very unique, flexible, scalable & smart one. With this idea in mind, we set out a mission to become the best & biggest Odoo partner & implementer worldwide.
Port Cities Americas
Port Cities Americas serve our clients in the United States and Latin America, with its main office in Mexico.
Port Cities Oceania
Port Cities’ first branch in Australia opened in 2019, then in New Caledonia. Today, we serve clients in the continent from offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Noumea.
Port Cities Asia
Port Cities established a presence in Asia in the early days and has propelled us to become the largest Odoo partner in Asia. Today, we have offices in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam.
Port Cities UK & Europe
We opened an office in the UK in 2020 and have since served clients beyond the country to Europe. Port Cities offices can be found in France and Slovakia.
Meet the Management Team of Port Cities
Port Cities Group Team
Gaspard Dessy is the founding director and CEO of Port Cities. With almost 10 years of experience in the ERP industry, he combines a deep knowledge of Odoo ERP, business cases from various industries as well as an ambitious vision and plan for Port Cities and its future.
Charles has more than 5 years of experience with Odoo ERP implementations across Southeast Asia, Europe & Oceania. His main role is to oversee all our offices around the world, their operations, growth & strategy.
Munesh has dedicated the past 10 years to helping companies in Indonesia reach their business potential with Odoo ERP. His main role at Port Cities is to ensure the quality of all technical solutions, as well as the coaching & training of our technical team.
Port Cities Asia & Oceania Team
Director of Port Cities Indonesia
Jia-Zhun Chen oversees operations of our biggest branch - Port Cities in Indonesia. Joining Port Cities 5 years ago as a Project Manager, Jia-Zhun Chen built his way up towards management which enabled him to understand the complexity of successful Odoo implementations.
Director of Port Cities Vietnam
Binh Tran holds an MSc in Management Consultancy from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. He has over ten years of project management and consulting experience, as well as extensive knowledge of operational processes such as sales, purchases, manufacturing, inventory, and accounting (including VAS reports). Joining Port Cities in 2019, Binh is now leading the Port Cities team in Vietnam.
Director of Port Cities Australia
For the past 15 years, Raphael has implemented various IT solutions (ERP, web-apps, mobile apps) to dozens of businesses in Australia & New Caledonia. In early 2019, he joined the Port Cities team to become the founding director of the Australian branch.
Director of Port Cities Japan
Stanislav has dedicated his past 4 years to become a true Odoo expert. He has helped dozens of businesses in Indonesia, Malaysia & Singapore with kick-starting their Odoo implementations & he holds the role of Founder of Port Cities Singapore.
Director of Port Cities Singapore
Baptiste has extensive experience with supply-chain management from Airbus Helicopter in France, where he was responsible for the implementation of SAP. After this experience, he relocated to Singapore with a vision to help companies with their ERP implementations.
Philip Van Remoortere
Director of Port Cities Hong Kong
Philip is a founding director of Port Cities, which he started in 1997 in Hong Kong. He has more than 20 years of experience in the digitization of the Supply Chain and the "Made in Asia" industry. Today, he leads the branch in Hong Kong.
Director of Port Cities Thailand
Peter has been working in Asia and Africa since 1989, primarily in operational and IT positions. In this capacity, he has assisted in the implementation of several ERP solutions in various industries and platforms. Peter has recently implemented Odoo ERP solutions for a number of clients in Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. In 2022, Peter joined Port Cities as the Managing Director of Port Cities Thailand.
Port Cities Americas & Europe Team
Director of Port Cities UK
Launching the Port Cities' branch in the UK, Will is currently leading our expansion into Europe. He has a background in manufacturing, global supply chains, outsourcing, and after working for two Odoo partners previously, he is extremely passionate about ERP systems and Odoo implementations.
Director of Port Cities France
With experience as a consultant in managing digital projects (CRM and ERP) and former entrepreneur, Nicolas likes the fast-paced and added-value mindset of Odoo implementation. Today he wants to provide SMEs tools to help their growth in Europe, bringing in Port Cities expertise.
Director of Port Cities Americas
Mylene is a French International Manager with sales and management experience in several startups worldwide. She settled in Latin America in 2011 and founded Mexico-based VR start-up Mywy. She is now leading the branch of Port Cities Americas.
Center of Excellence (outsourcing to partners)
Director of CoE Indonesia
Siti Mawaddah is a true expert when it comes to Odoo implementations. She has worked on dozens of them since 2011, in the roles of a software engineer and project manager. In 2018, she started to lead & train our team of more than 60 Odoo developers.
Ander Tur Caba
Director of CoE Americas
After obtaining an MSc in Strategic Management from the Rotterdam Business school and becoming a consultant as a former Odoo employee Ander obtained a wealth of experience in the consulting world. With Port Cities, Ander has led key projects worldwide while helping to establish and manage branches in Mexico, Indonesia, and Japan for the past 4 years. Currently, Ander's goal is to lead Port Cities as a top partner in the Americas.
Director of CoE Europe
After 10 years in SAP consulting, mainly in financial accounting in German-speaking countries, Ivan has returned to Slovakia to lead the first European Center of Excellence. The CE is providing on-demand resources to official Odoo partners who require end-to-end Odoo expertise.
Director of CoE Vietnam
Jaime Nguyen (Nguyen Hoang Khoa) has experience in several industries before joining Port Cities. He had experience in Logistics, Insurance, Trading, Supply Chain Management, and Business Enterprise Management. With experience in business management and ERP deployment, Jaime joined Port Cities as Business Analyst. Now, as Solution Advisor, he is in charge of CoE Vietnam, where he developed a strong team of Consultants and Engineers.
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