When Ivan Timshin participated in the “Training for Partnership” programme in Germany in autumn 2007, he was in charge of the legal department of a commercial enterprise that imports agricultural and construction machinery to Belarus.
“First and foremost, the stay motivated me to structure my work differently and to take a bolder approach towards new projects,” the young lawyer says.
So alongside his duties at the commercial enterprise and his freelance work for a law firm, Timshin established his own legal advice service for companies: Erudite. The like-named group of companies, which also includes the Erudite auditing and accounting services, offers national and overseas companies a comprehensive portfolio of services, promising a made-to-measure, optimal solution for each client.
“The BMWi Manager Training Programme allowed me to develop my expertise. The specialist knowledge acquired in company management played a key role,” the successful programme graduate says of the changes in his career and the positive outcomes of the training.
“Interaction with the other programme participants also had a significant influence on my development. New information on different business issues and everyday company life were a great help to me in the development of my own company.”
Today Timshin is working on developing his company further and is looking ahead with optimism. “Our services are not only in demand among existing organisations and companies,” he says. “We also help entrepreneurs to establish, develop and, where necessary, protect their businesses.”
Name: Ivan Timshin
Company: Erudite law firm, Minsk, Belarus
Sector: Legal services
Position: Managing Director
Training in Germany: 6 November – 5 December 2007
Training centre: ARGE Konsortium Neue Bundesländer, Dresden