Michelle Marín Chau appointed to the Kent Business School Advisory Board

Michelle Marín Chau has been made appointed to Kent Business School’s International Advisory Board.

Michelle is Communications Director and one of the founders of Nutri-San Ltd, a B2B seaweed bio-technology company that was established in 2017 and has operations in Vietnam, Zanzibar and the UK.

Of the new appointment, Michelle says: ‘I’m honoured and delighted to join the International Advisory Board of the Kent Business School.

‘I share KBS’s passion for sustainable innovation, as well as its belief in the role of responsible enterprise in the positive transformation of local and global communities.

‘I hope that my background working with businesses of all sizes – from start ups to large corporates in the UK and internationally – will enable me to contribute effectively to the Board and support the School in its mission to provide an outstanding experience for all students.’

Michelle started her career in academia, lecturing in Politics (University of York) and Development Studies (University of East Anglia), before moving into professional services.

For over fifteen years she worked for global Executive Search firms in the UK and internationally, first for Odgers Berndtson, in their Public Sector, Non-Profit and Education Practices, before moving to Heidrick & Struggles as a consultant in the London Board Practice.

In 2008, Michelle moved to Asia to open and run Heidrick’s first office in Vietnam, and to develop their retained search business across South-East Asia. During this time Michelle also worked within the regional leadership consulting practice and authored thought leadership pieces on the challenge of talent acquisition and retention in Asia.

Having worked for large corporates for most of her career, in 2016 Michelle and her husband decided to set up Nutri-San and pursue their vision to build a sustainable seaweed technology business which, as well as producing products with environmental and health benefits for the animal feed and livestock industries, would also generate employment opportunities – particularly in marginalised coastal areas.

Michelle has lived and worked in the UK, Cuba, Singapore and Vietnam. She has served on the Governing Body of a Kent primary school and is a Growing Kent & Medway business mentor.

We wish her the best of luck in her new role at KBS!

Our Advisory Board helps the School to achieve its vision: Board members offer advice and advocate for the School, helping us to improve the experience of students and wider stakeholders. 

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