Gilbert has been living in Hanoi for over twelve years. Before co-founding GEROC, he had a distinguished 35 year career with the French Military and the French Ministry of Defence.
During this time he spent more than 20 years in various roles working directly in the
international relations which took him to such locations as Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Africa and North & South America. His diplomatic postings have included:
French embassy in Stockholm, Sweden (1994-1997),
French embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam (2002-2005),
In 2005, Gilbert left the military but remained in Hanoi where he took on a role representing several French companies with business interests in Vietnam.
Realising that there was a mismatch between the huge opportunities presented by the Vietnamese market and the relative lack of on-the-ground support organisations with local business knowledge to assist foreign firms, Gilbert co-founded GEROC Ltd in 2011 to fulfil just this role.
Daniel spent more than 30 rich and active years serving the French Defence force, with his career taking on two phases:
Active field duty – Command positions, battlefield training and live military operations.
International relations – Several embassy postings with a focus on multinational cooperation.
In 2011, Daniel left his position at the French Embassy in Hanoi to co-found GEROC Ltd. Since then, Daniel has invested his dynamism and rigour into developing GEROC’s capabilities for onsite support, international trade and development assistance.
Pleased to meet you soon to confidently and efficiently raise your development in Vietnam and throughout ASEAN.
Geroc est un partenaire de confiance, professionnel, compétent et réactif, capable d’une forte prise d’initiatives. Geroc est un appui solide à notre volonté de nous développer au Vietnam et en Asie.
Director of “Agence Française de Développement” in Hanoi (2011-2013), I had the opportunity to work with GEROC Co. and also attest professional commitment of both reliable managers. I particularly appreciated the wide knowledge of Gilbert and Daniel who always shown a great motivation. Their intellectual rigor in approaching customers and reaching satisfaction compels my admiration.
When I started with Bayer Crop Science in 2011, I had to manage a new global project with production to be in place in Vietnam. At that moment, the French consulate in Vietnam recommended us GEROC as a consultant to work with totally from scratch.
Since the beginning, GEROC’s management and their team treated all Bayer requirements in a very professional way, outlining a strategy of implementation and a detailed planning which they followed strictly with our new defined production partners.
Their intervention on the analysis of the producers in the market, their ability to produce, their credentials and efficiency on the processes, was instrumental for our company.
It is important to highlight that GEROC has an amazing capacity to handle complex situations in the frame of culture in South East Asia, local authorities’ modus operandi and commercial business standard behaviors.
I would definitely work again with GEROC for any other new project and I personally recommend them as a huge asset for the success of any challenging mission in Asia.
Gilbert and Daniel are both very professional, dynamic and strict. In addition, they have a lot of humor and they are charming as well.
Through my activities, I `ve used several times GEROC services, and each time with a real satisfaction. I would like to express here all seriousness, professionalism, commitment, experience and availability of the two sympathetic leaders and partners without forget also their young dedicated team.
Durant mes années Vietnam entre 2011 et 2013, j’ai eu l’occasion de mesurer la profondeur de la connaissance du pays et de ses mœurs autant que de ses rouages administratifs qui peuvent devenir très vite éreintants.
J’ai aimé la réactivité, non synonyme de précipitation, un impair commun de l’occidental de base ! Même basé sur place et travaillant dans une société établie d’assez longue date, on se sent tout d’un coup moins seul quand Daniel ou Gilbert conseillent
From our collaboration with GEROC, we can verify the responsiveness, rigour and professionalism demonstrated by their team. All of their actions are guided by a sense of enterprise and leadership. Furthermore, the detailed knowledge that Daniel and Gilbert have of the Vietnamese business environment is an asset that helps avoid many of the pitfalls facing a development strategy in this country.
Lors de l’organisation du Salon de l’Automobile au Vietnam en 2013 et des différents évènements marketing RENAULT, l’équipe GEROC nous a été d’un grand support.
Même dans des délais très courts GEROC a réussi à honorer nos requêtes avec succès. Dynamique, efficace et soucieuse de satisfaire ses clients, Geroc est une entreprise de confiance que je n’hésite pas à recommander.
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