ロナルド・ヒルホースト

About us

15 years of experience of working in and with Japanese companies, 15 years of experience in European international business, together with 20 years of experience in Japanese language and culture has resulted in the founding of J-Link.

Ronald Hilhorst

J-Link is founded by Ronald Hilhorst, who started his studies of Japanese Language and Culture at Leiden University in 1996. After graduating he worked in the automotive industry at JMA Consultants Inc. for several years. He continued his career at Asahi Intecc Co.Ltd. in the medical device industry, as Director European Sales.

In these years of working for Japanese companies and forming the bridge between the Japanese and European culture on a daily basis, he gathered vast experience in intercultural management and new market development.

  • Developing new markets
  • Distributor and supply chain management
  • New product launches
  • Creating and implementing sales & marketing strategies
  • Recruiting local management and sales staff
  • Setting up direct sales force
  • Key Opinion Leader management
  • Hands-on and practical Cultural Awareness Expat Training
  • Mission statement

“To bridge cultures and drive business opportunities in both Japan and Europe.”