Marcel R. Portmann, CFE - The Franchise Trainer

Marcel R. Portmann, Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) by the International Franchise Association (IFA) and a Board Member of the US based The Lonely Entrepreneur Foundation, that empowers SME entrepreneurship worldwide.

From 1998 to 2007 Marcel was Vice President of International Development for the International Franchise Association (IFA), based in Washington DC, where he implemented services and products for the 30,000+ members interested in global expansion.

Marcel also served as Secretary General of the World Franchise Council from 2003 to 2005 and was responsible for coordinating the activities of the organization with 40+ members around the globe.

Marcel works with the World Bank, USAID and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Latin America, Central Asia and EMEA to support the growth of SME franchises.

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