Managing Director: Formulation and development of new products and services for BDS and NGOs. Together with US AID formulating best practices for microfinance, BDS, and new trends in SME technical assistance programmes.
June 1998 to present
The K+E Ventures
Chief CEFE Trainer: Various short term (two to three months) missions in South Africa, Tanzania, Palestine, Socialist Republic of VietNam, Laos, Indonesia, and in the SADDC Region including Zimbabwe, Malawi, Lesotho, and Swaziland.
The German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ); Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft (CDG)
January 1995 to June, 1998
Consultant on Small Enterprise Entrepreneurship: Worked with various institutions including UNDP-Jerusalem, UN Relief and Works Agency (in Beirut, Gaza and the West Bank), NGOs, microfinance institutions, and banks.
UN--ESCWA and UNDP, Palestine
May 15-December, 1994
Operation and Management Adviser, The Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC): Provided advisory services to this successful Nationally-Executed Project of the (UNDP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO)
July 1992 to May 15, 1994
November 1989 to July 1992
Foundation for Entrepreneurship and Appropriate Technology (FEAT) Inc.
Managing Director and Chairman for International Operations: Administered and managed the accounts of Asian Development Bank (ADB), Technonet Asia, US-AID, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), The UN System, and GTZ.
Small Business Promotion and Development Adviser (posted with Small Business Promotion Project, the seedbed of CEFE)
May, 1986 to September, 1989
July 1985 to May, 1986
Performed field evaluation missions in Malawi for ILO; Executed small business consulting and management courses in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and The Philippines
May 1982 to June 1985
World Bank Indonesia
Small Industries Extension Consultant, Directorate General for Small Industries, Department of Industry: Second Small Enterprise Development Project (SEDP-2), Training of more than 2,000 extension officers, installa
University of the Philippines Institute for Small Scale Industries
January 1973 to May 1982
Various Positions Until Assistant Director for Technology Development. Also acted as UNDP Expert with the National Apprenticeship System (SENA) of Colombia, South America and as Technology Development Consultant of the East West Centre-Technology Developm
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Ed Canela specializes in promoting entrepreneurship, small enterprise growth, technology development, and innovative educational programmes in rapidly developing economies. Backed by more than two decades of field experience, Ed certainly knows what will and will not work. He knows what real value creation means. He has always been promoting value creation as a basic approach to wealth creation. He is keen on issues affecting small and medium manufacturing enterprises, fast growth high technology companies, corporate re-engineering, industrial restructuring, complex development project management, institution building and organizational learning systems.
Recently, Mr. Canela has developed a package for training and certification of Young SME Consultants for the World Bank (STEP in Nigeria), US AID (in Jordan and Palestine) and GTZ (in Timor and Nigeria). In Nigeria, Mr. Canela has also developed consultant mentoring processes and have introduced other packages like: Young Development Agents, Young Development Writers, Young Agro-Business Consultants, Young Value Chain Brokers, Young CEFE Trainers, Young SME Tracers, and Young SME Consultants. Each of these package are on CDs of 420 MB or more.
Specialist in the applications of WindowsXP, Premium Office2002, SPSS for
Windows 10, MsProjects 2002, MicroStart, MicroBank. Developed various
management-and training-related computer programmes. Can assist MFIs in
developing Access based Management Information System (MIS). Developed
software (Business Planning System) and games manuals.
Master in Business Administration (with Distinction), Ateneo Graduate School of
Business (majored in Industrial Economics), Makati Metro Manila, The Philippines, 1978.
Certificate in Low Cost Automation and Advanced Production Management,
University of the Philippines Institute for Small Scale Industries (UP-ISSI), Quezon City, Philippines, 1974.
Post-Graduate Certificate in Management Consultancy for Small Industries (with Honours) UP-ISSI, The Philippines, 1973.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila, The Philippines, 1972.
Attended various training courses, workshops and conferences on small business
management, economics and management of industrial technology transfer (France,
Japan, Singapore), computer-based information systems (Canada, United States,
Singapore), project planning and development (Germany, Thailand, The Philippines), microprocessors courses for small businesses (Singapore), intercultural project management (Germany, Japan and Thailand), and entrepreneurship and rural development (United States and The Philippines).