Ricardo Tomas Herrero
I am Ricardo Tomas Herrero – a businessman. My professional career of has focused on metallurgical companies in Spain, the United States and Canada, where I have held management positions in financial department and in purchase management.
In 1992 I moved to China where I advised several large Chinese companies to facilitate their internationalization efforts and improve their Quality Management System. In 1995 I established my first enterprise in China for an Italian multinational company, which later became one of the largest operations of the automotive industry in China. I facilitated the acquisition of import rights for an entire factory from a European manufacturer for one of the major Chinese automobile producers.
In 1997 I set up his second enterprise in China, iron casting enterprise for a Spanish company, which became the largest Spanish investment in China at the time. I hold the position of Director and member of the Board of Directors of several companies established in China in metallurgy, minerals, tourism and international trade sectors.
Since moving to Kyrgyzstan in 2014 I established several enterprises to invest in the developing former Soviet republic. Travel agency caters the needs of European and English-speaking travelers by delivering European level quality service to promote tourism in Kyrgyzstan. The country is becoming a popular tourist destination, as the number of tourists expected to double by 2027 to reach 8 million.
In 2016 I established a touristic company in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – Asia for Adventure LLC. Our company offers different types of tours around Kyrgyzstan and central Asia. Almost every year we participate in International Tourism Fairs: Fitur (Madrid), B-Travel (Barcelona), ITB (Berlin), Emitt (Istanbul).
I also established a Kyrgyz company in the Energy Sector with a goal to invest in hydroelectric projects in the country – Asia Capital Energy Solutions LLC. The authorities of Kyrgyz Government have acknowledged his knowledge and expertise in the energy sector, as I am actively invited to participate in the committee that was formed to advise the Kyrgyz Government on the modernization of the laws on renewable energy sources.
I hold a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management, an Accounting Expert and a Master’s degree in International Trade from EAE Business School in Barcelona. I founded the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, where I was the first President for five years.