Who we are...

CH Trade is a worldwide networked alliance of experts well-connected within their regions and key resouces to enable global business. Chris Harris, who heads the corporation, has worked for twenty years in the international arena. He has gained extensive experience in a variety of different markets and has established the valuable contacts with successful business people of high integrity and skill on virtually every continent.

Managing international business has its pitfalls. We beleive that the single most important key to success is a strong network of people who communicate effectively and efficiently. This strong communication and management style evolves from years of working together and building markets.

Chris Harris - Founder and President

Chris qualified at the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Commerce and Chartered Accountancy degrees. He has spent most of his career developing distribution networks throughout the world. He created the market for Computer Associates in Southern Africa, worked for ICL Fujistu in establishing its software presence in Southern Africa, Before founding CH Trade Chris worked nine years for Great Plains Software and Microsoft in setting up distribution across three continents. His passion is developing new off-shore markets and witnessing the opportunities develop

Chris plays golf, enjoys fly fishing. He lives in Fargo North Dakota with his wife and two daughters.

Laurens Robinson - Vice President

Laurens graduated from the University of Pretoria in South Africa with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and an Honour’s degree in Animal Nutrition. His extensive marketing and sales experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries assists him in developing and implementing new market entry strategies for companies seeking to establish or accelerate their sales in international markets.

Laurens plays golf and racket ball and enjoys iron man events. He lives with his wife and young son in Fargo North Dakota.

Robert F Smith - Vice President

Bob has spent more than 25 years in international sales management. During this time he has helped companies such as Steiger Tractor and Great Plains Software establish strong distribution channels in foreign markets. His extensive experience in managing several sales teams across different time zones, cultures and languages is helping our clientele accelerate revenues in newly established markets.

Bob lives with his family in Detroit lakes, Minnesota.

Ruti Meyer - Regional Director South East Asia

Ruti qualified from the University of Cape Town in South Africa with a B.Comm (Hons), C.T.A. He is also a qualified South African Chartered Accountant and more recently has also joined the Australian board of CAs. During his career Ruti has assisted large corporate entities throughout the world with their investment portfolios, tax consulting and financial planning. Today his efforts are directed at developing our distribution channels in the South East Asia region from his base in Brisbane, Australia where he lives with his wife and two children.