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PO Box 2221
3900 Nuuk


+299 32 44 46

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Rådhuspladsen 16
1550 Copenhagen

(+45) 88 96 87 41

north american office

5110 PRince Street, 3rd Floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1L3

(+1) 902 405 3880

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Kisserup International Trade Roots © 2019. All Rights Reserved.

Pernille Fischer Boulter
CEO & President
Titu Ayub
Visual Communication
ICT Consulant
Katrin Erdmann
International Food Business
Maria Calcano
Vice President
Isak Brandt
SIUA Inkubator Assistant, Kisserup Arctic Greenland
Lara Burkart
International Food Business
Mike Gimblett
Operations Manager
Anne MacGregor
Certified Professional Bookkeeper
Allison Thorne
International Trade Coordinator
Denise Camps-Saulnier
Project & Office Administrator
Toine Heetkamp
International Intern

Pernille Fischer Boulter

CEO & Founder

The founder of Kisserup International Trade Roots Inc., Pernille Fischer Boulter brings more than twenty five years of experience in international business development to public and private sector organizations, government agencies and international financial institutions. She has assisted thousands of small, micro and medium-sized private sector companies, trade and industry associations, and government agencies in their pursuit of export development worldwide. Pernille also facilitates public and private sector business development, provides project management services and establishes joint ventures across six continents. Originally from Denmark, Pernille’s professional experience began with the growth management of American and European IT companies from which her background in marketing, sales, training and consulting developed.

With comprehensive experience conducting global projects Ms. Fischer Boutler has worked on contracts funded by the European Development Fund (EDF), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and she is registered as a consultant with the Caribbean Development Bank and the United Nations Development Program.

Pernille harnessed this experience and acquired a Masters of Business from the Copenhagen School of Business in 1997. Upon immigrating to Canada in 1998, she continued on her educational path and obtained a Certificate in Project Management from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada as well as a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation from The Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) in Ottawa, Canada – the world’s leading international trade training and professional certification authority. In 2018 she completed an Executive Management Programme in Leadership and Innovation from INSEAD, in France.

Since founding Kisserup in 1998, Pernille achieved many accomplishments, among them:

In 2018 she was appointed a Member of the Atlantic Growth Advisory Board.

In 2014 she was named one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada by Women of Influence®.

From 2006 – 2019 she has been nominated for the Royal Bank of Canada Woman Entrepreneur Awards each consecutive year.

In 2007, she was awarded the Women of Excellence Award in the category of education and public affairs by the Canadian Progress Club.

From 2002 – 2007, she served as the appointed the Nova Scotia representative on the Federal SME Advisory Board to the Federal Minister of International Trade in Ottawa, Canada.


She volunteers her services as an international Mentor to The Immigrant Services Association (ISANS), the Centre for Women in Business (CWB) and serves as Past Co-Chair of the charity Dress for Success.  Sharing her story to success, Pernille authored a book, “Tales of an Immigrant Entrepreneur: One Woman’s Story” published in 2018.


Maria Calcano

Vice President

Maria Calcano is an international trade professional with vast experience in the Latin American market, as well as within Canadian industry. She has advised clients in all matters related to international trade including: cross border supply of goods and services, international offset agreements, foreign investment, re-location and movement of natural persons, foreign labour and professional requirements.

Prior to joining Kisserup International Trade Roots, Maria worked at one of Canada’s leading defence companies; first as a Contract and Project Advisor for a major international project and subsequently as the Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) Manager where she gained in-depth knowledge of the Canadian industry and built strong industry networks, in particular, with SMEs.

Maria is a foreign-trained lawyer who has represented clients in international bilingual contract negotiations, government procurement processes, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She is fluent in Spanish, English, and French and holds a Master of Electronic Commerce from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Mike Gimblett

Operations Manager

Mike is a professional with a passion for supporting and empowering entrepreneurs and small business owners. Since earning his Bachelor of Administrative and Policy Studies Degree with Honors in 1996, Mike has been providing management, administrative and project support services to local and international businesses for nearly two decades.

He has gained experience working within a wide variety of sectors including energy, occupational health & safety, construction, logistics, training, food and beverages, media and event promotions, and is particularly proud of his role in assisting with the successful launch of several new ventures.

In 2007 he completed his Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, gaining valuable insight into the evolving international labour market.    He has developed a specialty in the art of sourcing and developing niche professionals on a global scale, with a particular focus on international trade and labour mobility, energy and healthcare professionals.

Allison Thorne

International Trade Coordinator

Allison is an experienced international trade consultant with sound knowledge of SME capacity building, export training, and trade mission coordination. Having lived, worked and studied on three continents, Allison has a collaborative, globally adaptable mind-set and strong interest in working on international projects focused on unlocking human potential.

Prior to joining Kisserup, Allison served in a Director role with a   co-working center and start-up incubator in New Brunswick Canada. She consulted and provided assistance to clientele composed of  local and high potential immigrant entrepreneurs. This experience instilled Allison with a keen cultural sensitivity as well as the ability to deliver concrete metrics while enhancing communication skills with a diverse scope of individuals.

Recently, Allison was the Project Coordinator of the Export Growth program, Grow Export that aimed to build the international export capacity of small businesses in Atlantic Canada with the goal of enabling long-term economic growth in the region. Further experience highlights include developing curriculum for a Collaborative Leadership workshop delivered to the 16 member states of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, and trade mission execution for Canadian delegations to the European market. 

Allison holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Acadia University and a Master of Global Business Degree from the Tri-Continental program through the University of Victoria in Canada, Maastricht University in the Netherlands and CENTRUM Graduate Business School in Lima, Peru.

Allison is fully fluent in both English and French and is also currently learning Spanish.


Titu Ayub

Visual Communications/ ICT Consultant

Titu is a creative and high energy Interdisciplinary designer with 15 years’ experience in web design, product design, and animation with additional experience in database design and management. Titu prides himself on his practical approaches to using new technologies, modern design, and layout strategies to synthesize and evolve complex concepts into simple, engaging solutions, and on leveraging modern platforms for delivering documents to maximize reach.

Winner of the National Mobile Application Award, ICT, Bangladesh Government , and Finalist for the ICSID Canada, World Global Impact Design Prize (2014-2015), Titu holds a Master of Design degree from NSCAD University (2018) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design and Multimedia from Shanto Mariam University of Creative Technology.


Isak Brandt

SIUA Inkubator Assistant, Kisserup Arctic Greenland

Born and raised in Greenland, I am creative, work minded, ambitious and extrovert.

I returned to Greenland in 2018 after I’ve spent the last six years studying in Denmark. I have been exploring myself, people around me and gained knowledge and networks that has added to my global awareness and contacts. Throughout my years in Denmark, I’ve gotten to know a large variety of people from different areas around the world. Since my family lived in Greenland while I was in Denmark studying, I stayed at different boarding schools where I have been constantly surrounded by people from near and away. This has improved my abilities to communicate with others as well as my situational awareness.

I have obtained a general certificate of secondary education in Denmark – an education of 3 years, that included numerous assignments and extensive writing. I am excited to build this education with a lot of hands on experience and new challenges.

Isak speaks Danish, English and Greenlandic.


Denise Camps-Saulnier

Project & Office Administrator

A skilled small business owner who brings broad business management and entrepreneurial and experience. Having built her life and career between North America and the Caribbean Region, Denise has a unique perspective enriched by her well developed management and communication skills and her natural ability to build relationships with her positive, energetic and solutions-oriented approach.

An active volunteer in her community Denise is the Founder of the Lakeshore Runners and Walkers, Denise prides herself on her active involvement as a volunteer in her community for other organizations including Beacon House and Run Nova Scotia.

Denise holds Bachelor of Arts, Psychology & Human Resource Management Certificate from Saint Mary’s University (Canada).


Anne MacGregor

Certified Professional Bookkeeper

Anne has been with Kisserup since 2013. Previous to relocating to Nova Scotia, Anne worked as Finance and Office Administrator for several corporations in British Colombia:

Skyder Research Ltd; Hope, BC  (Aug 2007 to Jan. 2013) (part-time).

WaterStat Real Time Monitoring Inc.; Chilliwack BC  (Jan. 2011 to Dec. 2011)

HealthSpace Informatics Ltd. and HealthSpace USA Inc.; Hope, BC  (May 2002 to Sept. 2010)

 As a financial services and office administrator for a small corporations through almost a decade, Anne has provided a wide range of administrative support including; office supply management, travel and expense management, and executive services. Self-directed and motivated, she developed and prepared reports for internal use and for presentation to stakeholders,  assisted with detailed analysis of financial statements to identify risk and assisted in the preparation of budgets and forecasting. 

Anne’s  thorough understanding of application and adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the ability to adopt IFRS standards were confirmed through independent audits confirming accuracy as presented including payroll remittances and inter-company reconciliations (Canada-USA). This was further upheld in audits by Service Canada (2012) and by CRA (2006, 2007, 2009 and 2014).

Katrin Erdmann

International Food Business Consultant

Katrin is currently an Undergraduate Aeres University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, majoring in International Food Business. In her final year she will focus on export & supply chain management until she graduates with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Agriculture in summer 2019. Originally from Germany, she has lived and studied both in the Netherlands and Canada. In the Netherlands she worked with international companies in the food sector to develop sales and export strategies for newly developed products. Focusing on newly developed products and spice profiles targeted for the European market, Katrin successfully introduced a new product line of spices to retailers in Belgium and Luxembourg, with several products successfully developed and adapted to the German and Dutch retail market An experienced Recruiter, Katrin has been responsible for the PR Germany department of her Dutch University since 2016, participating at several Fairs and exhibitions to attract new German students. Fluent in both German and English, Katrin also speaks French and is currently learning Dutch. Katrin completed a 4 month internship with Kisserup in Canada in 2018 and continues to be engaged as a consultant.


Lara Burkart

International Food Business Intern

Lara Burkart joins Kisserup during her internship as an Undergraduate in her final year of the International Food Business Program at Aeres University of Applied Science in the Netherlands and Dalhousie University in Canada, specializing in Export Management and Supply Chain Management.

A true citizen of the world, Lara is a triple citizen who has lived in Canada, Germany and the USA, grew up in South Africa and also lived in the Netherlands during her studies. She is fluent in both German and English, with added proficiency in Dutch.

In Germany Lara worked with a young company in the food sector developing sales and export strategies for newly innovative food products as well as successfully established relationships with over 250 retail customers and assisted with an the export mission to Austria and the Netherlands. Furthermore, Lara has gained food sector experience in the United States, where she assisted with diverse tasks in sales, accounting and was able to successfully attend at two major trading shows in NYC and in Atlanta.

While completing her internship with Kisserup, Lara is concurrently writing her thesis on Food Waste in the Service Sector in Nova Scotia. After graduating in the summer of 2019 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Agriculture. Lara will be pursuing her Master’s degree in international business at Queen’s University in Canada and at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands, graduating in Winter 2020.



Toine Heetkamp

International Intern

Mr. Toine Heetkamp is currently an undergraduate in the International Food Business Program at Aeres University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands and Dalhousie University in Canada. In his final year he will focus on logistics and supply chain management until he graduates with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Agriculture in the summer of 2020. Originally from the Netherlands , Toine has lived in Canada as part of his program. In the Netherlands Toine worked for a startup company related to the food industry where he worked in research and development, quality assurance and assisted with the export of new products to the United Kingdom. Toine has joined Kisserup for his internship over the summer of 2019. Toine speaks Dutch, English, French and German.