After 7 years of academic R&D posts, Siegfried Bank started working in the seafood industry in 1985. During that period he was responsible for value chain development, involved in processing and QM techniques, and took care of logistical challenges. In 1995 he started his own project and product development company. Today, aside from R&D work in the field of product development, he prepares SMEs, from various African states and during the last 10 years mainly from Asian countries, for entry into the European market. His work with Indonesia reaches back into the late 1990s. In addition to the private sector, he has also worked with and has valuable contacts in the Indonesian government and relevant associations.