Bharat Manghnini has served as a mentor at SCORE-New Haven since 2010. He is the only Certified Export Trainer in the state of Connecticut. Manghnini has more than 40 years of management experience in the consumer products arena. Most recently, he was managing Director of his own import/export firm supplying duty-free products to the diplomatic corps. In 1989, Manghnini was appointed Diplomat of Liberia and served in that role until the beginning of the Liberian civil war in 1991. Bharat’s areas of expertise include contract negotiations, business plan development, strategic planning, marketing and sales, international trade, and wholesale operations.