Business experience > 35y.
Based in Brussels, Belgium.
"Civil engineer"(PhD), Brussels University
Adv.Mgt Program, INSEAD 1986/87
Business and People management.
Technology driven industries.
General Management, Sales and Marketing, Project management.
Crisis and Change management.Organization re-engineering.
Start-up and Business development. Business tuning.
2012-2013: IMPEX Northern Europe - General Manager a.i. Belgian subisidiary of IMPEX SAS operating as a supplier of Car/Bicycle accessories to the Benelux Non-Food Retail market. main objective: Shutting down the operation and closing up the company.
2010: MCB Belgique/België - General Manager a.i. Belgian subisidiary of MCB International operating as warehousing wholesaler in Metal products( steel coils, tubes, sheets, profiles and bars, stainless steel, aluminium and non-ferrous) on the Belux and French markets.
2009: Greenwatt SA - CEO. Spin -off UCL. Company offering turnkey solution for generating green energy by bio-methanization
2007-2008: Haro Technologies International - General Manager. Company manufacturing Tool Grinders (machine tool for sharpening industrial tools and sold on a WW basis)
2006: Buhlmann NV -Robotix Division. International business development for selling the Robotix products
2004-2005: Adhersis (Risc Group). Country Manager. Company selling back-up and IT security solutions
2001-2003: TEC (Toshiba Group)
General Manager Toshiba Tec Benelux Company(80 persons) active in selling and servicing POS, Cash registers, Scales and solutions to the Retail market as well as Barcode products to the Industry.
2001 : Tradeware SA General Manager a.i :IT company(50 employees) active in Order routing application software for stock exchanges.
1996-2000 : BELGACOM
1996/1998 : Sales Director Business Customer Division (200 pers. with de-centralized organization addressing the PME/KMO market )creating a professional sales dept.
1998 : Tech. Director Business C.D. a.i.(Customer counselling/tech.support) remodelling the Tech. Support and turning to a telecom consulting organisation.
1999 :Marketing Director Business C.D. a.i. Assigned to re-engineer the dept and to prepare the installation of a new Mktg director.
1999 /2000 : Sales Director Corporate Customers Division a.i.. Assigned for re-structuring and and re-motivating the dept 2000:Frontline reengineering project Corporate segment – Proximus (Belgacom Mobile).Assisting Proximus management in assessing and optimizing the Corporate approach.
1990-1995 : EXPERCOM General Manager. Starting-up a new company involved in Consulting, Engineering, Facility management services for the Business Telecommunication sector.
1988-1989 : TELINDUS Branch manager (Brussels and national accounts) .
1984-1988 : DIGITAL (DEC than Compaq => HP). District Manager. Business development of the manufacturing industries sector.
1974-1983 : SPERRY UNIVAC (=>Unisys). 10 years from technical position to Business responsibilities (Account manager, Branch sales manager).
PROFILE AND MANAGEMENT SKILLS
Strong and well balanced personality
Successful people driver (experiences with a large variety of profiles: sales, consultants, field engineers, workmen and civil servants)
Good listener and communicator, flexible with experience in multicultural environments, team builder, fair, open but determined and demanding for both his staff and himself.
Entrepreneur with a broad view based on experience in various business environments (Small to large organizations, regulated business, US, European, Belgian Flemish and Japanese companies, highly competitive business).
Fast learner, dynamic and ambitious, pragmatic with a good “No nonsense” attitude, results oriented, and customer focused.