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In the following industries:
CONSULTING MATERIAUX DE CONSTRUCTION INFORMATIQUE FABRICATION METALLIQUE VERRERIE CHIMIE/PHARMA/PACKAGING TRAVAIL TEMPORAIRE OPERATEUR TELEPHONIE TOOLING COMMUNICATION DISTRIBUTION DE VETEMENTS MOBILOPHONIE IMPRIMERIE INDUSTRIELLE BANQUES-PAIEMENTS ELECTRONIQUES ASSURANCES ELECTRONIQUE
Fields of practice:
CONTROLE, RESTRUCTURATION, COACHING
Management teams your interventions may concern:
Direction Financiere Direction Generale Direction administrative
Types of interventions:
REMPLACEMENT ET RECRUTEMENT DE DAF REDRESSEMENT ET CRISE RESTRUCTURATION/INVESTISSEMENT/DESINVESTISSEMENT DEVELOPPEMENT DE SYSTEMES FINANCIERS COACHING DES EQUIPES CHANGE MANAGEMENT AUDIT
Training courses attended:
MAITRISE EN ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Led training courses:
ANCIEN PROF DANS UNE ECOLE D'AFFAIRES MULTIPLES SEANCES DE FORMATION INTERENTREPRISES
EN TANT QU'UTLISATEUR: SAP, BAAN, HYPERION, A.O.
ERNST & YOUNG
Presentation sheet cretaed / updated on: 2009-02-13 09:24:37
INTERIM MANAGER - CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Profile - Top level practical experience in operational and strategic financial management in leading
corporations and their subsidiaries (Europe, USA).
- Developer of value creating management systems and financial structures in a variety of
industries (manufacturing, chemicals, pharma, public sector, services, technology, telecom).
- Team worker, leader, educator, multicultural, entrepreneurial, business partner
- Expert in control techniques, profitability analysis, costing methodologies, contingency planning,
activity-based management, reinvoicing and transfer pricing, merger & acquisitions.
Interim management assignments:
2008 WALLONE REGION
TURNAROUND MANAGER & CFO, rescue mission in one of their industrial holdings, concordat judiciaire (chapter 11).
2007 ERNST & YOUNG – AUDIT DPT
ADVISOR, steering of the audit of the telecom ABC cost-model at Belgacom.
2006-2007 INTERDIOCESAN CENTER (catholic community holdings, insurance broker)
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER & CHANGE MANAGER, to lead and implement ERP, MIS, BPR, control processes, structural changes and strategic plan of an insurance broker.
2005 BANKSYS (Belgian banks’ electronic payment network, € 280 M revenue)
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, replacement, accompany change management, prepare for open market, implement competitive control, install cash management, prepare take over, manage and coach staff of 60.
2004-2005 PROXIMA PRINTING (industrial printing group, € 40 M sales)
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER & CRISIS MANAGER, reinforce shareholders rescue efforts, tighten cash and debt management; negotiate with banks, unions, government, suppliers, customers, take-over candidates; spin off, “concordat judiciaire” (chapter 11).
2002-2003 BASE (mobile telecom, E 300 M sales, Belgian subsidiary of KPN)
Head of Finance, take over from CFO all operational financial duties, refocus and manage staff of 80
including accounting, reporting, control, planning, project management, procurement, facilities management
2001-2002 RANDSTAD BELGIUM (HR provider, € 500 M sales, subsidiary of Randstad Holding)
Director Finance & Administration, CFO role reporting to the CEO, manage all F&A activities with staff
of 90; redefine processes and restructure the organization for higher short- and long-term performance.
2000-2001 WE BELGIUM (part of WE Europe, international property and fashion distribution chain, privately held)
Controller & Country Manager, general management, finance, accounting, control, human resources, IT
and sales administration at the Headquarters (20 people) of the Belgian, French and Luxemburg subsidiaries.
1999-2000 SAIT RADIO HOLLAND (€ 400M communication & electronics, Cobepa group and listed on BSE)
Chief Financial & Administration Officer, assure all CFAO functions with staff of 30, assist CEO in
turnaround, strategic implementation, merger ; improve banking relationships, communication, financial control, IT.
1999 STANLEY WORKS ($2.8 Bios US tools producer listed on NYSE, $ 0,5 Bios European sales)
Director Business Analysis Europe, install system and recruit team in the newly created European
headquarters. Establish and execute profit improvement action plan.
1997-1998 BELGACOM (telecom; $4 Bios sales; 26.000 employees; 50% state owned)
Interim Manager Corporate Finance, change management mission to prepare the company for a highly
competitive environment and the open market, including reengineering of the MIS and the finance function,
recruitment of a specialized team of 10, installment of an activity-based cost system.
1995-96 INTERLABOR (temping agency, $ 400 M sales; subsidiary of Randstad Holding)
Director Finance & Administration, reporting to the CEO, (staff of 50 people) heading: accounting;
treasury; credit control; social service; legal; taxes; data processing; general secretary; buildings
and properties; planning & control; insurance, lease & pension fund. Including a mission of change management to
reduce costs and to adapt the company to an increasing competition.
since 1991 (French-Belgian partnership for executive consulting and interim management)
Assignments on behalf of: UCB, GLAVERBEL (glass manufacturer), ETUBE (scaffolding) Employments
1990-1991 UCB (chemicals-pharma-packaging; $1,3 Bios sales; 8000 employees; 100 subsidiaries in 30
countries; listed on BSE)
Chief Financial Officer, reporting to the CEO, (staff of 35 people) heading: accounting; consolidation;
taxes; financial subsidiaries; re-invoicing center; coordination center; cash management & FX; factoring;
financial data processing; general & administrative services.
1974-1990 ETERNIT GROUP (Etex; building materials; $2 Bios sales; 20.000 empl.; 70 subsidiaries; 35 countries)
1984-1990 - Chief Financial Officer, reporting to the President-CEO, (staff of 20 people) heading: accounting;
consolidation; audit; control; treasury; re-invoicing center; M&A; capex control; strategic planning.
1978-1984 - Finance Manager
1976-1978 - Corporate Controller
1974-1976 - Financial Controller
1970-1974 SEMA GROUP - Consultant (management of public and industrial organizations)
Education Master Economics & Finance; MBA; Executive Master Interim Management
Languages Dutch (mother tongue) -French (usual) -English (professional) -German (basis)
Personal Age 59, married, one daughter
Other activities Associate-Professor at Ephec (Brussels Business School)
Reserve Officer Navy
Co-author of the book “the Interim Manager in Practice”
Specific skills and achievements
- Implementation and use of control structures and methods, costing systems, standard cost method and ABC,
budgeting and planning, evaluation methodologies, shareholder value methodology.
- Installation of variance analysis techniques focused on performance improvement (productivity, capacity
utilization, cost reduction, higher quality and service, JIT).
- Realization and computerization of state-of-the-art management reporting systems.
- Negotiation and fine-tuning of financing, debt and placement solutions, portfolio management.
- Management of financial vehicles in Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, Switzerland, Netherlands, USA.
- Change management (high growth ventures; downsizing actions; alliances; supplier actions).
- Development of European corporate tax structures, reinvoicing and transfer pricing network.