Results oriented multilingual Senior Consultant & Interim Manager, having first cumulated 40 years of managerial employments with major MNC's (Procter & Gamble ETC & Benelux, Monsanto Europe-Africa, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals) before creating International Project & Business Management (IPBM) sprl, a Strategic Business Development Consultancy Company that he founded in mid 2004. Large experience in pioneering new ventures and technology transfer projects involving high level relationship with multicultural teams, particularly in Asia (P.R. of China and Japan). Foreign Trade Expert specialised in dealing with China (over 25 years field experience), accredited by the Belgian governmental agency AWEX (Wallonia Foreign Trade and Investment Agency) Secretary of the Board of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce Member of Biowin (Health industry cluster in Wallonia) Specialties: Main sectors of activities: pharmaceutical , medical & diagnostic equipment , biotechnologies , cosmetic , nutriceutical , chemical . Strategic Consulting for business development in and sourcing from Asia (in particular with the P.R. of China and with Hong Kong) Expertise in market investigations & feasibility studies, creation of enterprises, strategic alliances, M&A, search for and negotiations with suppliers, distributors and subcontractors, organisation of business trips, etc.
Freelance Business Consultant and Foreign Trade Expert, specialised on Asia and China.
Since September 2015
Change of status and relocation of my activities to La Hulpe near Brussels. All activities and services remain the same as in my previous position at I.P.B.M. sprl. Change of status and relocation of my activities to La Hulpe near Brussels. All activities and services remain the same as in my previous position at I.P.B.M. sprl.
Managing DirectorMay 2004 --- August 2015
Senior Project Manager, China, Russia, EgyptJanuary 1994 --- August 2003
Business Manager, Specialty ProductsJanuary 1986 --- January 1993
Various commercial managerial positionsJanuary 1974 --- January 1985
Business Development Manager
Group Head Products Research BelgiumJanuary 1969 --- January 1973
Products Research Project Manager at European Tech.CentreJanuary 1964 --- January 1968
Skills and Expertise
Over 25 years experience of dealing with Chinagood understanding of Chinese CFDA regulationselementary knowledge of Mandarin
Master's degree in Chemical Sciences in Cristallography from Université libre de Bruxelles in 1964
in from Athénée Fernand Blum in 1960