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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.


Current Experience

  • 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.

Past Experience

  • Managing Director

    May 2004 --- August 2015
    Business Development

  • Senior Project Manager, China, Russia, Egypt

    January 1994 --- August 2003
    Public Relations

  • Business Manager, Specialty Products

    January 1986 --- January 1993
    General Management

  • Various commercial managerial positions

    January 1974 --- January 1985
    Business Development Manager

  • Group Head Products Research Belgium

    January 1969 --- January 1973

  • Products Research Project Manager at European Tech.Centre

    January 1964 --- January 1968


LinkedIn Assessment :
NegotiationMarket researchProduct managementBusiness PlanningContract negotiationRegulatory affairsCoachingClinical researchTeam BuildingHealthcareChemistryDiagnosticsPlanningBiochemistryClinical trialsCompetitive AnalysisCross-functional team leadershipCompetitive IntelligenceProject PlanningLifesciencesPharmaceutical IndustryStrategyVaccinesmanagementMergers & AcquisitionsBiopharmaceuticalsBusiness DevelopmentDrug DevelopmentProduct launchMarket accessCommercializationClinical DevelopmentCROR&DGMPValidationDrug DiscoveryBiotechnologyStrategy DevelopmentCosmeticsPharmaceuticalsTechnology transferLife SciencesBusiness StrategyProduct developmentMarketing StrategyMedical DevicesInternational BusinessStrategic PlanningNew Business Development

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
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


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    2 weeks
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 5 Days
  • Work Regime:
    BrightOwl freelancer :    20 Hours per week
  • International:

Area / Region

La Hulpe, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes

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