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my Career to date has been highly successful but also quite extraordinary. i started out with a bsc in applied Chemistry and international Economics, which led me into the shanghai offices of basf, the largest chemical company in the world. my role was key Account Manager in the automobile division, and those accounts were giants such as general motors, volkswagen and red flag. from china, i travelled to my new country, france, where i undertook an MSc in Chemical Engineering followed by a specialised master's in international Marketing and Strategy. i was contracted by erament, a mining and metallurgy company, to facilitate a joint venture in china. here my ability to speak chinese, French and English proved extremely useful. i researched and wrote a Technology transfer package, helped with negotiations, set up the management structure, and finally delivered technical, commercial and cultural Training. my next role was in arkema, a chemicals and advanced materials company. i started as global quality manager in charge of 4 plants, 2 R&D centres and the Sales force, so i travelled round the world to ensure quality remained a key priority. i then rose to global Business Manager with responsibility for major direct accounts as well as global Sales teams and a regional distribution channel for 3 product lines. i achieved €multimillions in revenue with considerable profit margins. before my current job, i worked for novozymes in denmark, which is a global Biotechnology company. my title was senior manager, Business Development, though the role is rather more complex than that might indicate. as well as developing business strategies and models, i havd opened new markets for existing and new products. i also managed a factory in canada, with full p&l responsibility; negotiated joint ventures; and leaded projects in areas including R&D and m&a. i am someone who thrives on challenges, and no matter what those challenges are, i always deliver outstanding results.


Current Experience

  • Director Business Development

    Since January 2016
    license & partnership for developing and Marketing merck serono's biosimilars License & partnership for developing and marketing Merck Serono's biosimilars

Past Experience

  • Senior Manager, Business development

    December 2011 --- December 2015
    • designed and developed strategies and business models • created many significant new growth areas within 3 years • opened markets in areas including renewable chemicals and fermentable specialties • managed a canadian factory, including p&l, Business Development and contract negotiations • negotiated deals with leading partners such as cargill and basf, including joint collaborations • established and led a 10-strong project team of internal and Partner specialists • developed a better decision-making process for assessing opportunities

  • Global Business Manager

    September 2007 --- November 2011
    • promoted to global Business Manager • managed major direct accounts • led a global Sales teams and a regional distribution channel for 3 product lines • analysed the evolution of world-wide markets • developed and executed successful global strategies for growth • implemented a new Pricing Policy to ensure continuing growth in the financial crisis • key player in identifying new products to meet changing technologies and demands • oversaw production and Supply Chain performance • led major Research activities including tox & ecotox studies • optimised the Supply Chain, resulting in improved service and major cost savings • leading player in delivering profitable acquisitions, jvs, and prime production sites

  • Quality manager

    March 2005 --- August 2007
    • implemented Quality Management in plants, R&D centres and the Sales force • drove performance improvement for production, staff, products and services • undertook audits to ensure quality remained a major priority worldwide

  • Technology Transfer Coordinator

    April 2004 --- December 2004
    • contracted to help Engineer a sino-French joint venture in china • researched technical and process information to write a technology package • participated in joint venture contract negotiations • coordinated with French, swedish and chinese stakeholders • set up the jv management, liaising with hr to establish a Leadership team • designed and delivered technical, commercial and cultural Training

  • Account Manager - Life Sciences

    August 1999 --- June 2001
    • managed major accounts, including general motors, volkswagen and red flag • forged relationships with clients, negotiating mutually beneficial contracts • ensured high quality service and quick resolution of any issues to secure loyalty


LinkedIn Assessment :
Business DevelopmentStrategic PlanningP&L responsibilityInternational sales and marketingMulti-channel distributionMergers and acquisitionsJoint VenturesProduct developmentMarket researchAccount ManagementOperations ManagementQuality ManagementPerformance ImprovementChange ManagementProject ManagementInternational BusinessAdditivesTechnology transferStrategyMarket AnalysisBusiness StrategyNegotiationMarket developmentmanagementCommercializationChemical IndustryBiochemistrybiochemicalsProject ManagementMarket researchChange ManagementMergers & AcquisitionsBiotechnologyCross-functional team leadershipNew Business DevelopmentLeadership


  • Specialized Master in International Marketing from EMLYON Business School in 2004
  • Grand Ecole in Fine Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des ingénieurs en arts chimiques et technologiques Toulouse in 2003
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry, International Economics from Fudan University in 1999

Area / Region

Lausanne, Switzerland


Driving License
  • Yes

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