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Summary

senior executive (20+ years experience) in the Healthcare industry (Medical Devices, clinics & Biotechnology), with extensive experience in p&l, General Management, Sales, Marketing, public/governmental affairs, Clinical research, rehabilitation, Education/Training and Corporate Communications. great people manager that loves roles with high level of responsibility and achieves high outcomes with his teams. strong multicultural Leadership and cross-cultural sensitivity. my versatile background allows for easy crossing of industry barriers as evidenced by diverse industry, clinical and functional experience. fluent in English, French, German and dutch. fields of expertise: - General Management - Strategic Planning - Sales and Marketing - cross-functional business skills - (over)achieving goals & objectives by integrating multi-departmental & international teams - great social skills - vast experience within the field of ent & Audiology - healthcare

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Corporate Director of Awareness and Public Affairs


    Since February 2013
    building up and leading a global group that is responsible for Corporate Communications, public/governmental affairs and awareness programs within the different business units and companies of the holding Building up and leading a global group that is responsible for corporate communications, public/governmental affairs and awareness programs within the different business units and companies of the holding

Past Experience

  • Director International Market Development

    June 2012 --- January 2013
    develop, implement and manage different Business Development initiatives within the international territory and accross different companies of the sonova holding

  • Director Marketing

    January 2011 --- June 2012
    as head of marketing for emea, latin-america and asia pacific the main focus is on setting up and running a department that focuses on product Marketing Management, marcom, Clinical research, Event Management, Education, Technical Support and rehabiltation. part of the medical division senior management team developing an international team, working with cross-functional process improvement teams on Organizational Development and Sales growth.

  • Country/Area Manager Belgium

    January 2007 --- February 2011
    driving continuous Sales growth on a country level, in a niche market, year after year with full p&l responsibility. several successful product introductions with a Clinical and Sales team leading to market share growth.

  • Director of Marketing, Clinical Research & Education - EMEA

    April 2009 --- December 2010
    steering and managing the Clinical research, Marketing, rehabilitation and Education departments to achieve the highest output and to ensure the consistent flow of information, projects, messaging and Training throughout the emea organisation and its customer base

  • Senior Manager of Marketing, Clinical Research & Education - EMEA

    January 2009 --- March 2009

  • Senior Manager of Marketing and Clinical Research - EMEA

    January 2008 --- December 2008

  • CEO

    April 2006 --- January 2007

  • Director of Sales and Marketing

    January 2006 --- March 2006

  • Global Director of Clinical Research & End User Market Development

    January 2005 --- December 2005

  • Country/Area Manager Belgium

    June 1999 --- May 2005
    driving continuous Sales growth on a country level, in a niche market, year after year with fulltime p&l responsibility. several successful product introductions leading to market share growth and extension of centers.

  • Global Director Clinical Research

    March 2000 --- December 2004

  • Clinical Research Manager

    June 1999 --- March 2000

  • Head Audiology Department

    January 1993 --- June 1999

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
Strategic PlanningMedical DevicesENTBiotechnologyHealthcare industrySurgeryCross-functional team leadershipProduct MarketingHealthcareMarketing StrategyInternational MarketingBusiness StrategyGlobal MarketingProduct launchSales ManagementNew Business DevelopmentCommercializationAudiologyCross-cultural TrainingMarketing CommunicationsEnglishpeople managementProduct developmentMarketing ManagementProduct managementMarket developmentClinical researchBusiness DevelopmentMarketingUrologySales PresentationsAccount ManagementStrategyBusiness PlanningMarket PlanningTeam LeadershipmanagementSalesCapital EquipmentPublic RelationsPublic AffairsInternational Public AffairsCorporate CommunicationsTrainingP&L ManagementLeadershipStart-upsProgram ManagementOperating Room

Education

  • in Certified Six Sigma Green Belt from Six Sigma Green Belt - Total Quality Management in 2008
  • MBA in General Management from MBA - Management Center Innsbruck in 2006
  • BA in Audiology from Audiologist - University College Arteveldehogeschool in 1993
  • Hearing Aid Acoustician in Audiology from Hearing Aid Acoustician - University College Arteveldehogeschool in 1993
  • BA in Speech and Language Pathology from Speech & Language Pathologist - University College Arteveldehogeschool in 1991
  • in from Sint-Paulusinstituut in 0000

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Dutch
Native
English
Full Proficiency
German
Full Proficiency
French
Professional Proficiency

Area / Region

Sint-Niklaas, België

Others

Driving License
  • Yes

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