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hec paris grande ecole degree (2002) and degree in international taxation at université paris ii assas (2002)

i first spent 2 years as a junior Auditor at ernst & young and 1.5 years as a Restructuring Consultant at kroll talbot hughes (ex-kpmg recovery), both in france

i joined amgen in 2005

  • first 2,5 years as audit manager (operational, financial, Compliance & Ethics and sox audits)
  • then 2.5 years as fp&a manager for amgen belgium (Budgets, latest estimates, management reporting, cost analyses and partnering with the business to support decisions)
  • from july 2010 to september 2012, i was the head of Finance. responsible for the total profitability of the affiliate. i was part of the management team and represented belgium Finance at business & budget reviews.
  • since october 2012, i am working in r&d Finance for amgen european r&d headquarters, based in uxbridge, uk.

skills and expertise

  • shaping an organisation based on strategic objectives, building and analysing scenarios, monitoring profitability
  • identifying and following r&d kpis, controlling r&d budget (from fundamental research to Clinical research to commercialisation)
  • business partnering, modelling, decision support
  • fp&a (Sales and opex)
  • consolidation and statutory accounts
  • audit, internal controls: risk Analysis, assessment of design and operational effectiveness of controls, design of solutions addressing root cause of risks
  • supervising general Accounting, working on working capital (credit control, accounts payable)
  • team management (recruitment, animation, development, Restructuring)


Current Experience

  • Head of International R&D Finance

    Since January 2015
    team Leader for international R&D Finance. reporting to vp of R&D Finance, i supervise 3 employees over 3 locations in the uk and germany. i am the head of Finance for the amgen Research munich entity (Member of the management team, business Partner of the Managing Director and the departments heads/budget owners). i am the point of contact for R&D Finance outside the us. Team leader for International R&D Finance. Reporting to VP of R&D Finance, I supervise 3 employees over 3 locations in the UK and Germany. I am the head of Finance for the Amgen Research Munich entity (member of the management team, business partner of the Managing Director and the departments heads/Budget owners). I am the point of contact for R&D Finance outside the US.

Past Experience

  • HQ R&D Finance Senior Manager

    September 2012 --- December 2014
    Finance business Partner for development in europe (study management, study Operations, feasibility, biostats, scientific affairs, Therapeutic Areas, observational Research). drive the Budget Process = defining opex (by function) and direct outside expenses (by product) targets, ensuring proper prioritization of activities across the portfolio, preparing budget review decks for regional and global R&D leaders, coordinating the Budget Process with our us-based R&D colleagues. Leader of a cross-functional team of 15 (Finance and Program Management). ensure accurate quarterly and year-end opex landing by providing financial information to my clients (data and explanations). Advisor to enable financial trade-offs. Finance representative in different projects incl. country footprint rationalization (where i created a net present value model for the project). i also validated the savings calculation model for a contract worker rate renegotiation project across 23 countries. super-user during the implementation of the “oracle hyperion” Planning and reporting solution.

  • Senior Manager - Head of Finance

    July 2010 --- September 2012
    monitoring p&l (Sales, opex et profitability) of the affiliate. part of the management team. business Partner of the General Manager and the departments heads/budget owners. lead the implementation of a Contract Management & Pricing system in 2011.

  • Manager Financial Planning & Analysis

    April 2008 --- June 2010
    Planning and Analysis of operating expenses for amgen n.v., the belgian affiliate of amgen inc. - leading Budget Process, preparing budget and forecasts - monthly monthly management reports and ad-hoc analyses - monthly accrual preparation - prepared business and budget review - Procurement missions us gaap context.

  • Manager Corporate Audit

    October 2005 --- March 2008
    risk assessments/Analysis and audits of both design and operating effectiveness of controls. Compliance, financial, operational and sox audits.

  • Consultant

    July 2004 --- September 2005
    performance of independent business reviews (ibr), building of business plans, financial and/or operational Restructuring, financial due diligences, assistance to French receivership

  • Senior Associate

    September 2002 --- June 2004
    audit specialized in Manufacturing companies. statutory and consolidated Accounting, Financial Analysis. external audit of renault and wendel investissement

  • Finance and Tax assistant

    September 2000 --- June 2001
    financial and tax analyses (including vat) and Project Management in a multi-cultural context (euro conversion).


Self Assessment :
CuriosityService orientedStrategic thinkingSelf-disciplineSelf-confidenceResult OrientedProblem solvingOptimismCollaborationAdaptabilityTrustProactivityKindness


LinkedIn Assessment :
SAP R/3SAP BWCognosBusiness ObjectsExcelPowerPointFinancial AnalysisRisk ManagementAuditFinancial ModelingInternal ControlsBudgetingSAPFinancial ReportingForecastingFinancial PlanningInternal AuditStrategic PlanningBusiness PlanningRestructuringBusiness AnalysisAuditingBudgetsStrategic Financial PlanningFinanceStrategyMicrosoft ExcelmanagementSarbanes-Oxley ActCross-functional team leadershipAnalysisConsolidationMergers & AcquisitionsPharmaceutical IndustryBiotechnologyAccountingBusiness StrategyConsultingLeadershipManagement ConsultingFrench

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skillsFinancial administrationFinancial reportsFollow-up of external auditsFollow-up of internal auditsWork cross-functionallyStorytellingSolve problemsPeople managementManage multiple projectsManage complexityManage budgetsIdentify risksDirect co-workers to achieve resultCoach staff


  • Master of Science in International Tax from Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II) in 2002
  • Master of Science in Management (Grande Ecole) in Finance, International Tax, Law from HEC Paris in 2002
  • Prep School in Economics (HEC) from Lycée Privé Sainte Geneviève in 1998
  • High School Diploma in Mathematics and Physics from French "Baccalauréat in 1996


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Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Finance Director Chief Financial Officer (CFO) FP&A Director Regional Controller
  • Positions I am NOT interested in:
    Accounting Manager Accounting Director Finance Manager
  • Locations I am interested in:
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 2 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:

Area / Region

Lyon, France


Driving License
  • Yes

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