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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.

Past Experience

  • Managing Director
    May 2004 --- August 2015
    Strategic Consulting for business development in and sourcing from Asia (over 25 years experience of dealing with the P.R. of China and Hong Kong) with special emphasis on the following sectors: pharmaceuticals, medical equipments, biotechnologies, cosmetics, nutraceuticals, chemicals. Market investigations & feasibility studies, creation of enterprises & strategic alliances, M&A, search for suppliers, distributors and subcontractors, organisation of business trips. Accredited as Foreign trade expert by AWEX (Wallon Export and Foreign Investment Agency) and BECI (Brussels Enterprises, Commerce and Industry). Secretary of the Board of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Numerous references available upon request.

  • Senior Project Manager, China, Russia, Egypt
    January 1994 --- August 2003
    Setting up of GSK Bio human vaccines JVs in Shanghai and Moscow, Technology transfer to new vaccine plant in Cairo (Egypt) activities: -selection of partners, write up & negotiations of legal agreements -selection/contract negotiations for land use rights (Shanghai) -selection of Engineering Company & local Design Institute -contribution to plant design and construction (ad hoc basis) -public relations with relevant Ministries, Embassies and KOLs

  • Business Manager, Specialty Products
    January 1986 --- January 1993
    Worlwide General Management (P/L responsibility) of a High Tech Specialty Chemicals SBU (sales: over US$ 20 million), supported by two plants in the UK. Products: silicas, functional additives, wildfire products Turned around business into a profitable unit by positioning it into high value added high tech markets and by extending sales in Europe and to Far East, S.E. Asia, USA and S.Africa.

  • Various commercial managerial positions
    January 1974 --- January 1985
    New Business Development Manager Specialty Chemicals 1983-85 Product Supervisor/Marketing Coordinator Textile Intermed. 1979-82 Business Analyst Specialty Chemicals 1976-78 Commercial Development/Marketing Supervisor/Sales rep. 1974-75

  • Group Head Products Research Belgium
    January 1969 --- January 1973
    Management of a technical team (about 20 people) for the formulation and technical promotion of household products

  • Products Research Project Manager at European Tech.Centre
    January 1964 --- January 1968
    Research work on laundry detergents, with particular emphasis on "builders", soil "anti-deposition" agents and biological detergents (enzymes technology)


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