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.
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.
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)
Skills and Expertise
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