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Confident, resourceful and entrepreneurial professional. 20+ years of experience in leadership positions in international/global context both in Big Corporate and Start-up organizations. Identifying opportunities for organizational/operational excellence and increasing organizational capability maturity are my second nature. Excellent leadership and people management skills. Driven by purpose & challenge and always future oriented (even when dealing with the day-to-day). Skilled in risk & change management and project management (from conceptualization over strategizing to executing). Special interests & passions: international context, team work, HRM, BPM, Finance Management, Logistics, Quality and HSE.


Current Experience

  • Owner & General Manager
    Since December 2015
    Athena Insights helps start-ups to prepare for rapid growth (Governance Processes, Organizational Structure, Financial Management, HR Management, etc)

  • Operations Director (COO) Ghent
    Since April 2015


    Cloudalize is a fast growing Belgian IT start-up with global expansion plans. Specialized in GDaaS™, a Cloud based platform enabling to work totally device-independent, with any graphics intense software.

    In charge of:

    • Company Governance
    • Operating Model
    • Rules of Engagement
    • Project Management Office
    • Scaling & Cost Optimization
    • Customer Service
    • Human Capital Management (Casting, Hiring, Engagement, Remuneration, Performance Evaluation, etc)
    • Facility Management
    • Office Administration
    • Risk Management
    • Change Management
    • ...

Past Experience

  • Director Corporate Quality Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium
    February 2013 --- February 2016

    Project Leader Corporate Anti-counterfeiting Safety Features & Supply Chain Security

    Corporate Quality Auditor

    Project Leader Corporate Quality Management System Re-Engineering

  • Ass. Dir. Corporate GMP Quality
    May 2014 --- February 2016
    Job type: Quality

  • Project Leader Corporate Quality Management System Engineering
    February 2015 --- January 2016
    Job type: Quality

  • Global Project Leader Anti-counterfeiting Safety Features & Supply Chain Security
    February 2013 --- April 2015
    Job type: Global Supply Chain

  • Associate Director Quality Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium
    October 2009 --- April 2014

    Associate Director QA Systems and Continuous Improvement

    Site Risk Manager


  • Site Risk Manager (HSE, Quality, Project & Business)
    January 2012 --- April 2014
    Job type: Operations

  • Ass. Director QA Systems and Continuous Improvement
    October 2009 --- April 2014
    Job type: Quality

  • Ass. Director Manufacturing Operations QA
    July 2006 --- October 2009
    Job type: Quality

  • Associate Director Manufacturing Operations QA Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium
    July 2006 --- September 2009

    Manage the Quality Support to Manufacturing Operations for API, Drug Products & Packaged Products

  • RA & QA Manager Benelux
    February 2006 --- July 2006
    Job type: Regulatory & Quality

  • Process Quality and Continuous Improvement Manager
    January 2005 --- February 2006
    Job type: Quality

  • Process Quality and Continuous Improvement Manager Lessines, Belgium
    January 2005 --- January 2006

    Facilitate interactions between Manufacturing Operations and QA Release teams

  • Critical Systems Manager Lessines, Belgium
    October 2001 --- December 2004

    Upgrade to FDA standards the Site Utilities & Facilities systems and Pest Control & Housekeeping programs

  • Critical Systems Manager
    October 2001 --- December 2004
    Job type: Engineering

  • RA & Distribution QA Officer Benelux
    October 1998 --- October 2001
    Job type: Regulatory & Quality

  • RA&QAd Officer Benelux Lessines, Belgium
    October 1998 --- September 2001

    Manage the Benelux Affiliate regulatory processes and QA processes for the European Distribution Centre

  • Student
    January 1991 --- January 1998
    Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences


Self Assessment :
Quality Management System (QMS)LeadershipContinuous Improvement
LinkedIn Assessment :
Operations ManagementBusiness Process ManagementOrganizational EffectivenessBusiness Process DesignInterim ManagementStart-ups ManagementLeadershipCrisis ManagementRisk ManagementProject ManagementChange ManagementQuality ManagementHSE Management SystemsQuality SystemAuditingPharmaceutical IndustryBiopharmaceuticalsMedical DevicesQuality AssurancemanagementChange ControlValidation


  • Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Ghent in 1998
  • Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Universiteit Gent in 1998
  • in Mathematics from Koninklijk Atheneum Zottegem in 1991
  • in Mathematics and Science from RMS Brakel in 1988


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    General Manager HR Manager Managing Director Market Access Manager Office Manager Operations Product Manager Project Leader Quality Assurance (QA) Manager QC/QA Manager Quality manager Senior Project Manager (PM)
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 1 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    BrightOwl freelancer :    24 Hours per week
  • International:

Area / Region

Ghent, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes