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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) Athena Insights helps start-ups to prepare for rapid growth (Governance Processes, Organizational Structure, Financial Management, HR Management, etc)

  • Operations Director (COO)

    Since April 2015

    non healthare company

    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:


    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:
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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

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