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Summary

investor relations & Corporate Communications professional with a strong belief in integrated business that brings financial and societal value. followed a more atypical Career course, starting in the field of societal value at the belgian business network for corporate social responsibility (csr), followed by various positions at randstad group belgium in Corporate Communications, sustainability reporting & Program Management, stakeholder outreach, Public Relations & public affairs and sustainable business solutions development, incl. development of consultancy services in diversity & inclusiveness and multistakeholder business projects. then switched to ey/ernst & young where during 6 years i increased my skills and responsibilities managing large international clients and teams in various industries, working on key aspects of sustainable business models such as Strategy building, stakeholder and Corporate Communications, new Business Development, kpi & Performance Management and non-Financial Reporting and assurance (gri, sasb, djsi). worked on topics such as sustainable Healthcare, sri and sustainable Investments, impact investing, social Entrepreneurship, Energy efficient building materials and circular economy, green building certification, transparency, renewable Energy funds, Food waste, diversity & inclusiveness. as of 2015, active as investor relations & Corporate Communications responsible for stock-listed biotech company biocartis, covering internal and external stakeholder communications, media and investor relations. - harvard business Education: corporate sustainability performance /innovating for sustainability - master in communications (france) - evpa academy impact investment/venture philantrophy (europe) board member oksigen accelerator, supporting innovative social entrepreneurs

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Manager


    Since January 2015
    biocartis is an innovative commercial stage Molecular Diagnostics (mdx) company providing next generation Diagnostic solutions aimed at improving Clinical practice for the benefit of patients, clinicians, payers and industry. the company’s proprietary mdx idylla™ platform is a fully automated, real time system which offers accurate, highly-reliable molecular information from any Biological sample in virtually any setting. idylla™ addresses the growing demand for Personalized Medicine by allowing fast and effective Treatment selection and Treatment progress monitoring. biocartis is developing and Marketing a rapidly expanding test menu addressing key unmet Clinical needs in oncology and Infectious diseases. these areas represent respectively the fastest and largest growing segments of the us$5 billion mdx market1 which is expected to grow to approximately us$8 billion in 2018.2 biocartis employs approximately 300 people and is headquartered in mechelen, belgium. further information can be found at: www.biocartis.com Biocartis is an innovative commercial stage molecular diagnostics (MDx) company providing next generation diagnostic solutions aimed at improving clinical practice for the benefit of patients, clinicians, payers and industry. The Company’s proprietary MDx Idylla™ platform is a fully automated, real time system which offers accurate, highly-reliable molecular information from any biological sample in virtually any setting. Idylla™ addresses the growing demand for personalized medicine by allowing fast and effective treatment selection and treatment progress monitoring. Biocartis is developing and marketing a rapidly expanding test menu addressing key unmet clinical needs in oncology and infectious diseases. These areas represent respectively the fastest and largest growing segments of the US$5 billion MDx market1 which is expected to grow to approximately US$8 billion in 2018.2 Biocartis employs approximately 300 people and is headquartered in Mechelen, Belgium. Further information can be found at: www.biocartis.com

Past Experience

  • Senior Manager Cleantech and Sustainability Services

    January 2008 --- January 2014
    - management of sustainability services department and activities - market and client development and acquisition - team and people management - service delivery for medium and large (international) accounts: sustainability benchmarks, stakeholder assessments, materiality matrix, Strategy, targets and ambitions, innovative sustainable product/service development - client references in: financial services, construction, telecom, Retail and consumer products, hr & staffing, Agriculture, Energy, pharma and Life Sciences. - advising ey belgium internal sustainability Strategy, communications and activities (electric green fleet project, ey foundation for belgium on social Entrepreneurship, ...)

  • Press & public relations

    January 2007 --- January 2008
    external & stakeholder communications, media relations, thought Leadership on labor market issues (diversity management, Student work, ageing)

  • Corporate Communications Officer / CSR developer / Diversity consultant

    January 2004 --- January 2008
    - internal and external communications related to sustainability topics, incl. coordination and Editing of 5 editions of the randstad group sustainability report - support in sustainability Strategy development- press, pr & media relations on social and environmental impact and business topics - sustainable Innovation services: service development in diversity management (support in diversity projects set-up with government and regional labour market stakeholders and setting up of consultancy services in diversity & inclusiveness)

  • Assistant-project leader

    July 2003 --- January 2004

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
sustainabilitySustainability ReportingCorporate Social ResponsibilityCorporate CommunicationsStrategyBusiness DevelopmentmanagementStakeholder ManagementManagement Consultingsustainability strategyLeadershipStakeholder EngagementPublic RelationsInternal CommunicationsSocial EntrepreneurshipPerformance Managementintegrated reportingNonprofitsProject ManagementEntrepreneurshipInvestor Relations

Education

  • in Venture Philantrophy/Impact Investing from EVPA Academy in 2014
  • Innovating for Sustainability in Executive Education from Harvard Business Education in 2012
  • in Strategic Corporate Sustainability from Ghent University in 2009
  • Master's Degree in Maitrise en Information et en Communication from Université Nancy 2 in 2003
  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Arteveldehogeschool in 0000

Area / Region

Antwerp, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • No

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