Since November 2012
Responsible for AbbVie Belgium, a bio-pharmaceuticals sales affiliate, of the proper translation of the corporate policies in effectives processes, controls the correct execution of those. Is the IT contact for all audits. As after its separation from Abbott Abbvie built mostly from scratch his IT environment, coordinated the execution of the different separation phases and set in place mitigation solutions to cover the processes not yet working optimally. Responsible for setting in place the local IT strategy that defines the coordinated usage of the different corporate IT solutions in order to support business processes efficiency, effectiveness and scalability. This strategy is discussed and validated during regular contact with the board members. Work as main architect for the SharePoint based Intranet. Starting from scratch the team designed an approach aiming at decentralizing the document management while ensuring the possibility to easily aggregate the different document sets. He initialized the digitalization of several business processes and set-up solutions to ease business pains. Involved in numerous digital media projects, provides technical and strategic support. This cover mainly websites and mobile applications on the iPad targeting the patients and numerous health care providers. Within a strongly regulated environment, worked with the regulatory department to ensure the adherence with the different regulations and best practices. Lead the contacts with the IT services suppliers, follow the execution of their missions and manage a team of ad-hoc consultants. With a focus on building strong business relationship, organize the communication with the different stakeholders and ensure that the users are considering the IT as a key business partner.
September 2007 --- December 2012
Provided interim management services regarding: - Corporate Performance Management systems & processes - Corporate Control / Financial analysis - Information management - Project Management - Processes review & design
Business Analyst Solvency II
February 2012 --- November 2012
For the Solvency II project of Belfius Insurance, analysed the business requirements for the Financial Assets, Accounting and Reinsurance domains of the SAS Details Data Source (DDS). The objective of the analysis is to ensure that the data warehouse contains all needed information for both the Solvency reports and the Risk Calculation Engines interfaces. The analysis covers the identification of the needed data and their sources, the mapping between the existing databases and the SAS DDS schema and the design of the ETL flows.
May 2010 --- July 2011
Having to provide monthly around 700 performance indicators to the head offices, the BNP Paribas Fortis Capital Market back office looked for a solution to integrate around 160 different data sources (mainly MS Excel, MS Access and systems reports) into a centralized database. Analyzed the business support department's requirements, designed and developed a proof of concept aiming at showing the feasibility of quickly developing a limited ETL tool (data integration) that could be used by the back office business support team to allow and ensure the data standardization, data quality and data flow trailing of the imported sources. Further to the after mentioned SOX project, the BNP Paribas capital market back office looked for a solution to accurately document the internal control environment. Provided the core documentation concepts and then designed and developed a solution to accurately document the risks and controls environment. The department now uses it to inventory more than 600 internal controls and support the weekly control execution certification process done by the back office managers. It also allows to support ad hoc control effectiveness and efficiency review missions. As result the internal control environment is now fully under control. Participated to the design of processes needed to feed the new application and to ensure the correct management of the internal control environment.
SOXli Team leader
August 2009 --- February 2010
For a BNP Paribas Fortis Sarbane-Oxley project, coordinated as project leader the interactions between the capital market operations' owners (front to back trading activities) and the SOXli(ght) team in charge of the certification process by setting-up of the needed project governance and the conduct of regular meetings. Led as well around 60 interviews to provide the needed medium level description of the reviewed processes and applications. This led to the SOXli(ght) certification of the back and front offices and the set-up of solid foundations to the future yearly SOXli control efficiency and effectiveness reviews.
Commercial Excellence Team Member
September 2007 --- September 2008
Part of the Commercial Excellence team of Borealis aiming at ensuring the optimal operation of the sales activities, he provided market analysis services to follow and analyse the evolution of the crude and plastics prices and their respective markets evolution. Developed a pricing tool to more accurately define the target prices for the coming month. Set up a sales community focused sharepoint portal to more efficiently communicate valuable market information. Organised and conducted the quarterly customer satisfaction survey and provided the analysis of their results. Finally improved several sales procedures.
Principal Advisor, Finance & Treasury Services
May 2006 --- August 2007
Worked for the Advisory Finance Effectiveness team that supports performance management processes improvement and shared services projects. Actively participated to the development of the Data Management / Corporate Performance Management services offering. Worked for the Electrabel internal audit team doing controls test scripting and testing for the Sarbane-Oxley (SOX) certification in various accounting, HR, production and sales departments. Led numerous interviews, operational audits and coached PwC juniors. For PwC Netherlands, participated to the Eneco Data Warehouse processes, organisation and roadmap review aiming at ensuring that the right environment was or would be set in place to meet the current and expected data warehouse & related reporting objectives. Provided a set of potential improvements to reinforce the existing 5 year roadmap.
Senior CPM Architect / Project Manager
April 2002 --- April 2006
After a thoroughly analysis of the customer needs, led and designed (data flow, data modeling, BI layer and user interface) the implementation of budgeting, reporting & business intelligence solutions. For Roche participated to a project aiming at integrating the CRM database into the existing BI framework. Developed the semantic layer translating the operational CRM database schema in BI de-normalised oriented schemas. Working at Janssen Pharmaceutica, redesigned the existing budgeting solution in order to increase its performance and maintainability. This allowed to have smoother monthly budgeting processes in a quickly evolving requirements environment. Telindus needed a very fine HR budgeting solution. Led the project, analysed Telindus requirements and designed a budgeting solution that used around 20 variables per employee and provided a monthly budget over the 3 coming years for each of the 1.300 employees. Conducted an audit mission of the existing implementation of the budgeting package and proposed to rebuild it from scratch in order to meet the new Banksys requirements. Then led and designed the new budgeting solution that had a very complex sales budgeting module taking into account the interactions between linked products.
April 2001 --- April 2002
Reporting to the e-Business Director, worked in close collaboration with the Business Units to develop solutions to their needs and set in place the appropriate e-Business strategies.
Corporate Control Manager
January 1999 --- April 2001
Reporting to the economics and tax studies board director, - managed a team of 5 persons responsible for the management reporting & budgeting processes, - presented and championed his team's work to the Tessenderlo Group's management committee. - conducted the group yearly budgeting process and led the budget approval sessions. - managed corporate finance studies (Mergers & Acquisitions, industrial investments, financing structure...) done in close relation with the Business Units.
September 1995 --- January 1999
Gained a broad corporate control experience with a wide international exposure by joining a leading Belgian chemical company. Reporting to the Corporate Control Manager, - developed and implemented the group’s financial reporting system. This included the software selection process, the system implementation and deployment in 40 subsidiaries and the design, documentation and deployment of the new management consolidation chart of accounts and procedures. - Executed the monthly management consolidation and yearly group’s budget processes.
Analytical thinkingCollaborationStrategic thinkingTrustProblem solvingWillingness to compromiseResiliencyService oriented
Corporate FinanceFinancial AnalysisStrategic Financial Planninginternal controlSOXBusiness IntelligenceBusiness Process ImprovementIt skillsProject Management
Skills and Expertise
MBA in Economics from Université catholique de Louvain in 1995