professional cursus *2011 - 2015 vp global sales & marketing Clinical Diagnostic division thermofisher scientific * 2010 - 2011 global head of commercial brahms Biomarkers / thermo fisher scientific *2006 - 2010 v. p. Diagnostics commercial organization europe middle-east & africa novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics SAS - paris -f •2003 - 2006 Vice President & General Manager europe-middle east-africa ventana medical systems – strasbourg - f •1999 - 2003: geschäftsführer - biomérieux austria gmbh - vienna - a •1998 - 1999: direttore commerciale - biomérieux italia spa - roma - i •1993 - 1998: Managing Director - biomérieux canada, inc. -montréal-cnd •1991 - 1993: Marketing Manager Diagnostics - biomérieux vitek,inc. st louis (mo) usa •1990 : technical assistance manager - biomérieux int.div. marcy-f •1986 - 1989: international area manager - api international sa,geneva,ch •1983 - 1986: Sales representative - api produits de laboratoire - geneva - ch •1980 - 1983: Training officer - api system - la balme les grottes - f specialties: 35 years in the i v d business solid experience: in sales and marketing in management,at various level of responsibility in creation and management of a commercial subsidiary in Training activities in coordination and management of an international distributor network in managing multicultural teams(16 different nationalities) in international travelling personal multicultural experience (lived in 7 different countries and worked with more than 60 countries)
General Manager EMEA
Since January 2016
Vice President Global Sales & Marketing - Clinical Diagnostics DivisionMay 2011 --- May 2015
Global Head of CommercialOctober 2010 --- May 2011
Vice President Diagnostics Commercial Operations EMEA & General ManagerDecember 2006 --- July 2010
europe, middle east, africa commercial Operations in charge of developing the business for the Diagnostic (blood Testing) unit, headquartered; direct p&l accountability for $140+ million Sales in the region. strong growing company. responsible for the overall strategic Business Development in new markets (middle east and africa).Operations headquarter is in suresnes, france, and additional teams are stationed in italy, spain, ireland, etc. ; 10 direct reports and a global headcount over 100 associates. act as General Manager for the French entity nv&d SAS, which also includes the Vaccines business for france. act as General Manager for the spanish entity and the irish entity.
Vice President & General ManagerDecember 2003 --- May 2006
management of a commercial organization covering europe (all main countries with own employees), middle east and africa (distributor network) 4 directors as direct reports: *Sales & Business Development *Marketing & customer services *hr & facilities *Finance /legal/ administration creation of brand awarness within the geography Business Development in current and new markets(20%+ cagr direct p&l accountability for a $60 million Sales, Marketing and services business. responsible for the overall strategic Business Development and functional responsibility for all staff and Operations headquartered in strasbourg, france, as well as for the German and English subsidiaries. five direct reports and a global headcount of 120 people. remarkable growth in Sales (+ 48%) without any new products. improved p&l with an increase in profitability (operating income from 13% of Sales to 33% in two years or 258% increase in local currency). optimized all company processes and implemented a Quality Management System in 12 months and obtained ISO certifications (9001 and 13485). improved global Teamwork through project prioritization, Communication and inter-department coordination. overall productivity increased by 10% in one year.
Managing DirectorOctober 1999 --- November 2003
ensured effective Business Development in central and eastern european markets by using the austrian platform and organization to support this expansion. full operational and p&l responsibility. responsible for short and long-term Strategy definition and implementation. overall responsibility for the global organization: 43 people; including 16 acting out of the branch offices in prague, budapest and belgrade. additionally, managed a distributor network covering the other 10 countries. directed strong Sales growth (20+% cagr); export activity reached 50% of the €20 million revenues. managed merged subsidiaries in austria after the acquisition of organon teknika.
Business DirectorOctober 1998 --- September 1999
short term mission included the use of strong Leadership, organizational and business skills. achieved structural reorganization and ensured company growth for the long term. plan was met despite all difficulties; resulting in Sales of €40 million and 7 + % growth.
Managing DirectorMarch 1993 --- September 1998
led the creation and incorporation of a new, montréal-based company in 1993. main assignment included the creation of a complete commercial organization in order to develop local Sales and reach full autonomy to better serve the customers. by the end of fiscal 1998, the company accounted for 30 employees with $10m in Sales.
Marketing Manager DiagnosticsJanuary 1991 --- February 1993
the mission of this us assignment included building the biomérieux image and launching as many biomérieux, French-made products as possible into the market. additionally, studied the feasibility of launching a semi-automated system for Bacteriology.
International Area ManagerJanuary 1986 --- March 1990
followed-up with a commercial network of distributors in 27 countries, including the Training of their team. organized local seminars to promote products and systems. total revenues: 14m sfr.
Training OfficerOctober 1980 --- September 1983
developed, organized and ensured technical Training for customers, distributors and employees.
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingApproachabilityAttention to detailAuthenticityEfficiencyResponsibilityStrategic thinkingTrustResult Oriented
BS in Biology/Microbiology from Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 in 1980