Christophe Kowalczyk

Christophe Kowalczyk

Work History

Work History
Jan 2007 - Dec 2007

MBA Participant

INSEAD
Jan 2005 - Oct 2006

Country Manager & Regional Manager (Asia)

Scetauroute
  • Set up the Indian then Regional Office in New Delhi
  • Developed excellent relationships with both public (governments) and private (concessionaires) clients, proposed creative options for projects financing, subsequently negotiated and secured contracts, and grew turnover
  • Supervised ongoing operations, leading project teams, monitoring financial terms of contract, and improved operational margins
  • Trained multi-cultural teams of professional officials in India and Sri Lanka on optimizing project costs
Jul 2003 - Dec 2004

Deputy General Manager (Strategy & Business Development - APAC) & Senior Project Manager

Scetauroute & Egis Projects
  • Designed business plan strategy for long-term development in Australia and Asia reviewing financing options, revising segmentation and pricing strategies, and initiating JV partnerships
  • Led business development team, increased sales in Australia and Asia
  • Implemented ISO 9002 / 14001 quality procedures and jointly reorganized office processes to reduce overhead cost
  • As Senior Project Manager seconded part-time to Egis Projects (a sister firm in charge of the development and operation & maintenance of selected projects), co-led engineering team in charge of Flinders Ports operations
Jul 2001 - Jun 2003

Project Manager

Scetauroute
  • Delivered on time and within budget simultaneous complex projects in French Overseas Territories: supervised design teams, coordinated external and internal multi-skilled teams
  • Managed the PPP project of a toll road tunnel in the port of Papeete (Tahiti) interacting with government, state environmental agencies, resident associations, contractors and private investment representatives
  • Presented, and recommended, technical and economical alternatives to government stakeholders (Martinique Regional Council, French Polynesia Ministry and President’s Councilors)
  • Coached junior engineers on Project Management, and led a national working group on ‘Project and Risk Management Tools’
Jan 1999 - Jun 2001

Branch Manager

Scetauroute
  • Set up the office in Tahiti, developed contacts with client, prepared financial offers and negotiated contracts that resulted in a 300% growth in turnover over 2 years
  • Exceeded target with the successful negotiation of a contract with the Government of French Polynesia
  • Created procedures for coordination of remote design production and communications – recommendations were subsequently integrated in the company Knowledge Management System as best practice
May 1997 - Dec 1998

Project Engineer

Scetauroute
  • Worked in team on infrastructure projects
  • Trained 30 persons on the use of internet
  • Assisted in the implementation of the ISO 9001 Quality System
Jul 1995 - Dec 1996

Construction Manager

Colas

Managed numerous construction sites in Antananarivo, then the main construction site in Nosy Be Island, including the manufacture of crushed materials, bituminous and emulsion mix for the needs of the construction works

Apr 1995 - Jun 1995

Engineer

Screg

As a trainee, conducted an audit on the monitoring and management tools of construction sites: analyzed the data-processing system and proposed action plans for improvement

Jun 1994 - Aug 1994

Site Engineer

Colas

As a trainee, co-led the team in charge of the earthworks, then managed the hydraulic works on the Eboro / Bitam / Oyem road rehabilitation

Education

Education
Jan 2007 - Dec 2007

MBA

INSEAD

Activities and Societies:

  • Vice President of the Student Council
  • Member of the Entrepreneurship Club (started a business on Second Life)
Sep 1992 - Jun 1995

Civil Engineering (M.Sc. equiv.)

ENTPE

Activities and Societies:

  • President of (Civil) Student Council
  • Representative for External Relations
  • Participated in the “Tour de France a la voile” sailing race
  • Created the first sport competition across civil engineering schools and construction firms
  • Acted in several theater plays and a musical comedy (participated in several theater events and contests)

Skills

Skills

Design software (Macao, Microstation, AutoCad)

Microsoft Windows & Office

Negotiation

Project Management

Business Development

(including in International settings)

General Management