Eric Breny

Eric Breny


Chief internal auditor in the chemical industry.


Marketing executive with focus on industrial goods, esp plastics, business development.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2006 - Present

Sr Internal Audit Manager

Solvay SA

International-North, East Europe, Africa.Chemicals, plastics, pharma.Risk based internal audit.Certification at IIA ongoing.InternationalTrainings in risk based internal audit, fraud awareness, IT auditing, basics of internal audit. Certified Internal Auditor.

Feb 2002 - May 2006

Business manager

Solvay SA: Business and marketing manager Vinyloop Vinyloop is a PVC recycling process invented by Solvay. Team integration R&D, technological and sales. Marketing stategy for a new-to-company business Project management – business plans Communication and lobbying Creation of customer relations Business development
Feb 2002 - May 2006

Business and marketing manager Vinyloop

Solvay SA
Vinyloop is a PVC recycling process invented; Achievement: making the business sustainable by aligning market and technology. Coordinating sales, technology development Project management - business plan. Business development
Apr 1998 - Jan 2002

Marketing manager PVC Europe

Strategic production planning for PVC Europe wide. International and merger team integration. Key account management, Regional sales management. Solvin PVC innovation award.
Apr 1998 - Jan 2002

Marketing Manager PVC

Solvin SA
Suspension Europe: Solvin is a joint venture between Solvay and BASF created August 1999 and it is the leading PVC producer in Europe. Achievements: 2001 Solvin Award for PVC innovation (3d edition in 2007 since then), Solvin Bretzel (rain forest canopy raft for scientific research). Managing sales in Scandinavia and Central Europe Key account management. Production planning, sales planning and controlling. New product Development Managed turnover : 750 million EUR
Oct 1995 - Mar 1998

Credit manager

Solvay CICC
Africa, Americas. Customer risk assessment. Supporting export sales in emerging countries.
Oct 1995 - Mar 1998

Export Credit Management

Solvay CICC S
commercial and political risks), recovering of receivables, litigation. Managing agent's commissions Managed receivable: 0,4 million EUR.
Jan 1992 - Sep 1995

General Manager

Desowag Belgium
Desowag & Cie distributed in Belgium and Luxembourg branded wood-care products to outlets and industry (Xylamon, Xyladecor ). Solvay sold this activity to Williams Holdings. Williams Holdings then merged in January 2005 Desowag & Cie with another subsidiary, Polyfilla. I then handed over responsibilities to go back to Solvay. Achievement: entering into a big distributor and increasing turnover by 7%, while keeping high motivation of the people in a difficult context (sale of the activity). Sales Team Management: Team of 13. Managed turnover: 5,5 million EUR.
Sep 1989 - Dec 1991

Product Manager Professional Products

Desowag Materialschutz GmbH
Production and distribution in Germany of wood-care products to the DIY and professional markets. Marketing of industrial wood-care products. Leading R&D activities. Responsibility at gross margin level. Managed marketing budget: 0,6 million EUR.
May 1987 - Dec 1991

Marketing DIY and professional wood care products

In France, Germany: marketing for wood preservation products: Do-It-Youself and professional markets. Product launch, communication. Sales.
May 1987 - Aug 1989

Marketing Assistant

SEPAM S.A., Paris
SEPAM manufactures and distributes wood-care Xyladecor and Xylamon to the DIY market Production, Market studies, promotions. Managed budget: 0,4 million EUR.
Oct 1985 - Apr 1987

Ass. product manager

Solvay SA
., Direction Centrale Transformation, Brussels: Assistant Product Director Building Products: Woodcare products, paints, cements, concrete additives. Strategic economic and financial studies for the sale or the purchase of businesses. Setting up the concrete additives business. Other competencies- Trainings - Social activities. Audit Risk based Internal Audit, IT audits, Internal audit training all at MIS, London, Fraud awareness at IIA Belgium Innovation: Business to business Customer Value analysis, Solution marketing based on TRIZ, Creativity trainings. Foreign trade, credit insurance coverage. Community of good practices in strategic marketing . Current practice of Windows Excel, Word, Outlook, Mind map.


1985 - Present

Ingénieur Commercial Solvay, ULB (Free University of Brussels)
1995 - 1995


Université libre de Bruxelles
1980 - 1985


Solvay Business School




Language - Russian


Language - French

Language - Dutch

Language - German

Language - English



Certified Internal auditor

IIA The Institute of Internal Auditors