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Career Highlights

Reduced cycle time of planning, monitoring, and reporting by 90%, and set the base to achieve a solid three-year CAGR of 16% in top line and 70% in net income after tax for the CEE region of Lifescan.

Contributed to generating 40% cost savings at Deutsche Postbank AG by developing and delivering a process-based management methodology.

Provided recommendation on a $20 million investment project to the Board of Group Credit Agricole that generated 13% savings and increased earnings 40% in four years.

Certifications

SAP Certifications, FI/CO & BW – London, UK - 2000

Chartered Controller – Belgian Institute of Management Accountants & Controllers - 1998

BankSIM Certification in Management of Financial Institutions – Belgian Bankers Academy, Brussels, Belgium - 1997

Additional Information

Languages – Fluent in English, Dutch, French and German; conversational Japanese and Spanish

Computer Skills – Microsoft Office; SAP; Business Data Warehousing & Analytical Knowledge Tools

Memberships – Member of the Reuters Insight Community of Experts,Ex-Founding Board Member of BIMAC, the Belgian Institute of Management Accountants and Controllers

Interests – Fitness; Yoga; Tennis; Skiing; International Travel

Summary

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE LEADER

Hard skills:

- MBA, Masters in Finance and Controlling, Chartered Controller, Certified SAP Consultant- 8 years of global finance management experience in banking and with pharmaceutical multinational with successful results in strategic planning, management accounting & control, process & project management- 2 years of international consulting experience in business resource and process optimization- 2 years of international consulting experience in alternative placements and life insurance

Soft skills:

- Combine strong multilingual, communication, leadership and team skills with solution- and client-driven behavior

- Achieve goals and results with strong analytical rigor, focus, energy, strategic thinking and personal development- Inspire and lead with big picture vision, out-of-the-box mindset; integer and confident personality

Work History

Work History
2008 - Present

CEO; Independent Financial Consultant

de Munck Investment Consulting

Advise clients in Switzerland and in Benelux as independent financial consultant in alternative investments. Created company, established base for growth with independent partners and advised prospects and clients in Europe on investment opportunities. Apply personal growth and development tools to unleash potential through appropriate coaching, training and literature.

2004 - 2007

Business Support Manager

Johnson & Johnson - LifeScan

In charge of managing business support activities in a $50 million region of Lifescan, a $2 billion medical devices company. Supported the General Manager CEE, and five Sales Managers by conducting business planning and forecasting, monitoring country level and consolidated P&L, provided variance analysis to Sales Managers, and drove improvements to processes, structures, and supply channels; also managed contracts, finance, accounting, and compliance processes and procedures, approved spending, and handled general accounting balances and financial closings. Served as a proactive strategic partner to the General Manager CEE and the Finance Director EMEA, and continually performed analysis to facilitate decision making. Directly supervised one Financial Analyst, and oversaw five Country Controllers and three Logistic Customer Service Representatives. Member of the CEE Management, EMEA Finance, and EMEA Compliance Boards.

2002 - 2003

MBA Intern

Honeywell / Deutsche Post World Net / Deutsche Postbank

Completed internships that were focused on corporate finance, post-merger integration, and operations management. Supervised and mentored by Honeywell’s CFO, Deutsche Post World Net’s Director of International Consulting Projects, and Deutsche PostBank AG’s Director of Operations/Finance. Consistently gained great appreciation for accomplishments from all three companies.

2000 - 2001

Business Consultant

Computer Sciences Corporation

Managed and supported the implementation of business solutions for major clients of this IT and business services company; Computer Sciences Corporation provides business transformation and IT consulting, systems integration and professional services, enterprise application development and management, application software for the financial services industry, business process outsourcing, and application and IT infrastructure outsourcing.

1995 - 1999

Corporate Controller

Group Credit Agricole

Senior member of the corporate finance organization with significant functional accountabilities at this international financial institution. Coordinated controller activities with a team of three other controllers; responsible for strategic and business planning, financial reporting and controlling, and investment opportunity analysis.

Education

Education
2004 - Present

International MBA

University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
1998 - Present

Master in Controllership

Vlerick Leuven Ghent Management School

Magna Cum Laude

1994 - Present

Master of Business Studies & Commercial Sciences

Lessius Hogeschool