I would define myself as a versatile global executive and a strong value driver, visionary and pragmatic at the same time, able to transform the complex into the simple, equally good at shaping company strategies as well at executing them and really making change happen.
During my career, I have stepped on several occasions into new leadership roles in high-stakes business situations and acted boldly as a “Game Changer” to leverage unsuspected business opportunities and create a winning outcome, where otherwise failure was almost a foregone conclusion.
I am driven by the permanent search for excellence, formidable work ethics and a strong team spirit. I also have a genuine inclination towards giving people not only a first but a second chance, and to get the best out of them.
As far as my aspirations are concerned, I would like to become some day the CEO or a C-suite member of a Global 1000 Corporation.
I am currently Regional Executive Officer at KSB (2.3 billion Euros turnover, 16,000 employees) , a world leader in the field of pumps and valves. My assignment consists in a GM position, with complete P&L responsibility, over an organization covering 4 countries (France , Belgium, Spain, Portugal) and 5 production sites.
Previously, I was head of Strategy and Corporate Development for Wilo, a 1.3-billion euro pump manufacturer. Due to my drive to maximize the company’s competitiveness, Wilo has been able to refocus its strategy on the big things, among which M&A opportunities, after 8 years of complete standstill. My work has led to several acquisitions among which Wilo's major take-over in its history, in the US.
My passion for languages has brought my multi-cultural family around the world and allows me to feel equally at home in doing business in any country, smoothly gliding from one culture to another.
Finally, my long-lasting experience as a radio journalist combined with an affable and curious personality allows me to be a powerful communicator.