2460 Kasterlee (Belgium)
Olivier has a broad knowledge and understanding of business challenges as he spent the first half of his career in the FMCG industry first in Purchasing then in Marketing before moving to Automotive industry first leading International Marketing teams then managing EMEA businesses covering Sales, Marketing, Logistics, Finance, HR etc…
His strength is his ability to understand business challenges so to be able to truly partner with his customer to find options that will answer today’s needs … but also help to build the future
French, born in Calais and studied in Dunkerque, Bordeaux and Grenoble, so a little "tour de France" before moving in '96 just after graduation from Business School for a "temporary" assignment which was supposed to last 18 month to Antwerpen/Belgium, region where I am still leaving far beyond the initially planned period and where the family is clearly feeling at home (the only difficult moment is taking place during the football World Cup : my daughters supporting the Belgian team and me supporting the French team ...some tensions may arise : but it is only few weeks every 4 years, we can handle that!)
I am naturally curious and eager to discover new things, take new challenges and this may explain my professional journey :
- Experience in different industries, as I spent 10 years in FMCG (Danone), then 10 years in the Automotive (Federal Mogul) before starting my own consulting activity.
- Broad set of functions: Purchasing, Marketing, Sales and General Management.
And always in international and multicultural environments which is something I truly enjoy.
The values I believe in are :
- Open mindset and open communication
- Go for the long run / built to last
- Deliver the promises/commitments
And when I have free time I enjoy running, which I try to do 2 to 3 times a week with my wife, I play the guitar and I like photography.