Business Unit Manager in Agrofood Industry with an entrepreneur and result-oriented mindset working throughout various cultural environments.
Team player and able to mobilise successful teams toward achievement of common objective under intensive competition and challenging environments.

Experience

  • Managing Director

    at PT Tereos FKS Indonesia

    November 2017 - at Present

    Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta

    Managing the Tereos joint-venture in Indonesia that is the leading deep corn processing industry in Indonesia. We supply corn starch, glucose, maltodextrins to all the major players in the food industry in Indonesia and SEA. - Leading and developing a successful team of 360 local employees for a yearly turnover of 130 mioUSD with year-to-year growth ranging around 30%. - Accountable for the P&L by managing Sales to Industrials, Purchasing to Financing and Controlling, Supply Chain, Government Relations, Partnership, Budgeting, Group Reporting, … - Turning around the profitability of the business by volume, efficiency and cost control in two years in an increasingly safe environment - Achieving major projects accounting for 60 mioUSD and their commercial preparation - Successful customers base and sectorial diversification by creating new market in Indonesia to support the industrial expansion - Setting-up business orientation through a strategic roadmap and five years plans

  • General Operation Manager in China

    at Tereos

    November 2014 - November 2017

    Guangdong Sheng

    General management of operations in China under the commissioning and product to market period. Managing the partnership in two Chinese joint-venture s business model with 100% local teams with our partner Wilmar Group as a sole represent from Tereos. Sole Representant of Tereos in the 2 JV’s. Accountable for the industrial performances (plant OEE, production costs, on-time delivery), for the quality of products and Tereos policies application in China Support to the sales on the global key account of Tereos as well as for the development of local customers. - Successful commissioning of one wheat - 500 kT wheat grind, and ramp-up of a 800 kT corn grind producing corn starch, wheat starch glucose, isoglucose, DMH, superfine alcohol and wheat proteins. Steering business model changes and costs control to drive the plants through an extremely competitive and fast changing market. Developing customer portfolio by opening a Tereos Customer Application Center in Shanghaï.

  • Projects & process manager

    at Biowanze (CropEnergies)

    January 2012 - September 2014

    Walloon Region

    Making full use of operational and engineering skills to adapt and develop bioethanol plants (Biowanze, Belgium & Ensus, UK). Driving process changes to cope with the stricter market situation at a moment of squeezed margins with high wheat price and low ethanol price. Management of the Project and Process Team (5 engineers) accountable for CAPEX management (5 to 15 mioEUR per year), long term development plans, plant performance, operator training,...

  • Commissioning and production management

    at Biowanze (CropEnergies)

    September 2009 - January 2012

    Walloon Region

    Strengthening the industrial profile in an operational environment by people management for a greenfield plant commissioning (800 kT/y wheat grind) as a shift leader.

  • Process and project engineer

    at SNC-Lavalin

    March 2005 - September 2008

    Bruxelles-Capitale

    Career start as a SNC-Lavalin consultant, full time working for Ajinomoto MSG production plant, France, with a deep insight on the plant energy consumption, process modelling and process improvment.

Education

  • Business Management

    at EPM Academy

    2012 - 2013 (1 year) Walloon Region

  • MSc Chemical Engineering

    at Université de Liège

    1999 - 2004 (5 years) Walloon Region

Languages

  • French Native

  • English Negotiation

  • Dutch Elementary

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