• 14 years line and project experience in the financial area

• Responsibility as finance director in corporate functions and subsidiaries

• Management responsibility for up to 230 people

• Project management with direct responsibility for projects up to 8 million € budget

• Over 14 years of experience in retail, distribution, consumer goods and business services

• International experience: 5 years in Belgium, 7 years in the Netherlands, 1 year in the UK and responsibilities as international project manager

• Integrated European university degree as Diplom-Kaufmann Univ. and European Master of Business Sciences (E.M.B.Sc.) 

•Fluent in German and English. Very good French and Spanish language skills


Personal characteristics:

• Target driven

• Analytical

• Implementation focused

• Stress resistant

• Flexible

• Motivated

• Reliable 

• Strong communicator

Language skills

• German: Mother tongue

• English: Full professional proficiency

• French: Fluent

• Spanish: Fluent 

• Dutch: Basic knowledge



Working Experience

Independent interim manager since 2014

Head of European Finance and Accounting - Staples Europe, Amsterdam / NL (€2bn sales; 7,000 FTEs)

Responsible Program Manager for centralization and outsourcing of the European finance and accounting activities - Staples Europe, Amsterdam / NL (€ 2bn sales; 7,000 FTEs)

Finance Director Benelux - Staples Office Centre, Almere / NL (€ 285m sales; 1200 employees)

Project manager for European financial processes and systems - Staples Europe Retail, Brussels / BE (€850m sales, 3,500 FTEs)

Senior Internal Auditor EMEA - Avnet Inc., Brussels / BE ($23bn sales; 17,000 employees) 

Management consultant - Kurt Salmon Management Consultants - Dusseldorf / DE (30 consultants in Germany, 400 globally)


Education and Qualifications

Diplom Kaufmann - Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg / Germany (focus areas:  Business Management & Controlling, Marketing, Finance, European Affairs)

European Master of Business Sciences (E.M.B.Sc.) – integrated European university programme with study year at the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh / UK

• Study term abroad at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid / ES

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) – The Institute of Internal  Auditors Brussels/BE