UK / EMEA
UK / EMEA
Philippe brings expertise in Internal Audit and Internal Control, reaching compliance for SOX (by applying PCOAB framework), COSO 2, ISO (Version 9001:2015), GDPR, TQM and EFQM standards, rules and regulations. He also has extensive experience in Process, Internal Audit, Internal Control, Corporate Governance, Enterprise Risk Management as a whole, Mergers and Acquisitions and Due Diligence. He can provide high-level Change and Project Management via Business Process Modelling (BPM) and/or Re-engineering; policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s); restructuring and turnarounds; performance management, project management and crisis management.
Philippe has more than 28 years’ experience driving restructuring efforts while enabling growth and profitability at corporate or operational levels, either for listed or non-listed companies of all sizes and in various industries. His flexible yet disciplined, structured approach evaluates, improves and ultimately adds value to hotels or hotel chains. By bringing an analytical and pro-active dimension, his participative approach has led to turnaround in multiple hotels but also across headquarters and business units in other industries (e.g. Automotive, Chemicals, Phytopharmaceutical and biological, Nuclear Control, Iron & Steel, Petrochemicals, Medical devices, etc.) for mainly bringing them at excellence level for complying with ISO / SOX / COSO and GDPR required frameworks.
Philippe has a proven track record of achievements. Among them and since he joined Hotel Solutions Partnership, he has successfully performed or delivered for various hotel owners or potential investors off and onsite critical due diligence and SWOT analysis; long range business and financial plans based on complex data sources; various handy operating and forecasting tools; in-depth investments appraisals; benchmarking and sensitivity analyses; business and financial risk maps.
Previously, Philippe was Director of Internal Audit & Group Controlling with the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. He had initially joined as ‘Director Group Accounting’ (reporting to the Deputy President & CFO) where he supervised the full management reporting process for the Group and was also key in the floating process of the Group. While at Carlson Rezidor, he deployed several key strategic and operational initiatives. He has audited more than 70+ hotels, Regional Offices, Shared Services Centres and also Top Management level servicing these hotels.
Prior to Carlson Rezidor, Philippe was Corporate CFO with Rotarex S.A. in Luxemburg and before then, CFO of AXA Assistance.
Philippe holds degrees in Marketing and another one in Accounting and also a Postgraduate ‘Master of Accountancy and Finance’. He was awarded a Postgraduate ‘Certificate’ from INSEAD as a result of attending the ‘International Executive Programme’ (IEP 2001) and is a Senior Lecturer and Total Quality Management Director at Brussels Business Institute for Higher Education (Master in Hospitality Management). He is an International ‘Certified Internal Auditor’ from the ‘Institute of Internal Auditors’ (The IIA) based in Florida.
He is also certified as an EU GDPR Practitioner as DPO from ‘IT Governance Ltd (UK)’ and can provide SOX/GDPR compliance expertise to clients.
He is fluent in French, his mother tongue, English and Dutch and has a good foundation in Spanish. He is based in Belgium.