Gandhi

"BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD."

Painted Heart

VISION

Co-create new ways of managing business, working and living to support well-being, performance and sustainability of business and society.

Beauty of Flight

MISSION

Leverage Board, business and coaching expertise to support entreprises and entrepreneurs aligning goals and developing both at business and personal levels.

Confetti Storm

VALUES

Reliability : inspire trust, respect and dedication towards what we do and how we behave

Openness : welcome curiosity, diversity and authentic behaviors 

Responsibility : act with responsibility towards all stakeholders, being actors of our life and development

Build Up : create positive environment where collective intelligence and talents could emerge 

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PERSONAL BACKGROUND

 

Professional background:

  • 20 years of business experience, as manager, investor and CFO

  • 14 years experience as Board Director

  • 4 years experience in personal development and innovation

 

Personal background:

  • MBA from Solvay Business School

  • Board Director Guberna

  • Certified ICF Coach, trained at LC&A

  • Solution Focus Coaching, trained at Ilfaro

  • Lean Startup techniques

Personal drivers:

Strategic thinker, unifying and humanist leadership, enthusiastic and dedicated, from analysis to action, drive for development and constant improvement

Collaborations:

CV SOPHIE MALARME-LECLOUX

BOARD DIRECTOR

  • 2015-today : Befimmo SA, listed, Belgium - Independent Board Director - Member of Appointments and Remuneration Committee

  • 2016-today : CBoTerritoria SA, listed, France - Independant Board Director - President of Appointments and Remuneration Committee

  • 2013-2017 : Orpea SA, listed, France - Independent Board Director - Member of Appointments and Remuneration Committee

  • 2012-2014 : Sofina Group, listed, Trufilux & Sofilec, Luxemburg  - Board Director

  • 2006-2012 : Deceuninck NV, listed, Belgium - Non Executive Board Director

  • 2009-2012 : Financière Callataÿ&Wouters SA, non listed, Belgium - Non Executive Board Director

  • 2006-2007 : Capital-E, seed fund, Belgium - Non Executive Board Director

  • 2005-2007 : VIVES, seed fund, Belgium - Non Executive Board Director

  • 2004-2006 : Start It, seed fund, Belgium - Non Executive Board Director

FOUNDER OF FREEBE

  • Executive Coach and Mentor of CEO's, Partners and Executive Committee: Strategic alignement, Governance, Board and shareholders management, Succession and Transmission, Innovation and Agility, Team and People development

  • Business Coach and Mentor of entrepreneurs and startups: Lean StartUp approach, Team and People development, Business Model & growth management, Governance, Investors and funding management

  • Personal Coach: Talent development, Career management, Resilience

  • References: Sofina, Securex, BNP Paribas, Lean Studio, Ilfaro, LeanSquare, CapInnove, ...

  • Startup Accelerator Programs: Nest Up, Startup Camp, MusicTech Liège, Story Camp

SOFINA SA, BELGIUM

From Financial Analyst to Senior Investment Manager (2002-2015):

  • Non Executive Board Director: experience in strategic and financial restructuring - International growth - Strategic partnership and founders exit - from a family business to a large international company with appropriate corporate governance

  • Leader in investment proejcts: coordination between the investment team, internal and external experts throughout the investment process (sourcing, analysis, Due Diligence, closing) for Executive Committee and Board approvals

  • Business Development of the Spanish market: development of a network of financial intermediaries, family offices and entrepreneurs to identify direct investment opportunities in Spain

  • Monitoring of Sofina's portfolio: support to Board Directo, risk/return analysis

  • Treasury Management: reporting, cash flow analyze and investment recommandations

Head of Finance (2011-2013):

  • Head of Finance: responsible for portfolio evaluation treasury management, control and production of financial statements according to Belgian Gaap and IFRS, production of internal and external reportings. Manage and coach the financial team through a change management process

  • Business Re-engineering and Project Management: management of re-engineering projects towards operational efficiency and risk management

CIMAC SA, BELGIUM

Investment Manager in a Venture Capital IT Fund - size 10Mio €

ING SA, BELGIUM

Account Manager of a portfolio of 120 SMEs in Brussels: financial analysis, risk assessment, financial solutions and proposals to credit committee

IBM BELGIUM SA, BELGIUM

Business Development Analyst (1996-1998): 

  • Audit , control, monitoring of IBM investments in IT Belgian SME's

  • Investment projects analysis in IT SME's and operational monitoring of JV's

Financial Analyst (1994-1996)​:

  • Controller, treasury management, debt collection, pricing of leasing/renting contracts

EDUCATION

2018: Process Communication

2017: Certification ACC - ICF (International Coaching Federation)

2016: Solution Focus Coaching - Ilfaro

2015: Orchestrating Innovation - Robert Dilts at LC&A

            Team Coaching - LC&A

2014-2015: Director & Board Effectiveness - Guberna

2013-2017: Coaching Level 1, 2, 3 - LC&A (Leading & Coaching Academy)

2011: Become a Manager - IFE

2009-2010: Advanced Development Program - London Business School

1989-1994: MBA - Solvay Business School (ULB)