FRANK  LIESENBORGS                Date of Birth: August 6th 1969<br />Cijnshofstraat 7 B 7                  Mobile Phone: ...
Frank Liesenborgs Cv 2011 10 03
Frank Liesenborgs Cv 2011 10 03
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  1. 1. FRANK LIESENBORGS Date of Birth: August 6th 1969<br />Cijnshofstraat 7 B 7 Mobile Phone: +32474281979<br />3550 Heusden-Zolder E-mail:<br />BELGIUM<br />OBJECTIVE<br />To refrain from my advising independent position and return to a high-level management position that matches my experience and passion within an industry I can add value and identify myself with (preferably within an international and fast-growing complex environment).<br />PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL STRENGTHS<br />Extensive international experience in most aspects of management, like General management, HR management, Sales (Commercial incl. marketing-branding), IT, Finance (Audit, business control, reporting, tax optimization, treasury, and significant exposure to financial institutions, corporate finance and M&A), and Supply Chain management but not limited to the above mentioned.<br />Committed, proactive, motivated self-starter with strong problem-solving skills (never give up until solution)<br />Outstanding experience with corporate strategy (Strategy maps & Balanced Score Cards with focus on people equity including business plans) and change management (including turnarounds)<br />Strong and efficient team builder/player, win-win negotiator, vision and pragmatic<br />Assertive and convincing with diplomatic skills, integer, passion and plan for mistakes<br />Outstanding project manager, assume ownership and heavily result oriented<br />Familiar with European, American and South East Asian management styles and practices<br />15+ years International experience (in more than 80 countries)<br />Excellent leadership and management skills(ESTP personality - Meyers Briggs), interpersonal, multicultural, presentation and communication (listening) skills – high flyer (nothing is impossible)<br />PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE<br />CurrentlyLooking for a new opportunity as mentioned above in my objectives<br />May 2010 – July 2011 Financial Director (Ad Interim) – Lear Belgium CVA <br />Based in Belgium<br />(Interim management contract expired by the end of July 2011)<br />Full responsibility regarding finance (reporting, forecasting, budget, legal, tax and SOX <br />reporting / compliance)<br />June 2008 – CurrentExecutive Accredited Associate of the Institute for Independent Business (IIB) London<br /><br />Independent advisor to CEO’s, MD’s and CFO’s of SME’s and to BOD’s<br />Purpose = to help businesses to survive and thrive<br />With "practical Advice that works", and the help of over 5,000 associates <br />worldwide of the IIB to exchange business opportunities and requests for help<br />[Under my own business - and with the help of the IIB network]<br />The Institute is not a company, but an international accreditation body<br />June 2008 – CurrentFounder [business set-up not yet completed]<br /><br />Promoting, Facilitating and Enhancing International Affairs, mainly between the <br />former CIS countries (mainly Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia and <br />Kazakhstan), the Balkan countries, the CEE countries, South East Asia (mainly<br />Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Vanuatu), the Middle East (focus on<br />the UAE and Israel), South America (only Uruguay, Ecuador, Peru and<br />Venezuela) and the European Union<br />Feb. 2007 – CurrentStrategic business consultant [Independent]<br /><br />Construct and monitor reliable control systems;<br />Develop and implement financial and tax strategies, including performance<br />Measures that support the company’s strategic direction;<br />Manage the treasury (incl. banking relations), accounting, tax and HR departments;<br />Monitor and prepare financial reports, oversee the issuance of financial information;<br />Implement operational best practices;<br />Supervise acquisition due diligence and negotiate acquisitions;<br />Corporate strategy (including strategic marketing and branding);<br />Turnarounds, Change and General Management and business development;<br />Feb. 2006 – Jan. 2007 Sabbatical (travelled around the world) and setting up an independent business<br /><br />Oct. 2004 – Jan. 2006 Regional Director South East Asia, incl. China (Kemira GrowHow Oyj)<br />Based in Singapore:<br />Full P&L responsibility for the Kemira GrowHow business in South East Asia, including China (net sales of 90 Mio USD);<br />Director of 4 legal entities in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and China<br />Define implementation and execution of the regional business plan in line with the overall Kemira GrowHow strategy (focus on profitable growth and human capital, based on teamwork and teambuilding – part of the BSC).<br />Jan. 2003 – Oct. 2004 Business Leader Kemira GrowHow (Thailand) Ltd<br />Based in Bangkok – Thailand:<br />Full P&L responsibility (30 Mio USD net sales) for Kemira GrowHow (Thailand) Ltd - (Joint Venture 49% owned by Kemira GrowHow Oy Finland)<br />Management of the dealer network and customer base with special emphasis on financial control, marketing and human capital management.<br />Implementation of the business unit strategy trough local business plan, based on strategy map which tackles people, process, customer and finance.<br />Development and expansion of the Kemira GrowHow business in Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea and Taiwan<br />Development of the sales and marketing competences in the Thai organization<br />Feb. 2001 – Dec. 2002 Business Controller for the business unit Specialty Crop Care of Kemira Oyj (listed on the Finnish stock market)<br />Based in Helsinki – Finland; <br />Ensure profitability (EBIT>10%) and growth (double the sales) for a 200M Euro revenue division<br />Project manager for the set-up of a Dutch export invoicing company<br />Develop new management reporting (full chain sales, margins and EBIT) across whole business unit, including JV’s (combine 13 different transaction systems and elimination of transfer price based reporting)<br />Director in BOD of Joint Ventures in Dubai, Italy and the Netherlands<br />Provide financial expertise for the negotiation and management of international JV’s and acquisitions<br />Leading role in steering the business / coaching the financial controllers in 10 sales / production joint ventures in Dubai, Jordan, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Spain and Italy<br />Control fixed costs in business unit (46 M Euro) and responsible for preparing budgets<br />Aug. 2000 – Jan. 2001Manager Financial Planning & Analysis / Assistant to CFO of TRANE IUS, the Air-condition business unit of American Standard Companies Inc (listed on the NYSE)<br />Brussels - Belgium (worldwide headquarters of TRANE IUS)<br />Ensured profitability for a 400M US$ revenue division<br />Managed five regional controllers (Europe, Latin America, Middle East, China and Asia Pacific)<br />Provided financial support to the CEO, CFO and the regional business leaders<br />Prepared monthly business results package and presented to senior management<br />Developed and coordinated the annual operating plan for the group<br />Involved in special projects (Six Sigma, Middleman, Demand Flow Technology etc)<br />Job involved 25 to 30% travel (troubleshooting) to Middle East, Latin America, Asia Pacific Region and China<br />Jan. 1998 – July 2000American Standard Companies Inc., (New Jersey, USA / Amsterdam, Netherlands)<br />IT audit (Jan. 2000 – July 2000) – setting up an IT Audit department<br />Audit Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa (Mar. 1999 – Dec. 1999)<br />Team leader (Oct. 1998 – Mar. 1999)<br />Senior Internal Auditor (Jan. 1998 –Sept. 1998)<br />Audit Manager EMEAR:<br />Responsible for the audit coverage of 75 company locations throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa<br />Performed the closing meetings for all the teams working in the EMEAR (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region and negotiated the management actions with high level management (Vice-Presidents, Group controllers and Business Leaders)<br />Reported to the General Audit Manager in the USA<br />Team-leader:<br />Performed compliance, financial and operational audits in Europe, Middle East and Africa;<br />Reported and discussed audit findings with management and proposed management actions<br />Experienced with working in a multi-cultural environment - worked in USA, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Portugal, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland, The Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Hungary, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Saudi Arabia for 3 years<br />Sept. 1995 – Dec. 1997External Auditor, Accountant and Tax Consultant, Ernst & Young<br />(Brussels / Hasselt, Belgium)<br />Jan. 1995 – Aug. 1995Tax Consultant, Ernst Young (Antwerp, Belgium)<br />EDUCATION<br />2008 – 2008Institute for Independent Business (IIB), UK<br />2000 – 2000Hyperion Enterprise Advanced Reporting (Hyperion), The Netherlands<br />1999 – 1999Advanced IT Audit (Institute of Internal Auditors), UK<br />1998 – 1998Process Ownership and Reengineering (American Standard College), USA – <br />Distinction<br />1998 – 1998Demand Flow Technology & Business Strategy (J.I.T. Institute of Technology), <br />France - distinction<br />09/1992 – 06/1994TAX UNIVERSITY BRUSSELS (EHSAL), Belgium - distinction<br />Master in Tax Law (International and national tax)<br />09/1987 – 06/1992UNIVERSITY OF LIMBURG (LUC), Belgium – greatest distinction<br />Master degree in Financial Sciences, Accountancy and audit<br />Thesis: “Form over substance in tax matters in Belgium”<br />OTHER<br />Founder (ex-partnership with D’Ieteren NV - 2009)<br />Co-Founder<br />Recommendations:<br />Languages: Fluent in English, French, Dutch, Good knowledge of Spanish and German, basic knowledge<br />of Russian, Italian and Thai<br />Interests: Mountain biking, ski, golf, traveling and reading (from Darwin, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins<br />to Tom Peters and Peter Drucker)<br />REFERENCES: Available upon request<br />