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Jacqueline Bowman CV February 2010

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Bright, soon-to-be top MBA school graduate seeking refreshing career change. I am open to opportunities in service sector operations management, commercial contracts negotiation and management and innovation management. Based in Brussels, Belgium, I would like to hear from large innovative companies who would like to collaborate and enjoy a joint win-win situation. Available immediately.

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Jacqueline Bowman CV February 2010

  1. 1. Jacqueline.bowman@scope-communications.eu GSM : + 32 472.54.45.78 CURRICULUM VITAE Jacqueline Bowman, DOB: 02.08.1972 22-24 Bvd Général Wahis POB: Guyana, South America Bte 42 Nationality: British B-1030 Brussels Marital Status: Co-habiting BELGIUM. Mother tongue: English nd GSM + 32 472 54.45.78 2 Language: French (fluent) rd e-mail: jacqueline.bowman@scope- 3 Language: Dutch (Basic) communications.eu CORE OFFERING & CAREER OBJECTIVES Open to opportunities for a career evolution in international companies as a commercial contracts manager/ Operations Manager/ innovation manager. Offering: 15+ years of international experience in public and private sectors – International legal education – International MBA from top school - July 2010 (Vlerick) - Experienced EU and UN advocate -Qualified Corporate Communicator – preparing IACCM certification - “Can do” mentality –Highly organised - Proven business development capacity - Fluent French speaker - IT literate – Multi-national and cross-functional people management experience. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE June 2007 - Present Scope Communications Lead consultant Specialising in Public Health and Healthcare IT● managed a virtual network of consultants grouped in three business units: business strategy, stakeholder engagement and pan-European campaigns. Projects included: Northwest Health Brussels Office business planning and rebranding ● World of Health IT 2007● Cable Congress 2007● Media relations for EHTEL● Jan 05 – May 07 Freelance Integrated Communications Management Consultant – Exclusive contract MCI (Formally GIC Management) Brussels, Senior Marketing & Communications Manager EMEA with promotion to Director, Marketing & Communications MCI Brussels MCI is the foremost global association, communications and events management group. It is the thought-leader in building community around brands, products, services, companies and institutions. Specialising in technical and healthcare clients: Project Management Institute www.pmi.org, ASME www.asme.org, HIMSS www.himss.org / The World of Health IT www.worldofhealthit.org (Communications Director – HIMSS EMEA) Responsibilities included: RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Member of the MCI Brussels Senior Management Team ● Responsible for the management of a 17-strong department (four practice groups – ICT, Professional Services, Engineering and Healthcare& Science). ● P&L accountability. CONTRACT MANAGEMENT: Managing a group of subcontractors and suppliers for services and products related to marketing activities. RESOURCE AND COMMUNICATIONS PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Project management of above and below the line EMEA marketing and PR campaigns – production of a wide range of collateral (print and electronic). ● Management of client marketing project teams (internal as well as external resources) - strategic implementation as well as print & web design teams ● Development of strategic partnerships/ management of consortia NEW CLIENT BUSINESS / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Participation in new business pitches ● Proposal drafting for prospective Marketing & Communications as well as Association Management full service clients ● Building relationships with the client team – from Manager to C-Suite level as appropriate to the mandate. ● Drafting of annual strategic work programmes in line with the organisational business and Communications objectives ● Proposal of new value added services) communications products which will benefit the smooth running of client activities in the region. STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT: Strategic Communications (full communications mix) planning for clients in the EMEA region ● Events marketing and trade shows support ● Communications strategic support to association outreach programmes – membership, volunteer leadership, advocacy, certification etc. BRAND & REPUTATION MANAGEMENT ● Brand creation, positioning and management for internal as well as external stakeholders of client constituencies ● Liaison with client partner agencies (e.g. for Public relations or advocacy programmes) to ensure adherence to the brand message and an integrated approach. Feb 03 – Dec 04 Freelance Integrated Communications Management Consultant Projects included:  Communications Adviser to the Inter-European Parliamentarian Forum on Population, Sustainable Development and Reproductive Health  Communications Consultant IEPFPD General Council, Lisbon 2003 1
  2. 2. Jacqueline.bowman@scope-communications.eu GSM : + 32 472.54.45.78  Communications Consultant for the UN IPCI/ ICPD 2004 steering committee meeting held in Brussels in October 2003  Media Advisor to World Vision (Brussels)  Drafting the European Model for the EdExcel (UK) BTEC Diploma in Managing Diversity in the workplace;  Publications and Conference Content Manager for the Commission DG EMPLOI anti-discrimination Action Programme information campaign.  Conference Co-ordinator DG Enterprise CSR and SMEs (with Ogilvy PR Worldwide Brussels). Nov 01 – Jan 03 Marie Stopes International (Brussels Office), European Advocacy Manager – Head of Brussels office/ Head of Secretariat, EP Working Group on Population, Sustainable Development and Reproductive Health MSI head of office responsibilities have included: o Financial & resource management: Drafting budgets, overseeing accounts, coding invoices. o External Communications and Representation of MSI: Media relations with Brussels Press o EU Policy and Advocacy: Managing the EurINGOs network, organising round tables, briefing UN staff on visits to Brussels o Proposal Development and Fundraising: For sums up to 500.000 euro for a small office. Head of Secretariat to the EP Working Group on Population, Sustainable Development and Reproductive Health (EPWG) responsibilities have included: The overall management of the Secretariat.; managing the organisation and follow-up of meetings and events hosted by the Working Group (with the support of the EAAM and Advocacy Co-ordinator); In charge of overseeing relations with parliamentarians belonging to the Group and providing expert advice on reproductive health and related issues; Responsible for overseeing the raising the profile of the Working Group at the Parliament and recruiting new members; Drafting parliamentary questions, speech notes and amendments to reports and resolutions (with the support of the EAAM); Participating in the ACP-JPA Cape Town meeting; Ensuring proper representation of the EPWG within other fora. Oct 00 – Nov 01 Freelance PR & Marketing Consultant (UK) Drafting below the line Mar-Comms materials for the Sales and Marketing department of PCL publishing house delineating target audiences and assessing / improving house style. Corporate message index development and implementation on and off-line for Digitalife e-strategy consultancy. Designed promotional/ marketing campaign for launch of new B2B web portal. Research and analysis on multiple projects in B2B and voluntary sectors for Pax Consultancy May 00 – Sept 00 Lesire SPRL (Leuven, Belgium), Communications Manager High profile IT start-up specialising in object-oriented component framework technology. Responsible for strategic planning and implementation of all Internal and External Communications. Managed the outsourcing of technical and creative skills. Reported directly to the Business Development Director and the CEO. Worked with an IT PR consultancy for media relations. Drafting of Press materials, web content,. In particular, I co-ordinated a multi-media publicity campaign aimed at recruiting more technical staff to the company. July 99 – April 00 European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA) (Brussels, Belgium) Communications Officer Working with the Director General, I was responsible for devising and implementing the EASA Communications strategy which covered the full Communications Mix (Media relations, publication design and management, web content management, and nd knowledge management). This included management of the publication of the 2 edition of “The Blue Book”, and a quarterly newsletter “The Alliance Update” as well as supervising the drafting and production of the monthly newsletter; project management of the redesign of the EASA website. Jan 98 – Jun 99 UK Permanent Representation to the EU – UKRep (Brussels. Belgium), Assistant Management Officer My key role was to act as a deputy to the Management Officer for the four buildings (200 staff) controlled by the Management section in Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg. This involved supply contracts negotiation and management, budget estimation, monitoring and analysis, staff relocation logistical planning and implementation. Jan 98 – Jun 99 Freelance Journalist, Contributing Editor – “Tips and Advice Personnel” EuroBridget column “Three Missions Magazine” Apr 97 – Dec 97 Freelance Linguistic Consultant (Brussels, Belgium) 2
  3. 3. Jacqueline.bowman@scope-communications.eu GSM : + 32 472.54.45.78 Acting as a "sole trader", I prospected for and won new business from clients in sectors including IT training, legal trade associations, EU affairs consultancies, advertising agencies and private individuals. Services provided included: Project management of document localisation. Some outsourcing to sub-contractors. Teams of up to four people managed at any one time. Extensive client liaison. Newsletter, report and EU tendering document copy editing. French - English translations in the fields of Law; computer training manuals; EU institutions tenders. Nov 96 – Apr 97 Hill & Knowlton Public Affairs Consultants (Brussels, Belgium), Account Executive Report drafting, press and issues monitoring, regular contact with the European institutions; proof reading, computer assisted research, attending EP Committee meetings, ad hoc client research, briefing of account managers on various issues; working on new business projects as well as established client work. Upkeep and improvement of research library and documentation. Special areas of interest included EU enlargement into the CEECs; and trade and investment. Sept 95 – July 96 Assistant to James Moorhouse MEP (Strasbourg, France) Following meetings; preparation for meetings; entertaining office visitors; translation and interpretation; speech writing; briefing, photocopying; faxing, organising the diary; and fixing travel arrangements. EDUCATION 2008 2010 (expected) Vlerick Leuven Ghent Management School (Belgium) International Part Time MBA 2007-2008 Open University Business School (UK) Post Graduate Certificate in Business Administration 2001 London Guildhall University (London, UK) CAM Advanced Diploma in Communication Studies (2 distinctions, 2 merits and 2 passes) 1995 - 1996 Université Robert Schuman (Strasbourg, France) DEA International Law (dissertation incomplete): Public International Law, Private International Law International Organisations, European Human Rights 1991 - 1995 University of Essex (Colchester, UK) LLB Hons. English and French Law 1993-1994 Université Robert Schuman (Strasbourg, France) French Legal Studies Diploma. 1990 - 1991 Kingston College of Further Education (Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, UK) A’levels in French, History and English Literature ADDITIONAL TRAINING 2006 MCI Management Development Programme 2003 Dutch language tuition 2002 Effective Advocacy (BOND, UK) IT APPLICATIONS Essentials of Management (Reed Training, UK) MS Office Professional 2000 How to write a successful Business speech (IABC) Adobe Acrobat 1998 British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Management Officer procedures training course PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS 2004, 2006 & 2009 Brussels 20KM half Marathon completed within the time HOBBIES Power walking, swimming, reading, blogging. 3

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