Yves is a Senior Executive with more than 20 years’ experience in leading complex transformations and driving profitable growth in B2B Services, primarily in Testing/Inspection/Certification, Wholesale and Industrial Services.
He combines compelling operational track-record, - having managed multi-country perimeters of up to over half-a-billion euros in sales and more than 6’000 staff - , as Managing Director & COO Industrial Services at TÜV NORD, Regional Managing Director Sénégal & Western Africa at SGS and leader of several Business Units at Schlumberger, and strategic insight / strategic planning experience, as Strategy Director at PE-owned REXEL and Senior Associate at Mercer Management Consulting (now merged with OliverWyman).
Yves has acquired deep expertise in organic growth acceleration, external growth with special focus on post-merger integration, EBITDA & cash-driven performance improvement and digital, innovation-led transformations. He conducted more than 20 acquisitions, from "bolt-ons" to multi-billion operations, one IPO and multiple restructurings, divestments & exits.
Having led international businesses for his whole career, Yves has lived and worked in 6 countries (France, Germany, UK, Rep. of Ireland, Sénégal, Australia), with strong emphasis over the last 5 years on driving new industrial services businesses in China, India and SEA. Fully aware of the power of diversity, he has built strong experience in impulsing performance-based dynamics and developing multi-cultural leadership teams.
As a native French speaker, Yves is fluent in English, with good command of German and Italian. He holds an INSEAD MBA and is a civil engineer from “École Nationale des Ponts & Chaussées”. With dual French & Swiss citizenship. He is based in Paris.