Chemical Engineering Degree, 1988

Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Génie Chimique de Toulouse (ENSIGC)

Oil & Gas Engineering Degree, 1989

Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs (ENSPM)


French, English (fluent), Spanish (fluent), German (medium), Portuguese (medium)


“Engineering Partners” (August 2019)


Experience with Mondelēz International (January 2014 – June 2019)

 Vice-President Global Engineering

Drastically transformed the Engineering function within this Snacking Company.

My teams revolutionized the entire Supply Chain through Standardization of all platforms for all categories (biscuit, chocolate, gum & candy, powdered beverages) and through world class Project Execution of very large and challenging investments (Factory of the Future concept).

We led all CapEx related activities, budgeting, forecasting, cash flow monitoring (around 5% of our Net Revenues, USD 1,6 billion in 2015).

The 800+ engineers in the company, under my direct leadership, designed and built production lines and factories with breakthrough performance results, enabling huge productivity savings (3,7% net productivity).

In collaboration with our Business and R&D colleagues, we developed new technologies allowing for growth through Innovation, in each of the 4 categories.

Following the Vision I built when joining MDLZ, Engineering became a global function in July 2015, allowing us to create a seamless technical community. I developed and grew all MDLZ engineers and elevated the function within the Supply Chain organization, to become a  key enabler for increasing both bottom and top line growth of the Company.


Experience with DANONE Group (2009 – 2013)

Senior Director, Danone Engineering Worldwide (DEW)

Led a team of 210 members (50 hierarchical reporting, 160 functional), spread in 50 countries.

Developed the Technical Standards for the Dairy Division, for Process units, Packaging lines, Energy & Utilities as well as Civil works.

Continuous improvement of those Standards through shop floor feedback and performance surveys

Supported our BUs for all Capital Projects (average 500 M€ Capex spend per year)

Industrial Master Planning

Preparation of CARs (Capital Approval Request)

Execution of Projects till commercial launch through the assignment of a specific team when there is no local resources ( Project Manager, Process Engineer, Pack engineer and Utilities Engineer )

Project post-mortem analysis

Development of our own Project Management methodology and Training

Led Technological Innovation

In close collaboration with R&D, Marketing and Procurement teams

Technology exploration

Follow-up of Process Pilot trials

Development of prototypes with packaging machine suppliers

Pre-industrialization phase with a Lab CBU

Industrial Roll-out

Development & roll-out of a Dairy Process Intensive Training module.


Director Industry & Pharmaceutical Operations – JACOBS Spain, Madrid

Starting early 2007, in charge of developing the business and managing the operations for the Industry & Pharma sectors in Spain. Leading a team of 40 persons.

We successfully executed projects for Eli Lilly in Alcobendas and Alcon near Barcelona, among others, all of them requiring a deep expertise in pharma GMPs.

Manager of Alliance Development – Chemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Support to Sales and Operations in developing Alliance type relationships with key clients.

Management of Alliance set-up activities during Transition Phase.

Business Development Manager for Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals / France

Preparation of the Business Plans.

Involved in the strategic re-organization of the French Operations.

Pre-selling activities and follow-up of our target business sectors and target clients.

Development of Alliance type relationships with some Core Clients (NOVA Chemicals, Sanofi Pasteur)

Manager of Projects – Pharmaceutical Alliance Manager

Selling and leading the operational development of the Jacobs – Eli Lilly Alliance in France (based for more than 2 years on the Eli Lilly site of Fegersheim near Strasbourg). Development of the Site Core Team up to 55 resident engineers and designers, including 6 Project Managers. Realizing projects ranging from 120 k€ up to 68 M€.

We have designed and built several lines for synthetic insulin pens as well as for oncologic parenteral products. We have applied GMPs all along the project phases and have delivered also all Validation related services, from DQ, IQ, OQ till PQ. Lilly have been delighted with our performance, as we have drastically transformed this plant which became their largest production site in the world.


Bayer Elastomères / Port-Jérôme - France

Synthetic Rubber Plant – Revamping of Process Units and Utilities to increase plant production capacity from 80,000 to 120,000 tons/year ( USD 55 million ).

I was involved in the Proposal preparation and in the negotiation phase.

Basic Design, Detail Design, Assistance to Procurement and Construction Management (100 000 EPCM work hours; 550 000 field work hours; 1300 piping tie-ins). The project has been executed within a fast-track 18 months schedule. The core team was based on site.

Industries Chimiques du Sénégal / Darou- Senegal

New units for sulfuric and phosphoric acids production ( USD 125 million ).

Program Management Assistance for project implementation.

Knauf / Confidential site

Expandable polystyrene unit.

Development of cost estimate within +/- 20% accuracy.

Air Liquide / Estarreja - Portugal

Grass root hydrogen/carbon monoxide production unit – Haldor Topsoe technology.

Technical audit and cost analysis of project under realization by a third party.

Société Normande de l'Azote (Norsk Hydro Group) / Le Havre - France

Ammonia plant revamp for increasing capacity to 1,100 MTPD (USD 50 million)

Front End Engineering Design.

Development of cost estimate within +/- 10% accuracy.


Technical Director of a privately-owned engineering company (80 persons) specialized in On Line Quality Control Systems for food and manufacturing business.

– Supervision of engineering, design and construction team (50 persons)

– Business Development (cost estimates / proposals)

– Follow-up of project portfolio



Euro-Aspartame (Ajinomoto Nutrasweet JV) / Gravelines- France

Grass root plant for  aspartame production – Target Price contract (USD 135 million).

Development of Basic Design Engineering Package and ± 10% cost estimate.

Engineering, Procurement and Construction phases for half of the Project Scope.

Shell France / Petit Couronne - France

Development of Year 2 000 concept study for refinery revamp project.

Development of Basic Design Engineering Package and development of ± 10 % cost estimate.

Petrogal / Porto - Portugal

Revamping of 3 process units for crude oil refinery – EPC lump sum turnkey project (USD 20 million)


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