Markets industry, mainly on ICSD and Custodian Bank side. Strong expertise in Post
Trade, with a focus on regulatory reform, settlement and custody.
Projekt‐ & Berufserfahrung
5/2017 – 12/2022Tätigkeitsbeschreibung
Key takeaways Euroclear experience: In the Product & Strategy team I worked closely with business sponsors, C-level and senior management, external stakeholders, and key clients. I followed the product lifecycle from business idea/need to actual product roll out. I gained expertise on regulatory changes impacting the market infrastructure landscape and on in-house digital communication offerings and their lifecycle. Working closely with legal teams also broadened my business view.
Role: Product Owner/Product Change Manager – CSD-R Penalties
My role within the Product and Strategy division of Euroclear was to help structure the groups’ approach on the Central Securities Depository Regulation (CSD-R). I drafted high level business scope and requirements, aligned with senior management and sponsor(s), conducted business workshops and prepared external workshops with regulators and industry bodies. The role included intensive business analysis and coordination with IT, legal and business teams on the interpretation of legal texts, on how to address the identified impacts and on the impact for clients as well as existing services.
Role: Product Owner – EasyWay Settlement and Cash Payments
EasyWay is a web-based interface between Euroclear and its clients (B2B) that allows Euroclear clients to manage their day-to-day activity.
My role in the Product Digital Communication team as a Product Owner for Settlement and Cash was to identify new product requirements based on client feedback, reported bugs and impact from other projects and regulatory changes. As a Product Owner I managed the product backlog, identified new functionalities and was the scope guardian. Ensuring a correct understanding of the business requirements and priority by the scrum team, and alignment on requirements was part of the key tasks.
Business Analyse, Product-lifecycle-management (PLM), Product Owner
7/2016 – 4/2017Tätigkeitsbeschreibung
Key takeaways Deutsche Bank experience: At Deutsche Bank I improved my knowledge of asset servicing and the services offered by Custodian Banks. Putting in place the “Asset Servicing Only” model, which was the first of its kind in T2S, allowed me to be at the forefront of a new operating model in securities services. In this model DB is in charge of the asset servicing in T2S, while Euroclear is the settlement operator for their mutual client Northern Trust (Global Custodian Bank).
Role: T2S Project Manager and Senior Business Analyst – Asset Servicing offering
The project covered the as-is analysis, high level and detailed business requirements, fit/gap analysis, IT development and testing for 7 key markets.
My role as project manager was to lead the business & system requirements definition phase, functional design, testing and build phases until go live date for Wave 1. It consisted of general project management tasks, including alignment between Business and IT teams, and leading internal and external requirement workshops. The role required hands on business analysis for key topics.
Business Analyse, PRINCE2
2/2016 – 5/2016Tätigkeitsbeschreibung
Core banking implementation program with multiple vendors (Sopra, AXWAY, MAINSYS), change from legacy systems to a core banking package system. My role was to lead the methodology and quality assurance streams for the feasibility study. This included leading the program effort estimation, set up of the PMO office and related reporting processes.Eingesetzte Qualifikationen
PRINCE2, Programm Management
9/2015 – 1/2016Tätigkeitsbeschreibung
Strategic study to identify benefits of TARGET2-Securities (T2S) models for Investment Banks following the launch of the ECB platform. The study analysed how European and non-European Investment Banks and Custodian Banks are adapting their strategy following the launch of T2S. My role was to identify the different models possible with T2S and analyse the benefits of each model. This strategic project analysed the strengths and weaknesses of each model as well as opportunities for Investment and Custodian banks.Eingesetzte Qualifikationen
Business Analyse, PRINCE2
7/2012 – 10/2015Tätigkeitsbeschreibung
Clearstream Banking Luxembourg (CBL) is an International Central Securities Depository (I-CSD) that provides post-trade infrastructure and securities services to the international financial market.
I worked on 2 large programs at CBL, managing multiple project streams that consisted at peak times of 100 FTEs spread over multiple locations. One T2S program harmonized the asset servicing offering across different entities in Luxembourg and Germany. The other program put in place a new instruction life-cycle and position management system that handles 40% of Europe’s settlement volume in T2S. This program impacted multiple entities of the group and was delivered with a team across multiple locations, including a large offshore team. My mission started from the ideation phase until successful deployment in T2S.
Business Analyse, PRINCE2, Programm Management, SCRUM
6/2010 – 7/2012Tätigkeitsbeschreibung
Accenture – Client: BNP Paribas Fortis (Jun 2011 – Jun 2012)
Role: Stream Lead PMO office
I followed up on a portfolio of projects together with my Accenture team to support a strategic decommissioning program impacting several departments of the bank. As PMO we rolled out the decommissioning approach to be followed, collected necessary data on the as-is, provided necessary support to the various project teams, followed up and reported on progress, logged and monitored risks and issues, managed changes, managed dependencies, and prepared the Steering Committee presentations for management.
Accenture – Client: BGL BNP Paribas group Luxembourg (Jun 2010 – May 2011)
My role as PMO was to follow-up and report on the budget of the program, prepare Steering Committee presentation material, organize and facilitate project workshops. In the PMO office we also compiled program related financial and KPI information and managed changes, dependencies, risks and issues.
8/2006 – 6/2010Tätigkeitsbeschreibung
Key takeaways Settlement Operations experience: I gained a good business understanding of clearing, settlement and custody during my time in the Settlement Operations team. The daily cross-divisional interactions with various teams such as Corporate Actions, Network Management, Treasury and Front Office helped me to gain a broader business view and have a multi angle view on clearing, settlement and custody services. This proved to be very useful throughout my career.
Euroclear Bank is an International Central Securities Depository (I-CSD) and a global provider of Financial Market Infrastructure services.
During my time at Euroclear I worked as Settlement market expert on several European markets, UK & Ireland markets and on CCP activity. My role was to manage the day-to-day settlement activity, resolve internal and external queries, support projects as market expert and do in depth analysis on settlement topics. This required to coordinate daily with European CSDs, Central Banks, clients, and other divisions of the bank.
During my time at Euroclear I also worked in the Securities Lending and Borrowing team. I was both responsible for the team coordination as well as the daily operational activity. This included handling asset servicing related activity such as corporate actions impact on lent and borrowed positions and managing buy-ins impact.
Business Analyse, PRINCE2
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
I worked 6 years with Accenture in their Management Consulting Capital markets practice, where I delivered strategic business and large IT projects. I worked with some of the largest Financial Market Infrastructure players and (custodian) banks in Europe. I worked closely with Business, IT, Legal, Compliance, Risk Management and Operational teams. I have extensive experience drafting business scope & requirement documents (PRDs), program/project management, producing quality management reporting, managing large teams (onshore and offshore), reporting to management.
I am passionate about learning new topics and skills, working on Cybersecurity, new technologies such as Distributed Ledger and decentralized technologies, smart contracts and others. Eager to learn, very driven, and have a good project methodology and business understanding.