Etienne serves a diversified set of private- and public-sector institutions in multiple industries on challenges relating to strategy, organization, and operational transformation.
In some of his recent projects, Etienne helped a public conglomerate with its corporate strategy, assisted a post and parcels operator in preparing for an initial public offering, advised a regional government on its growth strategy, and supported an insurance company in rolling out an operational-excellence program across its services.
Etienne has a deep interest in education and regularly advises government officials and educational institutions on measures to improve educational outcomes and economic competitiveness. He chairs the board of Teach for Belgium and helped to launch the Fondation pour l’Enseignement, an organization that seeks to build bridges between school networks and the world of business in Belgium.
Among his other commitments, Etienne is a board member of Fondation Louvain and a member of the MBA selection jury for the Belgian American Educational Foundation.
“Saving steel,” McKinsey Quarterly Special Edition: Risk and Resilience, 2002
Philips Research Laboratories
Research engineer in artificial intelligence and expert systems
University of Stanford
MSc, engineering and economic systems (decision theory and risk)
Université Libre de Bruxelles
MBA, business administration
University of Southern California
MSc, electrical engineering (signal processing)
Université Catholique de Louvain
MSc, electrical engineering (telecoms and systems)