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About Etienne

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.

Published work

“Saving steel,” McKinsey Quarterly Special Edition: Risk and Resilience, 2002

Past experience
  • Philips Research Laboratories Research engineer in artificial intelligence and expert systems 1984–1986
  • 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)

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