Paul Verzele

Paul Verzele

Business director for Central Europe, Swadha Infotech

Gent, Belgium

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His background

  • Today
    March 2010

    Business director for Central Europe

    Swadha Infotech

    Representing the Indian IT company Swadha InfoTech throughout Europe, expanding their business in Europe. Interfacing between Europeans and Indians.
  • Today
    August 2009

    Management consultant global outsourcing

    Professional Global Sourcing BVBA (PGS) offers services for companies investigating, initiating or optimizing international outsourcing including strategic consulting on outsourcing, coaching the transition to outsourcing, managing outsourcing, and training of staff at all levels.
  • Today
    December 2012
    October 2011

    Off-shore Outsourcing strategic management consultant

    +5000 employees

    To structure, consolidate and rationalize various offshore outsourcing initiatives on IT development, operations and support. Evolve from Time & Material body-shop approach towards Managed Services outsourcing. Introducing Vendor performance evaluation, KPI and SLA on offshore outsourcing.
  • Today
    October 2011
    September 2010

    Off-shore outsourcing project management consultant

    +5000 employees

    Starting up and shaping the outsourced software development framework between BNP Paribas Fortis, TCS (TATA Consulting Services) and Cap Gemini along with managing the pilot software development project (> 10 M€).
  • Today
    June 2011
    August 2009

    Global sourcing director, Director international affairs, Director Quasus India Pvt.Ltd.

    Quasus NV

    Setting up an offshore Quasus branch “Quasus India Pvt.Ltd.” in Noida, India. Guiding Quasus through the legal and administrative process, finding a location, office space and selecting the core team. Delivering a fully operational Quasus branch in India, serving the European and Indian market. Interfacing between customers and the offshore branch.
  • Today
    May 2009
    August 2007

    (Offshore) Software Factory manager

    +5000 employees

    Setting up and managing the offshore software factory for a large (25M€) project for the public sector. Managing the virtual team with both onsite and offshore members. Organizing, shaping, structuring and managing the onsite and offshore software factory including offshore Unisys departments (Hungary, India, and China) and external offshore partners (TechMahindra, India). Advising on what, how and where to offshore. Organizing workshops about managing virtual teams, doing business with Asia, how to communicate effectively across time zones, cultures and distances. Managing the “Offshore Community” at Unisys.
  • Today
    June 2007
    May 2006

    Department head product development, competence & 3rd party manager

    +5000 employees

    Managing the software development department of the Access Network Division, over 4 locations: Belgium, China, India and Canada. 3rd party subcontract manager for offshore software development (Aricent, MindTree, Wipro) and hardware suppliers (Broadcom, ...).
  • Today
    April 2006
    June 2005

    Internet Services Department manager


    Leading the Internet services production department.
  • Today
    May 2005
    August 2002

    ICT Manager

    200 - 499 employees

    Leading the software production department (content mgmt, CD-ROM and Internet publications)
  • Today
    July 2002
    November 1999

    IT services delivery manager/IS manger


    Leading the Internet services production and the customer care department
  • Today
    November 1999
    February 1997

    IT services provisioning manager


    Leading the Internet services production, provisioning and customer care department.
    International program manager.
  • Today
    January 1997
    October 1991

    Research and development engineer/consultant

    +5000 employees

    01/94 – 01/97: Software subcontract manager, Philips Sound & Vision, Brugge, Starting up, shaping and managing the offshore Philips Software Centre, Bangalore, India.
    10/91 – 12/94: Project manager, Agfa-Gevaert N.V., Mortsel, Medical imaging systems
  • Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School

    Master after Master
    Master of engineering sciences in Quantitative Industrial Management
  • Today
    September 1991
    April 1991

    System engineer, Pre-sales engineer

    1000 - 4999 employees

    System engineer, Pre-sales engineer
  • Today
    March 1991
    October 1990

    R&D Design engineer

    1000 - 4999 employees

    Rugged displays
  • Gent Universiteit

    Master after Master
    Master of engineering sciences in Computer Sciences
  • Ghent University

    Master of engineering sciences in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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His skills

  • Agile
  • Senior management
  • Scrum
  • RUP
  • Process
  • Outsourcing
  • Offshore
  • Management
  • ITIL
  • International
  • CMMI
  • Agile SCRUM
  • Software Factory

His languages

  • Dutch
    ****Mother tongue
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Chinese

    His hobbies

    gastronomy travelling mountaineering hiking

    About him

    * > 20 years of expertise in global sourcing, near-shore, offshore, far-shore outsourcing, 3rd party subcontracting
    * > 16 years of expertise in global software factory management and managed services
    * Offers professional and strategic management advice, guidance, training, coaching and support on starting up or optimizing global (out)sourcing
    * Experience with South-East Asia (including China, India, Japan, Philippines, and Indonesia), USA, Canada and in almost every European country
    * Advised large companies in various industries including BNP Paribas Fortis, Barco, Alcatel-Lucent, Unisys, Philips, MCI WorldCom, Agfa-Gevaert, Altran Europe, Telenet, Wolters Kluwer, Belgacom, TCS, Infosys, Wipro, TechMahindra, Aricent, MindTree
    * Improves performance of large teams in a multi-site, multi-national and multi-cultural setting in terms of collaboration, delivery, quality and cost
    * Sets up and manages subsidiaries, departments, multi-national and virtual teams
    * Combines a result-oriented approach with excellent communication skills, inter-cultural understanding and communication, flexibility, team spirit and a high level of commitment
    * Speaks 3 languages (English, Dutch, French) fluently, is able to express himself in German and Chinese (Mandarin), and has notions of Italian and Spanish

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