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About Me

Sylvain is an international charismatic & passionate leader, with a strong experience in managing stakeholders' stakes, delivering real bottom line benefits.
Sylvain excels in global program management, change management coaching within transforming or innovating environments (17 years experience).

Mobile across EEMEA region (relocation or up to 80% traveling)
Bilingual : French (native) - English (fluent, 7 years in Canada / US) - Spanish
Dual citizenship : French (native, "C" permit to work in Switzerland) and Canadian


  • ● Handle complex and diversified ecosystem's stakes (B2B, B2C, Public sector),
    Global approach for successful projects : IS (ERP; CRM; 2.0), Change Management
  • ● Insightful leader, results driven team player,
    Direct management of project and operational teams, up to 20 FTEs
  • ● As much at ease in a fast pace and innovative environment,
    As in a complex and/or fragmented organization
  • ● Vendor/3rd party contracts and performance management,
    Customer relationships and satisfaction management


Senior Consultant - Entrepreneur

Lyoen and Partners
Since June 2011
  • STAKES and RISK management KNOW-HOW, CO-DRIVING major TRANSFORMATION initiatives within complex, private or public, ECOSYSTEMS
  • ● Business Development (eMarketing strategy, Key Account prospection) for the startup GOConcept
    ● Business Transformations audit and coaching (IS, organizational, regulatory, etc)
    ● New Business Development, due diligence and business case (LATAM and North Africa market)

Senior Engagement Manager

Capgemini / Sogeti
2008 to 2011
  • Lead the Swiss Public / Para-public sector, drive revenues growth from null to top 5’s position within a year

Senior Project Manager

IATA (International Air Transport Association)
2005 to 2007
  • Accountable for global projects, with high strategic stakes
    Includes the business case, which led to the IS / business processes alignment (IBM’s "Component Based Method") and SAP implementation

Senior Director

BCE Emergis
2001 to 2005
  • ● Senior Director PMO / 2 years ; In the context of an internal reorganization driven by an aggressive headcount reduction (from 4'500 to 950 FTEs over 3 years ½), setup and lead a new PMO organization based on PMI & RUP best practices, create a new role : Project Controller Officer
    Setup and lead a Change management program (budget $CAD 1.6M), based on BCG methodology (Boston Consulting Group)
  • ■ Product Director (Messaging and Collaboration solutions) / 1 year ½
    Deliver 2003 portfolio roadmap, own the Profit and Loss (P&L), manage pre-sales activities
    (5 products/ $9.5M CAD, direct reports: 4 senior Product Managers)

Senior Consultant

Deloitte Consulting
1999 to 2001
  • For North American Blue Chip companies, lead strategic assessment, costs / benefits (ROI) analysis, suppliers selection, for B2B eCommerce (eProcurement / eMarketplace / SupplyChain)


KPMG Peat Marwick
1997 to 1999
  • ERP Implementation (BaaN)
    Lead the project based manufacturing model (design-to-order) community ; Complete implementation (1 year ½) for a blue chip A&D electronic supplier

Human Resources Officer

French Army
1995 to 1996
  • Lead a team of 20 officers, France wide operational accountability


  • Riding motorcycle (member of the Swissmoto safety prevention committee) and inline skating, I appreciate with the same enthusiasm the serenity of golf courses !



1998 to 2011

● Hermes (Swiss Project Management method) HES Geneva - CH (2009)
● PMP Project Management Institute (PMI) (2005)
● “Achieving Success Through Human Relations Skills” Dale Carnegie, Boston - US (2003)
● “Leadership in Action” BCE Emergis, Montreal - Ca (2001)
● APICS certified (IM, MCRP, MP and S&T) CPIM, Paris - Fr (1998)

● Engineer

HEI - Hautes Etudes d'Ingénieur (France)
1993 to 1995

Industrial Engineering

● Masters and Post-graduate degree

Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (France)
1991 to 1995

Mechanical Engineering