'Emmanuel was my first ever boss in Procurement, he inspired me and got me hooked on the function. He is driven, result oriented and has the unique ability to get any department out of hibernation and in movement, pointing all noses together towards a shared goal. In our collaboration we mutually reinforced one another to drive change in the organization, install a project management mind set, get everybody to deliver on promise and translate Emmanuel’s vision into a shared mission. Say what you will do, and always do what you say. It is my firm conviction that Emmanuel can be a change catalyst and a driving force in any organization.'
'In one sentence, “Walk the talk”. During the four years we have spent together, Emmanuel promised, executed and delivered not only clear measurable impacts on bottom-line P&L but also a recognized organization the stakeholders can successfully collaborate with. He never asked me for anything that he wouldn’t ask from himself, fighting together for the best outcome of cost, quality and relationship with our suppliers. During these years, the purchasing organisation went from following to leading with a strong sense of purpose and team spirit.'
Head of Procurement
'Few people have the opportunity to report to a manager who is also a coach and mentor—but I did when I worked for Emmanuel. During my time working with him, I was impressed with his skills and abilities of a driven leader, with expertise in leveraging procurement teams to deliver outstanding measurable results. He's a manager who's not only interested in the company's bottom line, but also in his employees' professional growth. He's always been very fair, supportive and committed, with a high level of integrity and professionalism.'