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Kristoffel Verdonck

Hands-on Generalist in Business Development

Moves to Brussels

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Location and geographical scope

Brussels, Belgium
Can work in your office at
  • Brussels and 50km around


Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months




Skills (9)

Kristoffel in a few words

I am looking for PROJECTS that are VITAL AND CRUCIAL, BUT NOT URGENT for the future of company. Many projects remain on hold because management does not have the time nor the resources to pursue, research or develop them.
A few examples of work I have done in the past:
- Market research for the geographical expansion of a Fitness Chain
- Research of possibilities of implementing RFID for a Fashion Company
- Consolidation of Purchasing Strategy and Renegotiation of Supply Contracts for a Natural Stone company.

I am a BUSINESS GENERALIST with a strong CREATIVE personality with the unusual combination of being ANALYTICALLY & NUMERICALLY SKILLED.

- Board member LACO NV, an IT Consultancy
- Board member SPES VZW, a charity

Currently I run my own steel agency representing CARGILL METALS, LAMINOIRS DES LANDES and EUSIDER TRADING SA.


Katoen Natie NV


Commercial Manager Grinding Services

Antwerp, Belgium

January 2004 - January 2006

- Sales and Business Development of Industrial Milling and Logistics services for the Petrochemicals and Specialty Chemicals Industries
- Full responsibility for contract negotiations and development of new investments and business opportunities
- € 3 million Profit and Loss responsibility
- Achieved 15% annual growth in customer portfolio
- Hands-on “on-the-floor” experience operating heavy equipment

GDF Suez Trading - Suez

Energy & Utilities

Energy Trader

Paris, France

January 2006 - January 2011

Oil Derivatives Trader • Paris, France • January 2011 – December 2011
- Market Maker Crude Oil (Brent, Dated Brent and WTI) – responsibilities: pricing, quoting, and hedging of oil contracts for internal and external customers
- Desk P&L: + 30 million USD
- Limited Proprietary Trading book

Coal and Freight Derivatives Trader • Brussels, Belgium • December 2006 – December 2010
- Market Maker for Coal Futures and Dry Bulk Forward Freight Agreements: pricing and quoting coal-indexed contracts for internal and external customers
- Designed, executed and managed hedging strategies for the Physical Coal exposures (12 million tonnes annual volume).
- Proprietary Trading account with € 1 million VaR – average annual P&L: 2.4x VaR

Buy-out Candidate

Banking & Insurance


Brussels, Belgium

January 2012 - January 2014

- Pipeline evaluation of over 100 take-over targets
- Hands-on experience in market analysis, deal sourcing, company analysis and valuation, transaction structuring and negotiations

Wijngaard Natie Terminals NV

Logistics & Supply Chain

Business Development Manager

Antwerp, Belgium

January 2014 - January 2015

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