Tackle business issues with intuitive technology.
KBC Group NV
Jan 2015 - Now
As architects, we plant the flag for a long term stable architecture, which allows me to prove myself as a conceptual
thinker. But we don't just do the theory, we also help the organisation in getting there.
- I coordinate a weekly architecture board where the business architects of the main Group Functions
(Risk, Finance, Treasury) are
represented. Continuous steering is provided to ongoing and starting initiatives - going from
the very small (< 100 md) to the very large (> 10 000 md) projects. A summary of the output of the
architecture board is broadcasted via webinar on a monthly basis, so as to reach as broad a public as possible
with the vision the board pursues.
- We bring together the main architects of the companies of the KBC Group in a number of settings. In this
international context, we try to align our investments - to the benefit of the Group as a whole.
KBC Group NV
Jan 2012 - Dec 2014
As Project Leader in the Group Risk directorate, I was responsible for coordinating and delivering
multiple projects with a direct contribution to the risk calculations (Basel II / III, ALM, Liquidity (LCR, NFSR), ...)
and risk and liquidity reporting for the KBC Group.
This entailed communication with the different Risk Measurement Expert Groups,
negotiations with ICT, coordination with multiple business teams, follow-up during implementation, continuous budget control
and effective change management to ensure the project results were well integrated with the standing organization.
The projects reported directly to the General Manager of Group Risk.
KBC Global Services NV (subsidiary of KBC Group NV)
Sep 2008 - Dec 2011
System administrator, functional analyst, lead analyst
During these three years, I was working in the ICT department servicing KBC's Group Risk directorate. In a rapid succession and with some overlap
I was assigned the roles of system administrator, security admin, functional analyst and prestudy analyst. When a large programme was started up to
coordinate investments in an overhaul of risk related systems, I was re-assigned from maintenance to projects, which gave me the opportunity to grow
to the position of lead analyst in the project team.
- Conceptual thinker, but always solution-oriented
- Critical and detailed analysis, dares to challenge
- Pragmatic and cost-efficient approach
- Strong verbal and written communication
- Creative, out-of-the-box solutions
What others said
Eveline Denecker, Process Manager at KBC Group NV, about me as a project leader:
It is a great pleasure to work with Jeroen. He is committed and motivated. All questions get well funded and accurate answers.
He is willing to take initiative and persevere. I'm looking forward to collaborate more with Jeroen on issues / projects.
Eugene van Roessel, senior ICT Analyst at KBC Global Services NV, about me as an analist:
I know Jeroen as a driven colleague who takes initiative and makes sure the results will be applicable.
Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) - formerly known as: burgerlijk ingenieur (ir.)
The master's degree boosted my skillset in the field of ict hardware and software. I used this time to specialise myself in software architecture
and expert design, but took advantage of optional courses to broaden my knowledge of project management and business topics:
- Project Management
- ICT and Technology Management
- Introduction to Belgian business law
- Introduction to Financial and cost price reporting
- Introduction to Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) - formerly known as: kandidaat burgerlijk ingenieur
The bachelor's degree lays the foundations of the future master engineer: starting with a sturdy base of mathematics, one adds layers of theoretical and
practical physics and sprinkles some economics and ict on top. Keep the pressure on for three years, and the rest is chemistry.
Even when the job doesn't require me to get hands-on with code or set-up, I still pursue opportunities when
I see them. In that spirit I have implemented the following tools at KBC outside my normal
- An in-house developed Data Quality Suite (Java) with a web-based front-end (PHP). Over the course of the three years it
has been in active use, it has proven its substantial added value. The impressive cost/benefit ratio triggered
General Management to label it one of the best business cases of 2014. The solution is now being internationally
rolled out and has become the main tool for a dedicated data quality task force.
- A web-based group-wide knowledge sharing initiative (wiki) I started up with some volunteers. It has been
picked up by multiple teams in multiple departments as main knowledge sharing platform. International
interest in the system (and its thousands of pages of easily searcheable information) has been roused.
The cost was kept to a minimum by using a whole stack of free (and mostly open source) software (WikiMedia).
My enthousiasm for all things software is not limited to my professional life. In my spare time,
I try to keep my coding skills as sharp as possible:
- MoneyCheck is a (free and online) household and personal finance
management tool. It started as a project for private use but has grown to be an online tool with a userbase of
about 200 members. In 2014 it was acknowledged in the book
Voor hetzelfde geld
(the book of the national TV series), in 2015 it saw some more media attention with a reference in
- TimeCheck is a (free and online) time tracking / time registration tool.
When time registration became mandatory at work, I created this tool to allow me to do it in a precise and efficient way.
The tool was rapidly noticed, which lead to its adoption by the whole team a
few months later.
- Medic.Arlian is a medical follow-up website, developed with Laravel 5 (a PHP framework). Using Bootstrap, this website works on
mobile devices as if it were an app.