How does a global company – active in 45 countries with more than 17,000 employees – integrate their processes?
Stijn Viaene, Vlerick Professor of ICT & Business Process Management, has invited Mr Paul Van Oyen, CEO of Etex, to speak about his company’s major process transformation project. Meeting process challenges - The need for strategic alignment (breaking down silos) and the role of a process-centric orientation, the importance of process owners in strategy execution, and how the process orientation is balanced with the other axes in the matrix organisation are some of the challenges Etex has successfully met.
Paul Van Oyen is CEO of the Etex Group since 1 January 2015. Before joining Etex, he worked several years as a researcher and technologist. His career at Etex spans 24 years, during which period he gained both expertise and experience in different regions and different divisions of the company. Business Development Manager and head of the Eastern European business are some of the past roles of Paul Van Oyen. He has been developing Promat, Etex’s high-performance insulation and passive fire protection division, since 2011.
About the Etex Group
Etex is a Belgian industrial group leader in building materials and systems with a portfolio that includes cladding and building boards, roofing, ceramic tiles, fire protection & insulation. Present in 45 countries, with 103 companies and more than 17,000 employees, Etex aspires to be the innovative leader in sustainable and affordable building solutions.