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Benjamin De Terssac

General manager

Can work in or around Amsterdam, Brussels, Antwerp, Utrecht, Rotterdam

  • 52.37243
  • 4.89973
  • Suggested rate €1,000 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Part-time, 3 days per week

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Location and workplace preferences

Location
Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around Amsterdam and 50km
  • Around Brussels and 50km
  • Around Antwerp and 50km
  • Around Utrecht and 50km
  • Around Rotterdam and 50km

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Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual

  • French

    Native or bilingual

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Skills (5)

Benjamin in a few words

Experienced and entrepreneurial leader in mobility and tech with more than 14 years of experience. Worked in Europe, Middle East and Asia with startups and large groups which makes me the well-rounded leader that I am today. Generalist with experience leading teams, managing P&L and working with internal and external stakeholders. I like outdoor sports like golf, surf and snowboard. I'm a French native fluent in English.

Experience

Dott

Transportation

VP of B2B

Amsterdam, Netherlands

October 2021 - Today (11 months)

Founded in 2018 and built with purpose, Dott is a VC backed shared micromobility operator that’s on a mission to free our cities with clean rides for everyone. Dott operates more than 50,000 e-scooters/e-bikes and raised more than $200M from Aberdeen, Sofina, EQT Ventures and Naspers among other investors.

- Hired by the founders and reporting to the CEO with full P&L ownership for the Business Unit
- Responsible to build from scratch a new business unit for last miles logistics starting with grocery and food delivery companies
- Define the vision, strategy and lead the entire operations for B2B customers (in-house and 3PL mix)
- Source hardware (e-bike) and develop partnerships with suppliers
- Steer software (product operations) business requirements

Swapfiets

Retail (Large Retailers)

General Manager Southern Europe & UK

Amsterdam, Netherlands

September 2020 - September 2021 (1 year)

Swapfiets is the leading bike subscription service in Europe operating in 60+ cities across 9 countries and with more than 265,000 members.

- Responsible to deliver the P&L for France, Italy, Spain & UK, from 0 to 7k subscriptions in 1y
- Lead a team of 10 direct reports and 50 indirect reports across 8 cities (4 countries) including local operation teams, brand managers, the customer service manager & HR advisor
- Defined performance targets and strategic objectives for the 7 Warehouses and Logistic teams for the 8 Store & Field team
- Defined commercial market plans that lead to growth strategy execution in conjunction with global operations & commercial teams
- Part of Management Team for all strategic decisions ( C-level) and the Executive Leadership Team

STEP Mobility

Co-founder & CEO

Brussels, Belgium

May 2019 - August 2020 (1 year and 3 months)

STEP is a subscription service for personal light electric vehicles, starting with e- scooters. We helped commuters living in suburbs of major cities or in Tier-2 cities save time in their daily commute by delivering an electric kick scooter that always works. STEP graduated from Antler.co, a startup generator and early-stage VC enabling a selected group of founders to build global businesses from the ground up.

Freelance

Initiative Lead at ING Labs  - As a freelancer

Amsterdam, Netherlands

June 2018 - April 2019 (10 months)

Team lead for a beyond banking and housing/platform initiative by ING Labs. Our mission was to empower elderly people to live in their houses as long as possible. We worked on a platform to connect homeowners with specialized retailers to offer hassle-free home adaptation packages.

Freelance

Business developer Open Banking at ABN AMRO Bank  - As a freelancer

Amsterdam, Netherlands

January 2018 - May 2018 (4 months)

Business developer for Open Banking, one of the top 10 initiatives for the bank. Focus on value propositions for existing and new clients thanks to PSD2 regulation.

Freelance

Senior Consultant & Entrepreneur at Emerton Strategy Consulting  - As a freelancer

Paris, France

September 2017 - December 2017 (3 months)

Strategy consultant in the Mobility industry (automotive, mobility as a service, sustainable mobility, rail and public transportation)

Freelance

Manager at Vecta Strategy  - As a freelancer

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

April 2017 - August 2017 (4 months)

Management consultant delivering strategy and financial transformation engagements for clients across multiple sectors. Major projects in the TMT industry.

Carpool Arabia

Co-founder & Chief Driver

United Arab Emirates

April 2013 - March 2017 (3 years and 11 months)

Carpool Arabia was the largest carpooling app in the UAE with more than 40,000 registered users. We helped to match drivers with empty seats and passengers looking for a ride.
- Developed and executed vision & strategy for the startup
- Conducted and excelled business development activities (B2B); secured a strategic partnership with leading automaker
- Effectively managed marketing campaigns from brand awareness to customer acquisition using performance advertising tools.
- Experienced team leader, growing team members to their next career step
- Developed strong government relations leading to consulting activities on new mobility solutions for Dubai and Abu Dhabi
- Actively involved in product management cycles; pivoted and changed our business model to build an "on-demand micro-transit" services
- Secured seed funding of $400,000 from prominent investors (Abraaj Capital, Kima Ventures, Iris Capital)

Accenture - ACCENTURE ORGANISATION

Senior Consultant Financial Services

Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

October 2011 - March 2013 (1 year and 5 months)


- Advised tier 1 UAE bank in new technology adoption for better customer engagement in their branches;
- Defined and executed a corporate credit transformation to reduce the time from approval to cash disbursement. Implementation of several quick wins, medium term actions that help to reduce the overall transaction process by 36%.
- Analysed Middle East market and recommended strategy to launch a new business of supply chain finance for leading bank in Abu Dhabi
- Involved in on-going business development initiatives, leading to the conversion of key proposals namely data centre management, digital innovation, core banking system, new service model, market entry strategy

BNP PARIBAS - BNP

Regional Project Manager - Regional Transformation & Efficiency department

Bahrain

October 2008 - September 2011 (2 years and 11 months)


- Leading team member to establish BNP Paribas IT & Operation platform in Dubai
- Expertise in conducting complex projects for Global Transaction Banking division
- Developed MIS Reporting enabling the company to improve its performance review

BNP PARIBAS - BNP

Permanent Control Auditor

Bahrain

April 2008 - September 2008 (5 months)


- In charge of audits related to Capital market operations and Trade finance activities
- Involved in the quarterly review of accounting (loans, accruals interests, assets of the bank)

Education