Bruno Colmant

Head of Macro Research, Bank Degroof Petercam

Bruno Colmant is Head of Macro Research and Executive Board Member at Bank Degroof Petercam. He holds a Ph.D. and a Master Degree in applied economics from the Solvay Business School Economics & Management (ULB). He also holds a Master of Sciences in Business Administration from Purdue University (USA) and a Master in Fiscal Sciences (ICHEC-ESSF). He is a member of the Belgian Royal Academy.

Bruno Colmant began his career at Arthur Andersen, Dewaay and Sofina. He was Managing Director at ING (1996-2006), Cabinet Head of the Belgian Finance Ministry (2006-2007), CEO of the Brussels Stock Exchange, Member of the Management Committee of NYSE Euronext and Chairman and CEO of Euronext Brussels (2007- 2009) and Deputy CEO at AGEAS (2009-2011). Since 2011 he is Academic Advisor AGEAS and Partner of the consulting firm Roland Berger.

He is a member of the Central Council for the Economy and lecturer in finance at the Vlerick Management School, UCL and at the Solvay Business School Economics & Management (ULB). He has authored more than 60 books.

Frederic Salmon
Chief Financial Officer, BICS

Frederic joined the international team of Belgacom (now Proximus) in 2000 after some years in external and internal audit functions, and later on, with the Executive Office attached to the CEO of the Belgacom Group. For more than 4 years in the Strategy department, Frederic actively supported the various strategic growth initiatives of BICS.

In 2005, Frederic joined the commercial team and was quickly promoted in 2007 as Regional Vice President for Africa. Under his leadership, BICS became a significant player in providing international services to telecom operators in Africa, while welcoming MTN as BICS shareholder.

Prior to his current function as CFO, Frédéric also headed the Mobile Financial Services activities of BICS until its spin-off and the creation of a joint venture with MasterCard and eServGlobal, where he still serves on the Board today.

Frederic has a Master degree in Business & Engineering, is a Certified European Financial Analyst and also followed post-graduate finance trainings with INSEAD in Fontainebleau and IMD in Lausanne.

VK Raman
Global Head ValueBPSTM, Tata Consultancy Services

VK Raman heads ValueBPSTM, a strategic unit within TCS BPS, which works with large customers to transform their Finance and Shared Services operations. In his role, he continues to focus on building the TCS BPS Capability and Offerings maturity, driving key customer interactions and architecting innovative, transformational solutions.

In his previous role, VK was responsible for TCS’ business processing services both in core domain operations as well as in finance and accounting, HRO and Supply Chain Management areas. He has been instrumental in managing and growing TCS BPO into an industry leading position.

VK has over 30 years of experience holding leadership positions in organizations such as GE Capital Services, Citibank, Tata Motors and Digital Equipment. Before joining Tata Consultancy Services, he was the CEO of Global Realty Outsourcing, India operations.

VK received his Bachelors of Commerce degree from Madras University. He is a Chartered Accountant and has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. VK has expertise in the areas of finance, process design and management, risk management and Six Sigma deployment.


Jesper Lillelund

Jesper Lillelund
Partner & Co-Founder, CorporateLeaders

Jesper Lillelund has been engaged in building valuable business networks on the international scene for over 15 years. Jesper combines his in-depth industry knowledge, access to a wide network of business leaders, and market development skills focusing on making business transformation and corporate excellence part of the business agenda.

Prior to co-founding CorporateLeaders, Jesper was instrumental in building a leading independent business transformation association from an informal business community to a global player. He also served as the Marketing Director at The Wall Street Journal Europe where he was responsible for managing brand, direct and on-line marketing. In his career at the Journal Europe, Jesper was also responsible for developing new revenue generating businesses. This included launching The Wall Street Journal Europe’s conference operations starting with the highly sought after European CEO Summits to the regional Central European Economic Review conferences. Prior to the Journal Europe, Jesper held market analyst roles at MAN B&W Diesel and Danisco in Denmark.

Jesper holds an MBA in International Management from the University of Dallas and a BBA in Management and International Business from Baylor University in Texas.


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