Chris Vander Putte

Chris Vander Putte
Associate Partner

Europe + Asia

People profiles

Chris Vander Putte

Professional Background

  • Associate Partner of Global PMI Partners, building the international business while working with clients on M&A integration, carve-out and transformation projects
  • 25+ years of experience as a trusted M&A advisor, management consultant and interim manager
  • Leading, facilitating and executing cross-border integration and business transformation projects in Asia and Europe
  • Familiar with strategic and operational challenges of large and mid-size companies in the different phases of their growth curve
  • Pragmatic and holistic approach, creating sustainable value for all the stakeholders of the organization
  • Master Degree Commercial Engineer from the University of Antwerp (magna cum laude)
  • Speaks fluent English and Dutch

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Post-merger Integrations (PMI): realizing synergies and creating sustainable business value by aligning and transforming culture, structure, leadership, people, processes and systems
  • M&A Performance Management: developing and implementing PMI balanced scorecards
  • Leading, managing and delivering services at different phases of the M&A process, pre-deal and post-deal
  • M&A strategy and transaction advisory
  • Organizational transformations: designing and developing agile, fluid and responsive organizations
  • Business Model Innovation & Transformation: designing and implementing disruptive business models
  • Portfolio Management of Strategic Initiatives (C-level) – driver for effective strategy implementation in high-performing organizations
  • Corporate Governance: setting up of Boards of Directors & Advisory Boards, chair or member of boards

Project Highlights

Engagements on which Chris has worked include:

  • Philips Healthcare UK – M&A Integration project, Work stream management – aligning & improving key processes, management system implementation
  • Venture Capital Group Hi-Tech (Tianjin, China) – strategy workshops and advisory services for VC fund and portfolio companies
  • Leading and executing 150+ M&A, post-merger integration, carve-out and business transformation projects in Europe and Asia; in a wide variety of sectors, including:
    • Business & Professional services
    • IT Services
    • Software
    • Biotech
    • Consumer retail
    • Logistics
    • Product manufacturing
    • Government and public services
  • Vlerick Business School – SME Excellence & SME Challenge programmes: coaching and advising business leaders on strategy and business planning
  • Workshops, training sessions and keynotes for 3.000+ leaders and managers worldwide