Paul Verzele

Inhaber, Interim manager / Senior management consultant outsourcing, Professional Global Sourcing

Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium


IT consultancy
Procurement management
Change management
Supplier management
Business across borders & cultures
Software factory management
Managed services


Professional experience for Paul Verzele

  • Current 14 years and 5 months, since Mar 2010

    Business director for Central Europe.

    Swadha Infotech

    Ad hoc, represent the Indian IT company Swadha InfoTech throughout Europe, expanding their business in Europe. Interfacing between Europeans and Indians.

  • Current 15 years, since Aug 2009

    Interim manager / Senior management consultant outsourcing

    Professional Global Sourcing

    Senior management consultant/interim manager/SME on global/international outsourcing. Strategic management advice and professional services at management level for companies investigating, initiating, starting up or optimizing outsourcing across borders and cultures. This includes strategic consulting on outsourcing, coaching the transition to outsourcing, managing, optimizing and improving outsourcing, and training of staff at all levels, up to delivering an operational subsidiary abroad.

  • 2 years and 4 months, Sep 2011 - Dec 2013

    Off-shore Outsourcing strategic management consultant


    To structure, consolidate, rationalize and optimize various offshore outsourcing initiatives on IT development, services, operations and support. Altering processes and procedures, evolving from Time & Material body-shop approach towards Managed Services outsourcing. Introducing Vendor performance evaluation, KPI and SLA on offshore outsourcing. Managing (and reducing) budgets and costs.

  • 1 year and 2 months, Sep 2010 - Oct 2011

    Off-shore outsourcing project management consultant

    BNP Paribas

    Starting up and shaping the outsourced software development framework between BNP Paribas Fortis, TCS (TATA Consulting Services) and Cap Gemini along with managing the pilot “offshore” software development project (> 10 M€) as an IT project manager. Interfacing between the stakeholders, internal specialists and the offshore development team. Defining processes and project reporting. Managing delivery and organizing delivery validation and acceptance.

  • 1 year and 11 months, Aug 2009 - Jun 2011

    Global sourcing director, Director international affairs, Director Quasus India


    Setting up an offshore Quasus branch “Quasus India Pvt.Ltd.” in Noida, India. Guiding Quasus through the legal and administrative process, finding a location, office space, governmental funding, selecting the core team and starting up the operations. Delivering a fully operational Quasus branch in India, serving both the European and Indian market. Interfacing between customers and the offshore branch.

  • 2 years, Aug 2007 - Jul 2009

    (Offshore) Software Factory manager


    Setting up and managing the offshore software factory for a large (25M€) project for the public sector. Managing the virtual team with both onsite and offshore members. Organizing, shaping, structuring and managing the onsite and offshore software factory including offshore Unisys departments (Hungary, India, and China) and external offshore partners (TechMahindra, India). Advising on what, how and where to offshore. Organizing workshops about managing virtual teams, doing business with Asia.

  • 1 year and 2 months, May 2006 - Jun 2007

    Department head product development, competence & 3rd party manager


    Managing the software development department of the DSL Access Network Division, over 4 locations: Belgium, China, India and Canada. 3rd party subcontract manager for offshore software development (Aricent, MindTree, Wipro) and hardware suppliers (Broadcom, ...).

  • 11 months, Jun 2005 - Apr 2006

    Internet Services Department manager.


    Leading the Internet services production department, including the infrastructure at the era of the launch of audio and video streaming, digital television, movie on demand.

  • 2 years and 10 months, Aug 2002 - May 2005

    ICT Manager

    Wolters Kluwer

    Managing the software production department (content management, document management, ECM, search engines, CD-ROM publishing and Internet publications), turning the company from a publisher on the internet into an online publisher.

  • 2 years and 9 months, Nov 1999 - Jul 2002

    IT services delivery manager/IS manager


    Managing the Internet services production and the customer care departments. Pioneering with e-commerce, managed services (SLA), hosted and shared B2B services, unified communications (including VOIP), collaborative tools and services.

  • 2 years and 10 months, Feb 1997 - Nov 1999

    IT services provisioning manager.


    Managing the Internet services production, provisioning and customer care department. Managing the first successful B2C e-commerce project in Belgium (UUNET-village). Shaping the internet business in Europe as international program manager (BPR) for UUNET.

  • 5 years and 4 months, Oct 1991 - Jan 1997

    Research and development engineer/consultant

    ALTRAN Europe

    01/1994 – 01/1997 Software subcontract manager, Philips Sound & Vision, Brugge, Starting up, shaping and managing the offshore Philips Software Centre, Bangalore, India. 10/1991 – 12/1994 Project manager, Agfa-Gevaert N.V., Mortsel, Medical imaging systems in a joint venture with Mitsui_Copal (Japan). Inventor of US patent No. # 5,796,420.

  • 6 months, Apr 1991 - Sep 1991

    System engineer

    Olivetti Systems & Networks

    System engineer, Pre-sales engineer

  • 6 months, Oct 1990 - Mar 1991

    R&D Design engineer


    R&D Design engineer, rugged displays

  • 1 year and 3 months, Jul 1988 - Sep 1989

    Academic researcher

    Universiteit Gent

    Academic researcher at the laboratory for computer sciences

Educational background for Paul Verzele

  • 2 years and 9 months, Oct 1992 - Jun 1995

    Quantitative Industrial Management

    Vlerick Management School, Belgium

  • 1 year and 3 months, Jul 1988 - Sep 1989

    Computer engineering

    Universiteit Gent, Belgium

  • 2 years and 9 months, Oct 1985 - Jun 1988

    Electrical & Electronics engineering

    Universiteit Gent, Belgium

  • 2 years and 9 months, Oct 1982 - Jun 1985


    Universiteit Gent, Belgium


  • Dutch

    First language

  • English


  • French

    First language

  • Chinese



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