Michel Judkiewicz is Secretary General of EIRMA, European Industrial Research Management Association.
Throughout his 38-year career, Michel Judkiewicz held various positions in different multinational organizations, from the factory floor, through R&D, sales and marketing to general management in fields like chemical industry, IT, process control and high education institutions.
Functional areas of his expertise encompass complex project management, crisis management, change management, mediation, strategic marketing and international trade, technology transfer and innovation, prospective strategy and general management. His activities spanned over Europe (western and eastern), USA where he lived for three years and Asia (India, Vietnam, etc….).
Previously, Michel spent time as research assistant at ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Sobemap (a business consulting company), Honeywell as a senior research engineer in the USA and as an application engineer in Europe and UCB (a major Belgian chemical and pharmaceutical multinational company) as process control manager, strategic marketing manager, general manager of a subsidiary and assistant to the CEO of UCB Chemicals, before managing the UCB fine chemicals division and selling it in 1996, according to the board of directors request. In these functions he has been member of several boards of directors of different entities.
Since 1996, Michel has helped establish best practices in strategy development and implementation, Process and Project Management at different organizations in industry, commercial entities and research centres as well as non profit organizations among which one can quote Proviron NV, Actiris, UCB, FNRS (Fonds national de la recherche scientifique), Université Libre de Bruxelles, VUB (Flemish university of Brussels), Tevan BV, Contichim SA, Reanal, Brudisc asbl, etc…)
Michel holds masters in Electrical and Mechanical engineering from the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1971) and a certificate in General Management from the Insead-CEDEP (1987). He has been teaching at the Solvay business school and the ULB polytechnic institute.
Michel is a member of the IEEE (USA), the AIrBr (society of Belgian engineers of ULB where he is past president), the FABI (Fédération des associations belges d’ingénieurs), the Fondation Universitaire and the INSEAD-CEDEP alumni.