Christophe Kowalczyk

Christophe Kowalczyk

Engineering Director (Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia), Acciona

Experienced Engineering / Construction Executive
 

Previous: INSEAD, ENTPE

 

    Summary

    A self-motivated, entrepreneurial and creative team player with experience in general management and a successful track record in strategic thinking, coaching teams, building strong customer relationships, growing sales and developing profitable businesses in challenging and competitive settings. Experienced in successfully leading large multi-disciplinary teams and complex infrastructure projects from pursuit to delivery. Specialties: (Major) Project and Contract Management, Strategy and Business Development, Negotiation, Operations and General Management

Experiences

Engineering Director (Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia)

At Acciona

From 2015 to Present
 

Transport Business Line Director (Australia)

At URS Corporation

From 2014 to 2015
Direct report to the Managing Director of URS Australia and part of the Australian Leadership Team. Specifically in charge of the strategic and business development activity and performance of URS for Transport engineering across Australia. Facilitated early identification of, and positioning of...
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Trustee

At CEDA

From 2013 to 2015
Committee for Economic Development of Australia
 

Vice President

At INSEAD

From 2012 to 2015
Australia-New Zealand Alumni Association
 

Transport & Infrastructure Director

At URS Corporation

From 2013 to 2014
Led an engineering multi-disciplinary group with operational (incl. P&L) responsibility. Responsible for the overall performance (revenue and sales), management of staff (recruitment, training, professional development, coaching, utilisation) and group finance and accounting (project and group...
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National Contractor Clients Account Manager

At URS Corporation

From 2012 to 2013
Led the Contractor part of the CAM program nationally, reporting directly to the Managing Director. Coached and mentored staff as Client Account Managers, and developed collaborative tools. Provided support to the local URS teams for the development, in particular at EOI and tender stage, of...
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Queensland Manager Transport

At URS Corporation

From 2008 to 2013
Managed the Transport business in Queensland for URS, as well as the following projects: SafeLink Ipswich Motorway Upgrade as the Alliance Independent Verifier Representative (Client: Qld Department of Transport Main Roads, Construction Cost: A$824M), Legacy Way (formerly Northern Link) tender...
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Country (India) / Regional Manager (Asia)

At Egis

From 2005 to 2008
Set up office in New Delhi, grew turnover Developed strong relationships with private (concessionaires) customers and secured contracts with public (governments) clients Supervised ongoing operations and turned operational margins to profitability over the period Trained multi-cultural teams of...
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INSEAD, Fontainebleau

MBA, General Management

2007
Institut National Supérieur Européen De L'Administration Des Affaires
 

Deputy General Manager - Business Development (Australia)

At Egis

From 2003 to 2004
(formerly Scetauroute) Designed business plan strategy for long-term development in Australia and Asia reviewing financing options, revising segmentation and pricing strategies, and initiating JV partnerships Led business development team, increased sales in Australia and Asia Implemented ISO...
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Project Manager (French Overseas Territories & France)

At Egis

From 2001 to 2003
(formerly Scetauroute) Delivered on time and within budget simultaneous complex projects (in French Overseas Territories: supervised design teams and coordinated other multi-skilled teams (external/internal) Presented, and recommended, technical and economical alternatives to government...
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Branch Manager (French Polynesia)

At Egis

From 1999 to 2001
(formerly Scetauroute) Set up office in Tahiti, developed contacts with clients, prepared and submitted financial offers Grew turnover and initiated negotiation of a major contract Created procedures for coordination of remote design production and communications
 

Project Engineer (France)

At Egis

From 1997 to 1998
(formerly Scetauroute) Worked in team on infrastructure projects Trained 30 persons on the use of internet
 

ENTPE, Vaux En Velin

Civil Engineering (M. Sc. equivalent) , Project Management / Structures

From 1992 to 1995
Ecole Nationale Des Travaux Publics De L'Etat
 

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Centres d'intérêt

 
  • Snowboard
  • Theater
  • hi tech products enthusiast.
  • scuba diving level 2)
  • soccer competition
  • table tennis