Andi holds Master degrees in Applied Economics, Treasury Management and Controlling. Furthermore he graduated his Executive MBA at the Vlerick Management School in Leuven/Belgium.

He previously held different positions as finance director within the group CRH plc (a Fortune 500 and the second largest Building Materials Group globally). Since 2013, Andi lives with his family in Malaysia where he heads as the MD a group of companies active throughout SEA and India. His expertise ranges from daily management and turnaround of companies, localization of production, procurement, new product introductions, distributor management, market research to various marketing strategies. He has a keen interest in digitalization and guiding companies to new Industry 4.0 initiatives.

Work Experience

Managing Director/Development Asia | 06/2012 – current
Operations in Malaysia, Singapore, India, China & the Philippines
Reporting to President CRH Asia, daily management and development

  • Regional strategy for Asia for CRH
  • Business model redefinition of operations
  • Acquisition & integration CRH
  • Set up effective organizations Asia
  • Set up QA/QC and HSE
  • Innovation platform CRH
  • Introduction commercial excellence & uplifting service Asia
  • Introduction operational excellence Malaysia
  • Procurement platform for CRH in Malaysia
  • Investment evaluation
  • Compliance/safety coordination Asia
  • Distributor management and export strategy
  • Management HQ Malaysia

Finance Director CRH CA Europe | 07/2005 – 05/2012
Antwerp/Toulouse/Barcelona

  • Interim MD: turnaround extrusion company in Germany
  • Management control (reporting, budget, targets, KPI’s)
  • ERP implementations
  • Design of Finance Excellence program
  • Design of Commercial Excellence program
  • Internal control
  • TWC management
  • Strategy definition
  • M&A
  • Integration of division in group policies
  • Several ad hoc projects related to restructuring

Finance Manager CRH DIY (Gamma) | 03/2003 – 06/2005
Antwerp

  • Responsible accounting 14 stores
  • Set up of monthly reporting/budgeting/MIS
  • Merger of 7 legal entities
  • Introduction of new accounting software

Ecu Line – International controller | 01/1999 – 02/2003


Arthur Andersen – Accountant | 07/1998 – 01/1999


Trekking in Asia | 12/1997 – 06/1998


Bofidi accounting – Accountant | 06/1996 – 11/1997