Associates

The Big Fish associates master purchasing, procurement, supply chain, organizational development, change mangement  and training. They fully understand the challenges business leaders face today. This places us into a unique position, enabling us to really understand your needs and to help you accordingly to strengthen your organization.

On top of that, Big Fish can also rely on a large network of experts from all professions around the globe to evaluate and train your staff in almost any area.

  • Dominique
    Bonningue

    canada

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    Dominique, Information System Engineer, graduated from CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers), also graduated in Organization and Change Management from IESTO now IIM (Institute International of Management).
    He built his career around three axes within the Operational Excellence field: IT, Supply Chain and Lean Management. He was responsible for introducing and leading the Change Management for different types of industries such as Automotive (Valeo, Allied Signal, Honeywell..), Chemical (Rhodia), and High-Tech (Thomson, Grass Valley), Furniture’s Distribution (Bullough). His expertise is well recognized in continuous improvement (Kaizen). He has the leadership for driving changes in organizations. He has the appropriate management skills to gain acceptance and commitment from every level in the organization. During the last ten years his actions were to implement the Lean Management through Supply Chain and Manufacturing giving successful results to plants in difficult position. His experience is international and he leads projects in EMEA and America. In addition Dominique has been VP of Aslog from 1997 until 2003 (Professional French association in SCM) , member of ELA (European Logistics Assoc). He was responsible to build the best practices in Supply Chain and to provide the ref book assessment, used today by many companies and logistics school (self-assessment and training).
    Speaker for Engineer school in supply chain and lean manufacturing (Mines Nantes, Arts et Métiers Paris).

  • Jean-Luc
    Chaouch

    france

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    Jean-Luc is active in the field of evaluation and skills development  of individuals and teams in management and operational functions. He is experienced in the management of significant changes where he coaches the management. As the director of the Personal Performance  department at Krauthammer International he took part in the creation and later managed Optimhom, the pioneer of Assessment Centres in France.

    After his time with Optimhom Jean-Luc lead the Human Capital of Watson Wyatt France before he founded Sango Management with Christian Rios (CEGOS, DBM, E&P). The experience gathered throughout his consulting career as manager and entrepreneur, gives him today a wide scope of expertise in different business areas.

  • Nicolas
    Kourim

    france

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    Nicolas Kourim started in Purchasing and progressed from Buyer to Purchasing Manager to Group Purchasing Director before moving into General Management as COO and CEO of several medium-size corporations. He is experienced in the electric, electronic and hi-tech industries and services. He also held several International Management positions in Germany, the United States and France for Siemens. Nicolas has set up 3 international companies from scratch, one of which is involved in skills assessment and skills development. He is familiar with all aspects of Strategic Purchasing & Resource Management including Shared Services, Outsourcing, and Restructuring/Business Transformation. He has also been a Coach and Trainer for several years in Corporate and academic institutions.

  • Philip
    Mertens

    germany

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    Philip studied production engineering, finance and international management at the “RWTH Aachen University” in Germany as well as in France and Thailand. He took part in a Euro-Asian research project on internationalisation strategies of small and medium sized companies. He´s currently completing his MBA at the Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.

    With his company – a web-based Euro-American trading company for luxury food and beverages – Philip gathered first entrepreneurial experience. Joining Big Fish in early 2011 Philip is responsible for the assessment practice in the network, and the business development and operations in Asia.

  • Agnieszka
    Piatkowska

    poland

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    Agnieszka Piatkowska joined BIG FISH in 2004 as the office manager in Poland. She graduated in international trade from the LEON KOZMINSKI management school in Poland. Before joining BIG FISH, she worked for several medium enterprises in Poland. She was the in charge of the relations with suppliers of raw materials and subcontractors for finished products. Agnieszka is founder of the Polish Association of Professional Buyers. She supports the BIG FISH network for all the missions in Eastern Europe.

  • Jean Louis
    Viargues

    france

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    Jean-Louis Viargues worked in sales before he joined a large French business school (HEC) where he developed the centre for corporate education which he lead as Director General for several years. Later he joined UAP where he became VP of Human Resources. After the takeover by AXA he was appointed Head of HR managing especially the international training centres of the group. Since 2000 he set up two companies, one of which specializes in HR Development and Change Management.
    During the past 25 years he was a teacher and trainer in various large institutions while writing several books about managing people and change.