Post-merger integration consultant, Tess Zhou, GPMIP Belgium Partner

Xiling (Tess) Zhou


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Xiling (Tess) Zhou

Professional Background

  • Over 20 years hands-on experience across various functional areas of an organization, with a proven track record in financial management, M&A deal evaluation and integration, investment portfolio governance, large international project steering and governance, (technology-levered) process integration, and data-driven business intelligence.
  • Led international projects, initiatives and teams in Netherlands, Belgium, US, Germany, Poland, India, China, Malaysia, Venezuela, Panama.
  • Master Economics, Cambridge University(UK) MBA, Babson Colleague (US)                     
  • London Business School, Executive Education (UK)
  • Certificate, six sigma, lean six 

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • M&A skills
      IMO Management
      Strategic planning
      M&A deal evaluation and governance
      Operational restructuring
      Process integration and optimization
      Change management
      Technology platform integration
      Business intelligence solutions
      Vendor management
  • Industry 
      Infrastructure (bulk liquid tank terminals)
      High tech (industrial hardware and software)
      Digital mapping (big data)
      Biotech and pharmaceutical
      Medical instruments
      Medical service (physician practice and hospital network)

Project Highlights

  • Since 2015, Group Director for Global Project Control for LBC Tank Terminals, responsible for​:
    • Group Investment Committee, including charter, mandate, portfolio strategy, investment selection (internal and external projects), execution control, governance, with a portfolio of investment projects globally exceeding 1 billion euro. 
    • M&A, including opportunity assessment, due diligence process governance, specific workstream lead for finance and investment.  Executed carve out of Shanghai JV share to China Cosco Shipping.
    • Project control and governance in local large investment project steering committee, with focus on project feasibility, investment rational, and execution governance & control.
    • LBC Tank Terminals is an independent operator of midstream and downstream bulk liquid storage facilities for chemicals, oils and refined petroleum products, currently owning and operating a global network of terminals with a combined storage capacity of 2.4 million cbm



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