Orla Mc Queenie - Execitive Assistant Bilingual

Executive Assistant to EVP, Europe, Turkey, Russia, Central Asia at Thales



Current location


Work category

Admin and Clerical



Strong Organistaional Skills
Sense of Service
MBA Holder
Strong Sense of Contact
High Mobility

Orla Mc Queenie's Professional Experience

2003 - 2007

Business Objects - Levallois - France - Executive Assistant to SVP, Product Group

The Product Group represents 1600 employees across several sites in the world - Levallois Perret (France), Vancouver (Canada), San Jose (CA, US), Bangalor (India), Shanghai (China)

• General Assistance – agenda, travel, meetings, seminars
• Interface with the Executive Management team and the various sites around the world
• Participation in the weekly Executive Management meetings. Responsible for the minutes and follow up of action items
• Responsible for the organization of events at the Levallois site – quarterly results’ presentations, quarterly Product Group communications, important corporate visits
• Organization and participation in the Executive Management offsite working sessions
• Interface with the various departments within the organization – Finance, Sales, Human Resources, Marketing
• Responsible for the Product Group Induction Program, destined for the newly hired employees – presentation topics and content, interface with the presentation owners, logistics

Key Skills
1991 - 2002

Polo Ralph Lauren - Executive Assistant to the European President, Finance & Operations - Paris, France

Executive Assistant to the President – European Finance and Operations

• Restructuring of the company: reconstitution of the company’s accounts, closure and sale of certain Polo Ralph Lauren stores, liquidation of the associated holding companies, elaboration of the business’ new corporate strategy
• Follow up of budgets: analysis of results (actual against forecasts) for the main business and the European subsidiary companies. Monthly and quarterly reporting to the US head office
• Drawing up of cash flow reports, control of bank accounts, cash flow status and expenditure for the European subsidiary companies
• Follow up of debt collection. Analysis of problematic customers, elaboration of procedures regarding special payment conditions, discounts, commercial agreements
• Analysis of sales against forecasts, interface with the sales agents
• Follow up with the customer services department regarding the supply chain process

Key Skills
Customer Services Executive Assistant finance Reports Sales Agents strategy
1987 - 1990

American Express - Gold Card Service - Customer Relations

Control & analysis of members' accounts

Orla Mc Queenie's Education and Qualifications


Bachelor/Degree - MBA,




University of Limerick

Orla Mc Queenie's Additional Information