Orla Mc Queenie - Execitive Assistant Bilingual

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

Nationality

Irish

Current location

France

Work category

Admin and Clerical

Education

Bachelor/Degree

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

2000

Bachelor/Degree - MBA,

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

1987

Bachelor/Degree - BACHELOR OF ARTS, EUROPEAN STUDIES

University of Limerick

Orla Mc Queenie's Additional Information