Bart CV

Bart J. Coppens

Belgian - [email protected]



  • 2017 - 2019 K.U.Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Reading for Masters in Artificial Intelligence degree
  • 2013 - 2015 London Business School
    Masters in Finance degree
  • 1993 - 1998 K.U.Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Masters in Engineering & Management - Applied Economics and Computer Sciences




Jun 2017 to Present – COPPENS & PARTNERS CONSULTING, Brussels, Belgium

Capital Markets Consulting Company – Managing Director

  • Offering specialised consulting services for the capital markets industry focusing on supporting advisory firms in their RFI/RFP process as well as subject matter advisory during implementation; innovation teams within financial institutions; board member and fintech support.


Jun 2010 to June 2017 - ACCENTURE, Brussels, Belgium

Management Consulting Company - Principal Director

  • Collateral management industry advisor & design authority to a global custodian with regards to the setup of a new business line for rendering collateral management services to the buy-side, corporates and market infrastructures
  • Researcher with MIT Sloan on a currently ongoing research paper on the topic of "Collateral Optimisation at All Times". Estimated publication date is July 2016
  • Developed the 5-year Business Master Plan 2013-2018 for an ICSD advising the Business Strategy & Business Development Managing Director reporting to the CEO
  • Supported the creation and execution of the project portfolio for T2S for an ICSD as the enterprise architect and advisor to the program management board
  • Wrote a joint study report on the inefficiencies of collateral usage through interviews with over 20 banks for Accenture Research and an ICSD. The article got referenced in the New York Financial Times
  • Member of the opening panel of the Global Securities Financing Summit 2011 presenting the findings of the research report on collateral inefficiencies
  • Guest lecturer on Operational Excellence for several Belgian universities including Solvay's professional development program Transconstellation, HEC Liege, K.U.L.
  • Implemented continuous improvement operating model for a retail bank within the payments domain
  • Defined and established the continuous improvement operating model within IT as soundboard and advisor to the operational excellence program manager for a postal company
  • Delivered training sessions on project management and innovation management as lead faculty


Sep 2004 to Aug 2010 - EUROCLEAR, Brussels, Belgium

International Common Securities Depository - Director

  • Initiated and structured the Lean management and continuous improvement methodology in the IT and operations domain
  • Managed the project team (up to 30 people) implementing the ability to obtain central bank liquidity through the triparty collateral management system AutoSelect
  • Directed the project team implementing the re-hypothecation ability of collateral through the automated collateral management system AutoSelect
  • Led the project team implementing the new OTC Derivatives Reconciliation service including operations and IT


Sep 1998 to Aug 2004 – ACCENTURE, Brussels, Belgium

Management Consulting Company - Manager

  • Project manager of several projects within the financial services industry including private wealth, insurances and market infrastructure



  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified
  • Prince II Practitioner Certified
  • Languages: Fluent English, Fluent French, Native Dutch