Sandra Denghien

Sandra Denghien

  • Industry

    • ICT
    • Consultancy
    • Financial Services & Insurance
  • Functional expertise domain

    • Business Transformation
    • Digital Transformation
    • IT & Data

Business Mentor profile

  • 20 years of experience in leading compagnies in private and public sector
  • Proven track record : new target business & operating models, regulation related projects, business transformation, large digital & IT implementations, sourcing & staffing design (restructuring, off-shoring, re-insourcing, and co-sourcing)
  • The sustainability and uniqueness of my approach can be summed up in two words: humanity & efficiency. My superpower is to get the best of those two seemingly opposing dimensions.

Unique Sandra

  • What do you do in your spare time?

I deep dive and travel the world to get to know and be inspired by other cultures, backgrounds, and mindsets.

  • What motivates you?

Two words sum up my core value: humanity & efficiency. My superpower is to get the best of those seemingly opposing dimensions.

  • Who is your hero?

Phedra Clouner, responsible for the Belgian cybersecurity center. I like her authenticity and accessibility, her ability to juggle hard and soft subjects and invest in having an impact. Her journey and her personality inspire me very much. She navigates in a complex male world and steers her boat marvelously well!

  • What is your motto?

"When you see greatness in others, don't rush to compete; collaborate!"

  • What advice would you give young Sandra?

"Caring for others based only on your sacrifice doesn't last. Caring must also feed you." - Dalai Lama.

  • Why do you want to mentor?

I want a world where efficiency & humanity are better balanced. Therefore I commit to supporting the leaders who invest in it daily. It's not an easy ride. Stop, think, elevate, wisely choose your battles, and roll up your sleeves to address them. By doing so, we'll achieve profitable sustainability for ourselves, others, and the company. Together we can make a difference in this world.

  • What makes you a good mentor?

Humanity & efficiency sums up the sustainability and uniqueness of my approach.

  • Did or do you have a mentor in your career?

Yes, two people had a direct impact on my career. The first helped me to position my career strategically and to network, in short, to decipher social codes. The second mentor helped me build technical skills in high security and business-critical domain. In short, to interpret the specialized codes of my field.

  • Anything else you want to share with the world?

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." – Dalai Lama.

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