Michael Oggenfussl has been working for more than 10 years in several HR positions. With his team, he manages global rollouts of HR technology such as Workday, SuccessFactors or PeopleDoc as well as business process outsourcing projects with the objective to optimize processes and bring benefits to the organization.


At Worldline Michael is responsible for managing the integration of HR systems and processes of newly acquired companies such as Ingenico or leading carve-out projects.


83 minutes

Keynote and Discussion

Michael Oggenfuss

Global Head HRIS & Employee Services Human Resources, Worldline

My name is Els Rens. I was born and raised in Belgium. I have been working for SD Worx for 24 years now. After graduating as a Master in taxes, I started as a trainee consultant international employment and followed a steady parcours in consultancy from trainee to manager. In the beginning of 2019 I started my current job as Business Manager and I’m responsible for a team of 70 consultants specialized in international employment, Flex Income Plan and Warrants.


I like to spend my free time with my 3 children (21,19,12 years old), my partner and my border collie and of course my dearest friends. I’m also very fond of my oldtimer motorbike which I have been neglecting the last years because my precious dog came into my life and needed long walks in the woods.


I also work as a finance director in a SME providing temporary power for events. A challenging job in COVID-crisis but an enrichment in my professional expertise.


I’m fascinated by nature, culture and music in a very broad sense. That’s the story of my life : interested in many things, eclectic in my choices, generalistic in my background.


Working in an environment with a lot of international employment, I saw many clients struggle post M&A in this domain and as a business manager I have been struggling with an acquisition myself.  I also experienced that most issues after a M&A can be managed, but the impact on people and HR is the most difficult and neglected one.


83 minutes

Keynote and Discussion

Els Rens

Business Unit Manager Consultancy, SD Worx

“Even if people like change, they don’t like to be changed”

An Vanhees is the HR manager Center of Excellence within SD Worx.  She is responsible for SD Worx’s  HR strategy concerning reward, HR systems & tooling, talent & culture, leadership and development.  Pure passion led her to take on the challenge of the set up of competence centers and guidance of the post-merger and integration tracks as well.  Her expertise in HR processes, change management and people management resulted in an ever more effective approach to guide companies and teams successfully through an integration.

Prior to this role, An has 20 years of experience in different roles within the HR service industry: ranging from process manager, change manager, project manager, innovation manager to business manager.  She understands like no other the different sides of an (HR) story.


83 minutes

Keynote and Discussion

An Vanhees

HR Manager, SD Worx

André Rampat launched CorporateLeaders in June 2008. The mission: to bring executives together to network, share insights, understand how the latest trends impact their business and how to overcome them with the latest technology, techniques and leadership practices. By getting the right balance between content, insights, networking and working with partners and sponsors, CorporateLeaders is able to host events and develop thought provoking content, reports, research, and campaigns that help executives overcome their challenges.  
Today, CorporateLeaders consists of 2 divisions: The Business Network, providing a trusted environment to network, exchange ideas, share lessons learned and drive business forward in an ever-changing environment. And Communications, a B2B content marketing agency.   
Prior to staring CorporateLeaders André held various roles in advertising, research, events, and community development.  


90 minutes

Welcome & Moderation

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André Rampat

Director & Founder, CorporateLeaders


Driving M&A Success with HR