Address :         87/48 Bd L. Mettewie

                        1080 Brussels


Phone :            +32 486 356877


Birthdate:         18/08/1982



Serge De Coster




Sept. 2005 -  June 2007

MSc in Actuarial Science                                     Free university Brussels,   Belgium


·         Relevant courses: Probability & Stochastic Processes, Risk Theory, Mutual funds, Stochastic finance, Portfolio management, Operational research, Modelling

Sept. 2001 - June 2006

BSc & MSc of Science in Management               Solvay Business School,   Belgium
Grade: High distinction (top 5%)                          Major : Finance             


·         Exchange in Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

·         Relevant courses: Managing financial institution, Corporate finance, Computational finance, Derivative securities, Econometrics, Accounting, Marketing, Strategy, Economics

Sept. 2003 - June 2005

Bachelor in Computer science                             Free university Brussels,   Belgium Ranking: 1st out of 150 students     


·         Learned OO Programming, Numerical methods and did many team projects (mainly in C++)


Secondary School’s degree at the Athénée Robert Catteau



Work Experience

July 2005 – Aug. 2005

Bain & Company (Brussels Belgium): Associate Consultant Intern


  • Received an offer for Associate Consultant position either in Brussels and in Singapore
  • Staffed on a Private Equity case
  • Handled data collection and analysis, interviewed customers and managed temps
  • Appreciated skills: being team-player with an analytical mind and excellent communication skills

July 2004 -Aug. 2004

Grameen Bank (Dhaka – Bangladesh): Internship Program


  • Performed financial analysis of the banking sector
  • Helped the staff in difficult situations
  • Updated the company web site with a Bangladeshi worker under my supervision

May 2004

Solvay Business School: Assistant for the OO Programming course of Prof. Bersini


  • Taught the concepts of Object-Oriented theory; guided and evaluated the students

Dec. 2003

Web site creation for the “Belgo Bavaroise Association a.s.b.l.

Aug. 2003

Web site creation for the “Les Villages de Nord Marocain a.s.b.l. 

July 2003

Web site creation for the company “European Horses s.p.r.l.

Aug. 2002

KONE International: IT department                                                      

  • Developed new feature on the intranet
  • Programmed small applications used in different departments

Aug. 2001

London Forfaiting Company: IT department.                                          

  • Hardware, software and network administration

2001 - 2004

Computer assistance for private individuals and SME’s              




Nov. 2004

Winner of the Morgan Stanley case study competition which was over LBO


Certificate of the Young Entreprises

·        Obtained after 9 months as the Financial Director of “Jaggadim’s corporation



Skills & Abilities


·      French: mother tongue           

·      English: fluent                    

·       Dutch: good knowledge

·       Chinese: starting

Computer Skills

·      Excel (advanced), Access and VBA

·       Programming languages: Java (OO), C++ (OO), C, Assembly and Matlab

·      Web site creation: html, flash, php, asp and mysql

·      Network, user profile and access administration on NT systems.

·      Configuration of a web server, mail server and Microsoft ISA server

·      Hardware computer building and software problem solving




Personal Interests

·      Intellectual development

·      Travelling

·      Swimming  and skiing                               

Professional Interest

·      Fast-growing career

·       Intellectual challenges

·       Banking sector