Melanie De Baets is from France and settled in the Philippines in 2014. With a Masters Degree in Psychology & Management of Organizations from the Tours University in France, she started her career in Human Resources at Angers-based headquarters of the French company Scania France & Finance. She then left for Moscow, where she joined our Mazars in Russia office in 2010. She brought her expertise in staff management, restructuring & department creation in the context of Mazars’ fast-growing business and development. She gained extensive international experience in team management of the local audit, accounting, tax and legal departments. Melanie also handled HR due diligence engagement and restructuring models for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and served a portfolio of international clients seeking new chief accountants, financial directors, and other HR advisory services. In 2014, Melanie moved to Manila to advise a start-up in the retail business sector with their launch in the Philippines. Her native language is French and she also speaks English and Russian.