Executive committee

Jan Suykens

Chairman of the executive committee

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  • Brigitte Stockman
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Jan Suykens, Chairman of the executive committee

Jan Suykens is chairman of the executive committee at Ackermans & van Haaren since 2016. He holds a master's degree in applied economic sciences (UFSIA, 1982) and earned an MBA from Columbia University (1984). Jan Suykens worked for a number of years at Generale Bank in corporate and investment banking before joining Ackermans & van Haaren in 1990.

 

Tom Bamelis

Member of the executive committee, financial director

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  • Patricia Bielen
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  • +32 (0)3 897 92 42

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Tom Bamelis, Member of the executive committee, financial director

Tom Bamelis is CFO and a member of the executive committee at Ackermans & van Haaren. After completing his master's degree in commercial engineering (KU Leuven, 1988), he went on to earn another master's degree in financial management (1991). Tom Bamelis then worked for Touche Ross and Groupe Bruxelles Lambert before joining Ackermans & van Haaren in 1999.

 

John-Eric Bertrand

Member of the executive committee

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  • Lydie Makiadi
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  • +32 (0)3 897 92 22

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John-Eric Bertrand, Member of the executive committee

John-Eric Bertrand is member of the executive committee of Ackermans & van Haaren. He holds a Master in Commercial Engineering from the University of Louvain (2001), a master in International Management (CEMS 2002) and an MBA frôm Insead (2006). Before joining AvH in 2008, John-Eric worked at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants as senior consultant and at Deloitte as senior auditor.

Piet Bevernage

Member of the executive committee, secretary general

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  • Sarah Franssens
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Piet Bevernage, Member of the executive committee, secretary general

Piet Bevernage is secretary general and a member of the executive committee at Ackermans & van Haaren. He earned a master's degree in law (KU Leuven, 1991) and an LLM from the University of Chicago Law School (1992). Piet Bevernage initially worked as a lawyer in the Corporate and M&A Department at Loeff Claeys Verbeke before moving to Ackermans & van Haaren in 1995.

 

André-Xavier Cooreman

Member of the executive committee

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  • Petra Van de Velde
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  • +32 (0)3 897 92 30

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André-Xavier Cooreman, Member of the executive committee

André-Xavier Cooreman is a member of the executive committee at Ackermans & van Haaren since July 2014. After earning a master's degree in law (KU Leuven, 1987), he studied International Relations (Johns Hopkins University, Bologna Campus, 1998) and Tax Management (ULB, 1991).  Before joining Ackermans & van Haaren in 1997 through Sofinim, he worked for the International Development Law Institute (Course Assistent, Italy), Shell Group (Legal Counsel, The Netherlands), Fortis Bank (Corporate & Investment Banking), McKinsey (Consultant) and Bank Degroof (Head Public Sector).

Piet Dejonghe

Member of the executive committee

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  • Sarah Franssens
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  • +32 (0)3 897 92 35

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Piet Dejonghe, Member of the executive committee

Piet Dejonghe is a member of the executive committee at Ackermans & van Haaren. After earning a master's degree in law (KU Leuven, 1989), he completed a postgraduate in management at KU Leuven (1990) and an MBA at Insead (1993). Before joining Ackermans & van Haaren in 1995 he worked as a lawyer for Loeff Claeys Verbeke and as a consultant for Boston Consulting Group.

 

Koen Janssen

Member of the executive committee

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  • Brigitte Stockman
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Koen Janssen, Member of the executive committee

Koen Janssen is a member of the executive committee at Ackermans & van Haaren. After earning a degree as electromechanical civil engineer at KU Leuven (1993), he completed an MBA at IEFSI (France, 1994). Before joining Sofinim as an investment manager in 2001, he worked for Recticel, ING Investment Banking and ING Private Equity.