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Members of the Jury

LEANDER NAESSENS

CEO & Founder Peripass

As CEO and founder of the Ghent based software provider, Peripass, Leander is responsible for strategy and product & engineering. Leander has a broad interest in product management, software design and automation. His entrepreuneurial mind is perfect as member of our jury.

Steven van Cauteren

Head of Key Account & Partner Management at TIMOCOM

Steven will be representing our partner TIMOCOM in this jury. He has got a proven track record in account management for TIMOCOM and is the perfect match for our jury with his international background and customer centered business acumen. 

MICHIEL VALEE

Founder Dockflow

Without doubt the youngest of our jury panel with his 25 years, nevertheless no lack of experience nor entrepreneurial mindset. Looking back at a succesfull university education, Michiel started his own company urging for a better governance of information flows in global maritime logistics networks.

JOHAN VAN WYNGENE

Chief Information & Innovation Officer at DP World Antwerp

Experienced Information Technology Business Leader with a +20 years of demonstrated history of working in the plastics, media, IT and port terminal industry. Skilled in executive management, leadership, business partnership and crisis management with information technology professional background. 

ANNIKA TIBBE

Supply Chain Director at Cargill

Annika is the European Supply Chain Director for Cargills biggest Business Unit: Starches, Sweeteners and Texturizers. The role consists of leading the European Customer Service, IBP, Planning and scheduling, Transport & Warehousing and Continuous Improvement team. She started in 2018 and since then has been leading the transition to a more customer centric E2E supply chain.

ELSJE VERDOODT

Director Transport & Trade Compliance at Umicore

Our second power woman of the 2019’s jury is Elsje Verdoodt. Elsje topped of her economics studies at the university of Leuven with a MBA at the prestigious Vlerick Business School. Afterwards she started working at Umicore as Group Credit Manager and she’s still there, managing the transport and trade compliance flow as director.

JO SWENNEN

Group Supply Chain & Procurement Director at Spadel

Jo started of his professional carreer as platoon commander in the Belgian Army. Afterwards he worked in different branches and ended up at Spadel via Coca-Cola Enterprises where he held different positions as distribution and transport manager. Nowadays Jo is the group supply chain & procurement director at Spadel and a more than valuable member of our jury. 

FRANK WYNS

Logistics Manager at Jan de Nul Group

Frank is an experienced purchasing manager with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. He has strong purchasing and professional skills in negotiation, operations management, procurement, and project engineering. He’s the logistics manager at the Jan De Nul group and ready to have a good look at your business cases!

ROB VAN DEN BERGHEN

QA Manager at ODTH

Rob is a Chemical Engineer who discovered the wonderful world of supply chain and logistics when he started as QA manager at ODTH.
ODTH, a logistics service provider offering tailor-made, flexible logistics services, has been leading the way with innovative solutions to optimise operations and create visibility for their customers. Rob’s experience is perfect to assess the innovative & practical use of the solutions presented by the teams.

ERIC VANDENBUSSCHE

CEO at Logflow

Eric is CEO at Logflow, a warehouse design and automation consulting firm with its roots in West-Flanders. Eric founded Logflow in 2000. Initially he personally designed masterplans for warehouses and production facilities. In the meantime a team of 30+, Logflow covers strategic planning, technical design and practical implementation. With over 30 years experience, he’s a great asset for this year’s team of experts.

ILHAM SMAALI

Baby Care Operations Leader at Procter & Gamble

Ilham is a supply chain leader with 13 years of experience within Procter & Gamble company, conducting disruptive changes within different geographical locations and across several FMCG businesses. Having spent the last 3 years in Poland delivering massive business transformation in Pampers manufacturing, she will definitely be a refreshing addition to this year’s jury.

GEERT GELADÉ

Group SC Manager at Soudal

Geert combines almost 20 years of working experience in the broad field of Supply Chain Management with a technical background, strong analytical skills and mindset and a passion for data. Geert is now responsible for the Supply Chain Team within the Soudal group. This covers Materials Planning, Production Planning and Inventory Planning as well as the replenishment of the warehouses for the whole Soudal Group in the different companies worldwide.

Organizing Team

CHANTAL SMET

OTM

CARLA LAUREYS

OTM

ALAIN BAEYENS

OTM

FRANKIE VAN DAMME

OTM

WIM FARASYN

Lanark

DIEUWER BOES

Lanark

MAXIM VANWELKENHUYSEN

Lanark