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Meet our judges
Belgium Best Managed Companies
The Belgium Best Managed Companies applications are reviewed by an independent judging panel that decides which companies will be recognised with the ‘Best Managed’ designation.
The jury assesses the companies based on the Best Managed Companies framework criteria. The rigorous and independent process evaluates the company’s management abilities and practices according to the proven global framework of a Best Managed Company.
Françoise Chombar, CEO & co-founder Melexis
Chairwoman of the Best Managed Companies jury
One of few female CEOs in the technology business, University of Ghent graduate Françoise is CEO and co-founder of Melexis NV, creating innovative micro-electronic solutions for the best imaginable future.
Geert Noels, CEO & Chief Economist Econopolis
Geert is a macro-economist and a much sought after commentator on financial and economic matters. Econopolis, an independent asset management and economic consultancy company, is based on the principles written in his book ‘Econoshock”.
Rik Vera, Chairman and founding partner nexxworks
Having gathered years of C-level experience in large international corporate and family owned companies, Rik now inspires companies to develop customercentric strategies fit for a connected world.
Rik Jacob, former CEO Ardo
Rik, former CEO of Dujardin successfully guided the company in the merger with Ardo in 2014. Nowadays, Ardo is a global player and offers high quality frozen vegetables, herbs and fruit around the world.
Koenraad Debackere, Professor KU Leuven
Koen has been general manager of the KULeuven for more than 10 years, steering the operational part of the university. He is also a director of KU Leuven Research & Development (LRD) that advances the impact of research results on people's lives around the globe.
Yves Noël, Chairman and former CEO of NMC
As a member of the second generation, Yves contributed to the international expansion of NMC, a world leader in synthetic foam and located at a stone's throw from the German border. Next to this, Yves is involved in the family holding NomaInvest that operates as a strategic partner in innovative projects.