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.

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