Stefaan succeeds Chris Van Doorslaer, who passed away in December.
Stefaan is 43 years old, holds a Master in Architectural Engineering (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium) and an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management in the UK. Stefaan previously worked for Vandemoortele, where he led the bakery products division, the largest of the company’s sectors, overseeing 4,200 staff and 25 factories in over 20 countries.
Before joining Vandemoortele, Stefaan worked at EY for customers in telecom and insurance. He has accrued strong international experience across Europe, USA and Asia, and has a solid track record when it comes to strategy and business development. He has also integrated several operations in multicultural environments, and in different countries.
Stefaan commented: “I am excited at the prospect of joining such a talented team, which has displayed the ability to innovate and grow with customers thanks to its track record of trustworthiness and reliability developed over the years.”