Hendrik Daneels steps down as CEO of Beddeleem and becomes Chairman of the Board of Directors

Beddeleem reshuffles the management team: Hendrik Daneels stops being co-CEO at the beginning of 2022 and then becomes Chairman of the Board. Current commercial director Jochen Daneels will succeed him, alongside co-CEO Koen De Block.

Construction company Beddeleem (contractor total fit-out of offices and utility buildings ánd manufacturer of partitions, ceilings, doors and furniture) will get a new co-CEO early next year. On 1 January 2022, Hendrik Daneels (59) will step down as co-CEO and managing director and become chairman of the Board of Directors. The new co-CEO and managing director will be Jochen Daneels (39), one of Hendrik's sons, who has been commercial director of Beddeleem for two years. Together with Koen De Block, Jochen will form a complementary CEO duo, as is currently the case with Koen and Hendrik. Co-CEO Koen De Block (54, and in the company for 32 years) will retain his functions.

Together with Frederick De Piere (COO), Patrick Van derBruggen (CFO), Wouter Vermeire (CTO), Steven Van de Mosselaer (Production Director) and Marnix Claeys (HR Director), Koen De Block and Jochen Daneels will form the 7-member executive committee.

Hendrik Daneels has been active at Beddeleem NV (Nazareth/Deinze) since 1989. With his know-how and experience, he has built up a major lead over the competition in Belgium for Beddeleem (as responsible for sales, projects execution, finance, HR and export). In 2001 Hendrik became a shareholder and managing director of Beddeleem via a management buy-in. As Chairman, he will retain his significant shareholding, as will Koen De Block.

Hendrik Daneels: "I will be in post until the end of this year so that the transition can be properly prepared. It goes without saying that my colleagues will always be able to call on me for advice. As future chairman of the Board of Directors, I will remain involved and look forward to working with the new CEO duo. Jochen Daneels has already had two years' experience as Commercial Director, having learned the tricks of the trade over a 13-year period as Project Manager. He will now also be responsible for the execution of the projects. I am convinced that after all these years of cooperation Koen and Jochen will form an excellent CEO-duo, and that Beddeleem will continue to grow."

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