Edegem, 12 March 2019 - IT specialist Cheops today announced the appointment of Geert Degezelle as its CEO from 1 April. Filip Goos will remain the Executive Chairman.
Filip Goos: “We welcome Geert to our team. He is bringing a wealth of industry experience to this position and also has an excellent track record in similar positions. As such, Geert is the ideal CEO to streamline Cheops’ further growth and development. He can build on the successful business model and close customer relationships underpinning our strong market position.”
Geert Degezelle: “I have long known Cheops as a fast-growing player in the IT & Business Technology Services market. I am very excited to be joining this progressive company with its strong vision and ambitions. Cheops is large enough to invest in the development of in-depth expertise, knowledge, and concrete solutions. At the same time, the organisation is still very approachable, and its starting point remains bringing added value to its customers. As this is a recipe for success in the Belgian market, we will continue to employ it.”
As the Executive Chairman, Filip Goos will focus on Cheops' strategy, strategic initiatives, and strategic partnerships.
Filip Goos: “In its fifteen years of entrepreneurship, growth, and professionalisation, Cheops has never compromised on customer focus. As chair of the Board of Directors, I will be able to concentrate entirely on refining and monitoring our long-term vision. I am very much looking forward to taking the next steps together with Geert and the rest of the team.”
A passion for IT
Geert Degezelle, who is 44 years old, was trained as an engineer. He has more than 20 years of management experience in the IT and telecom sectors, where he has held both commercial and strategic leadership positions. For example, he led Proximus' security and cloud services business for the B2B market. Subsequently, he was CEO of Telindus Nederland, a subsidiary of Proximus that focuses on IT solutions. Geert has a true passion for the trends that dominate the IT sector, and in particular translating these trends into added value.