Leave Your Mark: HR edition 6/5

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Panel of 3 top HR professionals and an academic expert

Thursday, May 6th - 11AM until 12.30PM

For HR professionals

How do you leave your mark in times where change is the only constant? Is it (still) realistic to pursue a 'career plan'? How can you, as an employer, support your employees to create impact and remain future-proof?

Some of the many questions that we ask 3 top HR professionals during our exclusive virtual C-level talk: HR edition on May 6th, 2021. Join us! 

Virtual C-level talk with HR professionals

During this session, we explore the career paths of 3 top HR professionals.

Martine Vandezande (HR Director Mediahuis), Jan Van Acoleyen (Chief HR Officer Proximus) and Peter Geiregat (Chief People Officer Showpad) take place in our studio. They will take us through their unique career stories and elucidate on the moments that were really decisive for them. How do they look back on their career? What lessons learned do they bring to the table when it comes to supporting employees in their careers? Does the current crisis have an impact on people's career choices? 

Prof. dr. Sofie Jacobs (ass. prof. HRM Antwerp Management School) joins them for an academic reflection on current career trends and developments. 

Lesley Arens (founder ZigZagHR) takes the lead in the debate. She will guide our panel members through the topics and ask questions that we've always wanted to ask. 

Their stories will, without a doubt, inspire you. 

Practical information

  • When: Thursday, May 6th - 11AM until 12.30PM 
  • Where: Live streaming via WebEx 
  • Language: Dutch 

Your attendance is free, but registration is required. Please click on the button below to subscribe! 

About our panel members

Martine Vandezande - HR Director Mediahuis 

"Passionate about people, marketing, communication and HR." Martine has built a solid career in both human resources and communication. She combines a strong passion for innovation with international experience in change management and disruption. Next to her professional career, she takes an active role in the organization of Pukkelpop. 

Jan Van Acoleyen - Chief HR Officer Proximus

Jan started as Chief HR Officer at Proximus in 2016. He has worked in diverse international HR management roles in mostly high-tech companies such as Alcatel, Agfa-Gevaert and Barco. As a HR leader, he acquired extensive experience in organizational and corporate culture transformations. 

Peter Geiregat - Chief People Officer Showpad

Peter is the first Chief People Officer of Showpad. He has an impressive international track record in HR in various technology companies such as Russell Reynolds Associates in London and AMI Semiconductor in US. He loves to scale culture and build high-performance teams in data-driven organizations. 

Prof. dr. Sofie Jacobs - Assistant Professor HRM Antwerp Management School

Sofie is a senior researcher and lecturer HRM at AMS and UA. In 2017, she obtained her PhD at the University of Antwerp. Sofie's current research includes sustainable careers, both from an individual and organizational perspective. 

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