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Human Resources Committee

Diversity

Mission

The Human Resources Committee’s role is to promote a Human Resources environment in Belgium which attracts and develops American business and its employees and contributes to their success.

Overall, the Committee aspires to pursue at least one amendment per year on minimum one piece of legislation that is significant for members in the area of Human Resources.

GOALS

Improve the investment and employment climate through pursuing positive changes with Belgian governments aimed at:

  • Reducing direct and indirect labor costs
  • Reducing administrative burdens for employers and potential new employers
  • Increasing flexibility in working conditions, remuneration and reward
  • Filling shortages of qualified resources – via “active ageing” policies, mobility, etc.
  • Improving transparency and simplification of the Social Legislation

The Committee aims to continuously improve the sharing of best practices between HR Committee members as well as the exchange of information with the AmCham membership, the other AmCham committees, Government authorities, other businesses and employers’ organizations, and employee organizations.

Committee priorities

The Committee is dedicated to improving the investment and employment climates, focusing on labor costs, harmonization, pensions reform, immigration optimization, talent and education.

Subcommittees and Taskforces

  • • Harmonized Status Taskforce
  • • Immigration Taskforce
  • • Labor Cost Taskforce
  • • Pensions Taskforce

Committee members

Mr. David Webber

Partner, Odgers Berndtson
Chair

Mr. Stefan Nerinckx

Partner, Employment and Pensions, Fieldfisher (Belgium) LLP
Vice Chair

Ms. Jo Antoons

Managing Partner, Fragomen Global LLP
Member

Mr. Steven Beirnaert

Compensation & Benefits Manager EMEA, ON Semiconductor Belgium (Oudenaarde)
Member

Ms. Chantal Biernaux

Partner (HR), Jones Day
Member

Ms. Anne Coppens

Benelux Labor Relations Manager, UPS Belgium NV (Diegem)
Member

Ms. Lieve Creten

Managing Partner Financial Advisory and Talent, Deloitte Belastingconsulenten/Conseils Fiscaux Diegem
Member

Mr. Ludwig Deweghe

EAME HR Manager, Caterpillar Distribution Services Europe BVBA
Member

Mr. Chris Engels

Chairman, Claeys & Engels (Brussels)
Member

Ms. Mouna Ferdi

Project Management Office HR, BNP Paribas Fortis NV/SA
Member

Ms. Khady Gaye

HR Manager International, Benelux & France, United Airlines, Inc.
Member

Ms. Elke Jorens

Talent Acquisition Director Europe, Microsoft NV
Member

Mr. Werner Keeris

Managing Director - HR Director, Aon Belgium BVBA (Diegem)
Member

Ms. Brigitte Lievens

Counsel, Tiberghien (Brussels)
Member

Ms. Nancy Luyten

Partner, Baker McKenzie (Brussels)
Member

Ms. Leigh Marconi

FoodTech HR Director, John Bean Technologies NV
Member

Mr. Mazen Mazraani

Chief Human Resources Officer, Wabco Europe BVBA/SPRL
Member

Mr. Lieven Meganck

Country HR Manager Benelux, Procter & Gamble Services Company NV
Member

Mr. Michel Moreau

Head of New Business Employee Benefits & Healthcare, AG Insurance NV/SA
Member

Ms. Hilde Peeters

Director Executive Mobility & Projects, Janssen Pharmaceutica NV
Member

Ms. Lucrèce Reybroeck

Group HR Director, Euroports Belgium NV
Member

Mr. Filip Saelens

Local Partner, Loyens & Loeff Advocaten CVBA/SCRL
Member

Ms. Lut Sommerijns

Partner, VWEW Advocaten (Zaventem)
Member

Ms. Mary-Ann Staar

Senior Attorney, Bird & Bird LLP
Member

Mr. Yves Stox

Senior Legal Counsel, Partena Professional
Member

Mr. Christoph Van Aerschot

HR Manager EMEA, Toro Europe NV
Member

Mr. Patrick Van Caudenberg

Director Human Resources, Donaldson Europe BVBA
Member

Ms. Johanna Van Herreweghen

Senior Associate, Osborne Clarke
Member

Ms. Gret'hl Van Hoyweghen

Head Retirement Solutions Belgium - Director Consulting Services, Towers Watson NV/SA
Member

Ms. Sofie Van Huffel

Corporate Reward Manager, Oleon NV (Ertvelde)
Member

Ms. Nele Van Kerrebroeck

Managing Associate, Employment, Linklaters LLP (Brussels)
Member

Mr. Dimitri Van Uytvanck

Senior Associate, Stibbe
Member

Ms. Inge Vanderreken

Partner, Allen & Overy (Belgium) LLP
Member

Ms. Mia Vanstraelen

Director of HR GTS Infrastructure Services, IBM Belgium BVBA/SPRL
Member

Mr. Bart Voorspoels

Compensation & Benefits Advisor, Federal Express European Services Inc.
Member

Ms. Sibille Allgayer

Office Manager, AmCham Belgium
Staff Liaison