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Biographies

Here are biographies of some of our Executives. For more information, please contact the PR manager.

Fabrice Maquignon

Fabrice Maquignon

Managing Director WKTS

Fabrice has been executing leadership functions in both the IT and logistics industries for more than 20 years.

His realm of experience spans from General Management, Sales & Marketing to Business Development. Before joining Wolters Kluwer in 2003 as Chief Marketing Officer for Teleroute, Fabrice worked as Associate Vice President at Startec Global Communications.

Fabrice holds a degree in Marketing and Business Development from Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers (ESCA), completed by executive education from the Harvard Business School.

Koen de Waele

Koen De Waele

Finance & Strategy Director

Koen joined Wolters Kluwer in 2002 as Business Development Manager for Teleroute and became Chief Strategy & Finance Officer in 2006. He acted for six months as General Manager of the Freight Exchange business in 2012 and is now back to Strategy & Finance. He also undertook 8 months of interim management for the market North (Benelux, UK, Nordic) in 2009.

Koen was previously Investment Manager for Flanders Language Valley Fund, an early stage venture capital investor in the information technology industry.

He has a Master’s degree in Financial Management from the Vlerick Management School and a degree in Applied Economics.

Alain Loos

Alain Loos

Human Resources Director

Alain joined the Wolters Kluwer Group in January 2008 as HR Director of WKTS. Alain started his career in various marketing positions for British American Tobacco and then became HR Manager in 2000. After that he also worked as HR Manager for Bridgestone Europe.

Alain holds a Master's Degree in Applied Economic Sciences from Antwerp University and a Degree in Business Administration from IAG-UCL (Catholic University of Louvain). He also followed a Master in HR Management from Vlerick Management School.

Nicolas Ducourthial

Nicolas Ducourthial

Head of Product Go-To-Market

Nicolas joined WKTS in 2011 as General Manager for both the Transwide Carrier TMS and the Transwide Planning & Optimization business. He started his career in consulting (Altran Belgium) and in the software industry (cediti), where he held different Sales & Marketing positions.

In 2005, he joined Thales in the position of General Manager for the Belgian IS branch, with activities related to air traffic management and public transportation.

A French national, Nicolas holds a MsC degree in Electronics from Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité (Supélec)-France.

Eric Van den Bemden

Eric Van Den Bemden

Global Sales and Professional Services Director

Eric studied in Antwerp and worked for 17 years in the Transport and logistics sector prior to join Transwide. He is one of the founders of Transwide in 2000.

Until 2006, he managed the Sales activities, then held the title of Director of Sales & Marketing from 2006-2011, and became Director of Sales, Marketing & Operations in 2011-2012.

Edouard Sakakini

Edouard Sakakini Director of Sales Europe for the Carrier/Forwarder Business Line

Edouard has more than 20 years of experience in managing companies and business-units in the Transport industry. He joined Wolters Kluwer in 1993 as Sales & Marketing Manager for the Transport publications of the group in France.

He became Managing Director of the Nolis freight exchange in 2007, which had been acquired by Wolters Kluwer Transport Services. At the end of 2012, he led the Teleroute freight exchange in France as Market Manager as well. Since the end of 2013, he is Regional Sales Director for West and South Europe, and for Europe as a whole since the end of 2014 for the Carrier/Forwarder business line.

Antoine Bertrandy

Antoine Bertrandy

Sales Director of the Shippers & Logistics Providers Business Line

Antoine has more than 15 years of experience in Transportation, Logistics & Supply Chain. He worked for 13 years at Geodis, a supplier of global logistics services, in Operations and Sales functions. He joined Transwide in January 2010 as EMEA Business Development Manager.

Antoine is a real European citizen: born in Tunisia, raised in France in a German-speaking school, studied in France, Germany and Italy; then lived 7 years in Italy and is now a resident of Spain since 2003. He thus speaks five languages fluently: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.