Marc De Groote is the new managing director of Cegeka Belgium. He succeeds Christoph Neut, who left Cegeka last month. Marc De Groote must consolidate Cegeka's strong position in Belgium and also becomes the operational director of the software group of the Cegeka Group. So now he is a member of the group management board of Cegeka.
“Cegeka is fully committed to putting its customers first," says CEO André Knaepen. "With Marc De Groote we have attracted a strong country manager who becomes the first point of contact and the local face for our Belgian customers. In addition, he has the considerable experience needed to expand our software group.”
Deploying software skills in Europe
De Groote has already worked closely with Cegeka in the past for customers they had in common. “Cegeka is a company with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and customer focus,” says Marc De Groote. "Using complementary teams, I want to further increase our added value for customers and continue growing in our home market. What's more, our development centres in Leuven and Bucharest mean we have more than enough power to implement major European software projects. After our recent European acquisitions we are ready to use these skills on a larger scale.”
André Knaepen, CEO Cegeka
Considerable experience in the sector
De Groote has an extensive track record in the industry, with twenty years of operational and management experience. For instance, his past career includes five years as CEO of the financial software group Callataÿ & Wouters, where he developed products such as the banking management application Thaler. After the takeover by the French Sopra he became executive vice-president of the new financial services group. He began his career at CSC.
Marc De Groote was president of Agoria ICT for almost two years. Today he still sits on the board of directors of the technology federation. Marc De Groote earned a degree in civil engineering from the VUB in 1988.
Marc De Groote, Managing director Belgium
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