Wim Vancauwenberghe - Director
Wim is master in industrial engineering, and director of BEMAS since 2000. In his years of experience, he has witnessed dozens of 'best practices' in companies across all industries. With his vast network in the world of maintenance & asset management, he has the opportunity to meet hundreds of top professionals each year. He is motivated to use his knowledge to help companies reach their potential and improve the way assets are managed and maintained. Wim is a firm believer in the importance of the maintenance profession. This is why he is know as the 'maintenance evangelist' of Belgium. In 2013 Wim became officially a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional. He is also a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician and Certified Reliability Leader.
Emilie Vandemeulebroeke - Operations & Project Manager
After having completed her Masters in Pedagogical Sciences, she worked in the travel and event sector for a number of years. Then she ended up in a role of people manager, back office and Human Resources. Emilie has been working at BEMAS since January 2015. She is involved in project management of important initiatives at BEMAS and also takes care of HR.
Marwa Bader - Project, event & member account administrator
Marwa has experience as an executive assistant and credit controller. Since the autumn of 2016, she has been responsible for the administrative and financial management of BEMAS. She follows up on our study sessions, training courses and events. She is also Wim's Personal Assistant, and is responsible for BEMAS' membership administration and daily accounting.
Fran Olbrechts - Training coordinator
Fran Olbrechts, trained as an industrial psychologist, has years of experience in the field of maintenance. He was responsible for competence management and the organisation of training courses for many years at a company specialising in the maintenance and repair of aircraft engines. At BEMAS, he ensures that each event (training course, seminar or webinar) is running smooth and efficient. He keeps in touch with the trainers, and is also your point of contact for more information on training courses.
Charles-Alexandre Lachapelle - Coordinator of Development in French-speaking regions
A graduate in event communication, Charles-Alexandre has many years of expertise in the major event markets: congresses and conventions; events and demonstrations (cultural, sporting, institutional, corporate, political or general public); trade fairs and exhibitions. He joined BEMAS in October 2020 as Coordinator of the Development for French-speaking national and border regions. He oversees the development of activities (trainings, workshops, webinars) and ensures the development of the French-speaking network of our affiliates and interactions with the association. He is highly motivated to bring together human forces in order to co-create a common idea.
Chiara Van Steenberge - Marketing & communication
Chiara is responsible for marketing and communication, website management, writing and sending of email campaigns, creating the monthly newsletter, representing BEMAS on different social networks and writing press releases and articles.