Jan De Witte (°1964)
is CEO of Barco and member of the Board as of September 2016. He is a global leader who has served in a variety of global operational and business leadership roles over the past 30 years, delivering operational excellence, product development and growth in services, solutions and software businesses for technology companies.
Prior to joining Barco, Mr. De Witte was an officer of General Electric Cy (GE), and CEO of the Software and Solutions business in its Healthcare Division. During his 17-year tenure with GE, he worked in global management roles in manufacturing supply chain, Quality/Lean Six Sigma, services and software solutions and lived in Chicago, Milwaukee and Paris.
Prior to GE, Mr. De Witte held operational management positions in supply chain and manufacturing at Procter & Gamble in Europe. He also served as Senior Consultant with McKinsey & Company, serving clients in airline, process and high-tech industries across Europe. He holds several positions in educational and business incubation organizations and is a member of the Board of Directors of ResMed Inc.
Mr. De Witte holds a Master’s degree in Electromechanical Engineering from KU Leuven (Belgium), and an MBA from Harvard Business School (USA).
Wim Buyens (°1966)
heads the Cinema Joint Venture, Cinionic. He has held several senior management positions in high tech companies during the past 15 years. He started his career in IT prior to joining the Danish company Brüel & Kjaer where he occupied several global senior management positions in sales and product strategy. Mr. Buyens joined Barco in November 2007 as Vice President Digital Cinema and has been General Manager of the Barco Entertainment division for 7 years. He served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Advanced Imaging Society in Hollywood in 2017-2018. Mr. Buyens holds a degree in Engineering and obtained his executive management at Stanford University and IMD in Lausanne.
Olivier Croly (°1965)
joined Barco in 2017 as Senior Vice President of APAC. Prior to joining Barco, he held top positions at GE Healthcare & Philips, leading businesses across EMEA & Asia. After graduating from the National Telecom Institute with a Master of Telecommunications & Informatics in 1988, Mr. Croly earned an MBA from Paris Dauphine University.
Gerwin Damberg (°1978)
joined Barco in 2016 via the acquisition of MTT’s Light Steering technology where he was co-founder and served as CTO. Dr. Damberg is an entrepreneur at heart and has advanced image technologies over the last decade both in start-up and established technology companies in R&D, business development and management roles. He holds a mechatronics engineering degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe, Germany as well as a PhD in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, Canada.
Ann Desender (°1971)
joined Barco in 2008 and has been leading Barco’s global finance team since 2010. Prior to joining Barco, she held management positions as Corporate Director of Finance & Reporting at Unilin and was a Senior Audit Manager at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte. Mrs. Desender holds a Master of Applied Economic Sciences from the University of Ghent and completed an advanced management program at IESE Barcelona.
Stijn Henderickx (°1980)
joined Barco in 2013 and held several positions in Barco’s Entertainment Division, including Vice President Cinema and Vice President Pro AV, Events & Simulation. As of early 2019, he became Senior Vice President of EMEA.
Prior to joining Barco, Mr. Henderickx led Philips Arena Solutions, Philips' global business entity focused on stadiums and arenas. Earlier in his career, he took on multiple strategy assignments, first at The Boston Consulting Group as Consultant, later on with Philips as Director Corporate Strategy. He holds a Master in Business Engineering from the
University of Antwerp.
Anthony Huyghebaert (°1974)
will join Barco on April 1, 2021. He started his career as a lawyer with Landwell and KPMG, before moving to Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia. He worked in multiple senior HR roles covering the breath of functional domains in Human Resources, working as HR functional expert as well as in HR business partnership roles across regions, technology and operational organizations, while being stationed in Belgium and Singapore.
Mr. Huyghebaert holds a Law Degree from the KU Leuven and a DES International and European Law from the UC Louvain.
Rob Jonckheere (°1964)
is Senior Vice President Global Operations managing Barco’s worldwide manufacturing sites as well as the worldwide Logistics, Procurement, Quality and Facilities teams. He joined Barco in April 2016 as VP Global Procurement and brings 30 years of experience across R&D, Program- and General Management.
Prior to joining Barco he held various positions with increasing responsibility at Philips and TP Vision and was chairman of the Board of Directors of TP Vision Belgium. Mr. Jonckheere holds a Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering from the University of Louvain.
Filip Pintelon (°1964)
joined Barco in 2008 and has been successively President of Avionics & Simulation, President of Media, Entertainment & Simulation, and COO. As of early 2015, he became General Manager of the Healthcare division. Prior to joining Barco, he held top positions at Siemens, Accenture and The Boston Consulting Group. After graduating from KU Leuven with a Master of Mathematics & Informatics in 1986, Mr. Pintelon earned an MBA from Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School. Mr. Pintelon also holds several positions in industry advisory boards related to Digital Innovation.
Marc Spenlé (°1972)
joined Barco as Chief Digital & Information Officer in August 2020. During his 25+ years of international professional experiences in companies like IBM, Vodafone, and smaller IT service companies, he has lead projects in customer centric business transformation, operating of SaaS business models, Software development and IT technology.
Mr. Spenlé holds a degree in Process Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Niederrhein (Germany).
began his career with Raychem Corporation in 1988. Since then, he has assumed roles of increasing responsibility for global technology commercialization with Scientific Atlanta Inc., Cisco Inc. and Harmonic Inc.
Mr. Stromeyer joined Barco in February of 2016 to lead the Enterprise division, which integrates seven worldwide sites. A native of Silicon Valley, he has developed a multi-cultural, multilingual background, with extensive years living and working in Europe and Latin America. George Stromeyer holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
Iain Urquhart (°1970)
joined Barco in 2019 as Senior Vice President of the Americas.
Prior to joining Barco, he led the cloud transformation of Oracle America’s SaaS applications channel business. Before Oracle, Iain held senior leadership roles at Rackspace and Microsoft, focusing on driving cloud and as-a-service transformation in direct sales, channels and services. Mr. Urquhart holds a BS in History and Communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Nicolas Vanden Abeele (°1972)
joined Barco in December 2017. Mr. Vanden Abeele has over 20 years of experience in the technology and process industry in global leadership roles across the globe, having been stationed during his career in the Americas, Asia (China/ Singapore) and Europe.
Prior to joining Barco, he was a division head and part of the Executive Committee of the Etex Group. From 1997 until 2010, he held several top leadership positions in regional and business divisional roles at Alcatel-Lucent. He started his career at Arthur Andersen in management and strategy consulting.
Mr. Vanden Abeele holds a Degree in Business Administration from KU Leuven, a Masters’ Degree in Business from the College of Europe and and a Masters’ Degree from the Solvay School of Management.
Kurt Verheggen (°1970)
serves as Company Secretary of the Board. He is the General Counsel of Barco in charge of legal, risk & compliance matters. He started his career with the law firm Linklaters and then worked as legal counsel for CMB, Engie and General Electric. He holds a Law Degree from KU Leuven, a 'DEUG en droit' from Université du Havre, a Master of Laws from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans and a Master of Real Estate from Antwerp Management School. He is a judge in entreprise matters with the Enterprise Court in Kortrijk and a clinical teacher at the law faculty of the KU Leuven.
Kenneth Wang (°1972)
rejoins Barco as SVP for the China region as of March 2021. He originally joined Barco in 2015 as Sales Director for the China Entertainment and Clickshare business, and in 2018 moved as General Manager to the CFG-Barco JV in Digital Cinema for China. Prior to joining Barco, he held several commercial and business leadership roles in multinational companies in China including Philips, Dell and British American Tobacco.
Mr. Wang holds an Engineering degree from Beijing University of Technology, and an EMBA from University of Texas at Arlington.