Panel of judges M&A Awards 2020 

A small group of experienced captains of industry is selected to cast their votes for each of the Awards categories. View the regulations for the M&A Awards nominations and winners here

Urbain Vandeurzen (Chairman)

Chairman of Smile Invest

Urbain co-founded Smile Invest in 2017. Before that he was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of LMS International


Philippe Haspeslagh

Honorary Dean Vlerick Business School

Chairman Ardo en Capricorn Partners


Eric van Zele

Former President & CEO Barco

Winner of the Manager of the Year 2012 award in Belgium.


Renaat Berckmoes

Partner Fortino Capital

Renaat is extremely skilled in financial matters and brings a relevant connection to the financial world.


Michaël Sephiha

Journalist at Mediafin/De Tijd

Michaël Sephiha specializes in mergers and acquisitions (M & A), private equity and corporate governance and has been working as an editor at Mediafin / De Tijd in Belgium since 2003.


Pierre Demaerel

Secretary General of the BVA and Chairman of the Belgian Growth Fund

Pierre Demaerel is Secretary General of the BVA and Chairman of the Belgian Growth Fund.