Panel of judges M&A Awards 2019 

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 at Belgian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association

Since April 2016 Pierre Demaerel is Secretary General and a board member of the BVA.