FREDERIK DE BLAUWE
With a track record of more than 20 years in the business, Frederik De Blauwe has built an experience in (international) marketing & management functions within companies such as Inbev, Pernod Ricard and Alken-Maes.
After graduating as ‘Masters’ in Applied Economics at the L..U.C., Frederik worked for 8 years at Inbev in lower & middle management positions. One of the most exciting episodes was when he was responsible for the management of the brands Hoegaarden and Leffe at the international marketing department.
In 2001 Frederik was hired at Pernod Ricard as group brand manager. In Belgium, he was responsible with a small team for the local development of a portfolio of many different spirit brands.
In 2004, he was headhunted to take on the challenge to turnaround the Benelux lager business at Alken-Maes (Scottish & Newcastle).
However shortly thereafter; mid-2005, Frederik choose to take a different career path. He started as senior consultant at Batenborch International, where he successfully developed the retail practice and managed several strategic accounts.
In 2010, Frederik became the 3rd partner of Ysearch-international.
Today he is the founder of Fusion Executive and he fully merges his passion and expertise to offer TOP Service in DIRECT SEARCH. He is fully engaged in going the extra mile and making your search succeed.
Marjan Decat is a commercial engineer and has over 20 years’ experience in change-management and people-management within large companies in a variety of sectors. She guided and implemented large transitions and reorganizations. She considers the ‘human dimension’, ‘the person behind the change’ as “key” to make these transitions succeed.
Throughout her career she has always given great importance to the ‘individual’ leading the change and the ‘individual’ impacted by the change. All individuals have a great potential and can bring tremendous added value to whatever challenge to be faced.
Her passion is all about unlocking people’s full potential by building on their personal leadership.
She followed an intensive coach-training program with iPEC in London. Today she is the first certified Energy Leadership coach in Belgium that can apply a unique Leadership assessment tool.
Marjan is full of energy and has a tremendous drive to work in close partnership to achieve
sustainable results. She knows how to connect and go to the core, challenge interpretations and
unlock the inner strengths to make people operate out of a win-win perspective and by doing so,
achieve great success and fulfillment.
Within Fusion Executive, she aims at matching the required leadership mindset with the cultural and leadership challenges ahead and helps candidates to unlock their full leadership potential so they can thrive in their new challenge.
Marjan is also the author of two books 'Detox je leven' and 'Detoxing organisations'.
PHILIP VAN WELY
Philips professional career has 2 chapters, the first in senior marketing and commercial roles in leading FMCG companies such as Mars, Black & Decker and Gillette. The second is in Executive Search, as managing director and co-owner of a well-respected direct search company. Philip has a broad business knowledge and a passion for people.
Hakim holds a Master's degree in Communication Sciences from IHECS University in Brussels. A true polyglot, he boasts an extensive professional background in the fields of Advertising, Recruitment, and FMCG industries, having worked with renowned companies such as Havas, Batenborch, Bosch & Siemens Home Appliances,
Jacobs Douwe Egberts and Hanes Brands. Hakim possesses unparalleled human-centered leadership qualities, always willing to go the extra mile. His approach is characterized by a positive and inquisitive mindset, coupled with a strong sense of humility. Hakim is a versatile professional who takes great pleasure in energizing and guiding individuals through his coaching skills. He is deeply committed to values and integrity, making them the cornerstones of his behavior. Building trustworthy relationships is his daily driving force.
With extensive experience in middle and subtop management positions, coupled with his exceptional interpersonal abilities, Hakim is an invaluable asset to our candidate-centric approach.
Steven Claes holds degrees in Applied Economics, International Economic strategies & Communication sciences from the University of Leuven. In the past 8 years working as an executive search consultant, he took on assignments within many sectors, such as FMCG, Construction, Electronics, Healthcare & Pharmaceutical, Sports, Academics, Media,… He has successfully tackled missions in all these areas, which gives him that extra edge when confronted with a new challenge. One thing is for certain, he would never back down from a challenge how difficult the search may be.
Steven is always eager to add value to every person and organization involved. To him, it is about creating a win-win situation for both clients and candidates. He believes that a perfect match helps both to fully reach their highest potential. The offered position must add value for the candidate and offer the right next step in his career. But equally important, the candidate must be of great added value to the organization he will work for. He tries to be the Cupid within all industries, bringing together candidates and companies in relationships that will keep them both engaged for years to come.
In his mind, company culture is of the utmost importance to consistently show great results and outshine their competition. He truly believes in Fusion’s approach that stands for a candidate-centered approach where the cultural fit is considered as at least as important as the functional fit. He is a true ambassador of Fusion’s mission to change the view on traditional executive search.