Geert Van Peteghem, new country manager sas belux
Local management in experienced hands
As of September 1, 2014 Geert Van Peteghem will take up the position of Managing Director SAS Belgium & Luxembourg at business analytics specialist SAS. Van Peteghem (44) comes from a position as Global Services Director for Northern Europe at EMC Corporation, a company where he worked the last 12 years. At SAS, Van Peteghem succeeds Patrick Van Deven who recently left the company to pursue other career opportunities.
Bert Boers, vice president and responsible for SAS in South-West Europe, is looking forward to the collaboration: “With Geert Van Peteghem, I am convinced that we introduce the right experience, knowledge, skills and personality to further deliver on our Belgian and Luxembourg customers’ needs. Geert will first complete his running projects at EMC and join us on September 1st. In the meantime, I can rely on a strong six-headed management team in Belgium who will take care of the daily management under the leadership of Patrick Xhonneux."
Geert Van Peteghem “I already knew that SAS is market leader in the analytic space in Belgium and when talking with SAS customers and partners, the company always brings up a lot of positive reactions. It is clear that SAS' professional image is built around ‘the customer’. This idea of‘thinking and acting in accordance with the client’sneeds is part of the company DNA and I strongly believe in this approach“
Van Peteghem has a degree in Communication Sciences at Ghent University and a Master in Marketing Management at the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School.
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