Written by Laurence Van Elegem

IT business and digital strategy consultant at director-level, Annick Vandezande, joins nexxworks. In the disruptive start-up - founded by innovation thought-leaders Peter Hinssen, Steven Van Belleghem and Rik Vera - she will, as Partner, assume the role of COO.

Annick Vandezande strengthens nexxworks as COO and Partner

Within nexxworks, Annick’s COO post is brand-new. She will, among other things, be in charge of the operational streamlining of this fast-evolving organization and help support its rapid growth, in areas like business strategy, customer-specific projects or personnel.

Annick has over 15 years’ experience in IT business consultancy at some of the biggest players in the market. She has worked, in the past, at Arthur Andersen, Deloitte Consulting, Delaware Consulting and PwC. At the latter, she evolved into the position of Director in the Technology Consulting Department. Thanks to her professional experience, qualifications and her great passion for digital transformation and emerging solutions, she unerringly knows how to bridge the gap between business and IT.

“No one distils the nexxworks’ inspiration – that we offer customers via the innovation tours, keynotes, workshops and business books – into concrete aspiration and innovative action better than Annick. Her creativity and drive enable her to think beyond conventional solutions.”, said nexxworks’ Partner Peter Hinssen. “She has a background in IT strategy and change, as well as hands-on experience in the business culture of large and traditional companies. At the same time, she has a knowledge of start-ups, like Zembro (in which she is a co-investor). This broad profile gives her a deep insight into the dynamics of disruption and the challenges of our customers, so a perfect match for nexxworks.”, added CEO Rik Vera.

“I’m looking forward to reinventing innovation consultancy – together with nexxworks – so that we can help organizations, not only to survive in these Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA) filled times, but to really create business opportunities for them”, said Annick.

Besides Annick Vandezande, nexxworks also hired two junior high potentials last year: Julie de la Kethulle de Ryhove and Kit Teng Desoete. Currently, this fast-growing start-up is also seeking other candidate profiles: an office manager as well as bored innovators and frustrated digital wizards .  

Press Liaison Officer: Laurence Van Elegem - laurence@nexxworks.com