Quality by Design expands to French-speaking part of Belgium02/10/2018 - Stephanie Verwimp, Marketing & Communication Manager
QbD is now also active in the French-speaking Belgian market. To that end, Sébastien Collet has joined QbD as General Manager Brussels & Wallonia.
This logical step is a new milestone for QbD, which was founded by Bart Van Acker in 2011, from his apartment in Wilrijk (Antwerp). The company has grown rapidly since those early days. Today, QbD has its own brand-new Belgian headquarters and offices in the Netherlands, Spain, Mexico and Colombia. The company employs over 160 people worldwide, 120 of which in Belgium.
Bart Van Acker, CEO at Quality by Design. “Up until now we were only active in the Flemish part of our country, where we have become the consultancy reference in the life sciences industry. And even though we’ve had our eye on the French-speaking market for quite a while, we’ve always realised that it requires a very different approach. In Sébastien Collet we have found an experienced French-speaking General Manager, capable of bringing QbD to the south of Belgium.”
Sébastien Collet has fifteen years of experience in the industry and was formerly Country Manager at SPIE OGS. He will initially work from QbD’s headquarters in Wilrijk, from where he will launch the first projects in the southern part of the country. QbD is planning to set up a local office as well, in 2019. Sébastien Collet is very pleased with this new challenge: “Launching QbD in Brussels and Wallonia is an exciting job. The first appointments in the region have already been scheduled, and we expect to see some of those transform into fully-fledged projects really soon. I’m determined to turn QbD into a success in Brussels and Wallonia!”