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Turning crisis into opportunity

It's not easy to keep your calm and not be guided by insecurity or panic during times of crisis. What you should remember is that every crisis -in one way or another- brings new possibilities with it. If you keep the right mindset while guiding your company through a crisis, you will certainly be able to turn difficult times into opportunities.

This is obviously easier said than done. At the very least, you have to be able to see the early warning signs of a crisis.

How to do this, and how to be able to step outside your comfort zone even during a crisis, will be explained by Jacques van den Broek and Bart De Smet in AUSY Talks. Journalist Astrid Roelandt will lead the interviews and filter out the most interesting statements.

Who will be talking?

Portretfoto Bart De Smet

 

 

November 9 at 5PM

Bart De Smet

CEO Ageas

Interview with Q&A

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Portretfoto Jacques van den Broek

 

 

December 14 at 5PM

Jacques van den Broek

CEO Randstad N.V.

Interview with Q&A

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Get to know the guests

Quote: I give my people a lot of space: I think it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission.

Jacques van den Broek

CEO Randstad N.V.

Jacques van den Broeck has been a part of the Randstad family since 1988. Starting at Randstad felt like coming home to him. He began as branch manager a few years after his law studies. Later, he grew to be the regional director in the Netherlands and simultaneously accepted a challenge as CEO of Newmonday.com and director of Capac Inhouse services, which are all part of Randstad. In 2004, he took his first steps in the board of directors.

Jacques has been CEO of Randstad N.V. since 2014. His vision? It's okay to make mistakes, as long as the qualitative work predominates. He doesn't think of himself as a follower: if everyone turns left, he will happily take a look on the right side. 

Nice to know: Jacques is a collector of miniature cars and comic books.

Bart De Smet

CEO Ageas

Bart De Smet took on the role of CEO of Fortis in 2009. Fortis was renamed Ageas in 2010. After the financial crisis, he got some stability back into the group, and he revamped the insurance company. His approach? Keeping both feet on the ground, open communication, team work and showing interest in many social issues.

Later this year, Bart will pass on the torch to Hans De Cuyper. Bart himself will become chairman of the board. Meanwhile, Bart already presides the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium FEB

Nice to know: Bart used to love cycling. He even climbed the Mont Ventoux and the Alpe D'huez. He was also the director of football club OH Leuven for a while.

Quote: I don't believe in a management that gets to decide everything because they are infaillible.

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