Deloitte Private, Econopolis and KU Leuven launched their annual search for the ‘Best Managed Companies’ among the Belgian SMEs and family businesses in 2018. An independent jury thereby screens the participants in four domains: strategy, talent, commitment and financial performance. The members of this year’s jury were Françoise Chombar (CEO Melexis), Rik Vera (Nexxworks), Rik Jacob (former CEO of Ardo), Koenraad Debackere (Professor at the KU Leuven), Yves Noël (former Chairman of NMC) and economist Geert Noels (CEO of Econopolis).
Vanbreda Risk & Benefits was proclaimed a Best Managed Company by the jury for the fourth year in a row. As a result, the Belgian market leader in the field of business insurance and employee benefits was granted the so-called ‘Gold label’. Only five other Belgian companies have also received this highest recognition.
Pedro Matthynssens: “The jury of experts congratulated our organisation on its strong financial performance last year, and on the progress we’ve made in different major fields. Among other aspects, our clear ambition for growth and our transparent strategy to be and to remain the most digital and client-oriented insurance broker and risk consultant in the Benelux were positively assessed by the jury. In addition, our achievements in the areas of care for the community, diversity and inclusion, data-driven decision-making and innovation were mentioned.”
Every year, taking part in the Best Managed Company process is a particularly interesting ‘learning experience’ for Vanbreda Risk & Benefits.
Pedro Matthynssens. “From the dialogue we had with the Deloitte experts, we again have discovered new aspects for our organisation this year. The final evaluation and the feedback from the specialised jury again led to inspiring insights. We will continue to constructively work on these to ensure our further growth as an organisation. In economically challenging times such as these, this is particularly important.”