Johan Van Looy

Johan Van Looy was appointed CEO of on 18 September 2017, succeeding’s founder Johan Cattersel.

Johan joined in 2001 after working for Syntactive Technologies, a technology company that he co-founded and was one of the finalists of the Dubai E-business Challenge in 2000.

Over the years, Johan has worked for as an all-round consultant, with a strong emphasis on IT Strategy & Governance, Enterprise Architecture and IT Transformation, as well as the day-to-day mentoring and coaching of organisations that are transitioning to new technologies and methodologies.

In recent years, Johan has held enterprise architecture and interim management roles at Telenet and bpost, where he has taken on various responsibilities and key roles while these organisations are helped to define and execute their IT transformation initiatives.

Johan joined’s executive team in January 2013.

Patrick Okerman

Patrick Okerman became a member of the executive committee of in September 2017, as COO.

He participated in the founding of back in 1998, after having been in charge of IT Delivery at IBM Professional Services. During’s early years, Patrick had ultimate responsibility for delivering a multitude of missions. Later on, he took on the role of programme manager, interim IT manager and lead consultant in IT transformation missions for various customers. Most recently he worked as a programme manager at RSVZ/INASTI, IT project manager for Telenet and IT transformation consultant at Barco.

His experience centres on IT Delivery (project and programme management), IT Governance and IT Transformation missions. Furthermore, Patrick has excellent overall knowledge of ICT and Business/ICT alignment. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Brussels as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Leuven. Patrick is a lecturer in the “Portfolio, Programme and Project Management” module of’s “Master in Enterprise Architecture” education programme.

Since 2010 he has also been active as an independent court expert in ICT subjects.

Dimitri De Ruelle

Dimitri De Ruelle joined in April 2000 as a solutions architect.

Over the past 17 years he has worked as an Enterprise Architect, started up Enterprise Architecture cells, been responsible for the creation and execution of strategic masterplans, managed large ICT transformation programmes and built up solid experience in interim management.

He has helped clients implement their strategies across different industries, including the automotive industry, manufacturing, social services, telecom and retail.

Dimitri is a lecturer in the “Strategy & Business Architecture” modules of’s “Master in Enterprise Architecture” programme. His teaching experience includes training and coaching architectural teams of up to 60 people.

Dimitri became a partner and a member of the executive committee of in January 2013, assuming responsibility for the organisation’s finances.


Dirk Dezeure

Dirk Dezeure joined at the end of 2014 as an Enterprise Architect.

With a background in engineering, Dirk started his career at IBM in the United Kingdom. Over the following 20 years he worked in a variety of industries, holding both business and technical roles in the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands and the US.

For most of the past 10 years he has held a Lead Architecture role, working with a passion for business integration and helping enterprises deal with the transformations necessary to succeed in the digital age. Dirk recognises that there is a lot more to innovation than technology.

His work at has involved guiding clients to successfully establish an Enterprise Architecture Practice and translating their vision and strategy into actionable items that cover all aspects of people, information, process and technology.

A strong believer in the organisation’s core values, Dirk joined the executive team of in September 2017 to take a more active role in the further development of the company.


Michael Hindriks

Michael Hindriks recently joined’s executive committee.

With 15 years of experience in business and ICT consulting across different industries and geographies, Michael combines strong skills in the domains of Corporate ICT Strategy and ICT Governance with extensive experience in Program Management of complex transformational programmes. This experience allows Michael to help clients with the analysis and definition of their ICT strategy, as well as provide the support needed to achieve the defined strategy.

Michael has a broad IT background with strong management and communication skills and a good sense of diplomacy. This means he can bring people together and create support for a common goal that focuses on enduring change not only on the IT level, but also on the organisational and process level.

Michael holds a Commercial Engineering degree, a Master’s in Information Management as well as a Master’s in Enterprise Architecture.

Stéphanie Porteman

Stéphanie Porteman joined’s executive committee in April 2015.

With over 15 years’ experience in IT management (project & programme management), service management, change management and line management, she has developed the ability to manage and audit large IT projects, programmes and departments, as well as related business and organisational issues.

As a People and Programme Director, she has shown strong business acumen, a solid understanding of ICT and intuition for organisation optimisation. Stéphanie’s coaching and change management experience together with her strong interpersonal skills are invaluable to She successfully drives and motivates teams towards business transformation objectives.

She holds a civil engineering degree from Supélec (one of France’s prestigious Grandes Ecoles) and a Master’s in E-business from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.

Stéphanie acts a member of the board. Passionate about causes related to children, education and health, she is also a pro bono advisor for various non-profit organisations.

Jurgen Van De Sompel

Jurgen Van De Sompel joined in December 2015 as a Principal Consultant, bringing more than 18 years of global experience in sectors such as healthcare, banking, insurance and government. He is a business technologist with hands-on experience of all aspects of IT, including management and senior executive leadership.

Over the past 10 years, he has held executive positions focusing on driving international business transformations as well as roles in IT strategy consulting. Jurgen holds a Master’s in Chemistry, Business Information Management and IT Governance. He lectures on IT governance and enterprise architecture at various business schools and is’s coordinator for the “Strategy” module of the “Master in Enterprise Architecture” course at the Institute.

Jurgen has a natural drive to connect with people and combines a passion for using IT with leveraging IT organisations as a true business driver. Jurgen was appointed to’s executive committee in September 2017.