Thursday 20 Jan - Thursday 20 Jan

IMA Belgium kindly invites you to a panel talk with 3 of Belgian's finest CEO's.

Laura Belgrado will moderate this panel talk in which we will learn about the point of view of three CEO's on the assistant job.

What do CEO's expect of their assistant? What skills are important?

Join us for this zoom call on Thursday 20 January 2022 at 7:30 pm.

You Can register here


Jean is an accomplished C-level executive with over 35 years of all-round international experience in B2B financial software industry for companies such a FIS, Clear2Pay and Financial Architects.

Since 2017 he is CEO of Isabel Group, Belgium's largest fintech and market leader in B2B payment solutions, digital identities and documents. Jean loves steering organizations in changing times where he gets the chance to motivate teams to develop and take ownership, whilst interacting at Board and C-level to implement consistent growth strategies.

Jean is 58, married and has 3 children.


Melchior Wathelet was born in Verviers in 1977. He studied law at the University of Namur and at the UCLouvain and achieved a master's degree in European law at the University of Southampton. Between 2008 and 2014, he was a member of the Belgian federal government and managed various portfolios (Secretary of State for Budget and Families; Energy; Environment). He was also Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior.

 In 2015, he became CEO of Xperthis, an SME resulting from the merger of 5 companies then in difficulty, which provides IT solutions to hospitals in order to accompany them during their digital transformation process in the fields of logistics and financial management, care processes and patient administration.

 The challenge is huge: to bring together under one entity 5 companies, each with a different culture and identity. Within 5 years, these companies, which were once competitors, have become a company that is growing, showing good results and has regained the trust of its customers.

In 2020, following the integration with Infohos Solutions, Xperthis becomes ZORGI. ZORGI has some 320 employees spread across several sites in Belgium. With a customer base of over 120 hospitals in Belgium and the Netherlands, ZORGI achieved a turnover of 52 million euros in 2020.

 In January 2021, Melchior became a member of the NRB Group Management Committee. He is also a professor of law at the IHECS and president of Spa Grand Prix.


Linda Cappelle is General Manager at Bright Plus, the HR partner specialising in the recruitment, selection and outsourcing of multilingual professionals. After gaining experience at a number of different companies, Linda started her career within the organization in 2006. Ten years later she became General Manager.

Since then, she and her team have been rising to the challenge every day to ensure they provide a professional service to both candidates who are looking for a new challenge, and organisations who are looking for the right talent. As General Manager of one of the Great Places to Work in Belgium, she personally believes that the people who work for a company are its greatest asset.  In that regard she is the author of the book “Fulltime Gepassioneerd”/ “Une passion de tous les instants”  in which she describes the wellbeing policy within Bright Plus.  And as for her employees? They really are the 'Plus' in Bright Plus!