Delaware Consulting Belgium appoints new managing partner and strengthens partner team

Kortrijk, 2 February 2016  – Delaware Consulting Belgium has appointed Patrick Andersen as new managing partner of the company, effective as of January 1st. Patrick Andersen succeeds Jan Delaere. At the same time, Michael Penninckx became a partner in the company, bringing the total number of partners to 14.
Patrick Andersen joined Delaware Consulting as a partner in 2008, after a career that brought him to companies such as Arthur Andersen, Valoris and Unisys. He has now been appointed as managing partner after a thorough selection process. “Since its management buy-out in 2003, Delaware Consulting has written an exciting story in consulting and system integration, growing to over 700 people in Belgium now,” comments Andersen. “I feel honored and energized to get the opportunity of adding a couple of exciting chapters to our story. It’s a real pleasure to me to work with a group of such talented people to shape these next chapters.”

Patrick Andersen succeeds Jan Delaere, who was at the head of Delaware Consulting Belgium for six years, the maximum tenancy for this function. “Regularly switching positions keeps everyone alert,”says Jan Delaere, “and rotation is a firm commitment to the sustainability of our partnership.” Patrick Andersen and Jan Delaere have been working together very closely in the last months of 2015, to ensure a smooth transition. Jan Delaere will now focus on the further development of the sales organization inside Delaware Consulting Belgium, and contribute to the geographical extension of Delaware Consulting International. 

New partner

Effective January 1st, Michael Penninckx became the 14th partner at Delaware Consulting Belgium. Michael Penninckx has been active as Customer Experience Business Unit manager since 2009.“We are living in the era of the customer, and companies need to transform to become more customer-centric. Delaware Consulting helps companies put their client central in the customer journey, not the product. We deliver consultancy and the right tools to achieve that. As a partner, I will help grow our business in Customer Experience, both locally and abroad.”