Viewpoint 2018

Shooting for the Moon: What does it mean for leadership when you set the most ambitious goals for your company?


JFK shot for the Moon, Elon Musk aims at Mars
How should you launch your ambitious programme?


Our panellists Bernard Delvaux, CEO Sonaca Group and Pieterjan Bouten, Co-Founder and CEO of Showpad, will be discussing
  • How to find the balance between the breakthrough innovator, the down-to-earth entrepreneur and the charismatic leader?
  • How much energy does a traditional company need to invest to turn things around?
  • How should the legacy be handled?
  • How to recruit the right profiles and retain them in a company shooting for the moon?

Event Details

Wednesday 19 September 2018, 18:00
Venue: Cercle de Lorraine, Poelaertplein 6 Place Poelaert, 1000 Brussels
Participation fee: €75 (€50 for INSEAD alumni paying members)

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About our panel
Bernard Delvaux, CEO Sonaca Group
Bernard DELVAUX joined Sonaca in 2008, when the aeronautics industry was still under pressure from 9/11. The company, with production in Belgium (Gosselies), has been turned around over the last few years, growing from 1.000 to 2.392 employees. In 2017 Sonaca launched an ambitious plan and bought LMI aerospace, a complementary company in the US with 1.942 employees.
Prior to Sonaca, Bernard DELVAUX held leadership positions at Belgacom and the Belgian Post, at crucial moments in those companies history. Bernard DELVAUX holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Master of Engineering from the University of Liège.
About Sonaca Group: Sonaca Group is an aerospace company active in aerostructure (Design & Build and Build to Print), services, innovation, space and defense. Year after year, Sonaca Group is recognized by its customers as “best-in-class”​ for quality and delivery performance of reliable industrial solutions.
Pieterjan Bouten, Co-Founder and CEO Showpad
Pieterjan Bouten started his career as a CRM-consultant at Accenture, and was one of the early employees at Netlog. In 2010 Pieterjan co-founded In The Pocket and Showpad in 2011. He describes himself as a SaaS Entrepreneur with a passion for team, product and customers. He likes building and growing companies from scratch and he’s known for getting things done.
Pieterjan holds a Master in Communication Sciences from KU Leuven and a Master in International Business from HUB-EHSAL.
About Showpad: Showpad activates millions of pieces of content for over 850 companies around the world, including Johnson & Johnson, Fujifilm, Audi, Intel, and Kimberly-Clark. Showpads goal is to help companies accelerate their business and elevate their brand through effective content.