Inge Simons appointed Human Resources Director at SPIE Belgium
Brussels, 26 October 2020 – SPIE Belgium, the Belgian subsidiary of SPIE, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, has announced the appointment of Inge Simons as Human Resources Director. This appointment has been effective since 1 October 2020.
After graduating from Karel de Grote University College in Antwerp, Inge Simons followed various learning programmes in human resources at reputable organisations such as Gallup, Dale Carnegie, Galilei and Kluwer. In 1996, she began her career at the law firm Loeff Claeys Verbeke as an HR Coordinator before joining Ernst & Young as a consultant through its international programme. She then joined Broadnet as an HR Coordinator for the Benelux countries.
In 2001, Inge Simons joined the American Standard Europe group, where she worked in various human resources roles before being hired as a Senior HR Business Partner at KPN. In 2010, she was appointed as a Human Resources Manager at the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer before joining the Eastman Chemical Company group where she rose through the ranks to become Human Resources Director for Belgium. She held the same position in her subsequent roles at Bridgestone Europe (2017-2018) and Swissport Belgium (2018-2020).
Taking over from Jean-Pierre Martin, Inge Simons will carry out her new role while reporting to Hein Dirix, the Managing Director of SPIE Belgium.
Inge Simons’ main duties as Human Resources Director for SPIE Belgium will be to work alongside operational staff and ensure the continuity of human resources policy, with a particular focus on highlighting SPIE’s credentials as an attractive employer and the occupational well-being of SPIE staff members. These two pillars are key to helping SPIE achieve its growth targets.
Inge Simons explains that “It really is a pleasure to be able to join the SPIE family”, and that being a part of this organisation and contributing to its future growth represents an exciting challenge for her.