Pierre Van Den Eynde appointed Director of SPIE Belgium's Building Systems Division
Brussels, 7 juin 2021 – SPIE Belgium, a subsidiary of the SPIE Group, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, announces the appointment of Pierre Van Den Eynde as Director of the Building Systems Division and welcomes him to its Management Committee.
As of 1 May 2021, Pierre Van Den Eynde will assume full responsibility for SPIE Belgium's Building Systems Division, which he joined in November 2020 as Deputy Director.
In this new position, he will be particularly responsible for consolidating and optimising the tools of the Building Systems Division, and will also help to implement SPIE Belgium's ambitious growth plan.
Pierre Van Den Eynde holds a degree in Rural Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven (UCL) and a Master's degree in Water Resources Management from King's College London. He began his career in 1989 as Production & R&D Manager at Ménart, a company specialising in recycling equipment.
From 1992 to 1994, he had his first international experience as manager of a recycling project in Mauritius and then of a sanitary management programme in Rwanda/Zaire during the post-genocide crisis of 1994. Assistant Professor at UCL where he teaches Hydraulics and Mechanisation from 1996 to 1998, he then gained a second international experience successively in Laos, Vietnam, Benin and in various African and Asian countries where he managed for 13 years road, electrification, public buildings, water supply and irrigation programmes for the European Commission, the Belgian Cooperation, KfW and various donors.
He returned to Europe in 2011 and after a period in Düsseldorf within the Gitec group, he chose to join Arcadis where he held the positions of Director of Infrastructure Belgium, Director of Environment Belgium-France-Italy-Spain, Operational Director of Buildings and Digital Transformation between 2011 and 2018. In 2018, he joined Tractebel as General Manager of IMDC and Ports & Waterways.
Pierre Van Den Eynde taught Project Management at the Haute Ecole de la Province de Namur as a regular professor and BIM at the Université Catholique de Louvain as a visiting professor. "The coming years will present an exciting challenge for the construction sector. A decline of almost 4% has been recorded in the Belgian real estate sector in 2020, but the major effect of the Covid crisis is still to come in terms of building sites. Furthermore, the redefinition of the use of tertiary buildings and the growth in construction costs in Brussels are heralding radical changes that offer opportunities for SPIE. As a multi-technical installer at the forefront of green and digital technologies, SPIE has been able to mitigate the effect of Covid and is in the best position to seize these transformational opportunities," says Pierre Van Den Eynde.