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Haike De Vogelaere, new COO at BVI.EU

Haike De Vogelaere starts as Chief Operating Officer at BVI.EU


Haike De Vogelaere is the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of BVI.EU, a real estate developer with headquarters in Kontich and Waver. Prior to her new position, she worked as Head of Asset Services at the Ghelamco real estate group.


Haike De Vogelaere is an industrial engineer and holds a Master’s degree in Real Estate from the University of Antwerp. She started her career 22 years ago as a property manager at Facility Port and then worked successively at Sogesmaint-CBRE, ING Real Estate, CBRE Global Investors, AGRE and Cushman & Wakefield.


As COO of BVI.EU, Haike De Vogelaere is responsible for structuring and coordinating the operational side of the company. Its task is to structure projects and optimise communication between different industries so that cooperation can be facilitated. She has an undeniable role to play within the company, as sustainability, innovation, marketing, sales, human resources and IT are also part of her job responsibilities.


“I chose BVI.EU because I was looking for a new challenge and became charmed by the projects that BVI.EU is carrying out. I particularly like the sustainability factor combined with the international character of the company. I feel good in a role as team leader and get satisfaction from social contact and managing people. I’ve heard in the past that I’m a good people manager, but I think it’s especially important to be the glue between different links. My goal at BVI.EU is first and foremost to get all noses in the same direction,” says Haike De Vogelaere, COO of BVI.EU.


Jurgen Mesens, CEO of BVI.EU: “First and foremost, I am pleased for the company that we have such a strong profile on board as Haike’s. She’ll be my right hand and she’ll get into an important shift position within the team. Haike has a passionate personality and is forward-looking, which is exactly what BVI.EU needs. I am very much looking forward to working with her.”


Michel Meers, founder of BVI.EU, joins him: “Our team has greatly expanded in recent months. I am fortunate to be able to recruit ambitious and driven people like Haike. She is a true reinforcement for the team and will become an important link within the company. I am absolutely convinced of that. Let this be another signal that we are ready to continue to grow at home and abroad.”