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Discover the members of our SESVanderHave Management Team, headed by Rob Van Tetering, who has been CEO of SESVanderHave since 2 October 2008​.

Rob van Tetering – Chief Executive Officer

Rob Van Tetering has been CEO of SESVanderHave since 2 October 2008. He began his career in the sugar beet sector at the Dutch company D.J. Vanderhave, where he was International Sales Manager for nine years. He then worked as International Sales Director for Advanta Seeds. In 2005, he became Chief Operating Offic

His right hand is the SESVanderHave Management Team, consisting of the Chief Financial Officer, Stijn Van Molle, the General Manager Belgium, Christiane Vanleeuw, the General Manager France, Bruno Dequiedt, the Commercial Director, Bruno Vandamme, the Director Operations, Benny Jacobs, the R&D Director, Hendrik Tschoep and the Human Resources Director, Ann Van Loon.

Christiane Vanleeuw - General Manager Belgium

Christiane Vanleeuw is the General Manager of SESVanderHave Belgium and transferred her role as Chief Financial Officer of the SESVanderHave Group to Stijn Van Molle in July 2019.

Christiane has more than 35 years of experience in the financial sector, human resources and legal management. She started her career in 1981 at Deloitte & Touche Brussels, a company specialised in audits, accounting, tax & legal, consulting and financial services.

She joined SESVanderHave in 1985 and in 2005 she also joined the board as Chief Financial Officer of the SESVanderHave Group.

Stijn Van Molle – Chief Financial Officer

Stijn Van Molle started his career at SESVanderHave as Group Finance Manager in 2015. In July of 2019, he took up the role of Chief Financial Officer, which meant that he also became a member of the SESVanderHave Management Team.

Prior to joining SESVanderHave, Stijn worked at KPMG, an international accounting and consulting firm where he gained 14 years of experience and served as Senior Manager from 2010 to 2015.

Bruno Dequiedt – Seed Production Director and General Manager France

Bruno Dequiedt is the Seed Production Director of the SESVanderHave Group. He also acts as General Manager France.

He began his career in the Sugar Industry sector. After 5 years in 1990, he joined SESVanderHave.

He held different positions in several areas of our business, including trial management, product development, marketing & sales and seed production.

Bruno Vandamme - Commercial Director

Bruno Vandamme has been Commercial Director at SESVanderHave since 2009.

He began his career at the company back in 1990. Then known as SES, the firm had a number of subsidiaries, including Belgian-based SAPSA, where Bruno was in charge of commercial activities. After three years, he moved to SES headquarters, where, as Sales Manager, he was responsible for the sales of sugar beet seeds.

In 1997, he assumed responsibility for sales in Central and Eastern Europe.

Benny Jacobs - Operations Director

Benny Jacobs joined SESVanderHave as Factory Manager in 1997, going on to become Operations Director in 2016. His responsibilities include manufacturing as well as the Logistics, Health, Safety & Environment, Energy and Technical Services departments.

He started his career in 1989 in the automotive sector at VCST, where he worked as a Process Engineer and then as a Project Manager.

After gaining experience as Logistics and Planning Manager at Spaas Kaarsen in Hamont-Achel, he joined SESVanderHave in 1997.

Hendrik Tschoep – R&D Director

In 2019 Hendrik Tschoep took up the role as R&D Director. Hendrik started his career within SESVanderHave in 2008 as a breeder.

In 2014 he became the Head of Inbred Line Development, in which he coordinated the research activities around the development of new breeding lines.

In his current role as R&D Director, Hendrik is responsible for the integration and coordination of the global research and breeding activities within SESVanderHave.

Ann Van Loon – Human Resources Director

Since the SESVanderHave employees are our biggest asset and we want to make sure that we permanently invest in our people, the SESVanderHave Management Team decided to have their voices represented in the SVMT by adding Ann Van Loon to the team.

Ann has been working as an HR Manager at SESVanderHave since 2008 and took up the role of Human Resources Director in 2019.

Prior to joining SESVanderHave, Ann already had more than 15 years of experience in the Human Resources sector as Human Resources Manager Benelux at General Electric and Hercules.