delaware Belgium promotes Jan De Bock and Steven Lenaerts to partner

29 January 2018 2 min. read
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The Belgian arm of delaware has promoted Jan De Bock and Steven Lenaerts to partner, effective 1st January 2018. Both employees are veterans of the IT services company, having joined over a decade ago and risen through the company’s ranks.

Steven Lenaerts started at delaware as a junior consultant in 2005. His career path at the IT consulting firm has seen him increasingly focus on emerging technologies, culminating in a role leading the Connect Systems and People domain within the organisation. In the role, he focuses on development, enterprise architecture and applying innovation.

Jan De Bock is also a longtime delaware employee. From his first role in 2004 as SAP Consultant to his follow-up position leading Microsoft Dynamics, his expanding interests in the interchangeability of technology have seen him grow into a technology expert. In 2013, he was named head of the Microsoft business applications wing, heading a 100-strong team specialised in utilising new Microsoft technologies to optimise operational excellence. 

Commenting on his ambition for the coming years, De Bock said. “Our customers are transforming rapidly by the application of digital technologies. To help our customers leverage these technologies, delaware needs to remain agile as a company. I see this evolution more as an opportunity than a challenge.” 

Jan De Bock and Steven Lenaerts - Delaware

Reflecting on his entrepreneurial time at delaware, Lenaerts meanwhile stated; “If you have a good idea and you have a clear business case for it, you have the space and time within delaware to develop it.” 

Patrick Andersen, managing partner of delaware in Belgium, said that he is proud of the performance and dedication to the firm, adding, “Both Jan and Steven are uniquely qualified to further delaware’s mission of combining a strong internal team focus with the ability to customise IT provision to fulfill the needs of our customers.” 

Globally, Delaware has 1,700 professionals across 27 regional offices in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Its headquarters are based in Belgium.

Last week Summit Retail, a Belgian IT services firm for the retail industry, was acquired by Dutch technology consultancy Centric.