Filip Vandenweghe

FILIP VANDENWEGHE

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PASSPORT

  • Lives in Belgium, West Flanders, land of the Golden River…
  • Speaks nl, fr, en, de
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ROLE

  • Articulating vision (you’ll find the seeds at the factory floor and it at the customer’s place, sometimes suppliers offer a hand)
  • Segregating good and bad strategy (an excellent book from R.P Rumelt), and
  • Offering the leadership for getting it done
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FOCUS

  • Manufacturing at the heart of value creation
  • Innovation and branding to secure value capturing ever and ever
  • Sustainability: achieving the Olympic minimum, or wining gold?

MY PASSION

My passion is to understand what drives a business! How does it really add sustainable value? Beat its competitors? Of course, numbers talk, but listening to the many small and big stories often is more important. And once that driving force, or maybe purpose, is found, how can it be secured and magnified to the benefit of shareholders and stakeholders.

MY BELIEF

It’s my profound belief that every business, now and then, needs to change direction.  It is a thought process to find that new direction.  But when the “aha moment” has arrived, teams can do magic… As a leader, you just have to make sure not to break that spell. And always remember, speed is of the essence!

  • When I retire, I hope people will remember me for the positive impact we created.
    Jan Lagast - ImpactBuilders, 2019
  • To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a positive contribution to society
    Larry Fink - 2018
  • 47% of GenZs and 46% of millennials have the ambition to make positive impacts on society
    Deloitte - 2019 Millennial Survey
  • Shares in companies that implement environmental, social and governance policies are more likely to rise
    The Telegraph, 2014
  • 75% of consumers expect brands to make more contribution to our wellbeing and quality of life, yet only 40% believe brands are doing so
    Willem van der Schoot - Havas Lemz, 2017
  • To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a positive contribution to society
    Larry Fink - 2018
  • Firms with more sustainability news releases are associated with higher stock returns
    School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, MDPI 2018
  • Measuring success based on turnover growth, margins and profit is not enough. We also need to understand net impact.
    Casper Van Koskull - 2020
  • Any organisation designed to be successful in the 20th century, is doomed to failure in the 21st century.
    David S. Rose