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And the nominees are …

On March 23, Amon will crown the best ICT & Digital people manager in the IT sector with a fabulous award. An independent jury will judge the best managers, shortlisted by the Belgian ICT & digital community. Meet the nominees (longlist) here!

The voting ended on December 23rd, 2022.

Sophie Van Nevel ICT & Digital Coach Of The Year Finalist Amon This Is IT

Sophie Van Nevel


Work hard and efficiently, keep both feet on the ground and surround yourself with the right people. According to Sophie Van Nevel, that is the only strategy to achieve great things. Who is this leading lady from the Bekaert team?

Meet Sophie
Jeroen Lemaire Finalist Ict & Digital Coach Of The Year Amon This Is It

Jeroen Lemaire

In The Pocket

Do you support people in their personal growth? That’s the best strategy for achieving your business goals. These insightful words are from Jeroen Lemaire, CEO of In The Pocket and an enthusiastic nominee for our award!

Meet Jeroen

Pascal Kieboom

Aertssen Group

“As a leader you plant the flag, and afterwards you’re a sounding board.” Best lofty words from Pascal Kieboom, CIO at Aertssen. He’s also on the list of nominees. Find out why!

Meet Pascal
Abdella Bouharrak Finalist Ict & Digital Coach Of The Year This Is IT Amon

Abdella Bouharrak

Flemish Government – Agency for Nature and Forests

If you ask Abdella about his nomination, he is rather humble about it. “It's about my employees - not about me. If an award were to be handed out, I would proudly give it to them. Because together we’ve accomplished a lot!“

Meet Abdella
Patrick Putman Finalist ICT & Digital Coach Of The Year This Is IT Amon

Patrick Putman

Manuchar NV

“The core task of a leader: to be clear on the ‘why‘. For the ‘what‘ and the ‘how‘ I count on the employees.” These wise words are from Patrick Putman, CIO of Manuchar and candidate for our award!

Meet Patrick

Marc Peelman

National Bank of Belgium

“Involving everyone and communicating strongly are the keys to managing a change in the right direction,” says Marc Peelman, Chief Data Officer at the National Bank of Belgium and ICT & Digital Coach of the Year candidate.

Meet Marc

Bert Vermeiren


Inspire and motivate: that's the coaching strategy of Bert Vermeiren, Chief Digital Officer at Buildmat: a dynamic organization in full growth. Bert is also in the running for the award of ICT & Digital Coach of the Year. Get to know him!

Meet Bert

Ann Mattheeuws

TVH Parts

A good coach must inspire their team through the use of their own experiences, while challenging them to raise the bar. Our nomination proves that Ann Mattheeuws, Global Digital Delivery Director at TVH Parts, is successful in her own ambition.

Meet Ann

Jan Dobbenie


Coaching leadership is not an exact science, if you ask Jan Dobbenie of VDAB. It involves intensive communication with your immediate team and the organization. Something this CIO clearly knows a thing or two about!

Meet Jan
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