BELUX Chapter Committee Members

Chair / Marketing & Comminications

Chair / Marketing & Comminications

Aurélie Ceuppens

Wellbeing & Diversity Manager
Ahold Delhaize

I love to learn from others. It helps me to understand that people live their lives very, very differently and that we live in a world where different ideas and perspectives are key to solve the biggest crisis of our time. My mission in life and at work is to leverage the strength of diversity and the beauty of inclusion for a better future. I’m proud to be able to continue my mission through LEAD within our sector. I’m a big believer of #BetterTogeter. A better world for all of us, takes all of us!

Vice Chair / Education

Vice Chair / Education

Gregory Samyn

HR Director
Unilever

I’m proud to be leading together with our cross companies team impact for positive gender diversity in our local sector! Really inspire and educate others while challenging the status quo.

I’m a proud dad of two great girls that I would like to see growing up in a world of diversity.

 

Education & Events

Education & Events

Lauren de Bruyne

Customer Team Leader
P&G

I have over 10 years of experience in FMCG, working for P&G as a Customer Team Leader. I have always been passionate about Diversity & Inclusion and Gender Equality in particular. Within our local P&G BELUX organization, I’m since 4 years leading the design and execution of our local D&I action plan.

I believe strongly in the value of a diverse workplace where everybody can be their true self. I’m convinced that through the power of our differences, we can unite and make a big impact. I joined LEAD Network to contribute in making this impact within the full Retail and Consumers Goods sector, across company borders.

Education & Events

Education & Events

Géraldine Cols

Customer Team Leader
Mondelēz

I’m married and I have 1 daughter Juliette, I love to share good moments with friends & family, I’m passionate about Sales and I’m working for Mondelēz International.

One reason to join the Lead Network is a personal challenge to put down my own biases and stereotypes, better embrace openness to others’ opinions, perspectives and beliefs, all in pursuit of better work & life environment.

Education & Events

Education & Events

Dolores Crazover

Founder – CEO
DEI & You Consulting 

I am Dolores Crazover, founder and CEO of a global consultancy ‘DEI & You Consulting’, an advocate in diversity, equity, inclusion, and inclusive leadership. I’m a Harvard Business Leadership Program graduate, a Board Member of the Young Presidents’ Organization D&I Hub, and certified Diversity and Inclusion Consultant by Cornell University.

I joined LEAD Network to achieve meaningful change by raising awareness about equity, inclusion and fostering an inclusive culture within the retail industry to increase the representation of women in strategic and decision-making positions.

Marketing & Communications

Marketing & Communications

Ruva Chinyemba

Head Strategic Partnerships
Barry Callebaut

If my life’s work today was summed up in a phrase, it would be: “Breaking barriers for others to follow and thrive”. I am a business development expert and sustainability enthusiast energized by developing creative ideas and groundbreaking solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges – best summed up the SDGs. It is in this spirit that I decided to join the Lead Network BELUX Chapter committee, a team of like minded individuals,  determined to make their mark on diversity and inclusion in this region and industry. A lot of barriers ought to be broken down for women to truly feel that they can be their best self in the workplace and bring forth their talents to the betterment of humankind. As a wise person once said: “Smart teams will do amazing things, but truly diverse teams will do impossible things.”

Marketing & Communications

Marketing & Communications

Céline Reynaud

Campaigns & Solutions Manager –
Business Development
EY

Passionate about the Retail and Consumer Goods sector, I have served companies in this industry for most of my career. I’m proud to contribute to the beginning of LEAD Network’s journey in BELUX and to have the opportunity to have a positive impact on my passion sector..

Proud mother of two teenage girls, sisterhood and supporting each other are important values to me.  I’m also convinced that the world works better when everyone is encouraged to be themselves and speak their truth.  Each of us, at individual level, has the responsibility to promote a culture of acceptance and inclusion.

Membership & CRM

Membership & CRM

Joyce Blommaert

Agile Transformation Lead Benelux
Unilever

I’m Joyce. A mother, yogi & agile transformation lead for Unilever BNX and I have a big focus on “everything wellbeing”. To me, D&I has strong roots in well-being since we cannot feel good if we cannot be and express our true selves. To help create an environment that welcomes differences and enables people to thrive, is my main driver for being part of the Lead Network.

“Diversity is the one thing we all have in common, lets celebrate it with inclusion.”

Membership & CRM

Membership & CRM

Ine Peetermans

HR Business Partner
Barry Callebaut

There are two things I love most about my job: one is chocolate, and the other one is bringing people together, and see what magic can happen! This is why I joined LEAD Network. Together with my committee members we can make things happen. Our aim is not only to increase awareness, but to have real impact and move towards a more diverse and inclusive workplace for everybody.

 “When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become wiser, more inclusive, and better as an organization”.

Membership & CRM

Membership & CRM

Joy Sclabi

Regional Manager
West-Vlaanderen
METRO 

I have almost 9 years of experience in wholesale. I joined METRO in 2012 as a management trainee after my master’s degree in communications. In 2016 I was appointed Adjunct Store manager and after a successful period as Store Manager of METRO Belgium’s largest store, I was appointed Regional Manager for West-Vlaanderen.

The reason why I joined Lead Network is because I want to learn, connect and improve diversity and inclusion.

Retailer Engagement

Retailer Engagement

John Carter

Area Europe Quality Director
Ferrero

I am quite old. I have worked for more than thirty years in technical functions in the food industry, in six countries (UK, Germany, Spain, USA, France, Luxembourg) and five companies (Campden BRI, Kraft Foods/Mondelez, Metro AG, Danone and Ferrero). During that time I have been acutely conscious that I am lucky – as a male, white, heterosexual, anglophone middle-aged manager I have had advantages that others may not have experienced. I joined LEAD Network because if we are to change anything, it is probably people like me who will need to change the most.   

 

Retailer Engagement

Retailer Engagement

Griet Demasure

Marketing Director Beauty- & Personal Care Benelux
Unilever

I get my energy from succeeding with a team, in which everyone is at its best, by creating an environment of trust and collaboration. Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness. We all have a different background, our life experiences and thoughts, this makes life interesting and exciting. Acknowledging our differences and giving value to each of us, maximises the potential of what we can achieve together, and brings creativity to how we do it. That’s why LEAD Network inspires me and why I like to contribute to it.

Retailer Engagement

Retailer Engagement

Elodie Lebrault

Sales Development
Carrefour

I have joined LEAD Network and Belux Chapter Committee to support my company in contiously improving diversity & inclusion, empowering people by respecting what makes them different. People should be encouraged not to judge at first sight, but to learn from each other in order to enrich themselves. An inclusive workplace is where people with all kinds backgrounds feel welcome and valued for their contributions.