Most engaged member companies
AmCham Belgium’s strength as an organization depends on the engagement of its members. Already a tradition at the Chamber, the AmChampion Awards recognize the member companies within our community that have been most engaged over the past year. As our community is diverse, we name several AmChampions every year to recognize the different ways in which members can engage with and contribute to the Chamber.
2022 AmChampion Awards
AmChampion '22: Deloitte
Deloitte – AmChampion ‘22 for large companies – Deloitte, a Group Patron member and Diamond Sponsor, has been part of our community since 1957. What truly made Deloitte stand out this past year was the breadth of their engagement: 21 of their employees are active in our committees and subcommittees – the most of any company at AmCham!
AmChampion '22: Amgen
Amgen – AmChampion ‘22 for medium companies – Tijs Neutens and Koen Raeymaekers, of Amgen, are Co-Chairs of our Personalized Healthcare Subcommittee and were the driving force behind a series of events on the topic last spring, in addition to supporting many of our other healthcare activities.
AmChampion '22: AKD
AKD – AmChampion ‘22 for small companies – Werner Heyvaert, Partner at AKD, is well-known within the #AmCham community as the long-serving Vice-Chair of our Legal & Taxation Committee, where he is engaged in many of our advocacy initiatives to improve the business and investment climate.
2021 AmChampion Awards
AmChampion '21: Janssen Pharmaceutica
Janssen Pharmaceutica – AmChampion ‘21 for large companies – Janssen representatives and other colleagues from the Johnson & Johnson family have been actively engaging in almost all of the Chamber’s Committees – a testament to our shared goal of making Belgium more attractive for foreign investment. As one of the Premium Partners for our Year of Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson also was a key contributor to the program of the Year.
As Janssen, we believe itʼs important to engage with AmCham, because together you achieve more.
Emely Mintiens, Janssen Pharmaceutica
AmChampion '21: Vandendijk & Partners
Vandendijk & Partners – AmChampion ‘21 for small companies – An De Reymaeker, Tax Lawyer and Partner at the firm, is well-known within our community. She is a Vice-Chair of our Legal & Taxation Committee and the Chair of its very active Employee Tax Subcommittee. In fulfilling these roles, An has many times been the Chamber’s spokesperson in meetings with policymakers and has also supported AmCham in communicating about the complex topic of employee taxation in Belgium to our broader community.
2020 AmChampion Awards
AmChampion '20: EY Belgium
EY – AmChampion ‘20 for large companies – has been a member of the Chamber for nearly 60 years and, over that time, their engagement in our activities has only increased. In 2020, EY shared much of their expertise and useful resources to help companies navigate through the crisis.
We’re talking about a win-win for all parties. As a member, you actually contribute, you support the community. But you also get support from the community.
Patrick Rottiers, EY Belgium
AmChampion '20: CS&A International
CS&A International – AmChampion ‘20 for small companies – is an expert in risk, crisis and business continuity management. They have been invaluable partners since joining our community in 2014, but especially during the COVID-19 crisis. Koen Peeters, Senior Consultant, chairs our Communications Committee.
2019 AmChampion Awards
AmChampion '19: KPMG
KPMG – AmChampion ‘19 for large companies – has consistently been an active and engaged member of our Committees and a key contributor to many of our events. As a long-standing member and Strategic Sponsor of AmCham Belgium, KPMG supports our annual program and champions our efforts to create a positive investment climate in Belgium.
This sharing of experience and knowledge between the AmCham Belgium members and the different stakeholders is one of the Chamber’s key strengths in my experience.
Koen Van Ende, KPMG Belgium
AmChampion '19: Whyte Corporate Affairs
Whyte Corporate Affairs – AmChampion ‘19 for small companies – has shown that leadership is truly in its DNA, with no less than three company representatives holding leadership positions within our Committees. Throughout their member journey with AmCham Belgium, Whyte has been often represented by different team members at our networking or knowledge-sharing events, and 2019 was no exception.
2018 AmChampion Awards
AmChampion '18: ING Belgium
ING Belgium – AmChampion ‘18 for large companies – has been an unparalleled Ambassador of AmCham Belgium throughout 2018: From playing an overarching role in our Year of Logistics as the program sponsor, to leading two of our Committees and hosting not only some of our public events, but also many internal AmCham Belgium meetings.
To engage with AmCham Belgium is essential for the success of your membership. It’s like a vending machine: the more you put into AmCham Belgium, the more will come out.
Dave Deruytter, ING Belgium
AmChampion '18: FTI Consulting
The relationship between FTI Consulting – AmChampion ‘18 for small companies – and AmCham Belgium can perhaps be best explained with one word: belonging. Throughout 2018, FTI has seized every opportunity to maximize their collaboration with the Chamber: from being an event and meeting host, to sharing their expertise with the AmCham community, and actively contributing to both our Advisory and Advocacy Committees.