At Red Carpet IT Services we think it is important that you get to know our team. This is why we created a new series of blogposts called ‘Meet the team on Monday’. In the coming weeks we’ll introduce you to one of our valued team members. This Monday we’ll introduce you to our Managing Director in Belgium: Jean-Philippe van Aelst
Grab some coffee, relax and get to know Jean-Philippe!
1. Managing Director… What exactly is your role?
I am in charge of daily operations of Red Carpet IT Services Belgium and I am commercially involved, supporting our Business Development Manager. The Belgian branch is still in start-up phase and I am facilitating both the organization and the set-up of our office operations.
2. What is your background?
I have different degrees in Business Administration and a strong commercial professional background. Since the start of my career, I have always worked in various sales functions focusing on corporate solution sales. Particularly my work experience at former Telindus Group (currently Proximus) has significantly developed my solution thinking skills, out of the box approach, customer centricity and last but not lease my entrepreneurial strengths.
In 2010 I started my first owned business and pioneered in different sectors including travel- and domestic retail business. Over the past 6 years I served in several roles ranging from commercial, strategic, to operational. At the end of 2020, I embraced the opportunity of starting the Red Carpet Belgium venture with Barney and Rian Barnes. I am proud of being part of the Red Carpet family and to contribute to its expansion.
3. What activities give you the most energy?
Finding and building creative solutions with our customers. Celebrating successes with our team.
4. Where do you see opportunities and challenges in this role?
I see strong growth opportunities in our data expertise domains. Challenges lay in building a strong recognized brand identity and staying ahead of competition.
5. What do you like to do in your spare time?
Spending time with my family, meeting friends, city walks in #Brussels, walks in nature, playing tennis and playing drums.