Our Team


Our Team

Filip Hendrickx


Filip is a BA coach and innovation consultant. He founded altershape to help organisations with achieving their strategic goals and becoming more effective innovators.
Filip started his career in multimedia, as a researcher and software developer, moving into business analysis, business architecture and innovation later on. In his coaching, training and consulting work, he bridges BA with lean startup and innovation techniques.
Within the IIBA Brussels Chapter and as founder of the BA & Beyond conference, Filip helps to grow the BA profession and to build the BA community in and around Belgium.

Robin Smets


Robin Smets is a Senior Consultant in the banking & insurance industry with a keen focus on Business Analysis & Agile Transformation. He worked on several international client projects in domains like fund management, finance, credits, retail banking, HR and insurance in both predictive and adaptive environments. He is also active as BA Competence Centre Leader at Contraste Europe.

Robin has a passion for productivity and effectiveness and is always looking for innovative ways to help organizations reap the advantages of correctly applying the principles of chosen methodologies. He thrives on solving complex situations and trying to depict them in the simplest way possible.

Ann Leemans


Ann Leemans is an experienced Management Consultant at Harmony Group with a solid track record in the financial industry. In a continuously evolving digital environment and the changing importance of project approaches, Ann's expertise is to advise and facilitate strategic thinking exercises while placing people at the core of organizational change and transformation. Ann joined the IIBA Brussels Chapter in September 2019 to take care of the Marketing and Communication strategy in order to reach out to the expanding Business Analysis community in Belgium and Luxembourg. 

Stefan Bossuwé


Being passionate about business analysis, Stefan Bossuwé founded together with a small group of BA enthusiasts the IIBA® Brussels Chapter (covering Belgium and Luxembourg) in 2009, where he got appointed as Chairman.
He’s got more than 25 years of experience in various roles and in a wide range of different business domains and became in 2012 the very first CBAP® in Belgium and Luxembourg.
Stefan assists organisations in increasing their maturity on business analysis: coaching, introducing and deploying methodologies & best practices, etc ...
Stefan firmly believes in the importance of business analysis. He spends much of his time promoting the business analysis profession and shares his knowledge and experience as a speaker at various international conferences and seminars.

Kristof Peeters


Kristof considers analysis as his passion. He is working for more than 20 years as an IT consultant. He is eager in motivating people by using technical as well as analytical skills. In 2011, he discovered the goals and values of IIBA and has been frequenting the events of the Brussels Chapter on a regular basis.
In 2019 Kristof decided in getting more involved in the IIBA Brussels chapter.

Ann Mistiaen


Ann Mistiaen started her IT career in early 2000 as a consultant and a functional tester. After building up experience across numerous projects she now works as business analysts for Novado (a software innovation company) providing solutions for both internal and external clients.
Ann's main BA interests are process analysis and visual facilitation. She loves sharing her thoughts and experiences with the BA community.

Nikolaas De Graeve


Nikolaas De Graeve started his career in IT and communications in 1998. After building up experience across numerous projects he now works as business analysts for Novado (a software innovation company) providing solutions for both internal and external clients.
Nikolaas' main BA interests are requirements elicitation and strategic BA. He loves using visual facilitation techniques and sharing his thoughts and experiences with the BA community.

Iris M


Irina is a business analyst with a software development and engineering background, having a strong base received in the scientific environment. During the last years, she works also as a Project Manager and Product Owner. She is a certified PSM and PSPO.
She continues development in both analytical and managerial directions, interested in challenges that require a mix of skills from different domains. Her past experience is related to the transport and insurance industries but is not limited to them.

Nils Steyaert

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Nils Steyaert is a business analyst focused on the business (master) data and business process management. With a background in environmental chemistry and energy engineering, he is mostly active in the utilities and energy sector. Nils has a strong interest in the interface between humans and their technology, is conservative if it comes to automation and prefers simplification instead. Because clients often place him into expert teams or centers of excellence, it made a lot of sense for Nils to join the biggest center of excellence in the world for his profession, namely the IIBA.

Tim Coenegracht

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Tim Coenegracht is a Business Consultant with 15 years of experience. He’s taken on multiple roles in transformation and digitalisation projects, spread over multiple industries, such as banking, warehousing and manufacturing. Although most of these projects are IT-related, Tim is always focused on optimizing business outcomes and value.
Tim joined IIBA Brussels chapter as support for the Event group.

Branka Haining


Branka is a Business analyst with experience and a passion for solving the correct business problems. To achieve the correct business outcomes, benefits realisation, people buy-in, and credibility, she focuses not only on the 'why' but also the 'how', with a view to improving the end-user experience and creating solutions that help clients and employees be more effective and productive.
Branka has working knowledge and experience with global organisations and sectors, including Legal, Public, Housing, Health Care, Energy, Financial, Telecommunication, Consulting, Manufacturing, Airline and Retail.
Branka deeply cares about people and leans into every challenge with optimism and creativity. She connects by taking the time to learn and understand the bigger picture.
At IIBA Brussels Chapter, she helps organising the BA Achievement Award.

Bart Verbeke


Meet Bart Verbeke, a 37-year-old business analyst (at the time of writing in 2023) with a dozen years of experience in business analysis, agile methodologies, process management, and testing. Bart has made waves in various industries, from banking and telecom to government, pharmaceuticals, and public transport. He's your go-to professional for both Waterfall and Agile projects, consistently delivering top-notch results and thriving under pressure.
Beyond the workplace, Bart is a family man, happily married with two kids who keep life entertaining. In his downtime, he's all about padel, football, reading, blockbuster movies, friends, beer and local bars.
But here's the kicker – Bart's not just your average Joe. He's got an out-of-this-world curiosity, with a passion for astronomy, AI, and quantum science. Whether he's navigating the cosmos or navigating complex business strategies, Bart is your go-to agile business analyst, adding a touch of fun and fascination to everything he does.
At IIBA Brussels chapter, Bart supports event organisation.

Liza Ivankova

Liza is an IT Business Analyst with experience in developing web, desktop, mobile, and IoT solutions. She has worked for almost 10 years at outsource companies and participated in projects from different domains: education, insurance, civil aviation, telecommunications, consumer electronics, and several others. She worked in teams from 5 to 35+ members, with start-ups and international corporations from Europe and the US. Now she lives in Eindhoven and works as an in-house Lead Business Analyst.
As a volunteer in the Brussels IIBA Chapter she would like to contribute to the BA community and keep learning from other BAs.

Joris Bommers


Joris is an enthusiastic, versatile, practical and competent person who has a wide range of experiences in Business Change, Management of Change, Training, Project and Program Management. Joris likes to contribute to organizational improvement, growth and development. He is motivated by bringing people together, assisting teams to get things done. The people side of technology implementation and organizational change, a unique blend of people skills and business expertise. Highly flexible with the ability to learn and adapt quickly whilst maintaining a good sense of humor.

Patsy Wouters


Patsy Wouters is a Business Analyst/Business Consultant and PMI certified Project Manager.
She carries over 36 years of experience in various roles for Automotive, Government, Banking, Telecom and Security projects. She has international/global expertise in a multi-vendor environment.
Being co-founder of the Brussels IIBA Chapter launched in March 2009 in Belgium, she also fulfils the secretary role for that organisation.

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