The team of Haedes is coached by pIEt Haerens and Renaat De Sutter. They lead the way and get inspired by the Haedes colleagues and by their partners from other engineering companies and knowledge institutes.
Country Manager / Chief Operating Officer (Portugal)
Languages: English, Portuguese
Passionate about people and personal relationships, I try to put my knowledge and skills of Civil (M.Sc), Coastal, and Port Engineering at the service of society. At HAEDES I am responsible for Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries operations, and my main goals are to foster a positive work environment for the team, seeking to meet their needs and aspirations, offer the market a consulting solution with a focus on nature and sustainability, and enhance an environment in which free initiative and innovative spirit are combined with rigor and sense of responsibility. Focused on results, emotionally intelligent, lover of life, sweet words, and warm hugs, I try to positively change the world, one day at a time.
Languages: English, Farsi
With several references, and more than 15 years of experience in coastal and port engineering I am glad to bring my expertise on the numerous challenges our coastal and marine areas have to face. Constantly seek for the global view, this holistic vision is why I decided to join HAEDES. My skills encompass data analysis of in-situ and remote sensing parameters, hydrodynamic, water quality and sediment transport modeling, and provision of innovative engineering solutions to better live with nature.
Expert Coastal Resilience
Languages: English, Portuguese
After getting my PhD and being involved as a project engineer, I told myself it was time to seek for other applied and global solutions. Living near the coast ever since it became more than a passion for me. Therefore, I could not miss the opportunity to work daily for its sustainability and resilience by seeking nature-based solutions to help in solving the coastal challenges.
Languages: English, Spanish and French
With an atypical background between mechanical engineering and business engineering, I am involved in the commercial development of the engineering services offered by HAEDES. The ambition to create long term relationships, to innovate by taking inspiration from our environment but also to approach business in an ethical way is part of the soul of HAEDES. It is this line of work that seduced me and convinced me to join the HAEDES team. I am convinced that this adventure will allow me to better understand the challenges of our role in the current trade and thus to forge myself a commercial spirit which will allow me to make clean and ethical trade.
Languages: French, English, Spanish
With a passion for the circular economy and biomimicry I am involved in the commercial development of the engineering services offered by Haedes. A willingness to connect people, ideas, innovations with nature, always approaching projects from a holistic perspective makes Haedes a serious solutions player. It is to join this adventure and to immerse myself in this innovative vision that I joined the team, because I am convinced that this will be the cornerstone of my perspectives.
Marine Ambassador Portugal
Languages: Portuguese, English
I am a man of people, managing teams towards collective excellence and ambitious results is what drives me. Pro-activity and passion for new challenges are my daily doses of motivation. With international experience in hydraulics, marine renewable energy, offshore structures and scour and sediment transport I am proud to say that I combine a good academic background with an appealing professional expertise. Working on the verge between applied research and engineering is the driver of my mindset.
Expert Offshore Hydrodynamics and CFD
Languages: English, Dutch, French
Being an offshore engineer and having strong affinity with ethics, I find fulfilment in tackling societal challenges by applying and broadening state-of-the-art knowledge and technology in waves and wave-structure interaction to sustainably harvest the great potential our seas have to offer and to keep coastal societies from harm. As Expert Offshore Hydrodynamics and CFD at HAEDES, I strive to continuously broaden and implement the knowledge attained during my PhD through R&D projects as well as help our clients solve their challenges related to the offshore environment.
Chief Innovation and Digitalization Officer
Languages: English, Spanish, Dutch
Managing complex multidisciplinary projects maximizing the benefits for our society and nature is my main driver. With a solid background in research and strong experience in numerical modelling and project management I am in continuous pursuit of new and creative solution approaches. My purpose is to tackle old and new challenges in our complex society and its interaction with the environment. I explore new areas of interest by engaging R&D and innovative projects and nature is my main source of inspiration.
Founder – CSO Chief Soul & Strategy Officer
Languages: English, Dutch, Portuguese
Connecting people, ideas and disciplines for innovation that’ s what drives me. I can incorporate my expertise into typically disassociated fields and think systemic. I’m a European, future oriented, passionately inspired by Nature, science & experiences. I have completed my MSc. in Coastal & Marine Studies at the University of the Algarve (Portugal). My core field of expertise is related to regenerative design, system thinking, nature-based solutions in combination with engineering knowledge for ocean & offshore renewable energy, coastal resilience, and ports. I take the responsibility to nurture both HAEDES’ scientific skills and our soul.
Founder – CEO
Languages: English, French, Dutch
I consider myself as rational, down-to-earth, opportunity driven, proud and stubborn. Trust and integrity are my core values as CEO of HAEDES BV. Having international experience in hydraulics, integrated coastal zone/water management, sediment management and dredging, I am proud to use our Flemish/Belgian expertise to solve international water related challenges, enjoying the honest relation with local stakeholders. Developing science into engineering practice is my angle of doing business.