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Patrick Bouwen,

CEO Group Bouwen

patrick.bouwen
@groepbouwen.be

Patrick Bouwen graduated with a Licentiate degree in Law from the KU Leuven. He then earned the Business Management degree at the Vlerick Business School, with which he was then associated for several years as a member of the academic staff.
Patrick Bouwen is co-founder, together with Luc Verelst, of project developer EURINPRO (later Uplace). In 1997 he became general manager of ROBELCO and in 2000 he founded his own project development company. He is the managing director in all project companies of Groep Bouwen.

Cedric Bouwen completed his studies in Applied Economics at the VUB in Brussels last year. He will be doing his thesis within the framework of the Groep Bouwen commitment in Peru (read Groep Bouwen in the world). While awaiting his departure for Peru, he is helping on the financial supervision of the projects and the organisation of the internal consolidation of Groep Bouwen.
Cedric is reference shareholder

Kim Heungens earned Bachelor degrees at the Karel de Grote Hogeschool and the Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen in 1998 and 2001.
In 2007 Kim completed the postgraduate programme on ´Real estate law in real estate practice´ magna cum laude at the KU Brussels. At Groep Bouwen he is responsible for the financial supervision of the projects and the various companies. He also has a director´s mandate in several of the companies related to Groep Bouwen.

Cyrielle Bouwen graduated with a Master degree in Commercial Sciences from the Lessius Hogeschool in Antwerp. Before that she earned her Bachelor in Business Management/Legal Practice at the Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen, after which she worked part-time - parallel to her Master studies - as a legal employee in the notarial firm of Geassocieerde Notarissen Goossens en Verwerft.
In 2012-2013 she completed with distinction a postgraduate degree in real estate at the KU Leuven.
Cyrielle is reference shareholder and director in a number of the group companies.

Since 2007 Jan Leenaerts has handled the technical aspects of the construction projects within Groep Bouwen, from design to delivery. He completed his engineering studies in 1997 at the De Nayerinstituut in Mechelen, now the Industrial Engineering Sciences faculty of the KU Leuven. He first worked as a Project Manager at the multidisciplinary architectural firm ELD in Antwerp. During that period he earned a Master degree in Construction Management.
To keep abreast of the constant evolution in the EPB legislation and to integrate the results thereof into the development of our projects, Jan recently successfully completed the ´Energy-Conscious Contractor´ course.

Tom Michiels graduated as an architect from the Hoger Rijksinstituut in Antwerp. After his traineeship, he began working as an independent architect at Stijn Peeters & Partners in Lier.
Later Tom became a project manager at Dockx Bouw, Vooruitzicht and Superhuis, successively. Since November 2015 he has been working at Groep Bouwen as project manager, managing the projects in Antwerp and Londerzeel, amongst others.

'We don´t want to be everywhere - but wherever we are, we want to be the best.'

Our story

Where was the first stone laid of Groep Bouwen? Who were (and are) the architects of our success? Discover our history and look forward together with us to a flourishing future.

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