Vic Swerts wins Vlerick Award 2010

Vic Swerts, chairman of Soudal, has been awarded the Vlerick Award in Brussels on april 30th. The jury selected a leader who marked a track record with sustainable results to bring his company to the international top in its field.


Other nominees for the Vlerick Award 2010 were Jean Stéphenne (GSk), Thomas Leysen (Umicore) and Michaël Bremans (Ecover). The award is given by Vlerick Alumni, the Alumni organization of the Vlerick Leuven Ghent Management School. The winner was chosen through a vote on the Vlerick Alumni website and a live vote by the public present at the event.


Vic Swerts was handed the award by Herman Van De Velde (Van De Velde Group), last year’s winner. On the evening itself, the nominees of the previous 9 editions were invited as well. This group of prominent ‘captains of industry’ illustrates the high level of this prestigious award.


After the announcement, Vic Swerts showed himself sincerely surprised but also honoured to receive this award, which is also an honour for the entire company.