Saskia van Uffelen
Corporate Vice President INETUM; Digital Champion for Belgium
Saskia Van Uffelen has been working in the sector of information and communication technology (ICT) for over 25 years. She has held national and international sales and marketing functions in leading companies such as Xerox, Compaq, HP, Arinso, Bull and Ericsson.
As Corporate Vice President for the International ICT solution provider INETUM, she oversees the development of the BeNeLux region for the group.
Since 2012, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs appointed Saskia Van Uffelen as ‘Digital Champion’ for Belgium representing the European Commission. To stimulate the roll out of the Digital Agenda in Belgium she sensitizes all parties involved in 5 areas:
- Digital Economy,
- Digital Government,
- Digital Infrastructure,
- Digital Security
- Digital Skills
As a manager, Saskia Van Uffelen always keeps a keen eye on the human aspects of collaboration in a company. She focusses heavily on ensuring the synergies between the different generations present in the workplace.
In interviews, opinion articles and her book ‘Iedereen Baas! – Tous Patron!’ she encourages her colleagues to pay more attention to it as well.
As a role model she received various awards; among others:
- 2011 ‘ICT Woman of the Year’ in 2011 (Data News),
- 2013 Inspiring Women in Science, Technology and research(Luxembourg),
- 2016 Gulden Spoor voor Economische uitstraling (Vlaanderen),
- 2019 Leadership Award (Etion),
- Nominated as Manager of the Year 2019
Saskia Van Uffelen is married and a mother of five.