EASI has obtained the Gold label in recognition of retaining the Best Managed Companies label for four consecutive years. Each year, the Best Managed Companies programme rigorously evaluates and challenges organizations’ strategy and operational management against a proven global framework based on four pillars: a clear long term strategy, extensive capabilities, strong commitment, and excellent financial performance. After a challenging year, resilience, leadership and agility have been particularly acknowledged by the independent jury.
A strong framework
The jury congratulated EASI with the overall progress over the last year. The transition from our founder Salvatore Curaba, towards two co-CEO’s and a strong management team was completed in an excellent manner. They also highlighted the fact that EASI can build on strong processes and policies but that our organization remains agile and is able to navigate well in uncertain times. The jury also pointed to our customer-centric organization, our authentic employee engagement and our strong investments for research and development.
Both CEO's Jean-François Herremans and Thomas Van Eeckhout are honored that EASI now bears the gold label. "Being recognised as Best Managed Company for the fourth consecurtive year, confirms that we have strong assets to steer through challenging times, and that we are able to embrace the world of tomorrow.” says CEO Thomas Van Eeckhout. Jean-François Herremans adds, "This program really allows us to assess our vision, our strategy and our processes according to the highest standards. It allows continued vigilance and discussions to challenge us to reach the next level for our company."
About Best Managed Companies
In 2017 Deloitte Private launched Belgium Best Managed Companies in collaboration with Econopolis, joined by KU Leuven in 2019. The programme aims to provide guidance and recognition for Belgian privately owned and managed companies that achieve excellent results.
The globally proven framework is used to assess their leadership qualities and practices in the areas of strategy, capabilities, commitment, and financial performance. Companies wishing to participate in the programme must have a turnover exceeding €10 million. They must have been established for at least five years, with more than 25 full-time employees and a majority stake (> 60%) owned by a Belgian resident, person or entity. The company’s HQ or a major decision centre must be located in Belgium and they must be fully compliant from a legal, tax and ethical perspective.
The Best Managed Companies label is intended to become an international label denoting quality and excellence. The programme was developed 28 years ago in Canada and has been rolled out in the meantime over 35 countries worldwide.