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Els Demeester, Chief of Staff

Els Demeester has served as Chief of Staff since December 2018. She is an experienced international business leader with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the technology distribution industry. Previously, Els served as Corporate Vice President, Integration.

Els joined Tech Data through Tech Data’s acquisition of Computer 2000, where she started her career as one of the company’s first employees in Belgium in 1989. The first 10 years she was in charge of start-ups and business development for several business units in the Benelux region. Shortly after joining Tech Data, Els became Regional Managing Director, Benelux. During these years, Els was also an active member of the European Management board. She has also held additional responsibilities as E-Commerce business leader for EMEA and Head of International Sales, EMEA.

In 2007, Els became Vice President and Regional Managing Director, Benelux/Germany/Austria/Czech, where she drove the turnaround of German operations, while achieving material growth in Benelux through several acquisitions. In 2012, Els returned to Benelux as Senior Vice President Benelux to lead the integration of recently acquired companies and innovation in the region.

Els holds a master’s degree in Micro Electronics Engineering, an executive MBA from E.S.I.M Business School in Brussels and is a Guberna Certified Board Director.