Govrn® : A strong vision collectively created  !


2021
The Age of Truth

Launch of Brussels & Paris offices. Onboard first clients & explore North-America opportunities.  

2020
... and close a first seed round.

Focusing on "Smart Money" only allowing Govrn to expand quickly internationally. 

The Age of Co-Creation

Create GOVRN SA/NV. Hire a team of 7 professionals - UX, UI, Design, Lead Generation & back-end talents.

2019
The Age of Iteration

Starting to  iterating on product concepts. At the same time, we performed more than 100 user interviews, engaged with 50 CEO's and Chairman's of companies above €25M in order to crack the different pains.

2017-2018
The Age of Board Maturity

Get all appointed in additional Board of Directors. Enlightening a common vision promoting an forward-thinking agenda levelling up board efficiency. Disrupting the standard practice of a board which is essentially a more or less insightful and critical audience for staff work.

2016
The Age of First Questioning

Identifying multiple areas of improvement like disinformation, lost of business context, time wasted in board administration, board efficiency and again passive-reactive behaviors.

2015
The Age of Engagement

Individually joining our first Board of Directors - and quickly a second and then a third. Navigating through a basically passive-reactive approach to governing.

The Age of Discovery

A team of successful entrepreneurs from various industries ( ERP, Telco's, Fintech and more) engaging with board matters at several levels (CFO, CEO, COO or founders).

Meet the Govrner's Team

Xavier Pansaers

Co-Founder & CEO

Co-Founder and Chief Visionary, Xavier is the driving force behind Govrn®. He loves to keep his hands full by participating in the development of the software, marketing, and customer experience strategies.

   


Jean-Louis Van Houwe

Co-Founder

Jean-Louis loves taking on new challenges. With his multi-year experience as Monizze Founder & CEO, Jean-Louis has helped the company to get where it is today. Jean-Louis is among the best minds.

  

Hannes D'Huslter

Product Manager

Loudly supported by a great design team, Hannes drives the product by balancing usability, client needs and technical constrains.

Alex Vandoren

UX Lead
By conducting research, Alex creates and validates human-centered digital products while keeping innovation, usability and accessibility in mind.`

Sophie Putman 

Marketing Growth Lead

 Sophie is our marketing growth specialist. She brings a sparkling creativity all long the value chain. Sophie is leading the Govrnor's Show project. 

Tom Martin

Customer Success Manager

Tom is a dedicated Customer Success expert 100% devoted to its clients satisfaction. After several years in the SaaS industry with several fast-growing providers, Tom wants to make Govrn's customers super happy.

Jean-Gabriel Debaille

Full Stack Lead

 If you have never met Jean-Gabriel, then you are missing something in your life. Years of experience turned Jean-Gabriel into a complete technologist and a great companion to work with. 

Lennart Schoors

Product Designer

As a seasoned designer, Lennart brings the wireframes to life, turning them into an appealing, usable app that works across platforms and devices.

 

Michael Anderlin

Full Stack Lead

 

Inti Valderas

UX Designer

With a great passion for technology and design, Inti applies his own experiences and knowledge into his work and helps the team creating features that make sense.

The Board Of Directors

Olivier de Puymorin, Chairman

French serial entrepreneur with 40+ years of experience, Olivier have launched, scaled & sold many ICT companies. The very last is  Arkadin  (1000+ employees) sold to NTT Domoco. 


Xavier Pansaers, CEO

Xavier is board director of different tech companies in which he is hosting different practices like pricing, growth & fund raising strategies.


Alexis Cornu-Thenard

Board Director

Alexis has 20 years of experience as Group CFO at fast growing companies in the SaaS, Tech and Telecom industry such as Arkadin (now part of NTT) and Exlinea (Jardine Group). He held several positions in Europe (London, Paris), North America (NYC) and Asia (HK) where he was instrumental in opening new countries and setting up the proper governance in a global organization. Alexis Graduated from Sup de Co Amiens Business School in France.


Jean-Baptiste Escoyez

Independent Board director

Jean-Baptiste holds a Master of Science in Computer Engineering. He mainly focus on the product and technical side of the ventures. He recently served as CTO at Prospect.io. He is now CEO at Flexio, a tool that automates paperwork for entrepreneurs. 


The Advisory Board

Thierry Jansen

Thierry have an extensive experience and expertise in B2B technology products and services. Let's name some of your past and current mandates : General Manager Econocom, Chairman of the Board at Real Dolmen, Chairman of the Board at Dfakto, Founder & Chairman of Board at Co-station, former CEO of SWITCH Apple Stores.


Thierry Bosly

Partner and Head of White & Case Belgium and Luxembourg practices, Thierry Bosly also serves as Head of the Firm's Private Equity section for the EMEA region. Thierry is a highly experienced lawyer, with a national and international practice that focuses on corporate and finance transactions. Widely recognized as a leading practitioner in his field, he advises major banks on complex debt restructurings, acquisition finance, regulation of factoring, securitizations and insolvency-related matters.


Nicolas Hollanders 

Nicolas is recognized as a expert in governance design and succession planning. He advises companies and families in the fields of shareholder strategy, governance, executive recruitment, selection and executive succession, family talent assessment, philanthropy, and continuity planning. He serves today as the Chairman of a family holding structure controlling a large international industrial group.


Worldwide Offices

 

blue and white flags on pole    
Gorvn® Belgium - Brussels (Global Headquarters)
✉ 18, Avenue Roger Vandendriescche 1150 Brussels - Belgium

Brussels is the heart of the European corporate governance & International affairs and is hosting the largest community of experts in governance technology and regulation technology.

Eiffel Tower during nighttime  
Govrn® France - Paris 

✉ 66, Rue de Miromesnil 75008 Paris - France

Paris is one of the largest cities in Europe hosting some of the largest global companies where decisions are made daily by their Boards & Compliance Teams of Experts.