Robonext leadership team

Pieter Celis

Pieter Celis

Chief Executive Officer

Pieter is the people expert of robonext. He is a charismatic entrepreneur with a passion for continuous improvement. Pieter has a broad perspective, stemming from a background in Civil Engineering, Business Administration, Corporate Finance and Organisational Psychology. Pieter has more than 15 years of experience in helping companies to implement continuous improvement programmes and in helping customer teams to deal with change. He has worked both in Belgium and abroad for major multinationals such as Philips and Sara Lee International. His priorities at robonext are building an excellent team and delivering on our promise to involve customer teams in their automation journeys.



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Johan De Mulder

Chief Technology Officer

Johan is the technology expert of robonext. He is an Industrial Engineer and Master of Information Technology. With a solid background as an independent developer in process automation and the machinery industry, he has more than 20 years of experience in developing software and automating processes. Johan is on top of new developments and has a passion for efficiency and technology that works. He has worked for clients such as Atlas Copco, Total, Engie and Attentia. His expertise lies in .NET framework, agile methodologies and Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC). Johan's mission at robonext is to ensure our process automations are executed flawlessly, future-proof and exceed our customers' expectations.



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Joris Van Ostaeyen, PhD

Chief Strategy Officer

Joris is the business expert of robonext. He is an Electromechanical Engineer with a PhD in Industrial Management. Joris has worked as process engineer for Atlas Copco and has researched service business models at the Center for Industrial Management of KU Leuven. As independent consultant, he has extensive experience in managing projects related to advanced analytics, in analyzing the business potential of new technologies and in providing strategic advice to companies. He has worked for Barco, SAS Institute, I-Care Group and the European Commission. Joris' mission at robonext is to help our customers with defining their automation strategy, to ensure our services match their needs and to support our clients in tapping the full potential of Smart Business Automation.