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Sabine Sterkens is co-owner and director of E and S Consult BVBA.

From 1992 till 2002 she built out a career as a legal affairs manager in several important enterprises (Van Havermaet Groenweghe Group, Care4Data). From 2002 till 2008 she was head of the legal department of Terumo Europe NV, which is the European headquarters of Terumo Corporation, a Japanese multinational in the production, sales and marketing of medical devices.

She was the legal manager for all the European subsidiaries of the Belgian headquarters (Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Sweden, UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Russia) and handled in that function every legal aspect of all the European legal entities involved (all commercial contracts, company law issues, legal procedures, legal transactions etc), but was also member of the Investment Committee, a project leader and member of several project teams and finally, right hand of the administration director.

In 2008 she co-founded E and S Consult BVBA specialized in consultancy, interim management and project management in the domain of legal and administration – operations, production, quality, safety-environment, logistics and engineering. She did projects for several multinational companies in the pharmaceutical (e.g. Johnson & Johnson ) and IT business (e.g. Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc.). Within these projects she could through her specialization and experience of the past, work in the different legal departments of her clients, smoothly adapting to the different situations and levels. Whereby she has shown a practice-driven and a result-oriented attitude in a world of legal rules and administrative procedures.

Through her whole career she became a specialist in all the areas of the legal and administration department of a business, on a national and international level and became a strong player in project management.

Sabine holds a master degree in law, a master degree in business law and a master degree in company law. Further she has a bachelor degree as tax advisor and is a certified tax consultant.


Erwin Hoebrechts is co-owner and director of E and S Consult BVBA.

From 1986 till 1988 he was a production responsible in the food industry with Bonduelle NV. Thereafter from 1989 till 2008 he started with Terumo Europe NV, which is the European headquarters of Terumo Corporation, a Japanese multinational in the production, sales and marketing of medical devices. He took responsibility within various manufacturing units to end up as the operations manager manufacturing.

Where he was the right hand of the manufacturing director and was directly responsible for the manufacturing of medical products (in house but also outsourced manufacturing). He was also responsible for all manufacturing staff planning/procurement, process and quality control, safety, health and environment, budget development and cost control. In this function he managed over 380 blue and white collars in the different departments related to his function.

He was also project leader of a large number of project teams and project member of cross functional projects on business unit level.

From 2008 till 2010 he worked as operation and logistics manager for Elytra NV and BORIT NV, spin-off companies of OCAS, the R&D centre of ArcelorMittal (www.ocas.be). Elytra NV produces and commercializes sandwich panels with steel skins and PP cores. He was responsible for the operational side of the production and logistics of the Elytra, managing quality, safety, environment, manufacturing, logistics, purchase, procurement and planning, product development and managed the co-engineering projects.

Because of his great experience in the whole operational side of business he was asked by OCAS, Arcelor-Mittal to share this expertise for other projects, spin-offs etc within the group. In that way he started as an independent consultant through E and S Consult BVBA, of which he is co-founder.

Through his whole career he managed to specialize and build a huge experience and expertise in the operational side of a business and managed to become a project manager of the highest level.

Erwin holds a bachelor degree in chemistry.