Our management team

They operate as a dynamic team that guides our organization towards sustainable and further European expansion.
Both experienced and skilled, our management team is eager to take up the challenges ahead. 

Geert Pauwels, Chief Executive Officer

Geert is responsible for Lineas since 2008. Initially, this activity was part of the Belgian National Railway operator SNCB and had to be restructured fundamentally in order to survive. Since 2015, with the entry of Argos Soditic as a private equity shareholder for 69%, Lineas has the mission to realize the modal shift from truck to rail. Before taking on this mission, Geert worked at McKinsey, where he advised CEOs during the restructuring of multinational companies in the logistics, pharmaceutical and telecom sectors in different locations in the US, Asia and Europe.

Jan De Raeymaeker, Finance

Jan joined Lineas as Chief Financial Officer in May 2019, bringing valuable experience from his past work as CFO at Brussels Airlines and multiple roles as strategic advisor. Jan oversees the Finance, Legal, HR and Purchasing teams as well as the Transformation program.

Kurt Coffyn, Operations

Kurt has joined Lineas as Chief Operations Officer in November 2019. He has more than 25 years’ experience in leading complex end-to-end supply chains and operations in multinational organisations such as Cargill, Barry-Callebaut, Ontex, Stanley, and General Electric.

Mark Geuens, Data and Information

Mark has been concentrating on the digitization of Lineas as Executive Director for ICT & Innovation since May 2018. Previously, he was IT Director at Cigna Health Benefits and held multiple roles, among which Head of Domain – Network Express, at DHL.

Jeroen Spruyt, Assets and Network Operations

Jeroen has held multiple positions at Lineas since 2009. He manages the assets and network operations and is a member of the executive committee. Jeroen is also chairman of the board of directors at TheSignallingCompany.