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Building a business from their passion for energy markets. That’s what our founders did in 2005 and that’s still what they do today, supported by an international team of energy experts who help spread this passion all over the world. What does our team bring to the table? A set of highly specialized consultancy services: quality energy risk management, procurement, financial controlling, sustainability and data management solutions based on the most in-depth knowledge of energy procurement that you can find.
 
At E&C Consultants, energy buying isn’t just a branch of our business –  it’s in our DNA.

E&C’s philosophy

From its very first moments, E&C has been conscious of its role in society, which is clear from our mission statement:

To make every large energy user on the planet contribute to the energy transition by bringing them the best strategies, systems and data, shoulder to shoulder, with the help of the newest technologies.

This mission statement is summarized in our baseline:

E&C: smarter energy for a better world

Throughout our existence, we have consciously worked on bringing into practice a set of values. These values are strongly shared among E&C team members, creating a strong bond among them and ensuring a high degree of employee involvement in realizing the company’s goals.

These values encompass how we do business and are outward facing, are ingrained in how we manage our work and how we relate to our clients. Some are also internal and relate to how we see ourselves as individuals within E&C. We takes these values seriously and demonstrate them as often as we can:
 
 

Team

Diversity is one of our biggest assets: the E&C team currently has 22 nationalities – and growing! 

E&C has a gender-balanced workforce with the Male/Female spread being almost equal – with 49% being women.

Behind E&C projects and services there is an enthusiastic and professional team captained by:

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  • Benedict de Meulemeester– CEO
    Benedict co-founded E&C Consultants in 2005
  • Jens Lievens – COO
    Jens is responsible for the Consultants and Sales & Marketing teams
  • Laura Landrieu – CFO
    Laura is responsible for the DRS, IT and Administration teams
  • Veerle Vandamme
    Veerle is responsible for the Financial Controllers team
  • Joanna Mazur & Yaël Verlie
    Joanna and Yaël are the HR Managers and look after the whole E&C team
  • Daniel Radder
    Daniel is non-executive member of the management team

What people are saying about E&C

“Together with E&C, we are gradually improving our maturity in Energy Procurement across Bombardier (Aerospace and Transportation). They support us in optimizing our energy procurement step by step. Having started with only one location, we are now collaborating in 8 countries in Europe and North America and there is more to look forward to.”

Özgür Oklap, Global Category Lead at Bombardier

“E&C succeeded in negotiating a contract without any volume requirements - an essential condition due to the volatile business we’re in. Their tendering, combined with their accurate follow-up of the energy markets, resulted in an average hedged electricity price that was 15% below that of last year.”

Ludo Heylen, Purchasing Manager at Lantmännen Unibake Benelux

“E&C realized that our passive approach to energy payments was costing us money. By analyzing our invoices and discussing with engineers, they found out that our capacitors were being set up on the wrong connection points. This realization saved us 60,000 euro per year.”

Client active in food manufacturing

“E&C created a tailor-made executive summary that combined all of our hedging and financial controlling activities. It gave us an overview of the portfolio situation for electricity, gas and injections, and provided a detailed breakdown of the cost per month for several of our sites. The file is updated each month to show the cost evolution and compare it with the previous year as well as with our internal targets. This makes following-up easy and and ensures effective decision-making.”

Joris Meerschaert, Purchase Manager at Unilin

“Pre-financial crisis, energy markets were soaring, increasing daily - and positions were purchased in panic at high prices. We recognized that no one can predict the behaviour of the markets - engaging E&C helped us develop a buying strategy and we gained control over our energy cost and risk exposure.”

Daniel Wade, Purchasing Manager at Federal Mogul

“Thanks to E&C, our P&L is no longer affected by unexpected energy budget increases like we saw in 2008”

Company active in tourism industry

“E&C has been a great partner in our effort to switch away from a decentralized, fragmented approach for Utilities to a Strategic Centralised approach for 10 mature markets. We now have full visibility in our consumption on the SharePoint and are able to make much more informative decisions for the purchases. Moreover we are able to efficiently plan ahead for years to come and achieve better budget stability.”

Marinela Paida, Group Strategic Procurement Manager at Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

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