Team

Meet your skilled team

 

Bart Van Damme | Managing Director

FerroMac International, what a great and inspiring journey!

We have without a doubt a fantastic team and together we keep on developing and improving ourselves and every procedure in our chain. More than ever, it is key to combine your priceless human capital with the digital evolutions of our time. We have to bear in mind the day after tomorrow and always try to find an edge for our partners.  Reach for the win-win in every relationship and develop them long-lasting. It’s in our culture to never take things for granted and always stay humble, and at the same time strive for excellence every day. Let’s incubate new ideas and try to shape the future together, give back to the community and make it a better world for all of us.  Our future generation counts on us.

   

bart.van.damme@ferromac.com 

Nikolas de Wachter | Managing Director

When Bart and I started FerroMac in 2010, we set up a very optimistic business plan that would be almost impossible to fulfil. Every time we look back at the end of each year, it is so satisfying to see that we succeeded in this wild dream.

Every year our team gets bigger with enthusiastic young people that are adding something to the company in their own way. We try to get the best out of our people! We want to shape the best talents on the market, because as a trading company creating trust with your commercial partners and extending our international relationships is a key point.

This is why we do our job with love every day. This makes us proud to grow at the same pace as when we started FerroMac.

nikolas.de.wachter@ferromac.com 

Philippe Somlai | Senior Steel Trader

Hi!

My Name is Philippe. I’m working as a steel trader at FerroMac International NV. Because of my professional interest in international business and trading, I have joined our team in September 2011, with the intention and eagerness to develop and promote our company business in overseas markets like Africa and the Caribbean area.

Thanks to our young , motivated, hardworking team & all stakeholders who share the same business ethics and values, I truly believe we can achieve success in many ways!

philippe.somlai@ferromac.com 

Charlotte Verstraeten | Senior Steel Trader

Hi

My name is Charlotte, I am trading steel and developing our business in West Africa. We believe that trust is the core of our business and I stand by this principle in every step of the way.

Being an outgoing person, I love the fact that my position is the ideal combination of travelling and building long term relationships with our customers and suppliers abroad. Happy to be part of this team!

charlotte.verstraeten@ferromac.com 

 

 

 

Flavie Verstraeten | Steel Trader

Hi everyone, I’m Flavie and I’m in charge of developing FerroMac’s interests in South Africa, Mauritius and Madagascar. December 2016, I closed the door on International law to explore the mysterious ways of international trade. Nowadays, I get the chance to meet interesting people and travel to extraordinary places. It’s an excellent way to combine my passion for travelling with the chance to engage with people from varied cultures and backgrounds.

Being part of such a young team is inspiring and motivating. We tease, we play but most importantly we learn everyday how to become better for our clients.

flavie.verstraeten@ferromac.com 

 

 

Vincent Rooijakkers | Senior Steel Trader

Digitalization has handed clients and suppliers the tools to come ever closer, however global trading of steel and chemical products is still inherently risky and filled with pitfalls due to a lack of trust clients encounter in the counterparties they are dealing with. I am 100% convinced that our clients are best served by linking-up with FerroMac International NV and by doing so will not only enjoy the most competitive prices but also the peace of mind that they are in the hands of experienced and dynamic traders that defend and take ownership of their interests.

Personally, what I enjoy most is developing long-term professional and social bonds with my clients, becoming the client’s go-to reference for any of their steel imports and on a social level reaching a profound mutual understanding. Speaking not only for myself but for the entire FerroMac International Team I can guarantee a best-in-house service and the utmost concern and care of your interests, this by the hands of a very enthusiastic team.

Based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic I am attending FerroMac International’s clients in Central America and the Caribbean. Hope to be doing business with you.

vincent.rooijakkers@ferromac.com 

Ignacio Inverso | Steel Trader

My name is Ignacio and I’m working as a steel trader at FerroMac International NV.  Being a steel trader at FerroMac fulfils all of my professional desires: international trade, close and personal contact with our customers and the possibility to supply to our customers’ needs with a specific approach. Promoting and developing our business in Latin America, makes it even more fun to do so.

To us, flexibility, business ethics and quality service are paramount in which we daily invest in order to make the difference and go the extra mile for our customers.

ignacio.inverso@ferromac.com 

 

 

 

 

Jim Bernaerts | Steel Trader

Hi

My name is Jim Bernaerts. I have been active in the LNG shipping industry for many years, being responsible for operations in South America. Social and professional interests however have drawn me to join the trading platform. I didn’t regret it ever since.  Working with FerroMac truly nurtures my eagerness to develop personal skills and to establish successful business networks on a global scale.

The FerroMac team shows a great deal of professionalism and dedication. As experienced traders, we strive to build long term relationships with all parties across the value chain. Please consider our company not only as a top tier trading house, but more as a reliable partner in growing your business

jim.bernaerts@ferromac.com 

Gregory Cokelberg | Senior Trade Assistant

Hello, my name is Gregory and I’m working at FerroMac since September 2011. I’m one of the first employees of FerroMac and I’m glad to see how the company has grown with new colleagues and new markets.

I like my job because of the interaction with people from all around the world and that every day can have an unexpected twist of events. We are a young and dynamic team with a lot of experience and we motivate each other to push boundaries so that we can give that little dash of extra to our clients and this is where we make the difference.

gregory.cokelberg@ferromac.com 

 

 

 

Yasmine Pattyn | Senior Trade Assistant

Hi everyone, Buen día, Bonjour, Hallo, 你好, こんにちは,

My name is Yasmine and I love languages in all shapes and colours. While I’m working at FerroMac, I speak different languages every day. Of course, other aspects of my job are equally important to me. Every set of shipping documents that leaves our office and is sent to the client gives me a certain sense of joy.

I am always happy when we receive positive feedback from a client about our services. At FerroMac we are trying to keep up the good work and we are constantly improving our services. If I can help you with anything at all I am happy to receive your email or telephone call.

yasmine.pattyn@ferromac.com 

 

Florian Annemans | Documentation Officer & Media Watcher

Hi there!

My name is Florian and I have been working at FerroMac since February 2016. Yes it’s already been over a while since I started at the company and I am so glad I joined this group of fantastic people. During the lunch break, I often go play squash or go for a run with my colleagues, but you might be more interested in what I do at FerroMac.

I am the documentation officer here. It is my job to watch over the quality of the shipping documents for our clients. We also strongly believe in a transparant policy, which is why the function of Media Watcher was called to life as well. It is my proud task to inform you about the steel market and our initiatives, as well as the daily events at FerroMac. The reason why I like my job is because of the variety in my work and the different languages and cultures that come our way. But above all I really enjoy the bond I have forged with my colleagues and the atmosphere we work in over here.

florian.annemans@ferromac.com 

Lieve Smets | Financial Controller

Hi everyone,

It was already from the very beginning that I became part of the Ferromac family, however not internally but as an external consultant of EY. The fantastic team of young enthusiastic people, their motivation and the company’s culture always intrigued me. When they needed someone to enforce the finance team, I did not hesitate for a second. I am happy to be part of this wild dream and I am eager to contribute to this continuously growing environment.

lieve.smets@ferromac.com 

 

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Wendy Jacobs | Trade Coordinator

Hi everyone!

I’m Wendy and I’ve been working at FerroMac since 2013.

I started as a Trade Support. Now I’m more engaged in coordinating and expanding our team. I’m convinced that the human capital factor is the driving force behind a successful company. Therefore I put a lot of effort in educating and improving the skills of our people. That way we can give our customers valuable support. On top of that I’m always looking for ways to optimize our communication.

We deliver in many ways thanks to our young, dynamic and motivated people. I’m proud to be part of this team! 

wendy.jacobs@ferromac.com 

 

Zoë De Schutter | Trader Trainee Africa

Hi everyone!

My name is Zoë and I am currently working at FerroMac as a trader trainee for the African markets. My adventure at FerroMac started in November 2018.

During my studies, I’ve lived in Hong Kong for 6 months and that’s where I became fascinated by interacting with people from different cultures. I also developed a strong interest in international business and that’s why I decided to start working at FerroMac as a Trader Trainee.

My biggest passion is traveling. So my job at FerroMac allows me to combine all my favorite things. As an important extra, I get to work with a great team of young and motivated colleagues, whom I learn from every day!

zoe.de.schutter@ferromac.com 

Stefan Wollants | Trader Trainee Africa

Hi!

I’m Stefan and in November 2018 I started my journey at FerroMac as a Trader Trainee for African markets. For me it was very exciting to join this vibrant young team! During my studies I developed a strong interest in international trade and entrepreneurship. FerroMac gives me the possibility to combine these two fields while building long term relationships with people all over the world.

Every day we thrive for excellence and don’t back down from any challenge. That’s how we differentiate ourselves from the rest.

stefan.wollants@ferromac.com 

 

Alec van Puyvelde | Trader Trainee Latin America

My name is Alec and I recently started a traineeship to become an international steel trader here at FerroMac.

I graduated last summer with a master’s degree that combines both economics and law and was looking for a challenging job in an international environment that also requires me to work a lot with people. The fact that FerroMac has all these things to offer, combined with the ‘work hard, play hard’ atmosphere and the close team with experienced and enthusiastic colleagues, is why I decided to join this company.

In the future I am looking forward to becoming a steel trader responsible for markets in South America and providing the best possible service for our clients.

In my free time I like to spend time with friends, listen to music and play sports. Furthermore I also love travelling and learning more about other cultures.

alec.van.puyvelde@ferromac.com 

 

Bart Van Damme | Managing Director

FerroMac International, what a great and inspiring journey!

We have without a doubt a fantastic team and together we keep on developing and improving ourselves and every procedure in our chain. More than ever, it is key to combine your priceless human capital with the digital evolutions of our time. We have to bear in mind the day after tomorrow and always try to find an edge for our partners.  Reach for the win-win in every relationship and develop them long-lasting. It’s in our culture to never take things for granted and always stay humble, and at the same time strive for excellence every day. Let’s incubate new ideas and try to shape the future together, give back to the community and make it a better world for all of us.  Our future generation counts on us.

   

bart.van.damme@ferromac.com 

Nikolas de Wachter | Managing Director

When Bart and I started FerroMac in 2010, we set up a very optimistic business plan that would be almost impossible to fulfil. Every time we look back at the end of each year, it is so satisfying to see that we succeeded in this wild dream.

Every year our team gets bigger with enthusiastic young people that are adding something to the company in their own way. We try to get the best out of our people! We want to shape the best talents on the market, because as a trading company creating trust with your commercial partners and extending our international relationships is a key point.

This is why we do our job with love every day. This makes us proud to grow at the same pace as when we started FerroMac.

nikolas.de.wachter@ferromac.com 

Philippe Somlai | Senior Steel Trader

Hi!

My Name is Philippe. I’m working as a steel trader at FerroMac International NV. Because of my professional interest in international business and trading, I have joined our team in September 2011, with the intention and eagerness to develop and promote our company business in overseas markets like Africa and the Caribbean area.

Thanks to our young , motivated, hardworking team & all stakeholders who share the same business ethics and values, I truly believe we can achieve success in many ways!

philippe.somlai@ferromac.com 

Charlotte Verstraeten | Senior Steel Trader

Hi

My name is Charlotte, I am trading steel and developing our business in West Africa. We believe that trust is the core of our business and I stand by this principle in every step of the way.

Being an outgoing person, I love the fact that my position is the ideal combination of travelling and building long term relationships with our customers and suppliers abroad. Happy to be part of this team!

charlotte.verstraeten@ferromac.com 

Flavie Verstraeten | Steel Trader

Hi everyone, I’m Flavie and I’m in charge of developing FerroMac’s interests in South Africa, Mauritius and Madagascar. December 2016, I closed the door on International law to explore the mysterious ways of international trade. Nowadays, I get the chance to meet interesting people and travel to extraordinary places. It’s an excellent way to combine my passion for travelling with the chance to engage with people from varied cultures and backgrounds.

Being part of such a young team is inspiring and motivating. We tease, we play but most importantly we learn everyday how to become better for our clients.

flavie.verstraeten@ferromac.com 

Vincent Rooijakkers | Senior Steel Trader

Digitalization has handed clients and suppliers the tools to come ever closer, however global trading of steel and chemical products is still inherently risky and filled with pitfalls due to a lack of trust clients encounter in the counterparties they are dealing with. I am 100% convinced that our clients are best served by linking-up with FerroMac International NV and by doing so will not only enjoy the most competitive prices but also the peace of mind that they are in the hands of experienced and dynamic traders that defend and take ownership of their interests.

Personally, what I enjoy most is developing long-term professional and social bonds with my clients, becoming the client’s go-to reference for any of their steel imports and on a social level reaching a profound mutual understanding. Speaking not only for myself but for the entire FerroMac International Team I can guarantee a best-in-house service and the utmost concern and care of your interests, this by the hands of a very enthusiastic team.

Based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic I am attending FerroMac International’s clients in Central America and the Caribbean. Hope to be doing business with you.

vincent.rooijakkers@ferromac.com 

Ignacio Inverso | Steel Trader

My name is Ignacio and I’m working as a steel trader at FerroMac International NV.  Being a steel trader at FerroMac fulfils all of my professional desires: international trade, close and personal contact with our customers and the possibility to supply to our customers’ needs with a specific approach. Promoting and developing our business in Latin America, makes it even more fun to do so.

To us, flexibility, business ethics and quality service are paramount in which we daily invest in order to make the difference and go the extra mile for our customers.

ignacio.inverso@ferromac.com 

Jim Bernaerts | Steel Trader

Hi

My name is Jim Bernaerts. I have been active in the LNG shipping industry for many years, being responsible for operations in South America. Social and professional interests however have drawn me to join the trading platform. I didn’t regret it ever since.  Working with FerroMac truly nurtures my eagerness to develop personal skills and to establish successful business networks on a global scale.

The FerroMac team shows a great deal of professionalism and dedication. As experienced traders, we strive to build long term relationships with all parties across the value chain. Please consider our company not only as a top tier trading house, but more as a reliable partner in growing your business

jim.bernaerts@ferromac.com 

Gregory Cokelberg | Senior Trade Assistant

Hello, my name is Gregory and I’m working at FerroMac since September 2011. I’m one of the first employees of FerroMac and I’m glad to see how the company has grown with new colleagues and new markets.

I like my job because of the interaction with people from all around the world and that every day can have an unexpected twist of events. We are a young and dynamic team with a lot of experience and we motivate each other to push boundaries so that we can give that little dash of extra to our clients and this is where we make the difference.

gregory.cokelberg@ferromac.com 

Yasmine Pattyn | Senior Trade Assistant

Hi everyone, Buen día, Bonjour, Hallo, 你好, こんにちは,

My name is Yasmine and I love languages in all shapes and colours. While I’m working at FerroMac, I speak different languages every day. Of course, other aspects of my job are equally important to me. Every set of shipping documents that leaves our office and is sent to the client gives me a certain sense of joy.

I am always happy when we receive positive feedback from a client about our services. At FerroMac we are trying to keep up the good work and we are constantly improving our services. If I can help you with anything at all I am happy to receive your email or telephone call.

yasmine.pattyn@ferromac.com 

Florian Annemans | Documentation Officer & Office Manager

Hi there!

My name is Florian and I have been working at FerroMac since February 2016. Yes it’s already been over a while since I started at the company and I am so glad I joined this group of fantastic people. During the lunch break, I often go play squash or go for a run with my colleagues, but you might be more interested in what I do at FerroMac.

I am the documentation officer here. It is my job to watch over the quality of the shipping documents for our clients. We also strongly believe in a transparant policy, which is why the function of Media Watcher was called to life as well. It is my proud task to inform you about the steel market and our initiatives, as well as the daily events at FerroMac. The reason why I like my job is because of the variety in my work and the different languages and cultures that come our way. But above all I really enjoy the bond I have forged with my colleagues and the atmosphere we work in over here.

florian.annemans@ferromac.com 

Lieve Smets | Financial Controller

Hi everyone,

It was already from the very beginning that I became part of the Ferromac family, however not internally but as an external consultant of EY. The fantastic team of young enthusiastic people, their motivation and the company’s culture always intrigued me. When they needed someone to enforce the finance team, I did not hesitate for a second. I am happy to be part of this wild dream and I am eager to contribute to this continuously growing environment.

lieve.smets@ferromac.com

 

Our next | Accountant

 

 

WILL THIS BE YOU?

GO TO THE TAB CAREERS AND APPLY NOW

 

Wendy Jacobs | Trade Coordinator

Hi everyone! I’m Wendy and I’ve been working at FerroMac since 2013.

I started as a Trade Support. Now I’m more engaged in coordinating and expanding our team. I’m convinced that the human capital factor is the driving force behind a successful company. Therefore I put a lot of effort in educating and improving the skills of our people. That way we can give our customers valuable support. On top of that I’m always looking for ways to optimize our communication.

We deliver in many ways thanks to our young, dynamic and motivated people. I’m proud to be part of this team!

wendy.jacobs@ferromac.com

 

Zoë De Schutter | Trader Trainee Africa

Hi everyone!

My name is Zoë and I am currently working at FerroMac as a trader trainee for the African markets. My adventure at FerroMac started in November 2018.

During my studies, I’ve lived in Hong Kong for 6 months and that’s where I became fascinated by interacting with people from different cultures. I also developed a strong interest in international business and that’s why I decided to start working at FerroMac as a Trader Trainee.

My biggest passion is traveling. So my job at FerroMac allows me to combine all my favorite things. As an important extra, I get to work with a great team of young and motivated colleagues, whom I learn from every day!

zoe.de.schutter@ferromac.com 

Stefan Wollants | Trader Trainee Africa

Hi!

I’m Stefan and in November 2018 I started my journey at FerroMac as a Trader Trainee for African markets. For me it was very exciting to join this vibrant young team! During my studies I developed a strong interest in international trade and entrepreneurship. FerroMac gives me the possibility to combine these two fields while building long term relationships with people all over the world.

Every day we thrive for excellence and don’t back down from any challenge. That’s how we differentiate ourselves from the rest.

stefan.wollants@ferromac.com

 

Alec Van Puyvelde | Trader Trainee Latin America

My name is Alec and I recently started a traineeship to become an international steel trader here at FerroMac.

I graduated last summer with a master’s degree that combines both economics and law and was looking for a challenging job in an international environment that also requires me to work a lot with people. The fact that FerroMac has all these things to offer, combined with the ‘work hard, play hard’ atmosphere and the close team with experienced and enthusiastic colleagues, is why I decided to join this company.

In the future I am looking forward to becoming a steel trader responsible for markets in South America and providing the best possible service for our clients.

In my free time I like to spend time with friends, listen to music and play sports. Furthermore I also love travelling and learning more about other cultures.

alec.van.puyvelde@ferromac.com