Veerle studied languages at the Hogeschool Gent, worked one short year in France at the Pasteur Institute, but her career really took off at Melexis, the technology company specialising in testing chips for the automotive industry. Veerle Lozie (41) is now global IT manager and since 2013 she also oversees “Global Operations”: a team of some 300 people. She started at Melexis in 1997 in the logistics departement. In the autumn of 2005, Veerle Lozie, mother of two girls aged 9 and 7, took over the ERP team and was tasked with rolling out the Oracle Business Suite. In May of 2008, she was promoted to the rank of global IT manager and today heads this team of 35 people. She travels between the subsidiaries in Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Ukraine and the Far East. This avid reader, who lives in Westrozebeke, now mainly focuses on the integrated planning tool project. Veerle is also very active on the board of CIOforum and strives to encourage young people to move to the STEM directions. “It’s too important. Eventually, we will run out of brains, which will see us lagging behind in terms of innovation”.