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Summary of Qualifications

Nick Vandekerkhove is an experienced Project Manager in the Telecom sector and member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). For many years Nick worked in the R&D department of a major player on the market where he was able to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the technology. In this international environment, Nick was Project Manager for 4 years, reporting towards Headquarters and delivering projects on time. Always keen on new challenges, Nick wanted to meet the customer for whom he had been working all the time and therefore he became Sales Project Manager, delivering solutions to several Belgian Telecom operators. To come full circle, it was a logical step to start working for the operators themselves. Within short time, Nick also excelled in this highly competitive market place. Major achievement is the successful introduction of new mobile core technology in the Proximus network. Latest highlight to date is the timely introduction of vectoring in the Belgacom network allowing higher bandwidth for their VDSL customers.

Personal Information

Name: Nick Vandekerkhove
Address: Steenweg Op Holsbeek 7
3110 Rotselaar
Mobile: +32 476 996 317
Date of Birth: 15 October 1966 (Roeselare)

Language Skills Speaking Reading Writing
Dutch(Native) Fluent Fluent Fluent
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Fluent Good Basic
German Fluent Fluent Good




Formal Education

Civil Engineer in Electronics and Mechanics, Dept Electronics (KU Leuven 1985 – 1990). Degree reached with Distinction (Onderscheiding).

Additional Education

IT Knowledge Areas

Summary of Experience

2014 – ... PROXIMUS: Senior Project Manager for Fiber to the Home Brownfield Project definition: Roll-out of fiber into the home in urban areas.

2013 – 2014 BELGACOM: Senior Project Manager for Fixed Access Network Project definition: World-wide pilot, introducing vectoring in VDSL technology, pushing bandwidth to new heights.

2009 – 2012 BELGACOM: Senior Project Manager/Program Manager for Mobile Core Network Project definition: Replacement of R99 Core Network with R4 split architecture.

2009 TANGO LUXEMBOURG: Senior Project Manager for Mobile Core Network Project definition: Implementation of Virtual Home Environment (INAP) & Steering of Roaming (MAP) and VoiceMail System

2007 – 2008 SNCB: Project Manager for GSM-R Project/Support presales (VOIP, DWDM) Project definition: Set up a Customer Care and Billing Centre for GSM-R for SNCB

2003 – 2007 Telenet: Sales Project Manager. Project definition: Execute in parallel different infrastructure multi-million € projects ranging between Cable-TV, Internet-routers, Wireless LAN.

2000 – 2003 Siemens NV Project Manager for Mobile Core R&D projects. Project definition: Development of 2nd and 3rd generation Circuit Switched switches for World -Market. Projects run in parallel. Whilst the current release is under test, the next release has already been started its analysis phase. In general 2 to 3 projects run in parallel.

1998 – 1999 Siemens NV Test Coordinator GPRS

1993 – 1997 Siemens Atea NV End-to-End test Mobile Core (GSM)

1991 – 1992 Siemens Atea NV Developer Mobile Core (GSM)