Bernard De Cannière

CEO of Zalis Belgium

Bernard De Cannière has over 25 years’ experience in executive management of fast-growing companies.

As an expert in computer science, information technology and biotechnology, he began his career as an IT manager before becoming an entrepreneur. He co-founded his first ERP software consulting and publishing company in 1989 and turned it into an international group within ten years.

Since then, he has held CEO positions in four companies undergoing major changes, from startups to multinationals. There, he pursued ambitious projects such as creating a private investment fund, establishing a cardiology research and development center and forming a major player in digital transformation by acquiring, developing and merging companies in France and Belgium.

With his experience in managing innovative companies undergoing change, he is able to extend Zalis’ services to Belgium and Luxembourg.

Bernard holds a Master’s degree in Engineering, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master of Advanced Studies (DEA) in Psychology.