As from 1st of May 2019, Hein Dirix will serve as SPIE Belgium’s Managing Director, taking charge of its General Management.
Hein holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Louvain and a degree in General Management from the European Centre for Executive Development in Fontainebleau.
He began his career in 1990 at Exxon Chemicals, and soon after joined Electrabel, where he held various operational and maintenance positions in power stations. He then spent several years working in the United Arab Emirates for Tractebel Engineering, before moving to Belgium to work for Electrabel’s Generation business unit.
In 1999, he was appointed as Project Manager for the construction of several cogeneration power plants in the Port of Antwerp and for the Zandvliet Power CCGT. Having managed one of Electrabel’s maintenance divisions for 5 years, in 2005 he moved to Chile, where he held the position of COO of ECL.
In early 2008, he worked in Paris as Vice President for Synergy and Performance at GDF SUEZ.
In 2010, he decided to join Tractebel Engineering as Director of Human Resources, before being appointed as CEO of Technum in mid-2013. Technum was absorbed by Tractebel in 2016 and Hein became EVP of the Infrastructure, Building & Environment business line.