"The Secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."
Fabrice has spent his entire professional life in the manufacturing corporate world. After earning a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in 1987, he began his career at Reznor Europe N.V. as accountant the following year in 1988. From these humble beginnings, he later became the Financial Controller of the Reznor Group and with the acquisition of Reznor by Thomas & Betts he joined the newly-created European Headquarters of Thomas & Betts in a similar high-level capacity.
In 2000, after having been recognized for his uncanny financial acumen and natural talent for leading business through change, he took on the role of Finance Director for Europe, Middle East and Asia, and contributed greatly to the success of Thomas & Betts in the international markets.
In 2008, Fabrice was named President of Thomas & Betts Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia. In this position, Mr. Van Belle was in charge of more than 1,000 employees at 10 manufacturing facilities, a central distribution center and 10 sales offices, which thrived under his supervision until the end of 2015.
During the last 3 years he integrated the European business of Thomas & Betts into the ABB organization who had acquired Thomas & Betts in 2012. Beyond his illustrious experience at the helm of a world-class corporation, he has an extensive background in general management, finance, mergers and acquisitions and strategic planning.
As Executive Partner at Ventures4Growth, Fabrice is committed to helping businesses drive their change processes into action with a sound strategy and expert financial guidance.
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