Ton Geurts is Executive in Residence at Vlerick Business School. Since 2014 he is Senior VP Supply Chain Excellence and CPO at Bekaert.
Ton Geurts was born in the Netherlands and studied Business and European Law in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He built an international career with Royal DSM, which he joined as a company lawyer. This was followed by roles in marketing and business management, including production responsibility in Chile. From 2000 to 2003 he oversaw the successful rollout of internet capabilities for the entire company. From 2003 he was part of the team managing the acquisition and integration of Roche Vitamins & Fine Chemicals, in which capacity he was instrumental for Procurement. He lived in Basel, Switzerland from 2003–2007.
In 2007 he joined AkzoNobel as Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), reporting directly to the Board of Management (later Executive Committee). He took Procurement from state of decentralization to a highly effective and efficient center-led global function centered on sustainable supply chains.
In 2013 he completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard.
Passion for sustainability and the highest standards in business is combined with a huge interest in building, optimizing and leading organizations. As a networker, he relishes working in complex global business environments and enjoys learning from other cultures.


Functietitel : Executive in Residence

Operations & Supply Chain Management


Expert in
Supply chain management
Purchasing Management