Tim Biesemans

Tim Biesemans

Tim Biesemans

25th March 2022

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor


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Full Name: Tim Biesemans

Position: Regional director of Sarens

Main Activity of the Company: Crane hire, heavy lifting, abnormal transport and engineered solutions

Date and Place of Birth: Asse, Belgium

Education: Bachelor’s degree in marketing and sales, Vlerick Business School, 2017

First Job: Sales representative at Coca-Cola

Career History Prior to Current Position: Sales representative at Coca-Cola Enterprises Belgium, 2010; marketing assistant at Vlaamse Maatschappij voor Watervoorziening, 2010 to 2011; key account manager at cargo-partner, 2011 to 2014; sales operations at Sarens, 2014 to 2015; sales and marketing analyst at Sarens, 2015 to 2016; sales and marketing analyst at Sarens South Africa, 2016 to 2017; sales manager for Southern Africa at Sarens South Africa, 2017 to 2019; group key account manager responsible for sales support, maintenance and shutdowns at Sarens, 2019 to 2020; regional sales manager at Sarens South Africa, from 2020 to 2021

Size of First Pay Packet: €1 500 a month

First Job with Present Group: Sales operations

Value of Assets under Your Control: Not stated

Number of People under Your Leadership: 80

Management Style: Coaching and directing

Personal Best Achievement: I manged to buy my dream car, a Lancia Delta Integrale 2.0 16 V 1990 model, when I was 20 years old

Professional Best Achievement: Working for the Sarens family as a director in a global organisation when I turned 32

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My wife – she always pushes and supports me, as I am a very goal-driven individual

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Our CEO, Wim Sarens, my mentor, Andrew Lees, and my father, Eddy Biesemans

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Deceased: Julius Caesar and my great-grandfather, who passed away when I was very young; living: Richard Branson

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Richard Branson

Philosophy of Life: Make improvements, not excuses

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Working as an expatriate in South Africa

Biggest Ever Disappointment: HBO not making a Band of Brothers straight after Season 1; however, filming has begun for Season 2

Hope for the Future: Release of Band of Brothers in 2022

Favourite Reading: The Lord of the Rings, by JRR Tolkien

Favourite TV Programme: Movie: The Lord of the Rings trilogy; series: Band of Brothers

Favourite Food/Drink: Lobster and Belgian beers

Favourite Music: House, techno, rock and EDM

Favourite Sport: Football

Favourite Website:

Hobbies: Fitness, cars and supporting my Belgium football club, FC Bruges

Car: Lancia Delta Integrale – 1989 and 1995 models

Pets: None

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Dishonesty

Favourite Other South African Company: The Post Office

Favourite Foreign Company: Virgin Active

Married: To Shiminay Biesemans

Children: Kayden Biesemans and Luca de Bruin

Clubs: Not stated

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor




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