Sige Mariën new Consulting Director at SD Worx

Jean-Luc Barbier to succeed Sige Mariën as General Manager in France

As of 1st April, Sige Mariën will become the new Consulting Director at HR service provider SD Worx. He will further develop the consultancy and learning business, both in Belgium and at an international level. Over the past two years, Sige Mariën served as General Manager of SD Worx France. Jean-Luc Barbier, former International Vice President at ADP, who joined SD Worx on 1st December last year as International Sales Executive, will succeed Sige Mariën as General Manager for SD Worx France.

Sige Mariën (43) graduated from Applied Economics at Antwerpen Universiteit before obtaining an Executive MBA at the Antwerp Management School. Joining HR service provider SD Worx in 1996, he has since accumulated extensive experience in various managerial posts. For the past fifteen years, he successively served as SME Business Unit Manager, Social Profit Business Unit Manager and as Multi-Country Services Director. For the past two years, he has headed up SD Worx's French subsidiary.


Steven Van Hoorebeke, CEO SD Worx:

“Sige Mariën already has a commendable track record within SD Worx. His International experience and comprehensive expertise in payroll and HR, combined with his drive and pragmatic approach will prove valuable assets in further establishing SD Worx's position as a broad-based HR player, in Belgium and across borders.”

Sige Mariën:

 “I am looking forward to helping shape the continued growth of our consultancy and learning business. Courtesy of the treasure trove of data in our possession and the expertise of our 150 consultants, we are able to offer our clients incisive insight and actionable advice on how to optimise their HR policy, all of which cover a broad range of issues, including social-legal topics, pay policy and HR-related tax regulations. In addition, we will continue to focus on delivering innovative HR solutions in the future; with flexible pay schemes, employability and the mobility budget serving as proven track records. This will enable us to assist our clients as a broad-based HR service provider in accomplishing their goals on a sustainable and forward-looking basis.”

As Consulting Director, Sige Mariën will be a member of the Executive Committee at SD Worx and will report directly to CEO Steven Van Hoorebeke. 

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About SD Worx

As a leading European payroll and HR services provider, SD Worx provides a wide range of solutions to customers worldwide including payroll and HR, legal support, training, automation, consulting and outsourcing. Today, more than 63,000 large and small organisations across the globe rely on the more than 70 years of expertise that SD Worx has acquired.

SD Worx’s 3,900 employees operate in ten countries made up of Belgium (HQ), Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. SD Worx calculates salaries for about 4.25 million employees and recorded in 2016 a turnover of €397 million. SD Worx is the co-founder of the Payroll Services Alliance, a global strategic network of leading payroll companies whose members jointly handle 32 million salary calculations.

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