LEADERSHIP

Meet the management

The NGDATA leadership team brings together years of experience in big data, artificial intelligence and
machine learning to deliver technology solutions for data-rich organizations across the globe.

Doug Gross

Doug Gross

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Doug is the Chief Executive Officer at NGDATA and brings more than 30 years of international experience. Before joining NGDATA, Doug was Executive Director of Corporate Banking Solutions at financial services technology specialist, FIS Global. Prior to this, Doug was CEO of payments technology firm, Clear2Pay America, which was bought by FIS Global in 2014. He also held senior positions with S1, Unisys and HSBC.

Johan Martens

Johan Martens

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Johan Martens is NGDATA’s Chief Operating Officer. Johan has worked within the banking sector for more than 25 years with extensive experience in project and program management as well as line management across operations, HR, sales, marketing, and IT. Since 1999, Johan has been part of and managed more than 20 internet banking projects in Belgium and abroad.

Jens Ponnet

Jens Ponnet

CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER

Jens is Chief Growth Officer at NGDATA and is based in New York. He is responsible for driving the global growth of the company in partnerships, customer success and marketing. In his prior experience, Jens was head of analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) in Asia-Pacific. Here, he was responsible for business development and operations. Jens joined NGDATA because of his passion for big data and artificial intelligence being applied in the customer data space to achieve the ultimate goal of creating great customer experiences. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Business Engineering from Ghent University in Belgium.

Geert Crombez

Geert Crombez

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY ARCHITECT

Geert Crombez is NGDATA’s Chief Technology Architect (CTA) and brings more than 20 years of experience within the area of Product Development. Geert joined NGDATA in 2012 because of his passion to lead highly skilled engineering teams in challenging development environments. He has held various roles at NGDATA throughout the years: Enterprise Architect, Head of Research and Development, Director of Product Management and CTA. Geert has helped to set the foundations and main concepts of the NGDATA product.

Jurgen Van Ham

Jurgen Van Ham

HEAD OF FINANCE

Jurgen Van Ham is Head of Finance at NGDATA and brings more than 15 years of finance experience. Before joining NGDATA, Jurgen worked as Interim Manager Finance on several projects, and has held senior financial positions within multinationals, both in production and services environments.

Jurgen Desmedt

Jurgen Desmedt

HEAD OF MARKETING

Jurgen Desmedt is NGDATA’s Head of Marketing and brings over 10 years of experience in Project and Product Management and Digital Marketing in Banking and Insurance. Driven by a passion for data & insights, he joined NGDATA in 2016 as Product Manager. In 2019, he became Head of Marketing where he oversees the go-to market strategy that aligns business needs with product capabilities and industry specific solutions.

Philippe Oellibrandt

Philippe Oellibrandt

HEAD OF HR

As head of HR, Philippe’s main focus is taking care of the most important asset of NGDATA: its people. His goal is to build & maintain a people-centered culture where everyone feels at home. As Philippe enjoys working in fast-moving companies, where everyone can make an impact, he decided to join NGDATA in 2019. Philippe holds master’s degrees in Personnel Management & Industrial Psychology from Ghent University and currently resides in Belgium.