LIEVEN, an entrepreneur in heart and soul, who has a passion for endurance sports and an expertise in the road for endurance in companies.

During his speeches, he will motivate and inspire you in building endurance for yourself and your company.

his professional career

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Lieven, with a Master in Mechanical engineering in his pocket, started his career at Reynaers Aluminium, a world reference in aluminium solutions for the building envelope. Quite quickly in his career, he got the opportunity to develop his leadership skills, first as Quality Manager, afterwards as Group Purchase & Quality Director.

He started traveling worldwide to support the growth of the company from the side of operations. 

Afterwards, he became Associate Partner at Solvint Supply Management, where he helps other companies in all type of sectors in growing their maturity on the side of procurement and supply chain. Today, he is still active in this role.

In 2016, he started his Executive MBA at Vlerick Business School, where he could further grow his leadership skills and gain a broader knowledge of doing business in general. 

While doing ultramarathons and at the same time meeting many business leaders, he discovered similarities between being successful as a long distance runner and as a company in the long run. He now combines the knowledge of both worlds and created Built For Endurance ®, a business philosophy to help companies to achieve sustainable success.

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it’s too low and we reach it.
— Michelangelo

his love for endurance sports

The least you can say is that Lieven likes a challenge. He always looks for new ways to get out of his comfort zone and grow as a person. In 2013, after one year of training, he participated in the Marathon des Sables, a 240 km self-sufficient foot race through the Sahara in Morocco. This is where his love for ultramarathons has started. 

Being alone in nature, with nothing but your body and mind, provides the perfect circumstances to find your limits, and to exceed them.

In 2015, he participated in the Jungle Marathon in Brasil, a 260 km footrace through the jungle. 

Lieven will continue his search for his limits by running in the most wild environments all over the world.