Jos Duchamps has more than 25 years of facility management experience. He started his career as a project manager with a general contractor, managing large construction and renovation projects. As a quality manager, he implemented ISO 9001 in the mid-90s. Managing the building department in a public authority covering facility and project management, architecture, engineering, and health and safety, he implemented an integrated workplace management system and was a member of the steering committee to integrate technology and automation in the business processes.
Duchamps joined PROCOS Group as a consultant in 2000, becoming a partner in 2003 and managing director in 2010. He manages the PROCOS Group teams across Europe providing Space, Software & Soul services to corporate clients and the public sector to improve the work environment.
Duchamps holds a master’s degree in Engineering (construction) and a bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics. He’s a certified Health & Safety professional and participated in management programs for the public sector. He co-founded the IFMA Belgium chapter and served as board member for six years. To increase recognition of the FM profession, Duchamps participated in standardization programs of the European Center for Standardization. He is an FM thought leader in the Belgian Standardization Body NBN.
He was member of the EuroFM working group to develop market research on the size of facility management in Europe. In 2014, he co-authored “Facility & Real Estate Management for Local Authorities,” and is presenting a trend report about the FM profession in Belgium in collaboration with IFMA. He’s a lector at several universities and a speaker at international conferences. Duchampsserves as chair of the IFMA EMEA advisory board.
Both in his professional and association activities, Duchamps is passionate about the FM profession. He’s convinced that FM has an impact on the quality of our lives and has an increasing impact on our environment. He wants to increase the connection between our profession and policy makers through education and influence. Building bridges between all stakeholders and sharing experiences are his tools; leveraging the FM profession is his driver.
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