Bart joined Compass in 2011 and has been Managing Director of Compass Group Belgium since 2017. He has a  degree in Hotel Management from Ter Duinen and previously earned his spurs as General Manager for AccorHotels and as Director Operations for PLOPSA Belgium & Netherlands. 

"Our industry is very demanding. It is an environment where many factors are at work. And the most important of these, are our people. I firmly believe that it is incredibly important to understand your employees and give them the confidence and respect they deserve. At Compass Group we have recruited incredibly good people and we can rightly be proud of all our teams, kitchen brigades and supporting teams. 

With those people on board, we can certainly fulfil our ambition: becoming the reference in food services in Belgium. 

Our slogan is Passion for Food and People for good reason. People make the difference, and our customers get a taste of that every day! " 

Bart Matthijs Managing Direct Compass Group Belgium