Xavier De Pauw

Xavier De Pauw
CEO

We founded MeDirect to provide everyone with a better banking experience. A banking experience that everyone deserves: honest communication, better and highly transparent products, impartial investment advice and most of all, a simple online platform that allows everyone to save and invest better and at the lowest costs possible. My role is to attract talented employees who believe in our philosophy of offering an excellent customer service and to help realise us this every day.

My passion for the financial world brought me to London. At Merrill Lynch, one of the biggest international banks, I was responsible for major clients. In 2009 I had the opportunity to establish a new innovative bank. This was the start of MeDirect, the new Belgian bank and wealth manager.

Patricia Boydens

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Business Development Manager

My job consists of developing new products. Some criteria I find crucial: simple, easy to manage online and a decent potential long-term return. No hocus-pocus, no “The sky is the limit”- returns, but honest investment products at the lowest costs. Because this is what banking means to me: making investing simple, transparent and clear; through the use of digital technology and of course at the lowest possible price.

At ING Belgium I first started working with clients. After this period I became Head of Product Management at Rabobank.be, where I developed new products for clients. Using this experience I now contribute to wealth management and investment solutions accessible to everyone.

Wouter Van den Kerkhove

Wouter Van den Kerkhove
Chief Risk Officer

My main task is to monitor the risks of MeDirect bank. These risks are very diverse, from the traditional risks (such as credit risks) to the more recent risks following technological developments (such as the risk of cyber criminality).

I have been part of the team since January 2018. The wish to help build, and be part of a Belgian bank which step by step is increasing its market share thanks to its low costs and transparent communication made me choose for MeDirect Bank.

I have worked in the banking sector since 1994, more than 10 years of which with the regulator. Before I went to work at MeDirect Bank, I was the Chief Risk Officer of a medium-sized Belgian retail bank.

Wim Wuyts

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Head of Marketing

One of the most important tasks I have at MeDirect is guaranteeing a transparent and clear communication towards existing and new clients. Through clear communication by emails, on the website, and through advertisements, it is my job to make sure that as many clients as possible are introduced to this unique story, that MeDirect is trying to share with everyone. A bank that genuinely opts for a different approach, through the use of simple, high-quality saving and investment products, accessible to all. This was what inspired me to start working at MeDirect.

Early 2014 I made the crossing from NIBC Direct, where I gained a lot of experience building an online savings platform. In addition to this, I also completed marketing & sales roles in various other large corporations, which has allowed me to build up ten years of experience in the online sector.

Marcel Berkhout

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Chief Financial Officer

Efficient and transparent banking, which puts the clients' interests paramount. That is MeDirect Bank for me. An innovative banking concept for the digital age. As CFO, I am responsible for managing the balance sheet of the bank, accounting / budgeting and financial reports to our regulator National Bank of Belgium. My work is successful when we can continue to grow the bank balance wisely, while maintaining our efficient operating model. Even in the future, this allows us to keep the cost of our investments low and to continue offering an attractive remuneration on savings. You are the beneficiary.

After my studies, I worked for six years at Shell in the UK. In 2000, I started working in the banking sector.

Steven Meert

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Office Manager
Thanks to our well organised administration, we promise you a smooth and efficient service. I make sure that all your documents are processed in a quick and organised manner. 

I started my career in a multilingual administration environment and quickly came to the conclusion that working fast and accurate is my strength. I’m pleased to contribute this asset in this enthusiastic team that is driven to provide everyone with a better banking experience. 

Wouter Dhont

Wouter Dhont
Compliance Advisor

Within transparent and client oriented model of MeDirect Bank, I monitor, as a Compliance Advisor, that MeDirect follows the applicable laws closely. This is an ongoing challenge as the legislation applicable for financial institutions constantly evolves. The focus is on legislation that protect savers and investors and on the anti-money laundering legislation. 

For this role, I rely on my experience as a Compliance Officer at different financial institutions. 

Jurgen Slachmuylders

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Marketing Officer

MeDirect has an innovating and customer oriented approach of online banking. This reflects in all our products and services. I’m proud I can contribute to this. I find it very interesting to ensure a clear and transparent communication with our clients and to introduce our savings and investment products on the Belgian market.

My experience as the Online Coordinator at Universal Pictures International and my experience with the Belgian tax shelter, the financial product behind the Belgian cinema contribute in doing my work.