Bert Mertens

Sales captain

With a marketing diploma from Sint Eligius Antwerp and a management diploma from Vlerick School, Bert has from the start oriented his career towards business management. He has acquired serious sales experience in fields as demanding as they are varied, such as pharmaceutical products at Reckitt & Colman, industrial cleaning at Alpheios or the importation of foreign wines on behalf of Belcolux.
With a serious knowledge of the field and an innate talent for negotiation, Bert joined Editions Dupuis in 1994 where he climbed the ranks of the commercial sector one by one: sales representative, key-account manager, sales manager for Belgium and the Netherlands and finally commercial director.

He will excel in his three favourite areas: training and coaching sales teams, developing sales strategies and negotiating in purchasing groups.

He will head the Dutch-speaking department of Editions Dupuis for four years, integrating the retail, merchandising and licensing activities and developing the Dutch market.

Trilingual Dutch-English-French, passionate about sailing, Bert is the father of a boy and a girl.

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