Zetes Industries SA

Zetes Industries SA

Sector: Computer Programming Services Region: Belgium

Zetes Industries SA specializes in designing, developing, and integrating automatic merchandise identification systems. The company also offers personnel authentication solutions. It operates through its business segments: Goods Identification and People Identification. Goods Identification designs, develops, and delivers solutions for such applications as manufacturing work in process, warehouse picking, retail price management, work order planning, transport freight management and mobile sales proof of delivery, for manufacturing, transport and logistics, retail, utilities and healthcare. People Identification creates and delivers turn-key solutions for projects involving the creation of secure documents such as national identity cards, health cards, voter identity cards, campus identity cards, e-wallets, and pre-paid cards. The company was founded by Alain Wirtz in 1984 and is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.


Jean-François Jacques, Chairman of the Board
Jean-Francois Jacques (1957), is Chairman of the Board of Zetes. Named to this position in 2005, he oversees all legal and administrative aspects of the company. Mr. Jacques joined the company in 1993 as co-Managing Director with Alain Wirtz. At the helm in his current role as Chairman of the Board, Mr. Jacques steered the company through a smooth transition from private to public company. Possessing business acumen and strategic vision, he has been instrumental in guiding Zetes through a series of successful acquisitions that are fundamental to the company’s business strategy to broaden its geographical coverage and heighten its technological competences. Jean-Francois Jacques holds a law degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Alain Wirtz, Chief Executive Officer
Alain Wirtz (1962), is Chief Executive Officer of Zetes worldwide; he defines the company’s overall strategic course and solutions roadmap. Mr. Wirtz is a co-founder of the company. He was appointed as a Sales Manager in 1984 and became Managing Director in 1986. Alain Wirtz was one of the first to envision the huge potential of barcode and other automatic identification technologies in Europe. He has also been the driving visionary force behind Zetes’ international expansion and the investments the company has made in People ID solutions. While inspiring and promoting a company-wide collaborative spirit, making the best of his team, Mr. Wirtz has a principal share in the leading position Zetes holds today in the Goods and People ID solutions’ market in EMEA. Alain Wirtz holds a degree in Electronics.
Pierre Lambert, Chief Financial Officer
Pierre Lambert (1964), is Chief Financial Officer of Zetes worldwide. Named to this position in 2000, he is responsible for all financial matters at Zetes. Pierre Lambert joined Zetes in 2000, providing the company with a strong financial expertness to consolidate its multinational organisation and to advise it on the business perspectives of potential acquisitions and investments. As such, he was the driving force behind the company-wide harmonisation of the financial structure and set up a consolidated reporting structure in compliance with market regulations. Mr. Lambert also spearheaded Zetes’ successful IPO in 2005.Mr Lambert has developed an extensive know-how in the banking sector. Previously, he was Financial Director at Bank Crédit Agricole/Landbouwkrediet. Pierre Lambert holds an economic sciences degree from Leuven University.

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