Management – executive committee

Our management team members are located across the globe and come from diverse backgrounds and educations. Their variety of experience brings fresh approaches and ideas, enabling ADB SAFEGATE to stay at the forefront of innovation for the industry. Read more about our team below.

Laurent Dubois
CEO

Laurent Dubois heads ADB SAFEGATE, a world leader in integrated airport solutions. With close to 30 years in the healthcare, consulting and energy sectors, Laurent has leadership experience and possesses a deep understanding of business transformation.

Laurent was previously the CEO of GE Healthcare Partners and a member of GE Healthcare’s global Executive Committee. GE Healthcare Partners is GE’s Business Unit driving the development and commercialization of advanced digital analytics solutions. Laurent was responsible for growing GE Healthcare into a leading consultancy, solution and services business. Prior to that, he held several prime positions, including as a Partner at McKinsey & Company.

Laurent holds a Master’s in Economics and a Business Economics Degree from the Vrije Universiteit Brussels.

 

 

Erik van Ockenburg
CFO

Erik is Chief Financial Officer at ADB SAFEGATE. He brings 30 years of global experience in business and corporate finance, spanning multiple industries including aerospace, logistics, banking and consulting.

Most recently, Erik was Group CFO at Sonaca Group, an international aerospace company based in Belgium, where he was instrumental to the growth and transformation journey of Sonaca. Before Sonaca, Erik held leadership positions in consulting as a partner in the Brussels office of McKinsey & Company. He has proven experience in strategy development and execution, transformation and restructuring projects, cost management and budget control, and mergers and acquisitions.

Erik graduated in Business Econometrics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He is fluent in English and Dutch and speaks German and French.

  

 

Joe Pokoj
CEO Americas

Joe is CEO Americas at ADB SAFEGATE. An airfield lighting industry veteran with decades of experience, Joe is a proven executive in both engineering and sales functions. Previously, he has held multiple positions at ADB, starting as an electrical engineer and quickly moving to Project Engineering Manager where he was responsible for project management of control systems for the North American market. In 1999, he became the Director of Sales and Marketing, which included responsibility for airfield lighting sales in North America and international U.S. military as well as business development, marketing and technical services. Joe’s role expanded in 2010 when he became Director of Sales and Marketing for all of the Americas.

He has an Electrical Engineering Degree from DeVry Institute of Technology and an MBA from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.

   

Wendy Broekhoff
VP of Human Resources

Wendy is VP of Human Resources at ADB SAFEGATE, and is responsible for all HR related activity across the company’s global workforce spanning over 1200 employees of 45 nationalities in more than 25 countries.

Wendy has over 25 years of experience across diverse sectors - global consulting, technology, healthcare, IT service management and construction. She started her career as a consultant with Royal HaskoningDHV, before moving on to the management consulting sector where she stayed for 10 years. She later pivoted to Human Resource leadership positions with Philips Healthcare, Royal BAM Group and Ordina. 

She brings with her a rich international change management and HR transformation experience at an Executive Committee level. With a strong background in organizational design and personnel management, she will help shape the future of ADB SAFEGATE’s approach to talent.

Wendy holds a Master’s of Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University and a Master’s in Business Administration – Management, from TIAS, Tilburg University. She is passionate about transformation, talent development and tries to stimulate people to be the ‘best versions of themselves’.