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Willem-Jozef Van Goethem
Willem-Jozef Van Goethem
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

As a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt I improve airline and logistical processes to deliver customer value and enhance the operations efficiency to achieve significant cost reductions. Seeing the happy faces of the people after helping them to transform their way of working gives me great joy and satisfaction.

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    Willem-Jozef holds a Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands with specialization in Design, Operation and Integration of Aircraft and Rotorcraft. Willem-Jozef is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt specialised in the field of optimizing aviation air and ground operations. He has implemented the Lean Lean Six Sigma methodology at Kenya airways and the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service.

    Willem-Jozef is an aviation professional having experience in both commercial and humanitarian aviation. He worked on several airline operation research projects with Kenya Airways between 2012 and 2014 and more recently as independent consultant in 2016. Furthermore Willem-Jozef worked as Consultant Air Transport Officer for the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service in South Sudan, Nepal and Haiti during three emergency response missions in relation to the South Sudanese civil war and the 2015 Nepal earthquake.  Lastly, between 2010 and 2015, Willem-Jozef gained a solid background in database development and data mining with the company DataKees, of which he was the founding partner. In all his work, Willem-Jozef tries to find win-win solutions for all stakeholders both commercial and public.

    His true passion for aviation began during his time in the Royal Belgian Air Cadets (2004-2009) where he obtained his flight wings at the age of 16 at the controls of a Grob Twin II. This moment marked the starting point for pursuing a future in aviation which led to his choice of studying aerospace engineering and obtaining his Private Pilot License in 2009. Ultimately passion turned into profession by building his career as independent aviation professional specialised in optimization of airline and airport operations.

    • Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
    • Airline and Airport Ground Operations
    • Discrete Event Simulation
    • Data Science & Statistical Analysis

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