Thomas Vandenhaute

Project leader Circular Economy

If you have circular ambitions, you’re free to pick my brain. Together, we’ll define a plan of action with manageable steps. This way, you mitigate risks and gradually gain unique insights and experience in the circular economy.  In the end, we’ll turn your initial ideas into concrete projects.

Need some extra motivation before contacting me? Sure thing. Please, read some of my publications via Cesar Tool  and Sirris Pulse .


  • Thinking in systems and lifecycles 
  • Solution-focused process guidance for change projects 
  • Broad view on materials and processes for the manufacturing industry

Work experience

Before I started working at Sirris in 2011, I held different positions: from environmental expert to business process analyst. This gave me a very broad view of industrial value chains and business processes, which I further expanded over the years.


  • Master in engineering: electro-mechanics (with specialization in materials & product design) at KU Leuven (1993)

Professional motto

"Being aware that I don't know everything is my strength. Starting from what’s already running well is my superpower."  

Fun fact

I am a cyclist. That's why I know you don’t learn to cycle in a library.


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