Christophe Mausen


Merging of the Liège and Verviers CCIs (2004)

After several years incubation, the boards of directors of the Liège and Verviers CCIs approved the merger of these two centennial organisations. Often presented as squabbling sisters, they combined their fates to deal with the smallness of their respective markets, to rationalise duplication of employees and to increase their commercial potential. Excited by the prospects that were offered by this natural alliance between two major provincial towns, Christophe understood that the CCI had bridged a divide and that a major business opportunity was emerging. He launched the idea of structural sponsorship, which was very quickly assimilated by Equip Interim, who put up with the early problems of this novel Belgian formula and became the first official partner of the Liège-Verviers CCI.