Mrs. Jacqueline Sioen won the award Woman of the Year and the Lifetime achievement award by Director-E, which is one of the leading magazines regarding the Apparel business. These awards are the recognition for 57 years of hard work of Mrs. Sioen since the foundation of the company in 1960. Congratulations to Mrs. Sioen.
Mrs. Jacqueline Sioen has always played a key role in in the growth of the company. In 1964, when she married Mr. jean-Jacques Sioen, she fully committed to the development of the technical textiles specialist as we know the company today. The group has a turnover of +363 € million and employs 4 000 people in 53 companies, spread over 23 countries. The group has always been a growth company and accelerated again last year. Since 2016, the group acquired 6 companies that boost the growth.
Due to Mrs. Sioen’s hard work, Sioen has become a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality protective clothing. Since 2014, Mrs. Sioen is non-executive Director of the Sioen Industries group. A stock quoted company of which the family Sioen holds +62% of the shares.
Mrs. Sioen is driven, hardworking, but especially visionary and innovative. She has always been the driving force behind innovations, nurturing new ideas and stimulating change.
All Sioen employees are extremely proud of the awards she won today. They are a recognition of a lifetime dedication to the company and the textile industry in general.