Helicus is headed by three passionate professionals: Mikael Shamim, Geert Vanhandenhove and Tim Cleys fuse their healthcare and aviation expertise to help you clarify and solve your key organizational challenges. Our collaborative approach provides you the right competencies when and where you need them.
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Mikael Shamim, MSc, MBA
Following a remarkable academic track record, Mikael has been fortunate to collaborate with exceptional professionals.
Geert Vanhandenhove, BSc, PPL/RPL
Building on his academical education in Applied Communications, he followed a broad range of IT, Project Management and aviation related courses.
The creation of an airline company video during his Communications studies, triggered Geert’s lasting interest in the airline sector. He obtained his Private Pilot License (PPL-A) and joined the Royal Antwerp Aviation Club (RAAC). Currently Geert is member of the board and a pilot ground instructor, teaching navigation to new private pilot students.
Joining the drone age, Geert obtained his RPL-R class 1 license.
Geert is experienced at developing, implementing and managing solutions for business needs at different levels of complexity. Through analysis and input from all stakeholders he builds and support solutions, new processes and process improvements. Geert facilitates change processes by creating broad support always ensuring that the final goal is being implemented. He builds strong teams and enjoys seeing his team members grow through personal development. He measures his achievements by their business impact with a genuine interest in people.
Geert has built a strong career in the IT sector, where he has taken up roles as IT & Data Manager (De Vijver Media, Flanders), Business Intelligence Portfolio Manager (Johnson & Johnson) and Business Intelligence Manager (OCD Pharmaceutical).
Tim holds a scientific degree (M.Sc. Biology) from the University of Ghent. After a few years in operations at Kinepolis group, he kicked off his career in the Healthcare sector. As a laboratory manager he supported the medical team during 12 years at GZA group (three hospital sites) and the Antwerp University hospital (third line specialised test) groups.
During this time, Tim saw the laboratory landscape changing dramatically: Growing organisations, accreditation, efficiency requirements, maintain increasingly complex equipment and sub-specialisation. He both ran lab operations and projects. In this position, Tim was responsible to improve efficiency and quality at an acceptable investment cost.
Among these projects: working towards laboratory centralisation for 3 historically independent hospitals, infrastructural lab-designs, process (incl. LEAN) and workflow designs, scheduling and team-organisation for 130 employees, IT system integration projects. At the University hospital (UZA) he worked on inter hospital network collaboration, e.g. related to highly specialised tests & medicine.
Tim brings in depth healthcare organisational and hands-on healthcare experience to Helicus. He spearheads Helicus’s ambition to help bring your healthcare organisation, (automated) processes and use of technology to a next level. Tim is responsible for Healthcare Integration Services. In this function he will ensure that unmanned systems are truly useful for healthcare users. He will also run hospital integration projects and will be a reliable partner to Helicus hospital partners that struggle with their hospital network design and how this impacts central technical functions (like labs, pharmacies and blood banks) .