(24/12/1968 – 06/09/2021)
It was with great sadness in our hearts yesterday that we said goodbye to Mark Decat, Managing Partner of the Essec Group. Words cannot express what he has meant to us and to the Essec Group.
Since 1992 he has been one of the driving forces behind Essec. In 2009, this passion led to him and his 3 partners taking over the company. With enormous drive, he led the sales and marketing department and ensured a healthy pursuit of innovation within the company. For example, he was the great inspiration behind IndigoCare, an Essec subsidiary, which successfully marketed the iCall nurse call system worldwide.
Mark was known among his staff, customers, suppliers and in business circles as a particularly driven personality, who always performed his tasks with passion and positivity. He was a great storyteller, who was able to enjoy life to the full and effortlessly convey his enthusiasm to the people around him. We all knew when Mark was in the building as his infectious laughter, which often resounded through the corridors, betrayed his presence time and again.
A few years ago, Mark fell ill. He underwent treatment with a lot of positive energy and fought back to pick up where he’d left off. Earlier this year, fate struck a second time, leading to an intensive period of treatment. In May, just before his treatment intensified, he married Sandra, the love of his life.
Despite the fierce battle he fought, Mark passed away yesterday. Our sincere condolences go to his wife, children, family, friends, colleagues and everyone who loved him.
Rest in peace Mark. We’ll all miss you.