- Born in 1961, in Ghent, Belgium.
- Holds degrees in Electrical Engineering (M.Sc.) and Management Sciences & Business (M.Sc. & Ph.D.). He studied at the University of Ghent (Belgium) and MIT (Cambridge, US)
- He is a professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business at KU Leuven. He held visiting positions at various European universities and is currently the general manager and a board member of KU Leuven. He has held directorships at various technology companies, as well as investments funds Gemma Frisius Fonds NV, Essenscia Innovation Fund NV and LRM NV
- In the BoD of KBC Group: non-executive director, independent director, chairman of Nomination Committee, chairman of Remuneration Committee