Holds Master’s Degrees in Applied Economics (University of Antwerp) and in Internal Audit and Corporate Governance (Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management).
Between 1996 and 2018, he was as an auditorpartner at KPMG in Belgium where he was accredited by the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority and the National Bank of Belgium to audit financial institutions, investment funds, insurance companies, pension funds and listed companies.
He is a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Thomas More College of Higher Education and chairs the Consultation Committee for Audit Committee Chairmen of the KU Leuven Association. He sits as an independent member on the Audit Committee of Groep Stad Antwerpen and on the Finance Committee of the Jesuits European Low Countries. As Executive Director at Enactus Belgium and Marie-Elisabeth Belpaire and sitting on the Advisory Board of Boost for Talent and les Amis du Farming for Climate he is focused on putting the ESG principles into practice . He is a member of the Board of Directors of Cera Beheersmaatschappij – in the capacity of ‘external director’ – and Chairman of its Audit Committee since 29 November 2019.
In the BoD of KBC Group: Non-executive director; Representative of core shareholders