High-level entrepreneurship and innovation expert for the European Innovation Council (European Commission). Chairwoman, Board Advisor, Mentor - Innovation, International Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Sustainability
Country - Belgium
Board member and advisor to companies and organizations in Europe and North America, with an edge in Cross-Sector Innovation, International Business and Strategic Marketing, Sustainability, Deep tech (AI, IoT, ...), Industry 4.0 and Digital transformation.
25 years of international management and leadership experience with Technology Blue Chips in the IT & telecom convergent services (Siemens, Deutsche Telekom, Microsoft, Volkswagen), in the International Public Sector and as an Entrepreneur.
360° business innovation experience spanning from IT R&D, strategic positioning and multi-million business development, up to C-level P&L executive roles (in Europe and beyond), growing businesses in corporate roles as well as in mid-size companies.
Entrepreneurial track leading the international development of the family-owned High-Tech company – electro-mechanical engineering and manufacturing in the medical devices’ sector – obtaining a.o. a new technology patent in the USA (non-invasive bio-medical sensors) and negotiating the creation of a new technology spin-off.