Belgian, born in 1958, married and father of two sons
Education in languages, tourism and marketing
Professionaly active in Dutch, French, English, Spanish
Career in tourism, insurance and consultancy
Involved in retail since 1986
Member of the Board at The Belgian Marketing Foundation from 1987 till 2009
Chairman of the Belgian DIY association since 1999
General Manager at Sales Management Belgium (SMA) since 2007
Winner of the Retail Partnership Personality Award 2002