Advisory board

Bart Vanderschrick – director Health Care Sector

Bart Vanderschrick

Bart Vanderschrick is a born entrepreneur.  Immediatly after school he started with his own consultancy company in risk management and from 2002 on he is active in the private equity business, where he advised on participating in more than 20 companies.  He invested own money in more than 10 different companies, 5 of which were health care related.  Even his investment in the jumping horse stable is a business that he wants to grow.  Today with his business partner, he runs a group of companies of about 200 mio eur in different countries and expanding with high speed in the emerging markets.  His goal : grow companies and create new opportunities.

Peter Demuynck – director AGORIA International

Peter Demuynck

Peter has an economic background and an international track-record in business development. After his MBA in London he worked a number of years in the ICT-business, followed by 3 years in Houston in the energy-market. Upon returning, he initiated the activites of S.AI.L Trust in Norway, Japan, Hungary and Singapore, after which he managed for GroupT the contacts with Asian Universities and UNESCO. The last 7 years Peter has given form to the renewed international business development activities of Agoria, federation for the technology industry.

Wim Vanlommel – senior entrepreneur

Wim Vanlommel

Wim, born in '69, finished school in ‘89 as bachelor in Marketing and Expedition.  Wim started immediately as independent consultant, going from health nutrition Gymfi to sports nutrition 3 action and finally delivering world class sports nutrition for horses. This has resulted in a worldwide business ending in Dubai, where Wim is living permanently till today.  Since 2005, he is independent consultant for several international companies, having closed the biggest LED-screen deal worldwide.

Frank Bekkers – Evangelist Mobile Vikings

Frank Bekkers

Reading Frank Bekkers' resume, one gets the impression he is a serial entrepreneur. One is right. Mobile Vikings is his 13th company, preceded by various others like Tupperware, Creneau, Medical Software and the Living Lab i-City. As varied as all these companies were, there is one thing connecting them, one thing that is Frank's real passion. It encompasses creativity, new and different business models, in a word: innovation. 

Steven De Schrijver – senior partner Astrea Advocaten

Steven De Schrijver

Steven De Schrijver has 20 years of experience in advising Belgian and foreign companies on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings,… He has been involved in many national and cross-border transactions mostly in the IT, media, energy and life sciences sectors. 
Steven is also recognized as one of the leading commercial IT lawyers in Belgium specializing in new Technologies.

Klaas Vande Velde - Worldklaas

Klaas Vande Velde

Solid professional experience in Purchasing, R&D and Sales at Automotive Just-in-Time suppliers,  mixed with strong entrepreneurial thinking. This summarizes 20 years of worldwide activities and contacts in various industries, related to automotive interiors, technical textiles, plastics, and even building restoration. Interdisciplinary cross-linking of technologies and know-how, often leads to added value and innovation. This has become the Trademark of Klaas.    Always aiming for “Worldklaas” Business Solutions!

Jeroen Hermans - ING

Jeroen Hermans

Born in ’82, and graduated in 2005 in economic engineer (University of Hasselt). Working his full career at ING, starting locally however quite fast the opportunity to develop his skills in regional offices. Today member of the management staff and in charge of 40 employees, running a serious geographical area. Loves cycling.