Mr. Van de Perre is co-founder of GIMV (a Venture Capital Firm listed on Euronext) and was formerly a director of Sidmar (Arcelor-Mittal), Thomassen Drijver Verblifa Belgium, Sunparks (a division of Sunair) and other companies. He is currently director of Greenbridge Incubator (University of Ghent), Scientific Investment Board (University of Brussels), President of the Board of Directors of CityDepot (a subsidiary of bpost) and member of the Investment Committee of Participatie Maatschappij Vlaanderen (PMV). Mr. Van de Perre is CEO of Five Financial Solutions (a corporate finance house). Mr. Van de Perre is co-founder of Parinsu (an added value company to mature scale-ups) and member of the advisory Board of several high-tech start-ups. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics and several postgraduate degrees.