As a Vlerick Business School alumni and PhD in vegetation ecology, Dirk has more than 30 years of experience in various national and international positions. He has worked as a lecturer in Brussels and Nairobi, as project coordinator for UNEP, as VITO project leader and remote sensing business unit manager, and as Deputy Chief in the Cabinet of the State Secretary for Belgian Science Policy.

We need more space to learn from the past and to plan for the future.

Dirk is currently advising VITO on strengthening its international network. He believes that teaming up with partners will lead to synergy, a wider range of services and better products and solutions. Global strategic partnerships are key to a sustainable economic growth.