Kris Vander Velpen
Kris Vander Velpen holds an MBA from Cornell University and a Business Engineer degree in Computer Data Processing as well as a Bachelor in Thomistic Philosophy from the KU Leuven. Kris is now an independent consultant, building and implementing tailor-made top-line growth practices within major profit and non-profit organisations (Picanol, Huntsman, J&J, RWE, Sabic, BLENDERS, Alternatief, Flanders Make,...). He was formerly regional development manager for the “Strategic Planning Team of the Kempen” as well as responsible for Fortis Venturing on a global scale and therefore board member of different profit and non-profit companies. Furthermore, he is Professor “Entrepreneurship and Innovation” at Flanders Business School and a Visiting Professor at KU Leuven.