I am the co-founder and Chairman / Executive Director of the European Crowdfunding Network and Executive Board member of CF50 Inc., the global Think Tank on crowdfunding. I also initiated the political discours on crowdfunding at EU level with A Framework for European Crowdfunding and I am a member of the European Crowdfunding Stakeholder Forum at the European Commission.

I m the co-founder of InnoStars and I work as a hands-on operational and strategic consultant on sustainable, innovative businesses and non-profits.

The past decade, I have worked with venture capital, microfinance, technology and social entrepreneurship in both commercial and non-profit settings in Europe and the USA.

A former journalist, I started my career in the early 1990s in the publishing and business information industries. I hold Masters degrees from Solvay Business School, Brussels, and from the University of Hamburg and studied at SEESS (UCL) in London. I believe in trust and respect mixed with a good sense of humour.

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