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Business Group Leader Agoria Composites, AGORIA


I graduated as a master in chemistry from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2003 and obtained a Ph.D. in chemical engineering in 2008, focusing on "multiple-use organotin catalysis." My professional journey led me to allnex, a coating resins manufacturer, where I served in various R&D and business development roles from 2008 to 2020. Since October 2020, I have joined Agoria in the role of Business Group Leader Manufacturing - composites and plastics. In addition to my corporate responsibilities, I contribute to the industry as a board member of Plastiwin, the Walloon cluster for the plastics, composites, and rubber ecosystem, and SIM (Strategic Initiative Materials), the Flemish spearhead cluster for materials. My career reflects a passion for advancing innovation in materials science and fostering collaboration within the industry.

About Agoria:

Agoria is paving the way for all technology-inspired companies in Belgium that strive for progress in the world through the development or application of technological innovations. Our aim is to boost the success of these companies and to shape a sustainable future. The federation brings together about 2,100 technology companies, representing more than 310,000 employees. In its offices in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Liège and Charleroi, Agoria has around 200 employees. Our services and positions cover HR and training, market development, regulation, digitization, infrastructure, manufacturing, climate, the environment, and energy. Within Agoria, Agoria Composites stands as the advocate for Belgian companies involved in composites technology. Representing their interests at the European level through EuCIA, we disseminate vital information, encourage best practices in composite product use, and foster connections between technology producers and markets. By facilitating growth and business development, Agoria Composites ensures mutual benefits for all stakeholders.