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Meet the Leuven MindGate Board Members

The Leuven MindGate Board of Directors oversees the overall direction and strategy of the organization. Each Premium Gold Member can nominate 1 or 2 board members, depending on their financial contribution. The Premium Members nominate 4 board members as their representatives. 2 board members are nominated by the Regular members. All board member nominations are subject to approval by the General Assembly.

Jos Clijsters

Nominated by Belfius

Gilbert Declerck

Honorary Chairman
Independent Board Member

Koenraad Debackere

Vice Chairman / Executive Director of KU Leuven R&D
Nominated by Stichting Leuven.inc

Luc Van den hove

Vice Chairman / CEO & President of imec
Nominated by imec

Erwin Blomsma

CEO Virovet
Nominated by the Regular Members

David De Craemer

VP of Telecom Sales Europe CommScope
Nominated by CommScope

Peter Lievens

Vice Rector of Intl. Policy and Interculturality at KU Leuven
Nominated by KU Leuven

Jos Peeters

Chairman of the Executive Committee at Capricorn Partners
Nominated by the Premium Members

Mohamed Ridouani

Chairman of the General Assembly / Mayor of Leuven
Nominated by the city of Leuven

Wim Robberecht

CEO UZ Leuven
Nominated by UZ Leuven

Sam Sluismans

Member of Deloitte Belgium’s Executive Committee
Nominated by the Premium Members

Jo Steyaert

Founder of Indiville Research
Nominated by the Regular Members

Dirk Gyselinck

Member of Management Committee at Belfius Bank
Nominated by Belfius

Kris Claes

Managing director at Voka - Flemish Brabant
Nominated by the Premium Members

Bart Van Buggenhout

Senior Business Architect KBC
Nominated by KBC

Els Van Hoof

Member of the Belgian parliament
Nominated by the city of Leuven

Sander Van den dries

Co-owner Comate Engineering & Design
Nominated by the Premium Members

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We also facilitate collaboration and innovation between companies, knowledge institutes and government within the Leuven Innovation Region, and we are happy to guide any of these stakeholders towards innovation.