Dirk De Boever
Head of InvestmentsDirk De Boever on LinkedIn
Dirk De Boever holds a M.Sc. in Applied Economics and an advanced degree in international B2B marketing, complemented with an executive MBA from the Vlerick Management School. Dirk started his career in the early days of the commercial organization of the flat carbon steel division of the Arbed Group (now ArcelorMittal) in market research. Over the years he took on responsibilities for strategic marketing, feasibility and investment studies, business planning and support of group management in M&A transactions. He also served as quality auditor. Dirk left the Arbed Group in 2002 to join a tKMC, a marketing and business intelligence boutique as managing partner. tKMC serves large companies in telecom, energy, fmcg and industry. In 2006, Dirk supported OCAS in the start-up of its first spin-off company. Two years later, Dirk joined OCAS Ventures, as managing partner to build and manage a portfolio of innovative and material related companies for Finindus. In July 2013 Dirk was appointed Head of Investments of Finindus.
Investment DirectorHans Maenhout on LinkedIn
Hans Maenhout holds a masters degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ghent, complemented with an executive eduction in International Management from Vlerick Management School (Ghent), Corporate Finance from EHSAL (Brussels) and M&A and Corporate Development from INSEAD (Fontainbleau). Hans started his carreer with Texaco in R&D. Following a number of different assignments at Texaco, including 3.5 years in the USA, an M&A project initiated a move into the financial services industry (KBC Group) and led to a longer term transition management role in one of the portfolio investment companies of the KBC group. He joined a JV of the ArcelorMittal group and the Flemish Region in 2007 to head up a greenfield start up company active in structural lightweight sandwich panels. After the sale of the company, he was mainly involved in M&A projects within the petroleum and energy industry. Hans joined Finindus in October 2013 as Investment Director.