Dr. De Backer graduated from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands as aerospace engineer. He attained an MSc degree in aerodynamics and specialised in applied biomedical computational fluid dynamics leading to a PhD from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is an alumnus of the MBA programs at London Business School, London and Columbia Business School, New York. Dr. De Backer has received several awards for his innovative research in the field of airway modeling in respiratory and sleep medicine. His work has been published in international journals. Dr. De Backer founded FLUIDDA in 2005 and he holds the position as Chief Executive Officer since 2007.
Mrs. Myriam Van Varenbergh
Mrs. Van Varenbergh attained her law degree form the University of Leuven. She joined the board in 2010 as a legal expert. She is a founding partner of the law firm Keuleneer, Storme,Vanneste, Van Varenbergh, Verhelst.
Mrs. Eva Lauwers
Mrs. Lauwers holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, completed a post graduate training in Marketing and Human Resources and participated in several business and leadership trainings, including at Harvard University and Insead. Later in her career, she became a certified Executive Coach. Mrs. Lauwers held various management positions in Pfizer Belgium including BU Director Cardio-Vasculars, Marketing and HR Director. In June 2010 she launched her own HR consulting and coaching activities with her management company.
Mr. Sebastiaan de Vries
Mr. De Vries attained his law degree from the University of Groningen. He also holds a finance degree from Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management. He has experience working in an international environment (KPMG and Fortis Group) in a tax/financial advisory role.