Prof. Dr. Wilfried De Backer – Chairman
Prof. De Backer attained his specialist degree in internal medicine at the University of Antwerp. He currently is director of the department of respiratory medicine at the university hospital in Antwerp. He is the author of numerous books and papers on pulmonary medicine, published in international journals. Prof. De Backer also is an internationally recognized expert in sleep medicine. As a believer in new methods in pulmonary medicine, Prof De Backer founded FluidDA to support new developments through interdisciplinary research.
Dr. Ir. Jan De Backer – CEO
Dr. De Backer graduated from Delft University of Technology 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. He has received several awards for his innovative research in the field of airway modelling in respiratory and sleep medicine. His work has been published in international journals. Within FluidDA 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.
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.
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.
Mrs. Christa Cammaert
Mrs. Cammaert holds a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp and a Postgraduate degree in ‘Advanced European Studies’ from the College of Europe in Bruges. She is an ICF-accredited certified coach. Having worked in various leadership roles for prominent global/US firms, primarily in the financial services sector and in the field of Executive Search and Board Consulting services, Mrs. Cammaert has acquired an extensive experience in finance & banking, strategic sales and business development, key account/relationship management and public relations/affairs. At present, Mrs. Cammaert runs an independent consultancy business.