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I have the Belgian nationality and am 58 years old.
I am the Managing Director of Fost Plus in Belgium.
Fost Plus is a non-profit organization, accredited by the Interregional Packaging Commission. Fost Plus promotes, coordinates and finances the selective collection, sorting and recycling of household packaging waste in Belgium.
I have a master’s degree in economic and environmental sciences and followed the Management Program at the Belgian Vlerick School. I have 30 years of experience in waste management strategy development and operations, both in the public and the private sector. I joined Fost Plus in 1994 as Operational Director. In this function and as a member of the management team I have been co-responsible for the starting up of Fost Plus, and responsible for the progressive implementation of the Belgian not for profit EPR scheme owned by the local legal obliged companies.
In 2013, I became the first chairman of EXPRA (Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance - Inspiring Packaging Recycling), the umbrella organization of compliance schemes run by the obliged industry.