BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Born in Belgium, he moved with his parents to South America and graduated from Lycée Français of Bogota. Daniel then studied Political Science in Brussels. He worked in Brussels as Country Manager for Avianca and Proexpo (Banco de la Republica). He was Country Manager for the Belgian Airline, Sabena, from 1978 to 1998, in Iraq, Australia, Egypt, Liberia, Gabon, Thailand and Spain. He joined the Regional Foreign and Investment Agency (AWEX) until his retirement in 2012.
Laurent de Boisséson
Vice President Belgium
Born in France from French and Colombian parents, Laurent graduated in Paris in Political Science and Law. After having worked in Industry and Consulting in France and in the UK, he worked in Paris in the field of Business Summits, communication and risk analysis. He moved to Brussels in 2013 as an investor in the acquisition of European Voice, the leading media covering EU policy, from The Economist Group, later sold to POLITICO and Axel Springer. Since then Laurent has continued in Brussels, in the Advisory field.
José Bonafonte Magri
Vice President GD Luxembourg
José has wide professional experience in private banking, financial planning and patrimonial structuring. He is a member of the Institute of Investment Analysts of Spain. He has held executive positions in companies regulated by the Luxembourgish CSSF, as well as director in collective investment institutions. As of 2011 he creates his own company that offers multifamily office services, Bonacapital Family Office.
Dr. Alain Harvengt
Vice President Scientific Affairs
Veterinary doctor graduated in 1984, Diploma of Specialized Studies (D.E.S.) in Animal Production and Zootechnics in 1997. Practice of veterinary medicine in Belgium, France and Spain. Currently, responsible for the promotion of the Belgian Blue breed for the insemination centers : Belgian Blue Cattle International, Fabroca and Génétique Avenir Belgimex.
Vice President Business Development
Sergio Sandoval is currently Global Head of Modular Business in Etex group where he has spent the past 3 years and previously spent 14 years in the Brussels Office of McKinsey and Company. Sergio, has worked in many different industries such as building materials, telecommunications, mining, energy, consumer goods and public sector as well as more than +40 countries. Sergio’s has extensive expertise in several company functions such as Strategy, Commercial Performance (Pricing and Sales Excellence), M&A, and Business Development.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Sergio worked with Colombia’s Presidency of the Republic as economic advisor to the President. Sergio has obtained a B.S. and M.A. in Economics from Los Andes University in Colombia, and an M.B.A., with high honours from Solvay Business School. Sergio holds both Belgian and Colombian citizenships.
Vice President Marketing:
Claudia is a production engineer with a master’s degree in marketing, both studies from Eafit University. She studied English in Australia and the last 14 years has been living in Belgium and has Belgian and Colombian nationality. She worked in different sectors in Colombia such as food, telecommunications, entertainment; In diverse multinational companies like Compañía de Galletas Noel, Satrack de Colombia, Orbitel (EPM group); among others, as a project coordinator, national marketing director; national marketing & sales manager. She was also a university professor of CRM in postgraduate and undergraduate programs for: Eafit and Universidad de la Sabana. She also collaborated as a thesis advisor at the Pontifical Bolivarian University. In Belgium she has worked as a commercial contents editor for Jonckers, relocation adviser in her own agency, marketing consultant, among others.