Jo is an entrepreneur driven by sustainability and innovation, adding up 35 years of professional experience. Currently he is the founder, chairman and CEO of Triamant, an award-winning, privately-held corporation that pushes the boundaries of current solutions in traditional living, care and health structures and creates the community of the future.
Earlier on in his career he had a multinational life, primarily with Johnson and Johnson as treasurer, Head of Strategic Planning and Assistant to the President of Janssen Pharmaceutica worldwide. Later on, Jo founded and expanded a high-tech growth company in Europe and the USA.
He assumed the role of founder and investor as well as managing director or chairman in about 30 companies and entities so far. Board memberships over the last 20 years included the Belgian telecom operator Belgacom and the Flemish Institute for Technological Development.
Jo founded and built a number of non-profit organizations. He created Plato, the today European widespread entrepreneur coaching program. He has been a keynote speaker at conferences and a teacher at various educational events. He was nominated in Tokyo in 1991 by Junior Chamber International as one of the three finalists “Outstanding Young Persons of the World” and received numerous awards since then. He is an invited member to the Barcelona-based CEO-CF, a 100 EMEA forum of entrepreneurs of high growth businesses.
Jo earned an MBA degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, holds a Commercial Engineering Degree magna cum laude and a Real Estate Degree from Louvain University and studied at Vlerick (Gent), Insead (Fontainebleau, France), Babson College as well as Harvard Business School (Boston, USA).