Wim co-founded B-Hive, a European collaborative innovation fintech platform that brings together major banks, insurers and market infrastructure players, connecting the dots in digital finance supported by all major financial players in Belgium.
Before B-Hive, Wim was CEO of iMinds for over 10 years. iMinds was awarded the second place in UBI Global’s ranking of ‘Top University Business Accelerators’ as Flanders leading market-driven digital research and incubation organisation. iMinds has now merged into imec, creating a unique digital research organisation in Belgium. He is a member of the Connect Advisory Forum, the European advisory group to DG CONNECT of the European Commission. He is also on the board of several start-ups.
Wim lives in his town of birth, Ghent, where he obtained his master degrees in Economic Sciences and Computer Sciences at the University of Ghent in 1987, and to which he returned after having worked in Germany and the United States.