This was when I met my associate Hendrik, who coached me to lead and train this young horse.
After many years of theoretical and practical education in the Equine Industry, I decided to take on further education so I started a Bachelor course in Marketing.
Then, being a marketer, I worked in telecoms and IT until the entrepreneur in me took over and I was eager to start up and develop my own businesses.
Today, I am very excited to combine my passion and professional experiences and I look forward to assisting you to take your Equine Business to the next level.
When I was 15 years old, I took on a 2-year course in “Breeding and Training of Horses” at Saint-Joseph Institute in Torhout in Flanders.
I was very lucky to start my traineeship with Marc van Dijck and I used to spend all my vacations at his Sports & Stud stables.
As a student, I won the interschool style-jumping competition at the Christmas Horse Show in Mechelen.
After my education, I started to work at “Stud Farm the Breemeersen” of the Brondeel family, a stud and reproduction centre in Flanders.
I was training several BWP stallions and in charge of the commercial training of young horses.
Every weekend was showjumping at LRV and on a national Junior level.
Off jumping season I assisted the Vet in the Reproduction clinic (lab) and I was coached on different fertilisation issues.
After realising my potential to step into business, I started a business education at the Broedersschool in Sint-Niklaas, which I needed to succeed my Bachelor Degree in Marketing at Sint-Eligius in Antwerp (Karel de Grote).
Being Account Manager at KPN Belgium, I was responsible for the sales of
telecommunication products and solutions, (international) data- and voice-networks and securities.
At first to small and medium companies, later on, I was promoted to corporate account management.
After my Bachelor studies Marketing, I was co-founder and CMO of different IT companies.
I was responsible for developing online marketing and communication strategies to launch and promote e-commerce and online payment platforms.
I also created an affiliation network, negotiated strategic partnerships and was leading our international business development and worldwide expansion.
When Bwin.com appointed me to become BeLux Country Manager, I was not only consulting on marketing and business development of Bwin products (sports, poker, casino, games) but also managing and solving legal issues, licenses and responsible gaming policies.
I was asked to create an office and build a team to organize local marketing, communication and events and the leveraging of sports sponsorships.
My friend and real-estate agent Paul and I created an online auction platform for real-estate auctions in Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Poland.
During the years after the 2007 – 2008 crisis, I invested in real-estate in Antwerp, France and Panama.
One of today’s passions is breeding Roussin sheep and Black Angus cattle in the Cotentin region in Normandy – France, and investing in an independent and eco-friendly way of extensive farming.
A local couple is taking care of a Bed-and-Breakfast on the farm.
As a co-founder of Aunexum, together with my associate we founded and represented a group of companies specialised in the Precious Metals sector.
The group consists of 2 precious metals trading companies, a storage and insurance company, a recycling and refining company and a precious metals investment company.
EQ science was founded by Hendrik and me to offer coaching, consulting and management support to all kinds of professionals in the Equine Industry.
Our services include marketing, communication and social media, healthcare, international transport services, events and global business development, recruitment services and the creation of multi-level websites and value-added services.
My commercial skills and experiences are online and offline marketing and
communications, global business development, negotiating and closing strategic partnerships and commercial deals.
I am a positive person and I am always looking to find a win-win situation and the best possible solution for any kind of problem or opportunity.
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