After graduating from the university of Ghent as a Chemical Engineer in 1992, Hans started working for Texaco in R&D. Following a number of different assignments, including 3.5 years in the USA, an M&A project initiated a move into the financial services industry (KBC Group) and led to a longer term transition management role in one of the portfolio investment companies of the KBC group. Hans joined a JV of the ArcelorMittal group and the Flemish Region in 2007 to head up a greenfield startup company active in structural lightweight sandwich panels. After the sale of the company, he was mainly involved in M&A projects within the petroleum and energy industry. Hans joined Finindus in 2013 as Investment Director.