Sofindev Management NV is the management company advising the Sofindev funds in the implementation of the investment strategy.
It carries out the investment process and manages the portfolio companies during Sofindev’s ownership. The Sofindev investment team consists of 7 professionals. You can contact them at the addresses indicated below.
Eric Van Droogenbroeck
Eric Van Droogenbroeck has joined Sofindev in 2006, coming from the UK based private equity fund Industri Kapital. From 1996 to 2000, he worked for management consultant Arthur D. Little in Brussels. Between 1994 and 1996, he worked in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley in London. Eric holds a Degree in Commercial Engineering from Solvay Business School at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (1992).
(through Cyann sprl)
Jan Camerlynck joined the team in 2012, after having worked for 12 years in the Corporate Finance department of KBC Securities, the investment banking arm of KBC Group. He started his career in 1998 as researcher at the corporate finance department of the Ghent University. Since 2008, Jan was Head of M&A – Corporate Finance at KBC Securities and member of the management board of KBC Securities. In that position, he managed sale processes and acquisitions of a large number of businesses and advised the owners and management of both large companies and family-owned businesses in strategic and financial matters. Jan holds a Degree in Applied Economic Sciences from Ghent University (1998) and a Master Degree in Financial Management from Vlerick Business School (1999-2000).
(through The Flame bvba)
Ghislain Thijs joined the team in 1998, after having worked for 8 years as a senior investment manager at Mosane, a Belgian quoted investment company within the COBEPA group. From 1987 till 1990, he was Finance and Accounting Manager at Avery, a US multinational active in the tape industry with several subsidiaries in Belgium. Previously, he worked for Price Waterhouse as a senior auditor. He started his career in 1979 as Assistant Professor at the Limburg University. Ghislain holds a Degree in Finance and Accounting from the LUC (Limburg Universitair Centrum – 1978) and a Master Degree in Accountancy from the State University of Antwerp (1984).
(through GCW Consult bvba)
Jean-Roger de Bandt
Jean-Roger de Bandt joined Sofindev in 2015, after having worked as Chief Executive Officer of Moteo Group (2006-2013) active in automotive distribution and as Chief Executive Officer of two Louvain-la-Neuve based technology companies, n-Side and Traxxeo (2013-2015). From 1994 till 2006, he worked in management consulting, first with Arthur D. Little, then with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants (2000-2006), where he became in 2002 Managing Partner of the Brussels office. Previous to his management consulting experience, he worked as business development manager for telecom supplier Alcatel Bell. Jean-Roger holds a Master degree in Law from the KUL (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven –1988) and a Master in Business Administration from Columbia Business School (New-York – 1996).
(through Iliceus bvba)
Joëlle Starquit joined the Sofindev team in 2001 as an Investment Manager, after having worked for 3 years in an audit and consulting practice in Brussels. Since 2015, she is focusing on financial, legal, compliance and governance matters. Previously, she gathered private equity experience as an analyst at Fortis Private Equity. Joëlle holds a Degree in Business and Finance Administration from ICHEC Brussels (1997) and is Certified Director Guberna.
Carlo Daelemans joined the team in 2010, coming from KBC Private Equity. Between 2004 and 2008, he worked for the strategy consultancy OC&C Strategy Consultants in the Netherlands, London and New York . Carlo holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering from the KUL (Katholieke Universtiteit Leuven – 2003) and a Master Degree in Financial Economics, also from the KUL (2004).
(through Blanchimont bvba)
Sven Vandewiele joined the Sofindev team in 2015, after gaining 4 years of experience in Transaction Services (Valuations) at PwC in London and Brussels. Prior to that he worked as an auditor at PwC Liège for 2 years. Sven is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute) and holds Master Degrees in Financial Management (Vlerick Business School – 2009) and Commercial Engineering (Universiteit Hasselt – 2008)