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Graduated in ‘85 from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL - Belgium) with a BSc and a MSc degree in mechanical engineering, he acquired industrial process experience with Exxon, while obtaining an MBA (KULeuven - Belgium) in ’87.
From 89 to 91, John fine-tuned his 6-sigma competencies at Bekaert and his market development skills with Royal Dutch Shell.
For the next 10 years, he held various positions with The Coca-Cola Company and bottlers, in Europe and abroad. These roles covered process excellence, operations support, product innovation, global technology development and multiple-country technical leadership.
In 2000, Amcor offered him a European manufacturing leadership role for its flexible packaging division. In 2003, the Inbev group (now Anheuser Busch Inbev) asked him to lead the worldwide packaging and sales equipment innovation strategy.
In 2005, he founded Cape Decision to offer his experience to a wider range of clients.
Jean is member of different boards and certified by Guberna, the Belgian Insitute of Directors.
Evaluator of EU Funded innovation Projects
Innovation expert Jean is a proposal evaluator for EC Horizon 2020 Programme. This is the biggest EU research and innovation initiative with 3O billion EUR funding for 2014-2020.