Akiles' team

Meet the members of our team

Since its launch, Akiles has been supporting entrepreneurs and founders of SME with the objective of bringing them to an optimal level of growth. Our team is composed of professionals from different backgrounds. They are always ready to listen to your needs and to help you benefit from their expertise in various domains and integrate perfectly into your structure.

  • Christophe launched Akiles in 2019.
  • He obtained an MBA at Hofstra University, New York.
  • He is an entrepreneur with more than 20 years experience in Proptech. He has managed Immoweb for more than a decade.
  • Christophe is currently spending most of his time between Akiles, Belgoimmo (real estate company) and his board member positions.

Professional experience

  • Since 2019 Managing Partner at Akiles
  • Since 2013 Co-founder at BelgoImmo
  • 2016 - 2021 Executive Vice President at Immoweb
  • 2012 – 2016 Chief Executive Officer at Immoweb
  • 2005 – 2012 Managing Director at Produpress (Automagazine - Immoweb)
  • 2000 – 2005 EDP Manager at Produpress (Automagazine - Immoweb)
  • 1999 – 2000 Internet Consultant at Guidance
  • Laurent launched Akiles in 2019.
  • He obtained a Master’s degree as Commercial Engineering at IAG/UCL.
  • He has 20 years experience in investment and private equity in particular.
  • Laurent has been director or observer in the Board of more than 10 companies.

Professional experience

  • Since 2019 Partner at Akiles
  • Since 2013 Investment manager at Matignon Investissements (Paris)
  • 2001 – 2012 Member of the Executive Committee at Cie du Bois Sauvage
  • 1999 – 2001 Consultant at Accenture
  • Thierry launched Akiles in 2019.
  • He has 25 years experience in corporate finance, wealth management and private equity. He qualified as a ‘commercial engineer’ at the Solvay Business School (ULB), is CFA charterholder and Guberna Certified Director. He has built extensive experience working for financial institutions (BNP Paribas Fortis and ING) and families (Korys, the family office of the family Colruyt, and Econopolis).
  • Director of the Belgian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (BVA) since 2013 (Chairman between May 2016 and April 2018).
  • Thierry has been chairman, director or observer in the Board of more than twenty companies.

Professional experience

  • Since 2019 Partner at Akiles
  • Since 2010 Independent Investment Professional specialised in VC/PE
  • 2015 – 2019 Econopolis, Partner
  • 2011 – 2015 Korys, Investment Director
  • 2004 – 2011 BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity, Head of Investment Analysts
  • 2000 – 2004 Fortis Bank Global Market, Director Equity Research
  • 1997 – 2000 Vermeulen-Raemdonck (part of ING), Senior Financial Analyst
  • 1993 – 1997 General Bank, Trainee and Corporate Research Officer
  • Kurt launched Akiles in 2019.
  • He obtained a Master’s degree as Commercial Engineering at Solvay, VUB.
  • After a first experience in co-managing a spin-off in underwater technology, he specialised in financial management through a Master of Finance at Vlerick.
  • At investment bank Degroof Petercam, he gained 13 years of proficiency in corporate finance with broad experience in sell-side and buy-side M&A as well as valuations, private placements of equity and bonds, IPO’s and delistings.
  • At Triple Living, Kurt directed all strategic corporate finance activities during 2 years, leading to the acquisition and integration of Land Invest - a real estate developments portfolio of 400,000m²-, the €47m issue of a first bond private placement and set-up of a €30m FIIS real estate fund structure.

Professional experience

  • Since 2019 Partner at Akiles
  • 2017 – 2019 Triple Living, Director Finance and corporate development
  • 2004 – 2017 Degroof Petercam Corporate Finance, Senior Manager
  • 2002 – 2003 Ecospeed – Hydrex, Business Development Manager
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