Jochen holds double Master degrees in Applied Economics (KU Leuven) and Business Information Management (Solvay Business School) and started his career as a business intelligence consultant in the banking industry. He gained his over a decade’s corporate experience in Philip Morris International where he had various positions in finance (business planning, procurement) and sales.
Passionate about food & nutrition, Jochen started and managed different F&B concepts in Belgium for about 5 years. As such, he developed an innovative fermented beverage concept (based on Kombucha) and opened 2 Malaysian restaurants.
When Jochen moved to Malaysia in 2019 he started at Simbiotik Technologies where he has held various positions in the digital industry.
Driven by his passion for technology and innovation, Jochen represents different Belgian companies in Malaysia across different industries such as vertical farming, micro-hydro power and robotics.
Besides this, Jochen is Liaison Officer in Malaysia for KU Leuven, Belgium’s and Europe’s most innovative university, where he develops international relationships, research collaborations, recruitment and the alumni chapter.
With his experience across different disciplines and industries, Jochen is enthusiastic to advice on incoming business requests.