Smile Invest welcomes Erik Verrijssen as member of the Investment Committee

 

Linden, March 1st, 2021 – Smile Invest is pleased to announce that Mr. Erik Verrijssen is joining its Investment Committee as of March 1, 2021. Erik, educated as a civil engineer, has built a successful international career as CIO, Shared Services Head and Chief Digital Transformation Leader at several large multinationals, including well-known names such as Sanofi, Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble. He has over 30 years of professional experience in leading roles in IT, innovation and digital transformation. Along with the other members of the Investment Committee, Erik will point out the future direction of Smile Invest.

Urbain Vandeurzen, Chairman of Smile Invest’s Investment Committee: “I am very pleased to welcome Erik to Smile Invest. My colleagues and I are looking forward to working with him on selecting and building future growth champions.  During his career, Erik has gained extensive C-level experience and brings exceptional expertise in digitalisation and digital transformation to the company. We are confident that he will be a professional asset to Smile Invest.”

Erik Verrijssen: “Smile Invest is an entrepreneurial investment company that focuses on innovative, ambitious growth companies in sectors I am very familiar with. I look forward to working with the fellow Investment Managers at Smile Invest to help the portfolio companies grow and develop, and to attract new interesting opportunities for growth.”