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Dirk Boogmans

Dirk Boogmans

Dirk Boogmans
Member of the Investment Committee


Dirk is a member of the Investment Committee of Smile Invest. Before that he was independent board member at Gimv, where he also was CEO between 2001 and 2008 and member of the Executive Team as head of Venture Capital from 1989 until 1998. From 1998 to 2001 Dirk was CEO of the Belgian construction group CFE. Dirk is an active board member of numerous companies.

Former experience

  • Gimv (CEO)
  • CFE (CEO)


  • VUB Brussel – Master in Engineering Sciences
  • Universiteit Hasselt – Master in Business Administration

Board representation


  • ASAP HR Group
  • BNP Paribas-Fortis Bank
  • Newton Biocapital
  • Vincotte
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel & UZ Brussels


  • Aquafin (Chairman)
  • Belgian Venture Capital association (Chairman)
  • Caesar Real Estate Fund
  • Cegeka
  • CFE
  • Collibra
  • Corvas
  • De Lijn
  • Deme
  • Flemish Council for Science and Innovation (Chairman)
  • Gimv
  • Global Lifting Partners
  • Indaver
  • Indus
  • Innogenetics
  • LMS
  • P&V Verzekeringen
  • Telenet (Chairman)
  • Vitrufin