Eric Van Bael

Eric Van Bael

  • Industry

    • ICT
    • Consultancy
    • Automotive
  • Functional expertise domain

    • Strategic Management
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Digital Transformation

Business Mentor profile

  • More than 30 years working experience.
  • Experienced executive with solid international background and proven track record in the IT industry, substantial Merger & Acquisition experience as CEO in transformational turnarounds and complex change programs.
  • Worked at globally listed corporations as well as in smaller Private Equity owned businesses.

Unique Eric

The intention is to keep body and mind balanced, but this proves challenging. He's an alpine and cross-country skier; he runs, swims, goes to the fitness, and frequently takes out his yoga rug. His real passion is music: playing drums in a band he jokingly refers to as 'making noise with friends" and enjoying the more intimate rock and jazz concerts. Corsica is his favorite get-away place, as he lost his heart to the beaches and the rugged mountains.

Eric reads a lot. On top of being a current affairs junkie, he is fascinated by space travel. Books on astrophysics, the origin of space, and quantum theory lie on his nightstand. Even the NASA archives Eric finds intriguing. It can't be any surprise Eric wanted to be an astronaut as a child.

No wonder Eric's hero is Elon Musk. The rebellious man combines a unique set of skills, stamina, and IQ and is causing nothing more than a revolution.

Eric's motto is Einstein's "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." Simply explaining something complex is a true talent.

Why does Eric want to mentor? It allows for the perfect 'stop & think moment.' No matter which side one's on, a mentoring conversation is a moment to get out of the rat race. As a mentor, you get at least as much back from the mentee. And, of course, being able to help is most gratifying.

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