Translating technically complex issues into pro-active and effective communication whether it is at national, EU or global level is what makes me tick.
Kris started his post-university professional life in an EU information office in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK) in the early 1990s. A stint at the European Commission’s Secretariat General (Institutional Policy unit), was followed by almost three years as an assistant to two UK MEPs. He joined a global law firm where he quickly started to focus on Environmental Policy. As a result, he was actively involved in the first electronic waste legislation (WEEE & RoHS), the emergence of REACH, and the launch of EU Emissions Trading.
Running his own environmental law & policy consultancy business for more than 15 years allowed him to work with for instance a California based IT multinational, Japanese electronics companies, Japanese and Korean trade associations, a Taiwanese research institute, and a Belgian globally renowned electronics and battery recycler.
In the early 2010s, Kris became actively involved in policy issues related to the UN Basel Convention on Transport of Hazardous Waste, and the Montreal Protocol on ozone depleting substances.
- MA Applied Economics - University of Antwerp (UFSIA) (1989)
- MA International Politics & Law - University of Antwerp (UIA) (1991)