Francis Vanderhoydonck (1958) earned an LLM degree from the Dutch-speaking Free University of Brussels, and enhanced this training with a programme in Common Law at Cambridge University. He then attended the programme for the Master’s Degree in Applied Economics at the Dutch-speaking Free University of Brussels, and a programme in Tax Law at the Brussels Tax College. He then earned an MBA in Finance from New York University.
He embarked on his career in 1986 at De Generale Bank, where he worked until 1998 as Global Head of Investment Banking. He then worked as Managing Partner at the private equity fund Buy Out Fund CVA and at Maple Finance Group (corporate finance advisory) in 2015 and 2017 respectively.
Since 1999, he has also been a director for several listed and private Belgian and Dutch companies.