Nationality: Belgian nationality
Diplomas: Licence in Sociology at the University of Leuven (1972) and Maîtrise in Sociology at the Sorbonne in Paris (1972).
Actual position: Advocacy Officer, Association of European Cancer Leagues, Tobacco Control Expert, Belgian Foundation against Cancer, International Expert on Illicit Tobacco Trade.
Career: Belgian Consumer Association (1973-75), Centre for research and Information of the (Belgian) Consumer organisations (1976-2003), and Belgian Foundation against Cancer (2003-). He is an Advocacy Officer of the Association of European Cancer Leagues since 2004.