Dries is a Partner at Korys, responsible for the direct and fund investments. Together with the Korys team and by leveraging the talent within the portfolio companies, he aims to build future-proof companies, that share Korys’ mission to create sustainable value.
Dries is a strong believer in effective teamwork, based on shared values, strategic alignment, open communication and respect, which he translates through interactions with the entrepreneurs and the management of the companies Korys invests in.
He decided to join Korys because of the sense of purpose it added to his work: Korys is an investor unlike any other, with its strong family roots, its mission to have a positive impact on people and planet and its ambition to inspire other investors.
Dries likes to spend time with his family and friends, and cycling helps him to disconnect from time to time.
Prior to joining Korys, Dries worked for 7 years at PMV, the investment company of the Flemish Region. Before that he held several positions in the financial sector, at KBC Bank, the Securities Regulation Fund and Fortis Bank. Dries holds a Law Degree from the University of Leuven (KUL) and a Master’s Degree in Economic Law from the University of Louvain (UCL).