Mr. Chris Burggraeve serves as Operating Partner at Verlinvest. He serves as Advisor at Green Rush. He has over 26 years of experience, he is a passionate global business marketer turned Marketing Advisor and Board member. After initial experience in technology startups, he worked in brand management and general management for P&G, The Coca-Cola Company and lastly at Anheuser-Busch InBev, where he was Chief Marketing Officer for nearly 5 years (07-12). Additionally, he took on global industry leadership roles. Since 2008, he has been actively involved in the Brussels-based World Federation of Advertisers. He was elected WFA President in April 2010, and re-elected in March 2012. He also serves on the board of the Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce in New York since 2010. During 2012, he started to run his own portfolio of ventures (in Turkey, NYC and Silicon Valley), founded Vicomte, his New York-based marketing and strategy consultancy and joined NYU Stern as Adjunct Faculty for Global Programs. He also serves as Board Member & Executive
Chairman at Seaters.