Willem Broekaert is currently Managing Partner of V-BIO VENTURES, a life sciences venture fund which he co-founded in 2015. V-BIO VENTURES supports innovative companies in the sectors of therapeutics, diagnostics and agricultural improvements. Earlier, Willem Broekaert was the founding CEO of the nutrition company FUGEIA, a spin-off from the University of Leuven in Belgium, and was the Vice President R&D of the entrepreneurial agro-biotechnology company CROPDESIGN, now part of BASF. Willem Broekaert is part-time professor at the Faculty of BioScience Engineering at the University of Leuven. He holds a MSc and PhD in BioScience Engineering from the University of Leuven, and a Master’s degree in agricultural economics from ESSEC in Paris, France.