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  • August 1986:  Chief of Staff of the Governor of Antwerp

 

  • 1990: International Diamond Broker at Bonas & Co., the number one DTC broker of De Beers

 

  • 1992:  Managing Director of the Antwerp Diamond Bourse

 

  • 1999:  Managing Director to the HRD (now AWDC - Antwerp World Diamond Centre)

 

  • 2000:  Co-founder of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

 

  • 2007 – January 2018:  Special Advisor–Diamonds at Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)

 

  • Author of the Master Plan for Dubai’s diamond sector (between 2006 and 2011 Dubai's diamond trade grew from 10 billion to 39 billion US dollars)

 

  • 2007 – present: President of the International Diamond Laboratories (IDL)

 

  • 2009 – January 2018:  Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE)

 

  • 2012 – present:  Member of the Executive Committee - World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB)

 

  • 2016 – January 2018: Chair of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme Monitoring Team for the Central African Republic

 

  • 2018 – April 2020: President of the World Diamond Mark (WDM)

  • Present: Honorary Chief of Staff of the Governor of the Province of Antwerp

  • Present: Honorary Chairman of the Dubai Diamond Exchange

  • Present:  Lead of the Technical Expert Group in the establishment of the Angola Diamond Exchange