A graduate of UC Louvain in Chemistry and Bio-industries Engineering, Claude also has a Postgraduate in Business Administration from Nyenrode (1974) and is the former President of the European Confederation of Special Waste Activities (CEADS). He started his career at Inbev, Dupont and Monsanto before managing Biochim, a solvent distillation plant. The “Godfather” of Solvakem, it’s clear that without him, none of this would exist. Claude’s general knowledge is second to none and he has an impressive network of contacts in a diverse range of sectors. Has his feet on the ground, but like many creative chemists, can be a touch disorganized.