Before the founding of Merodis, Thierry was an independent financial advisor, advising and assisting mainly European companies in their merger and acquisition activities and also providing international investment advice to individuals. He started his career in banking, working for the two leading financial institutions in the Benelux: six years in the Corporate Finance Department of Fortis and five years leading the Belgian analyst team at ING. In 2000, he became VP of Business Development at IBA, a leader in advanced radiation therapy and molecular imaging. In this capacity, he acquired and sold more than a dozen activities for IBA over a period of six years, ranging in turnover from a few million to hundreds of millions of EUR. During that time, Thierry worked in several countries, including an extended period in the United States. He originally graduated with a law degree from the University of Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, and obtained a degree in Corporate Finance and Financial Analysis from CIAF, Belgium. Thierry has been an External Advisor at Merodis since 2019.