Paul Van Dun proposed as independent director of Quest for Growth
The board of directors of Quest for Growth proposes to appoint Paul Van Dun as independent director of Quest for Growth. This proposal is submitted for approval to the general meeting of 28 March 2019 and is subject to approval by the FSMA. The proposed mandate will run for a period of four years until immediately after the end of the ordinary general meeting of March 2013.
The proposal to appoint an additional independent director is partly motivated by the fact that some of the current independent directors will no longer meet the legal criteria of independence after the general meeting of March 2020.
Paul is general manager of KU Leuven Research & Development, the knowledge and technology transfer unit of KU Leuven, which was ranked by Reuters as most innovative university in Europe in each of the last three years. He coordinates the activities in cooperating with companies, patenting/licensing, creation of spin-off companies and regional development. He is also managing director of the investment fund Gemma Frisius, board member of the Foundation Fournier-Majoie pour l’Innovation, board member of RZ Tienen, chairman of the Center for Drug Design and Discovery, and board member or chairman of a series of high tech companies. From 2006 to 2010 he was vice-president of ASTP (Association of European Science & Technology Transfer Professionals). Prior to joining KU Leuven Paul has been working at KPMG and an investment company.
The board of directors of Quest for Growth is honored that Paul van Dun wishes to stand as a candidate for independent director. With his knowledge and experience he can make an important contribution to the operation and development of Quest for Growth.
About Quest for Growth
QUEST FOR GROWTH is a privak/pricaf, a public alternative investment fund (AIF) with fixed capital under Belgian law, managed by Capricorn Venture Partners NV. The diversified portfolio of Quest for Growth is for the most part invested in growth companies listed on European stock exchanges, in European unquoted companies and in venture capital funds.Quest for Growth focuses on innovative companies in areas such as information and communication technology (ICT), technologies for the healthcare sector (Health-tech) and clean technology (Cleantech). Quest for Growth has been listed on Euronext Brussels since 23 September 1998.