Karel serves Biobest as their Chief Operating Officer. Biobest is a world-wide leading producer of beneficial insects and mites for biological pest control and of bumblebees for pollination and is one of the fastest growing companies in the world-wide biocontrol industry.
Passionate by innovation and by a deep desire to significantly contribute to a more sustainable world-wide food production Karel trained as an agricultural engineer at the KU Leuven in Belgium (1991). He has since devoted his career to the new product development, large-scale production and business development of beneficial insects, predatory mites and biopesticides for biological control of pests and pollination of greenhouse crops around the world.
Karel is known in the world-wide biocontrol industry as a visionary leader who’s contagious enthusiasm inspires and drives transformational innovation to reduce the use of chemical pesticides in greenhouse vegetables, ornamentals and berry crops around the world.