Denis Knoops

Denis Knoops

Former CEO Delhaize | Entrepreneur & start-up investor

After graduating as a commercial engineer from UCL, Denis started his career at Perlarom, an SME developing natural flavours. He later joined the supermarket chain Delhaize, which took him to various locations in Europe, the US and Asia. He held several positions there, including many senior roles, and finished as CEO until September 2017. During his many years at Delhaize he has helped develop and start up Tom & Co.

Since September 2017, he has been an investor in several small and medium-sized start-ups and a mentor at The Birdhouse. He is also a board member of The Shift, the Belgian reference network for sustainability. In his spare time, Denis is a keen marathon runner and a beginner kite surfer.

”Crisis is an opportunity!”