Guy Mampaey joined Gimv in 1981 and became responsible for the Buy-Out and Growth Department in 1989. Under his leadership, specific funds were set up for SMEs (KAMOFIN), start-ups (Take-Off Funds) and investments in Central and Eastern Europe (Fund New Europe). He was part of the steering committee at Gimv's IPO in 1997 and the acquisition of Halder in 2000. He also set up a European relationship network with buy-out funds through investments in third party funds.
He is former chairman of the BVA (Belgian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association).
Guy invested in and supported companies in their business building, buy and build strategy and exits (IPO and trade sale) in various sectors and business phases. He was a director of DEME, EBT (European Bulk Terminals), BMT, VCST, H. Essers and Zonen, Westerlund. Today he is chairman of Incendin (Ecochem International), Sureca (Contraload), Vectis Participations II and director at Grandeco and PAI (Port of Antwerp International). His broad experience is useful in the further development of the various Gimv platforms.
Guy obtained a master's degree in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp.