Jan Desmeth has 17 years of experience in the chemical sector. First as managing director within the Benelux for Messer Belgium NV and Messer BV, and later as Director Western Europe for Messer Industries. Since January 2021, he has been active as mayor of the municipality Sint Pieters- Leeuw, having already gained several years of experience in local politics as an alderman in the same municipality. In addition, Jan is chairman at Iverlek, vice-chairman at Intradura and director at Fluvius.
Jan graduated as an industrial chemical engineer from KIH De Nayer in 1990. He has been a member of Gimv’s board of directors since April 2023.