Koen is originally from Belgium and has spent time living in the UK and India with spells in Ireland and South Africa. He is a veteran of Banking Technology software industry, with over 30 years experience as a senior executive at worldwide market leaders in productised banking software solutions, such as Misys, Temenos, and Polaris, as well as global strategy roles at technology leaders Microsoft and Accenture. Diagnosed with PD at age 50, Koen has been living with the condition for 10 years now and following a successful DBS procedure a few years ago is gaining experience acting as a non-executive advisor to healthcare companies focused on PD.

Koen is married to Shabnam and currently resides in Antwerp.