Frédéric is an experienced Belgian investor with a global vision.
For 20+ years he has run his own farm on organic, biodynamic, and regenerative principles. He’s also committed to improving the educational chances of disadvantaged children and is on the global advisory council of Teach for All.
He trained in corporate finance before joining the board of his family’s company Interbrew (now AB-InBev). He drove much of the M&A activity that turned it into the world’s largest brewer.
In 1995, Frédéric set up a new investment vehicle, Verlinvest, backed by other family members, building a €1.6bn portfolio of brands including Oatly & Vitacoco by 2019.
His latest move is to launch Planet First Partners, an investment platform addressing the planetary challenges of sustainability, health and nutrition. In Europe, clear sustainability goals have given brands and technologies a path to evolve from VC to growth-stage, where PFP operates.