In 1995, Frédéric de Mevius founded Verlinvest and has been its managing director until December 2012. He is since Chairman of the Board and a non-executive director of several Verlinvest portfolio companies. He has also served as chairman or non-executive director of several charitable and cultural non for profit associations in Belgium. Father of four children, he holds a BA degree in economics from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve. Between 1991 and 2004, he was member of the Board of Directors of Interbrew (now ABInbev). From 1993 to 2000, he was member of the Board of Directors of Spadel (Belgium). Prior to these industrial assignments, he had an investment banking career in London and New York.