Martin was CEO of Barco between 2002 and 2009, focusing and growing the company on visual display markets in several core markets such as medical, digital cinema, control and car industry, and spinning off the non-core product lines such as graphics, textile, subcontracting, …
Prior to that he was CTO and member of the Executive Committee of Alcatel-Lucent. Before becoming CTO of Alcatel-Lucent, Martin was responsible for establishing Alcatel-Lucent’s worldwide market leadership in the broadband access market. Under Martin’s leadership, ADSL was transformed from a research project into a multi-billion dollar business for Alcatel-Lucent.
Martin was also CEO of Caliopa, a startup in silicon photonics that was acquired by Huawei in August 2013. Martin is a member of the board of directors of several companies, including Proximus, Newtec, Anteryon, Track4C, Venture Spirit.
Martin holds a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences, an M.Sc. in Electronics from the University of Ghent, as well as an MBA from the University of Antwerp.