Hans Maenhout

Hans Maenhout

Investment Director
Finindus

Biography

Hans Maenhout is the Investment Director of Finidus, an investment company funded by Arcelor Mittal and Flemish Region, providing early stage and growth financing to innovative companies active across the metal value chain- materials, processing and sustainable manufacturing. Finidus is linked to OCAS, a world class metal research center with campuses in Zelzate and Zwijnaarde (Belgium).

Earlier, Hans has worked with Texaco and KBC group.  Hans joined a JV of the Arcelor Mittal group and the Flemish Region in 2007 to head up a green-field startup company active in structural lightweight sandwich panels. After an acquisition of the company, he was mainly involved in M&A projects within the petroleum and energy industry.
He studied masters of Chemical Engineering from University of Ghent, with further executive education certificates in Corporate Finance, M&A Development and International Management.