Jo Robrechts is an entrepreneur driven by sustainability and innovation. Currently he tackles a worldwide societal challenge : “Healthy Aging” by turning Neighborhoods into man-made Blue Zones® focusing on a increased sustainable level of quality of life. As founder and executive chairman of award-winning Triamant®, he redefines the boundaries of current solutions in traditional living and care and creates the community of tomorrow, offering Life-as-a-Service®.
Earlier on in his career he had a multinational life, primarily with Johnson and Johnson. He assumed the role of founder and investor as well as managing director or chairman in about 30 start-ups, SME and large companies and entities sofar. Board memberships over the last 20 years included the Belgian telecom operator Belgacom and the Flemish Institute for Technological Development. Jo founded and built a number of non-profit organisations. He created Plato, the today European widespread entrepreneur coaching program. He has been a keynote speaker at worldwide conferences and a teacher at various educational events. He was nominated in Tokyo in 1992 by Junior Chamber International as one of the three finalists "Outstanding Young Persons of the World". Joe earned a MBA degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, holds a Commercial Engineering Degree magna cum laude and a Real Estate Degree from Louvain University and studied at Vlerick, Gent (Belgium), Insead (Fontainebleau, France), Babson College as well as Harvard Business School (Boston, USA).