Jean-Marc Vandoorne obtained a degree in Commercial Engineering from Solvay Brussels School of Management and Economics in 1992.
He started his career with Arthur Andersen in audit and business consulting. From 1999 to 2009 he held various senior management positions at IPSO-ILG (www.ipso.com), an industrial laundry equipment company and a division of Laundry Systems Group (now Jensen Group and stock quoted at Euronext Brussels). Starting as COO, he moved up to the position of President of the Commercial Laundry division. After the acquisition of this division by Alliance Laundry Systems in 2006, he held positions as Vice-President European Operations and Senior Vice-President International Sales for Alliance Laundry Systems. Jean-Marc became CEO of Biobest in 2009, two years after the exit of the company’s founder and the entry of Floridienne as a shareholder. He developed and implemented a growth strategy, tripling sales in a time-span of less than 10 years.