About Gert Van Mol
Mr. Van Mol is considered a seasoned, entrepreneurial, international corporate manager. He started his carreer -while studying at the university- as an entrepreneur creating his own company, next to being a democratic elected student leader. He founded The Publishing Company publishing the most popular magazines for Belgian youth between 1990 and 2000. Mr. Van Mol coined the term “guerilla publishing”. He designed and introduced the first on-line content management system for commercial television stations in Belgium and he was first in the Benelux to produce a digitally printed newspaper. The Venerable Pope Jean-Paul II twice invited him to the Vatican to thank him for publishing a series of rare religious books. In 2000 he sold The Publishing Company to a company on the Euronext Stock Exchange. Together with his brother Jan he then founded the first global social network site for creative people, Addictlab.com.
In 2002 he joined The Wall Street Journal Europe as head of distribution operations for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia. In 2007 he moved to the marketing side of the Journal, designing programs for niche target groups. Mr. Van Mol founded The Future Leadership Institute, which later became The Wall Street Journal Future Leadership Institute (between 2007 and 2011), a virtual institute bringing university and industry together.
While continuing to work for The Wall Street Journal Europe he was asked to join the steering committee of the European Regional Economic Forum (EREF) as education, marketing and communication specialist in 2008. He was also asked to join the Senate of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the world oldest Catholic University, as an Expert to the “Committee International Positioning”. Mr Van Mol gave lectures at, among others, London Business School, Cambridge University, Vlerick Business School, Yangzhou University and The India School of Business on the topics of leadership, education, social economy and the concept of The Future Leadership Institute.
Gert is a father of 4 boys and when he is not playing with his children or working, he creates natural swamp filters in his garden.