Contact details


Telephone: +32 475 98 47 46

Professional experience

HP - Transformation director

2008 - Today

In HP, I align IT Transformations with the Business transformations of the client. I coach transformation managers during the sales, planning and execution of global IT-transformations.

Smets Adventures - Owner

2008- Today

In Smets Adventures, I want to inspire your employees, team members, clients and/or partners to take on challenges in a professional way. To achieve this, I combine my experience in the transformation of companies and government institutions with the lessons learned at extreme altitude.

EDS - Transformation manager

1995 - 2008

In EDS, I was responsible for the transformation of IT-departments of multinationals and government institutions. To achieve success, I focussed on organisation and program management but also on the people aspect of the change, both with the employees of the IT-department as with the end-users of the IT services.

Expedition experience

I am a passionate and experienced mountaineer who prepares his challenges thoroughly and executes them professionally. I am the 3rd Belgian that climbed the 7 Summits (the highest mountain on each continent). I am also the only Belgian that has ever tried to climb K2, the 2nd highest mountain in the world. On top of that I am the only Belgian that has climbed Broad Peak and Lhotse. On Broad Peak, I saved the life of a South-African mountaineer during the descent.

This track record makes me the most successful expedition climber of Belgium. For my accomplishments, I have received congratulations of the royal family and was named honorary citizen of my hometown.

Education and certificates

University of Antwerp - 1990


Vlerick Business School - 1991

​Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Project Management Institute - 2001

​Project Management Professional (PMP)

Coaching you - 2012

​Personal coach

Prosci - 2016

Certified change manager (ADKAR)


Cho Oyu (8201 meter)

Everest (8850 meter)

K2 (reached 7600 meter)

Broad Peak (8051 meter)

Manaslu (8163 meter)

Lhotse (8516 meter)

Makalu (reached 6400 meter)

7 Summits


Project/program management

Change management

Intercultural management Communication

Goal oriented

BTW: BE 0894.724.139

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