Mark Vanlook started in 1986 as a civil engineer at IMEC in Leuven (Belgium). In 1990 he was offered a job at GDF Suez (Paris) in the engineering department. He subsequently built a local and international career in technology, marketing, and general management.
In 1999 Mark became an entrepreneur and started one of the first internet companies in Europe: anaXis. Within 10 years the company grew to around 90 employees and 400 customers and was a trendsetter in online business and e-government applications.
In 2013, Mark sold his business and devoted himself to a new challenge: drones. He is currently chairman of EUKA (www.euka.org) a membership organisation with the main objective to accelerate a European industry based on drones. Besides EUKA is organisator of the yearly ‘Drone Hero Contest’ (www.dronecommunity.eu) and the European DroneConvention (www.droneconvention.eu)
Since August 2018 Mark Vanlook also became CEO of DronePort, an industry park and incubator in Belgium with a specific focus on aviation and the drone industry. If you want to be part of the next wave in aviation, DronePort is the place to be in Europe! (www.droneport.eu)