Hans JacobsInnovation Hub Business Manager, BNP Paribas Fortis
Innovation Hub Business Manager
BNP Paribas Fortis
Hans Jacobs has an extensive experience in asset based financing, factoring, credit insurance, Corporate and Public banking. In 1996, he started his career in the financial world as a Commercial Representative for Belgofactors, the factoring subsidiary of the Generale Bank. From 1999 till 2005, he worked at ING Bank as Account Manager for first Institutional clients (3 years) and then for Corporate clients (3 years). In February 2005, he returned as Sales & Marketing Director to his former employer who had evolved into Fortis Commercial Finance (FCF). During 10 years, he headed the Sales and Marketing Teams of the largest factoring company in Belgium and was member of the Management Team. Three years after the take-over of FCF by BNP Paribas Fortis, he returned to banking in the position of Director Business Development Corporate & Public Bank Belgium. In the field of innovation, he was, amongst other projects, responsible for the set up and roll out of the concept of Innovation Hubs. The Innovation Hub, empowered by BNP Paribas Fortis, is an active partner/ community / knowledge centre / facilitator / connector for any innovative company that is starting-up, scaling up or on the verge of going global. Education: Hans Jacobs graduated as Commercial Engineer for the KUL (Catholic University Louvain) and has a Master in Treasury Management from the Antwerp Management School (formerly IPO).