Luc Sterckx holds an MSc and PhD in Chemical Engineering from KU Leuven (Belgium), as well as a post-graduate degree in Business Administration from the Université libre de Bruxelles-Solvay (Belgium). Throughout his career he has held multiple high-level positions in larger multinational companies such as Exxon, PetroFina, Total and EDF. He is an active board member who has sat on over 25 different boards of various natures and origins. Additionally he serves as an advisor to different companies and structures, in particular in the fields of energy and corporate governance, and is involved in several start-ups. He is a part-time professor at KU Leuven and is regularly invited to speak at several other academic institutions.