Geert Mareels

Project leader, eGovernment Coordination Unit (CORVE)
The Flemish Government

Geert Mareels holds a master degrees in Administrative Management and Political Science. He was chief of staff to 3 different ministers from 1995 till 2004. Since 1 October 2004 he leads CORVE, the eGovernment service of the Flemish Region in Belgium. They built the “MAGDA” platform for sharing data across all government agencies on the Flemish and city level and with Federal data.

He is also a member of the Flemish Privacy Commission. He is project coordinator of two EU projects: “Citadel on the Move” that aims to facilitate the use of Mobile apps by all municipalities, and “Open TransportNet” that focuses on making GI Data more accessible and useable for business innovators and public sector stakeholders alike.

In his spare time he wrote a novel and is member of the board of editors of a magazine on political and social topics.