Government of Flanders
Geert Mareels was chief of staff to three different Flemish government ministers from 1995 until 2004. From 1 October 2004 until April 2016 he led CORVE, the eGovernment service of Flanders. CORVE built the “MAGDA” platform for sharing data across all government agencies on the Flemish and city level, and with federal data. CORVE has now merged into the Agency Informatie Vlaanderen, where is Geert is head of division. In 2017, he was asked to be an expert for the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission.
Geert is also a member of the Flemish Privacy Commission. He was project coordinator of two EU projects: “Citadel on the Move”, which aims to facilitate the use of mobile apps by all municipalities, and “Open TransportNet”, which 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 a member of the board of editors of a magazine on political and social topics. Born in 1962, he holds masters degrees in Administrative Management and in Political Science.