Patrick Verlinden represents the third generation of the family business Van Dessel , founded in 1946. Currently he is CEO of the Van Dessel group, the 4th largest insurance broker in Belgium , with offices all over the country, as well as in Luxemburg, Slovakia and Romania. Patrick (born in 1966) started his career in the family company 25 years ago as account manager and financial director. He received a degree in Economics and followed an executive development program at IMD in Switzerland. As most Belgians, Patrick speaks 5 languages.