Geert De Coensel manages all the Belgian sales & operations of Merkator NV/SA and is Partner of Merkator BV in The Netherlands. Geert co-founded Merkator NV/SA in 2011 after working for 22 years for US based Intergraph Corporation. In that period he was assigned to several technical and sales roles and this both in Belgium and The Netherlands. During his career he was among the initial instructors of Microstation CAD (2D & 3D), today owned by Bentley Systems. During his many successful sales years at Intergraph Corporation he contributed to the company growth in Utilities & Communications sector and was the Intergraph program manager for the Belgian A.S.T.R.I.D. initiative which provides the Belgian control rooms for Police and other Emergency Services (101-112). At Merkator Geert has defined the focus areas such as Utilities & Communications sector and developed the growing portfolio of Belgian Grid companies that rely on Merkator's expertise every day. Since April 2018 Geert also manages NetworkMining nv/sa which is 100% owned by Merkator nv/sa. Geert has a Master in Electrical Engineering, speciality Consumer Electronics (Ghent - Belgium, 1987) and is currently member of the EENA (European Emergency Number Association).