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Chris Burggraeve

Chairman; former Global Chief Marketing Officer
Seaters; Anheuser-Busch InBev

Chirs Burggraeve’s corporate career has spanned P&G, The Coca-Cola Company (Group Marketing Director Europe), and Anheuser-Busch InBev (as Chief Marketing Officer from 2007-2012.  In 2012 he founded his own NYC based consultancy Vicomte LLC (www.vicomte.com).  With 27+years' experience, Chris is a passionate global business marketer turned marketing advisor, investor, board member, and academic. He deeply believes in the power of connecting Marketing with Finance to drive sustainable topline growth.   

To further combine advisory with real life entrepreneurship, Chris angel invested since 2003 in a globally diversified portfolio of potential category disruptors, joining the board of a few (including Seaters).  He also became an operating advisor for Verlinvest (a 1.5 Bn USD diversified family fund), and joined NYU Stern Business School mid 2012 as Capstone Director for the Trium Global EMBA.

Chris is a multilingual Belgian, holds a TRIUM Global EMBA from NYU/LSE/HEC, an MA in European Economics from the Centre Européen Universitaire de Nancy (France), and an MA in International Business and Economics from the University of Leuven (KUL - Belgium).