Dr. Lode Missiaen is the Founder of Luciad and served as Group CEO from 1999 to 2012.
As Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Missiaen initiated and executed a strategy to focus on product excellence and fit for the highest demanding industries. His actions established Luciad’s presence in Aviation and Defense markets, and led the company to sustained growth and profitability.
Before founding Luciad, he was a senior scientist at NATO in The Hague, in the Netherlands. He was also a research assistant of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research, a researcher at Imperial College in London and a fellow at SRI International in Menlo Park, CA.
Dr. Missiaen holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Computer Science, both from the University of Leuven.
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