About us

Leadership

Management team

Maarten Decat

Maarten Decat

Co-founder, CEO

Maarten is an engineer experienced in both leadership and entrepreneurship, amongst others by co-founding the company SpaceBillboard for funding space research at the University of Leuven. He obtained a PhD in secure software engineering about efficient and scalable access control.

Willem De Groef

Willem De Groef

Co-founder, COO

Willem is a no-nonsense guy that likes to get things done. As the founder and manager of a triathlon team he gained experience in both financial and people management, and setting up sponsor deals.

Thomas Heyman

Thomas Heyman

Co-founder, CTO

Thomas is a knowledge junkie with a broad scope of interests and is able to combine these interests into out-of-the-box thinking. He obtained a PhD in secure software engineering about bringing formal security assessments of software architectures into practice and was afterwards involved in security reviews for applications ranging from e-health platforms to mobile payment.

Thomas Heyman

Wouter Joosen

Co-founder, Chief Commercial Strategy

Wouter is a seasoned entrepreneur in the field of IT security as a former co-founder and COO of Ubizen (acquired by Verizon Business), one of the former market leaders in managed security services. In addition to Elimity, Wouter amongst others is a full professor at the imec-DistriNet research group of the University of Leuven, focussed on secure software engineering and distributed systems.