Geert was born in a small village called Merksplas in Belgium. His father was a dairy farmer but he chose to study digital technology. He worked for 30 years as a telecom software engineer and he spent a long time in Norway, Germany, Israel and China for his job. Even in the head office in Antwerp in Belgium, he has worked with people from all over the world.
In 2017, he got a diagnosis of early stage dementia and in 2018 he was nominated by Ligue Nationale Alzheimer Liga;as a member of the EWGPWD. He is joining a newly started working group in his own country also.