Bart Horsten – Managing Director
With his Master’s degree in commercial engineering, Bart Horsten gained rich experience in different commercial, technical and managerial responsibilities. His career took off at Courtoy NV, a Belgian manufacturer of tablet presses for the pharmaceutical and food industry and currently a member of the GEA group. Between 1994 and 1998, Bart worked in Germany at Sissel GmbH, a company involved in orthopaedics and medical devices.
In September 1998 Bart joined his father’s company, responsible for the implementation of several investment projects in China. Today Bart acts as General Manager of Horsten International and the Chinese affiliate Horsten (Xian) Innovation Co. Ltd. As a project initiator, consultant or Board member Bart is contributing his China expertise and extensive network to many challenging projects and is also a China expert for the EU SME Centre, a certified service provider for the Flemish Government (through the KMO-portefeuille), a frequent speaker at China seminars and workshops and guest lecturer at universities and management schools.