Daniel Dirickx started his career in the Belgian coal mining industry where he held a management position for 19 years, the last years of which being that of site manager. Since 25 years, he has been active in the waste industry. He is the director of the Intermunicipal Association ‘Hooge Maey’, which main scope is the remediation and sustainable operation of ‘Hooge Maey’, the largest landfill in Flanders. He combines this function with that of Plant Manager of Indaver’s waste-to-energy site in Doel where state-of-the-art facilities annually turn 1 million tonnes of waste into renewable energy and raw materials. To that end, two different types of waste incineration techniques are used to treat different types of municipal and industrial waste.
Daniel Dirickx holds a Civil Electromechanical Engineering Degree (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, 1975) and a Master of Business Administration (Limburgs Universitair Centrum, Belgium, 1989).