Joost Vanden Berghe

Passionate about strategy development, narratives, scenario planning, start-ups & ventures and business risk management.


KU Leuven, 1988 – 1993

Masters Degree in Environment
University of Antwerp, 1994 – 1995

Work Experience

Lead Consultant and Owner
Kahpo Consulting, Belgium, 2018 – present
Kahpo is an independent advisor in complex energy transition projects

Business Development Manager
EIT InnoEnergy, Belgium, 2018
InnoEnergy invests in and accelerates innovative ventures in energy across Europe

Lead Consultant and Auditor
Det Norske Veritas, Belgium, 2004 – 2018
Lead Auditor, Lead Consultant and Country Manager Belgium
Lead Consultant in roadmapping, due diligence and energy studies. Lead Auditor in quality, environment, energy and health and safety.

Operations Manager and Project Manager
Watco and Envisan, Belgium, 1995 – 2004
Environmental contracting

Language Proficiency

Dutch: mother tongue
English: very good (conversations, reading, writing)
French: good (conversations, reading, writing)


  • Roadmapping
  • Modelling of energy systems
  • Project management for large industrial projects
  • Grant management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Experience in different management functions