Joost Vanden Berghe

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


BioEngineer 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