Laszlo Bax

Founding partner of Bax & Company. Laszlo graduated as an Industrial Design engineer (MSc) in 1991 at the Delft University of Technology. After a nine month trip around the world, followed by brief stints both at a medical device high-tech start-up and at the Dutch government agency for R&D funding, Laszlo joined what was then Willems & van den Wildenberg as a junior consultant in 1993. In 2002 he founded the Spanish branch of the company.

He has worked for over 50 leading industries in Europe of all sizes and sectors (ranging from 1-person high tech start-up in surface hardening up to 80 billion annual turnover FMCG corporates). He has personally developed and managed more than 20 collaborative R&D / Open Innovation / joint market development initiatives mobilizing more than 50 million euros in future-growth investments. In parallel, he has executed Business Opportunity Search & Select assignments in an equally wide range of sectors, identifying and preparing entry into new business opportunities valued at hundreds of millions of euros.

Laszlo speaks Dutch, English and Spanish fluently, and understands most spoken and written German, French and Catalan. He is member of the board of the Catalan Association of Consultancy Companies. Also, he regularly evaluates R&D project proposals for various themes within the EC framework programmes.

He enjoys most of his non-working hours with his wife and two daughters, and has therefore developed quite some skills in building castles on the beach.