By the age of 13, Fabien Pinckaers developed and sold his first enterprise management software for "Les Taxis Verts" and a few others companies. Soon after, at 18 years old he created his own company and hired his first three employees while still in the university. He undergone his studies at EPL UCL, LouvainlaNeuve in Belgium, specializing in Computer Engineering. Currently, he is the CEO of OpenERP s.a., company founded in 2002, with offices in Belgium, California and India. OpenERP, an open source business applications suite, has become the most popular and most installed enterprise management software with more than 1.000 downloads/week. The “New Bill Gates is Belgian”, as called by the magazine Trends Tendances” (16 June 09) has developed other significant projects like AuctioninEurope.com, which is now the leader on the Belgian art market on the web and sells more objects then ebay.be per month. Moreover, he has been the founder and manager of the biggest European Linux store: OpenStuff. To add, Fabien is also the founder of the LUG (Linux User Group) of Louvainla Neuve, and other open source projects like OpenReport and Tiny Report.
Throughout the years, Fabien has been awarded several prizes that mirror his capabilities as a
skilled developer, as well as a business man. Some of the awards he has received Wired (1997 and
1999 ), Inscene (2000 ) and INSEAD Innogator Prize: Innogator of the year (2010). He is author of
a few books, one of them has been a best-seller on amazon.fr.