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7 mrt, 2024

Lars Van Cleven joins the DronePort team as financial expert

DronePort is excited to announce that Lars Van Cleven is joining it's team as financial expert. His role is crucial for the financial stability and operational efficiency of DronePort, particularly as the organization seeks to transform into an innovative and sustainable platform for new aviation technologies.


Lars brings a rich educational and professional background to DronePort, holding a degree in Applied Economic Sciences from KU Leuven and a postgraduate degree in Taxation. His career path has been marked by significant achievements and experiences. He has honed his skills as a Transaction Services Consultant at EY and further expanded his expertise as an M&A and Finance Consultant at Deloitte. In his most recent role, Lars has been serving as a Financial Analyst at LRM, a position he will continue to hold in tandem with his responsibilities at DronePort.

Financial support

At DronePort, Lars’s role will be multifaceted. As a part-time financial and operational supporter to the CEO, he will be instrumental in preparing for board meetings, meticulously reviewing investment projects and efficiently coordinating business processes. His role is crucial in ensuring the smooth operational flow and financial stability of DronePort as it ventures into new realms of aviation technology.

Growing path

Lars’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for DronePort. As the organization strives to grow, Lars’s expertise in finance and his passion for innovation will be invaluable. His motivation and enthusiasm for working alongside a dedicated and driven team reflect his commitment to DronePort’s vision.

With Lars on board, DronePort is set to accelerate its journey towards establishing itself as a leader in the field of aviation technology. His vast experience, combined with his educational background, positions him as a key player in guiding DronePort through its ambitious projects and future growth. DronePort eagerly anticipates the contributions Lars will make in driving the organization towards new heights of success and innovation.

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Pioneering the future of aviation: DronePort and the ‘Indiana – Flanders’ MoU

Pioneering the future of aviation: DronePort and the ‘Indiana – Flanders’ MoU

In 2023, the MoU ‘Indiana – Flanders’ was signed at the Governor’s office in Indianapolis, setting the stage for regional collaboration and innovation. Recently, Governor Eric Holcomb visited Flanders to meet with Flemish Prime Minister Jan Jambon and key leaders in autonomous driving and AI, hosted by Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT). Our CEO, Ward Decaluwe, presented DronePort’s mission and vision, showcasing the potential of our business park for local and international companies eager to grow in these expanding markets.

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