Koen Rademaekers began his career with four years as an assistant professor at the University of Brussels teaching public finance and econometrics, followed by a position as head of the study department of a political party. This was followed with four years as chief economist of the international bank BNP-Paribas-Fortis in Europe and Asia, followed by a position as the lead on finance, energy, environment and climate change at the cabinet of the Flemish Minister of Economics. He then took on the role as the director of investor relations of the Group Electrabel-Suez (today ENGIE) and finally as the European energy buyer for all the plants of Arcelor-Mittal in Europe.
With the profits of Trinomics, Koen is funding the Foundation, which is the implementing body of ACEN. ACEN Foundation has the aim to develop circular economy road maps and action plans in most African countries, hand in hand with the governments.