Karl was elected as an Parkinson's Europe Board Observer in 2022. He lives in Belgium, has a Masters in German Philology, is alumnus of the Vlerick Management School and studied Global Corporate Communications at New York University.
When diagnosed with Parkinson's, he decided to devote his energy to improving the lives of people with the condition. He founded medinet.tv – a video platform for patients and caregivers – and became a Board member of the Vlaamse Parkinson Liga.
Karl has a background in healthcare-related communications: initially as head of corporate communications for the pharmaceutical industry, and later by setting up a communications agency that focused on supporting disease management programs in underserved regions in Africa and Asia as well as Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) projects.
A passionate cyclist himself, Karl is a big promoter of an active lifestyle.