Walter Eevers (1966) joined Nitto Europe after receiving his PhD on electrical conductive Polymers from Antwerp University (1993). He was responsible for R&D, and business development, until he became General Manager Techno-Marketing and started working internationally within the Nitto Group. He got involved in global technology sourcing and marketing, by setting up multiple collaborations with universities and research institutes. In the course of this period he obtained Master degree in business administration from Hasselt University (2001). In 2012 he was the founding father of the company Nitto Denko Europe Technical Centre in Lausanne dedicated to research activities in medical devices.