Geert is Founding Director and Board Member of Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI) where he spearheads the development of two programmes: Football4Climate and the Sustainable Sport Lab.
He worked for the past two decades in both the private, public and sport sector. Since 2012, he worked with 40+ different international sports organisations on projects in the areas of sustainability and education, including the IOC, UEFA, FIFA, FIBA, FIVB, World Rugby, professional sports leagues (US), cities and six (Youth) Olympic Games Organising Committees. He also (co-) authored several books and won the Peace & Sports Award for the project “From Refugee Camp to the Rio 2016 Olympics”.
He is based in Lausanne and currently works as Chief Engagement Officer with The SHIFT, a group of purpose-driven entrepreneurs in sport, sustainability and innovation.
In the past few years, he (co-)authored a variety of books and studies on sport and sustainability with a focus on the Olympic Games and International Federations. He is member of several advisory boards, co-founder of the Republic of Sport and vice-president of the Swiss Korfball Federation.
As a good Dutchman, he daily commutes by bicycle to work and like to practice nearly every sport that involves a ball.