General Manager North, East & South of Europe & Russia, Airbnb
Jeroen Merchiers was born and raised in Belgium but has been living in Spain for 12 years. He graduated as an Industrial Engineer and has an MBA degree from the IESE business school. Jeroen started his career in management & technology consulting, managing several international projects for renowned manufacturing companies such as Nortel, Microsoft or Rolls-‐Royce. He possesses a broad experience in the technology sector; first being COO of Groupalia and currently in Airbnb, where he is managing director for part of Europe and Russia. At the same time, he mentors/invests in several startups such as Trip4Real, Boatius or Booxy.