Research group at imec & Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Pieter De Leenheer – Senior researcher


Personal Description

Pieter is Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard Business School and serves as adjunct faculty at Columbia University. He is a cofounder and former Chief Science Officer of Collibra, a unicorn software venture, that spun off his PhD research on community-based ontology management at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Pieter writes, teaches and advises on computing and management aspects of data innovation, accountability and citizenship. He is investor, board member or advisor in several enterprise software companies in the US and Europe; and as expert to the European Commission and several governments. Prior to cofounding the company, Pieter was a professor at VU University of Amsterdam. He lives in New York City with his family.