Marc Jacobs

Marc is an associate partner of Itim International since 2015 and is a guest lecturer on the topic of Intercultural Competence at the Jack Welch College of Business, Sacred Heart University, Luxembourg Campus.  He has published several articles related to the application of the Hofstede 6D model on various aspects of international business.

He is Flemish-Belgian, holds a SLOAN MSc in Leadership and Strategy from London Business School and a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from KIH De Nayer in Belgium. Marc has lived in Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy and the UK. He has worked with more than 25 countries and travelled extensively both professionally as well as for leisure.  He is fluent in Dutch, English, French and German, has conversational working knowledge of Luxembourgish and basic knowledge of Italian.

After having worked at Johnson Controls Packaging in Belgium for 8 years, in 1998 he co-founded and managed LuxPET SA, a world-class manufacturing company in PET packaging and recycling based in multi-lingual and multi-cultural Luxembourg.  

In 2005, LuxPET was acquired by the American multinational Plastipak Packaging.  Within Plastipak Packaging he occupied several international senior executive roles.  

As Director Process Technologies, he was responsible for aligning best practices across Plastipak’s operations globally and in his capacity as VP Sales & Marketing, based at Plastipak’s headquarters in Italy, he managed several global key accounts and an international team of sales managers.

Through all these experiences, Marc has amassed a wealth of hands-on expertise in managing across cultures on an executive level.    His wife is Zimbabwean which adds another dimension to his intercultural savvy.   

He is a member of SIETAR Europe, the IoD (UK Institute of Directors), LBAN (Luxembourg Business Angel Network), FEDIL (Luxembourg Business Federation), the Luxembourgish Chamber of Commerce, the BLCC (Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in the UK), and Amcham Luxembourg.