Antoine Friling

Antoine is founding partner and chairman of Praxis Private Office with offices in Antwerp and Buenos Aires and F&S Investment Office. He is experienced in private banking, wealth management and private equity through his former exposure to the financial markets in London and Luxemburg and his position of director in several financial and industrial companies in Belgium and in South America.


Eric Spaas

Eric is founding partner of Praxis Private Office with offices in Antwerp and Buenos Aires and F&S Investment Office.  Additionally, he’s founding partner of FPPI,  a private equity platform coordinating direct investments in different companies in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. Thirdly, as founding partner of ENFO (European Network of Family Offices) he has established a network of Independent family offices across Europe and beyond. Eric received a Master's Degree Law at the KUL and a "Diplôme Special en sciences économiques et commerciales" at the ICHEC. He equally completed a European Master Financial Planning.


Gwen-Maud De Souter

Gwen-Maud is Manager at Praxis Private Office. She previously was active as Regional Manager Private Banking at a major Belgian Bank in Belgium. Before starting her carreer as Private banker, she worked in de the dealing room of two major Belgian banks as structurer in financial products. She has experience in structured products and derivatives, investments, portfolio management, wealth management, private equity and family governance.

Gwen-Maud holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Economics (Ufsia),  DES-degree in Risk Management ( Université St-Louis Bxl) and is a Certified Private Banker (Estate Planning at Febelfin, Advisor Family Business at EHSAL, Investment and Portfolio Management at Febelfin). 


Jan-Francies Verhestraeten

Jan-Francies is financial analyst at Praxis Private Office.

He has experience as researcher in applied economics at KU Leuven. His research focused on information processing among financial analysts. He also worked as a teaching assistant for advanced finance and investment management courses at KU Leuven, campus Brussels and campus Antwerp.


Jan-Francies holds a master’s degree of commercial engineering (KU Leuven), with a specialization in finance.



Sten Albertijn
Sten focuses on all M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital related topics at Praxis Private Office.
Sten has gained an extensive experience in complex deal making, M&A and Corporate Finance. He was previously employed by a leading Chemical company where he managed Corporate Finance for the European region. Earlier, he headed the acquisition finance desk for Belgian small- and mid-cap M&A deals at a major Belgian Bank. He has worked on numerous Belgian M&A deals and on multiple international projects including large acquisitions and divestments, Joint Ventures and corporate restructurings.

Sten holds a Master’s Degree in Commercial Engineering (University of Antwerp).


Truus Wauters

Truus has years of experience as associate manager in an international financial organisation. She thus acquired expert skills in all-round back office services regarding very diversified international investment portfolios.

Truus holds a Master's Degree Translation-Interpretation.


Lieve Buggenhout

Lieve has nineteen years of financial experience within several financial institutions in Belgium. She gathered expertise in administration and follow up of international investment portfolios.

Lieve holds a degree in Mathematics.


Emilie Dengis

Emilie has 5 years of experience as a manager at an online broker firm. She acquired expert skills in all-round office and investment services.

Emilie holds a Master's Degree in medical social sciences.

Ingrid Geeraerts

Ingrid has over 20 years of experience in both financial and administrative positions. She was head of administration at an investments insurance office and office manager in a small/medium sized company.

Ingrid holds a Master’s degree in Ethical Sciences.


Erik Vangrieken

Erik is Founding Partner at Praxis South America and has over 20 years experience in Investment and Private banking at several financial institutions.

He gathered entrepreneurial expertise as both founder and delegated director of an internet auction site and acted as an advisor for different industrial groups.

Erik holds a Master's Degree in Law, a Diplôme de L'Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales and followed the Course of  ABAF, Belgian Association of Financial Analysis.


Diego Ros Rooney

Diego is Managing Partner at Praxis South America and has over 10 years experience in management consulting and in private equity throughout Latin America, United States, Europe and the Middle East.

The main areas in which Diego specializes are: business' assessment and development, strategy definition, M&A, valuations and due diligence. He has taken part in projects within several industries, mainly: energy, telecommunications, agribusiness, real estate, retail and internet.

Mr. Ros Rooney holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Insituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA). He is a MBA mentor at IAE school (leader post-graduate business school in Argentina).